For most people, the living room is not just personal space. It is the heart of the home where you can entertain guests and spend time with your family and friends. It’s also the place where you give your visitors a sneak peek of who you really are. That’s why the living room is the most-decorated in the house, often littered with personal items and treasures such as family pictures, special collections, heirlooms and artworks. The style of the room reflects the personality of its owner and can affect the overall mood of any guest. So, these are the beautiful living room paint colors ideas:
Transform Your Living Room with Paint
It’s an easy way to transform your living room without breaking the bank. From eclectic to traditional, we’ve got you covered with these brilliant paint techniques.
Perhaps one of the most common desires people have in regard to their living room is more space. Painting the room with cool shades that reflect light like deep and natural blues, greens, and purples can have a depth amplifying effect.
Take a cue from pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and brighten up your living room with a pop of colorful paint. Use complimentary brights for your decor with some neutrals interspersed so the room isn’t too loud. Try colors like Yellow Flash, Cerulean, and Grenadine by Behr.
Color Washing Technique
Surprise! An ombre treatment isn’t only meant for hair. Treat your walls to an ombre or color wash by creating a natural transition with monochromatic hues that flow into one another from the top to bottom of a wall.
Complimentary Color Scheme
If you have a chair rail in your living room color schemes can be tricky, but with a little texture and by using shades that compliment one another, it can add major dimension to your space. We recommend using a deeper hue below the chair rail and a lighter tone on the above wall.
Geometric Shapes or Patterns
Geometric patterns like chevron or triangles have the potential to significantly liven up a bland room.
Eccentric Accent Wall
While stencils take on the same general idea as a geometric patterned wall, you can take your paint design a step further and create the perfect quirky wall design to match your unique personality.
Take a Ride on The Dark Side
Dark walls aren’t always drab and depressing. If you have an open space with lots of natural light, a very rich blue or purple that almost looks black can be an opulent transformation for your living room.
Color blocking is a simple way to refresh a room. Keep it classic and understated with a color blocked bookcase as picture above, or try a few blocks of corresponding color on one wall.
Give Typography a Try
Typography has been a huge trend in the art world in the last few years and if the script is neat, it can translate nicely to your walls as well.
If you like to change things up in the paint department often, why not give the Pantone color of the year a try? For 2015 it’s an earthy, wine red Marsala that works perfectly on walls, so chances are you’ll want to keep it through 2016.
Incorporating all the elements of your living room into a neutral palette will help unify the space and appeal to a minimalist and modern taste. These light, neutral paint colors from Jeff Lewis Color, Ralph Lauren Home, and Pratt & Lambert are just the touch your walls need.
Allow Your Creativity to Flourish with a Mural
Believe it or not, there are plenty of fine artists who will hand paint a mural on your wall. A mural can take your living room just about anywhere, so get imaginative and make your space uniquely yours.
Living Room Paint Colors Scheme Photos
Transitional Living Room With Warm Color Scheme
Warm grays and greens balanced by cool plums blend together perfectly in this classic, transitional-style living room designed by HGTV in conjunction with Sherwin-Williams paints. The molding on the walls adds interest and depth to the room and help camouflage the high ceiling. Walls like this look high-end but can be easily done on a budget with a bit of trim work and paint.
Traditional Living Room With All-White Color Scheme
Benjamin Moore and Pottery Barn teamed up to create this beautiful, all-white living room color palette. The all-white color scheme unites all of the different elements and textures in this room, and helps to carry the eye to the true focal point – the beautiful windows and outdoor view. This soft white (Benjamin Moore Super White I-02) helps to reflect the natural light and add warmth to an otherwise stark wall. The soft textures and warm wood tones also add a comfortable feeling to the space.
Bold Living Room With Analogous Color Scheme
Look closely! This color scheme by Valspar is actually made up of colors that are next to each other on the color wheel – called analogous colors – but presented in varying hues and tones. This can be a hard color scheme to pull off for an unexperienced decorator, but the result is often beautiful and unexpected. This warm contemporary living room has traditional-style architecture but it is all united through the one-color color palette. Though the wall color is bold, it is balanced by the warm, darker oranges and browns in the space. The white sofa gives the eye (and the body) a place to rest.
Traditional Living Room With Neutral Color Scheme
This traditional living room, with its inclusion of natural elements and textures, also has elements of the coastal style. Its neutral color palette is far from boring. The textures – like in the curtains, baskets and wall surfaces – and small pops of pattern add visual interest and keep this room from feeling undecorated or mundane. The black coffee table, fireplace and throw pillows ground this room and add visual weight and movement at eye level, and the dark contrast completes this living room color scheme.
Contemporary Living Room With Bold Color Scheme
This chic, contemporary living room balances a cool bold blue with a warm citron yellow, but the bright color scheme it is nicely balanced by simple furnishings and decor, bright white moldings and the addition of a neutral, cool gray. To add architectural interest, Behr has painted this room’s details to stand out – like the fireplace and ledge on the back wall – and kept window coverings to a minimum. If your room already has great details, painting them to stand out is a wonderful way to add visual interest on a budget.
Traditional Living Room With Soft Color Scheme
This traditional-style living room has updated the traditional color palette – known for its darker, more muted shades – with soft blue and grays. The warm khaki walls, warm woods, textured fabric and natural floral elements add warmth and keep this room from feeling too formal. The warm tones also contrast nicely with the cool blues and whites in the throw pillows, window sheers and artwork, proving once again that you can never go wrong with the basic color rule of balancing a warm color with a cool tone.
Traditional Living Room With Earth-Toned Color Scheme
This beautiful, traditional-style living room is comprised of soft, warm earth tones ranging from light to dark. Although the dining room has its own wall color and color scheme, since the living room connects to the dining room, the decorator has done a great job of making sure that all of the rooms color palettes complement and blend together. To keep all of the warm hues from becoming overpowering or monochromatic, cool navy decor elements are added to provide a welcoming balance.
Contemporary Living Room With Black and White
Black walls with crisp white ceiling and molding pop in this dramatic contemporary living room. This stark color pattern may not be for everyone, but it is an effective statement in its own right. The yellow chairs are the perfect accessory to lighten the room. The yellow color could also be used to paint the inside of a cabinet or the backdrop of a bookshelf.
Living Room Paint Ideas: Getting Creative for the Heart of the Home
The living room is one of the most public spaces in your home. It’s where you invite guests and where you can express your personality to friends and family alike. Whether you prefer a bold, vibrant vibe or something more relaxing and mellow, your living room should be as unique as you are.
One simple way to inject more personality into your living room is with a simple coat of paint. Paint is a versatile medium that can do so much for your overall design without breaking your budget. Get inspired by these living room paint ideas and transform one of the most important rooms in your home.
For a more interesting look, customize any of these paint ideas with textured paint treatments. Traditional techniques include rag rolling, stippling, and marbling to create a look with more than one color. Though faux painting techniques can take practice to master, curious DIYers can purchase specialized brushes and rollers to achieve the look in less time. Adding texture to the walls or ceiling can make your living room feel instantly more luxurious, especially if you limit the technique to an accent wall and use a neutral palette with only a fine degree of contrast between shades to keep the treatment subtle.
Create Contrast with the Ceiling
The ceiling is a surface that is often overlooked. By adding a splash of color overhead you can create a visually interesting contrast with your walls and make the space more dynamic. The effect can be subtle if you choose a muted shade, or you can brighten a white room with a bold color. If you have low ceilings, selecting a cool shade like blue or lilac will make them appear higher so you can fool the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it really is.
Add an Accent Wall
If you’re in love with a bold shade that would overwhelm the room if used on all four walls, an accent wall is one of the best living room paint ideas to inject color and create a focal point in your room. The best accent walls highlight an architectural feature or frame a well-considered collection of artwork. Keep in mind that an accent wall doesn’t have to be limited to one color: stripes are a great way to tie together several colors in your decorating palette.
Paint the Floor
Painting the floors can open up a world of design possibilities, especially if you choose to paint or stain a concrete floor. For modern simplicity, a bold, solid color or bright white works well. You can also imitate the look of traditional checkerboard tile with two contrasting paint colors. Concrete floors look especially sleek with an ultra-shiny coat of epoxy that reflects light back into the space. Concrete can also be stained for a more subtle finish that imitates the look of quarried stone or marble for a more natural look.
Create a Custom Mural
One of the most adventurous living room paint ideas is to create a one-of-a-kind mural. A mural can be a small accent or a large, full-wall masterpiece. Choose a monochromatic color scheme or splash a rainbow across your space; there are no rules here. Emulate the work of a favorite artist, design your own theme, or hire a professional to incorporate the colors of your room and the personality of your family for the ultimate living room centerpiece. If you are making your own mural is not in your skill set or you’re concerned about resale value if you plan to move someday, consider hanging a large piece of artwork instead.
Painting Model Interior Design Living Room
These are some model interior design and living room paint colors ideas.
Try with Neutral
Make an entrance. This bold interior door really pops against the neutral living room palette.
Looks Beautiful with Brown
Brown is a grounding, earthy color that works well with bright colors, like this lime green, to create a beautiful contrast in the living room.
Lap of Luxury
Blue goes well in any room of the house; in this living room, it feels luxurious against rich brown flooring.
A cheerful yellow adds a touch of happiness to the living room. Accent with a crisp white for a look that’s clean and inviting.
A smart look starts with walls in a color you love (and who wouldn’t adore a dusky blue?), repeated in a key accessory like an area rug.