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Your living room is one room in your home where you are likely to spend a lot of time. It's a place where you gather with your family, and it's also a room where you probably entertain guests. If you are updating your living room and want a brand new look, choosing a great paint color for the walls might be the place to start. A new color on your walls can give your living room a whole new lease on life.
When it comes to choosing a paint color, remember that the color should also complement your existing flooring, unless you are also planning to update the floor. You must take your window treatments and light fixtures into consideration when opting for a shade of paint as well.
But why stop there? The color of the walls is just the beginning, and your entire room might also need some updating if your existing furnishings don't quite coordinate with the new paint. When choosing new furniture and accents, you will want to make sure that the decor color and wall color don't clash with each other. Opt for complementary shades.
Another thing to think about—if you like the idea of darker walls in your living room, it's a good idea to use lighter-colored furniture so that the room doesn't get too gloomy. The same can be said for lighter walls—darker furniture or colorful accents will prevent your room from looking too bright or washed out.
To make things easier, we have put together 12 of the best colors for living rooms and included pictures of them with and without furniture. So if you are looking for some great ideas, look no further. Scroll down, and let's get started!
1. Blue Brilliance
The color blue is always a favorite because it pairs well with so many different decor styles. In these photos, the room is painted a steel blue and is coordinated perfectly with white furnishings and drapes which brighten things up.
The white and gray area rug brings even more light to the room and balances out the darker-colored floors and walls. The paintings feature all of the colors in the room, and the result is modern and attractive.
2. Enviously Green
Dark olive green might not be what you first think of when it comes to living room paint. However, the room in these photos expertly utilizes the bold color on an accent wall.
The contrast with the other white walls in the room is striking, and there is plenty of light in the space which makes the room appear much larger. The furnishings in the second photo similarly use light and dark to create a stylish contrast, and the effect is pure sophistication.
3. Peach Paradise
Peach can bring a lot of charm to a living area, and the room in these photos is no exception. In the first photo, you can easily spot that the hardwood floors feature peachy undertones and look fabulous with the walls.
The furnishings in the second photo create warmth and charm with comfortable pieces. The earth tones seen in the accents and fabrics solidify the cozy atmosphere in the room.
4. Something About Teal
Teal is one of the boldest colors you can choose for a living room, but when you pair it with lighter floors and furniture, it isn't overpowering.
Although the colors of the floor and walls are pleasant together in the first photo, once decorated, this room takes on a nautical appearance. With its bright teal walls and sandy-hued furniture and accents, it perfectly coordinates with the picturesque lake right outside.
5. Bold And Blue
Dark blue is a dramatic shade, and painting your living room this color will add character and class to your space. The dark wood coffee and end tables along with the brick fireplace keep things looking refined.
The white sofa, chair, and drapes open the room up and provide a striking contrast that's chic yet classic. The result is a room that's perfect for a formal evening or a cozy night in front of the fireplace.
6. Elegant Beige
If you want a neutral room, you can't go wrong with beige. The living room in these photos opts for a monochromatic look with much of the furniture and accents in the same shade as the walls.
The black chair, wooden pieces, and the plant in the corner add just a touch of color. The result is light, airy, and comfortable.
7. Gorgeous Gray
Light gray walls are all the rage these days, and for good reason—it's a color that looks good with everything and matches easily.
In the second photo, the room is decorated in a variety of colors, and they all look fantastic next to the light gray walls. The mixture of light and dark shades creates an atmosphere that is open and inviting.
8. Tranquil And Romantic
Green is a calming color, so if you'd like a living room that exudes relaxation, then a light shade of green is the color for you. These photos feature pale, greenish-gray walls that are expertly paired in the second photo with light pink chairs.
The soft colors contrast nicely. The rest of the living room is decorated in shades of black, gray, and white which creates a feeling of calm and completes the soothing ambiance.
9. Yellow Dream
Yellow is a soothing color, so it's a great choice for a living room. The yellow walls in these photos complement the floor perfectly because of the floor's yellow undertones.
The room is decorated tastefully in neutral shades which pair nicely with yellow, and the darker-colored pillows, ottoman, rug, and coffee table provide a bit of needed warmth in this bright space.
10. Timeless Charm
A living room painted a vibrant blue-gray has endless possibilities. The room in these photos avoids appearing too dark because, in the second photo, it is pleasantly decorated in light, earth tones.
The light peach throw pillows and flowers give the room a touch of charm and glamour. Various decor styles ranging from classic to modern are combined, and the look is harmonious yet simple.
11. Refined And Dramatic
Painting a room a dark color can be a bold move, but with the right furnishings and fixtures, you can achieve a lovely balance of sophistication that isn't too overpowering. The decor in this room highlights the beauty of the dark gray walls because almost all of the furniture pieces are off-white.
The white window frame and the white kitchen in the background accentuate the contrast of color even more. The look is bright and sophisticated and absolutely stunning.
12. Modern Gray
Gray walls are extremely popular, but that doesn't mean your living room decor has to be gray or white. Brown and beige also work well with shades of gray. These photos feature a room with medium gray walls and brown flooring that is decorated with beige and brown furnishings.
The contemporary pieces achieve an atmosphere of modern sophistication while still maintaining a warm and inviting feel in the room with a balance of color.
Painting your living room can be simple and fun. Choosing the perfect colors all depends on your own personal tastes and your existing furnishings and floorings.
If you want an entirely new look, painting and redecorating might be in order. Either way, there are lots of great colors out there to paint your living room. Whether it's bold and bright or muted and subdued, have no doubt that there is a perfect paint shade just for you.
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