Oh, the task of choosing a living room paint color! Often the room where you spend the most time, the living room should be welcoming and soothing, while at the same time make a lasting impression. How do you find a color that prevents the room from being ordinary, yet one that doesn’t come on too strong? We’ll let you in on a little secret: there’s no right answer!
That’s right — the color that works for you may be far from ideal for someone else. Choose a color you truly love, as well as one that complements your decor. If you’re about to purchase new furnishings and artwork, your options may be broadened since you can pick the paint first and then select decor that fits with the color scheme. However you arrive at the living room of your dreams, know that there’s power in color. Try these options on for size!:
Choose a Bold Living Room Color
One approach to living room color is to go bold. There’s nothing like a vivid room. Take the orange space below, designed by Christian Leone. A bright orange hue works well with black and white pieces, not to mention items in a complementary shade of blue. [from Lonny]
A fabulous design choice that highlights vivid walls is to fill the room with retro eclectic decor. The green room below in the next featured space is a hodgepodge of styles, with a strong Mid-Century slant. As you can see, bright paint adds to the funky effect. [from Interior Result]
Or go for the unexpected. In the room below designed by Angie Hranowsky, intense powder blue walls are contrasted with berry-toned decor, such as a tufted sofa. Now that’s a unique color combination! [from Lonny]