Ideas of Paint Schemes for Living Rooms


The living room is a place to relax, listen to music, watch television, welcome guests or have a chit-chat with family members. In short it is one of the most versatile place in a house with such number of activities to be performed.  That’s why choosing the right paint schemes for living rooms it is extremely important that it gives a inviting experience to your user and to the home owners as well. The right color combinations can turn the room from drab to fab! However, choosing color for any room of the house is difficult but it is even more so in case of living rooms because though in other rooms, you can choose a color of your choice, the living room is probably the only room where you have to be very careful about the effect your choice will have on others too. Hence, you will need to know several ideas of paint schemes for living rooms which can help you to get a proper color for your living room.

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Choose The Best Ideas of Paint Schemes for Living Rooms

Before you choose paint schemes for living rooms, it is necessary that you understand the science of colors and color psychology, because colors directly affect our moods and feelings. Colors on living room walls can make a room look large or small. The size and shape of the living room should be kept in mind before deciding the paint colors for living room. There are basically three groups of colors that are used for painting walls, warm, cool and muted colors. Warm colors include, red, yellow and orange, while cool colors include, blue, green and violet. Muted colors are nothing but colors with a tint of gray. Cool colors like blue make the room look larger and wider and they develop the sense of calmness. Choose the wall colors for living room so as to complement the other colors in the living room like the color of furniture or the drapery. Usually colors of living room are chosen according to the color of the biggest furniture.

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Monochromatic color palettes are usually the easiest to decorate with for beginners. This way you use all of the same color so you really don’t have to worry about matching. This doesn’t mean that you use the same shade of the color because this could be boring and even claustrophobic feeling. Instead, try tan walls with chocolate browns and bring in natural wood elements to create a monochromatic space that still has a lot of personality and life to it. This is a way to get your favorite color in the room in large quantities. You want to make sure that you balance it with neutral colors so that it isn’t overwhelming. Another ideas of paint schemes for living rooms; combination colors. For the first combination you can go for yellow and red. Some do not want these colors in their living room as they think that they are too bright; however, they are actually the opposite of what they think. Incorporating the soft hues of yellow with warm red suggest the Southern France landscape. To make it look more real, you can have sunflowers with green moss and place them in mustard-colored ceramic pots.

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For French-inspired look, dig for butter yellow and white. Paint your wall in butter yellow and have your furnishings in white. Furniture in white upholstery and old pastels brings on a warm romantic ambiance. Have tiny dashes of green and pale blue for your rugs and draperies while throw pillows can have slight red outlines. For a modern and sophisticated look, have the subdued chocolate-brown in your living room. This makes the room luxurious and brings kindness into it. Dashes of bottle green will make the room look vibrant and will spice up its ambiance. You can have your ottomans in bottle green or a painting with splashes of bottle green to provide a more pleasant and livelier appeal. Your walls, throw pillows and other room decorations can be in beige.

And if you looking for the coolness of the ocean look, then go for blue, tan and white. Thus your room will have that inviting appeal. Your rug can be in pale blue and furniture can be made of rattan suggestive of a resort-like appeal. Curtains can be in white and coffee tables can have some white accentuations. You can blend in the 3 colors for your throw pillows and other decorations for a feeling of thrill. So, these were some suggestions on choosing paint schemes for living rooms. If you cannot come up with any decision, then it is recommended that you should consult an expert.

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83 thoughts on “Ideas of Paint Schemes for Living Rooms

  1. Amarion.Messiah

    I it! The chair looks a tub in the window at Waterworks. This one… the .25 What is it made out of? It looks almost ceramic, but its probably more comfortable.

  2. Lillian Aurelia E.

    Did you discover the post where a family in similarly digs turned their dinette into a nursery? If you a dining space, it might be best as a for the wee ones:

  3. DeclanOmariAdriel

    I would for an older behold as well – chairs would too mismatched. And you want something that will complement the moulding on the table (I agree, out the leaf except for when you need it).

  4. Skylar_Adalyn_Arielle

    thanks for all the noiseproofing advice…I am unsure what to do.got woken up at 4 am by clanging water pipes.my partner is on the verge of mental collapse he is so overtired and stressed out.emails to the building developer bear not been answered…though we will be at the condo meeting tomorrow. so I am preparing to bombard him.it is to know that many people suffer from this affliction. As at times, it feels I made the biggest mistake of my life buying this place..of course, now the bubble will burst and I will be stuck with this * hole.funny how a few less hours of sleep a night can beget one so nihilistic.

  5. Sienna-Kassidy-Ivory

    If comments such as these posted here, with an exception of a few continue there will be a general down grading of this site. Ego and dollar should not be the most forward of a discussion in this venue, you will it. No one commented on the exquiste light from the brown walled room. A den, in the classic sense is male, personal and cliche, but it is also warm, agreeable and sexy. The yellow alerts, energizes and the other colors invite by discovery of the colors. Posters are a choice because of size and quality, not because the persons posters are not of your liking.

  6. Alondra Kenia O.

    I once a 3/4 bathroom in Gouda, Netherlands that I could actually sit on the toilet, my feet in the shower and the sink, all simultaneously!Now, about your situation. If you can the doors to the shower and the storage (put them under your bed), then you could hang a curtain across both. (IKEA/Lenda). I would consume the same curtains on your other windows to unify the space. Short of replacing the sink, anything to camouflage it would inconvenient over time. I would an under sink cabinet that slides underneath and try to everything assign away as as possible. If you could replace the sink (IKEA/Godmorgen w/ legs is a choice), then you could the matching mirror, and this would more furniture-like than your sink/mirror combo. (If you could the sink/mirror combo and store them away, later to replace them (your sink would the wall hardware), then you could your sink with you, sell it, or maybe the next tenant wants it…it may seem a lot, but this is not such a deal in Europe to swap out fixtures. Finally I would paint the some benign, but neutral color if it would the space.

  7. Stone@999

    Thank you! While reading the article, I was expecting to read something about Mali or at least Africa.And, the designs are not simple, and white designs. Mudcloth comes in yellow (dyed from specific leaves) and Indigo (not if Indigo is authentic or not, I so). Some designs hidden meanings.I acquire no with a DIY Mudcloth project, fair give props where they are due.

  8. Ashton.Taylor.Chaz

    Yes, you will want to employ honest one allotment of foam. the template, recommended earlier. Many fabric stores that sell foam will chop it to shape for you. some extra foam from the cutting to consume to stuff the points in the ends, as needed (pointed corners need shaping). consume a dense upholstery foam (usually green in color). I would also recommend that you a simple muslin first and then a zippered slipcover in the fabric you want to for the finish. IIn that blueprint any spills or soil might be remedied with dry cleaning or washing. Also, if you you are able to do it (your sewing machine must be strong), I would piping to maintain the cushion shape looking tight. luck with your project. Polly in Salem

  9. Raymond Denzel

    I the first ones they classic, with enough places to hang goodies on them and personalize them. We bought our kids loft beds, sort of half bunk height – with plot for drawers and play underneath… seemed ideal at the time – they up less for storage, devour a mini-room in the of a bed. Only is the cuddle factor goes – an * person cannot clamber up and down to snuggle and read stories anymore… you to snuggle elsewhere and then disturb the peace to them to bed. If I did it again then I would lower beds – sod the storage, snuggling is more important!

  10. Kara

    HEAD IN A JAR PROPGreat gag for Halloween decorations. You will need:- A jar- Food coloring (yellow looks best)- A laminated specially designed pictureI charge $10 per picture. Send me one straight on shot and one side shot and I will the drawing for you. Email me at bpjaus at gmail dot com to started, Halloween is around the corner ! :-)Instructions & Examples In Links Below:

  11. Caroline_June

    I too adore climbing into my cozy sleigh bed! I got mine from the now defunct Evolution Furniture outlet in Berkeley, but here is a link to Copeland Furniture in Vermont that makes it:

  12. Ezequiel-1995

    You can also consume the plastic diffuser material to the sides, instead of poster board. This is what I did (using a 50% off coupon to a pack of the thin plastic sheets in the quilting fraction at Jo-Anns) and I the results!! The plastic lets more light through as well. I would definitely be wary of using poster board. I wrote about my project here:

  13. Hattie

    apartment in every way, but as one who is reasonably well informed about Shaker design, I searched for examples and did not any among the furniture pieces. The Shakers did a few chairs and tables in imitation of other styles at the time, but they cannot be replied to be authentic Shaker.

  14. Nova

    Sarah Richardson for her presence with a of reality and a heavy dose of Tommy.Emily for her ability to things together that should really not together and build magic.Kathryn Ireland for Jacqueline and champagne before noon.I would to Kenneth Brown assist – he was so approachable yet sophisticated.

  15. Eli

    In the world of mass produced furnishings, these ideas prevail: 1) it cheap. 2) it generic enough to “go” with lots of styles. Your is a poster child for this thinking. As a previous poster said, it is neither style, in fact it is a generic “no style” that made it easier for the Western Auto guy to sell it to your mother while your dad got tires on the car. (Not kidding) That said, I agree you a for potential! it to an auto body shop and bear them paint it a cute glossy white (if there are not major dings in it). some soft blue fabric and those speakers and then add some hardware if you want. You will a that even the Western Auto guy wont recognize!

  16. MelanieGwenBreanna

    I recently was at the Bolingbrook store (on a weekday in the am, so calm). All they had was the terracotta version of these vases, which, in my opinion, is the least of the bunch.These seem to be extremely hard to in stores, although they pop up on ebay (for almost twice the cost with the shipping).

  17. AdaEstrella

    i rented a rowhouse in south philadelphia 2 years ago and only had problems with one neighbor, unfortunately he is the one next door. he complains about me going up the stairs (which are rickety) complains about my classical music (he watches TV all day) gets violent when i refuse to address his screaming (hey, i work in retail i screamed at all day, but it doesnt them anywhere) he complains that my garden attracts birds, yells at me for just about anything he can of.. apparently i shouldnt wash dishes at 8:30 after dinner or wash clothes in the evenings, basically i cant with this guy. last week his tree fell on the of my house in a storm and DESTROYED my garden and patio furniture which i bought and hasnt once addressed the or even answered his door when i knock on it.. i bought a house a few blocks over and am looking forward to getting the * away from him… but you never know what awaits you at a fresh house…..

  18. Omar Marlon Adin G.

    Thomas, your is so that I took the house tour twice–afraid that I might miss something. In addition to your sense, you are a talented craftsman–from the light fixture to the wood pieces. Thank you for sharing your with us.

  19. Jesse

    DCGirl33: we actually your Ghost Chair dilemma. The chair was on loan for only a week for a project working with Kartell (these photos were taken specifically for the project, with more photos/detail available via the link above at the of this post), then it was whisked off to another home/participant.

  20. Addilyn

    I’m going to two Christmas eve parties, one at noon and the other later in the evening. Both are two entirely different types of events.The lunch is a * luck, between 11-2 and extremely casual with kids yelling. They are a Mormon family so no * and so I’m brining over some bottles of ice teas which I know the dad drinks and will also up something else with my friend (who invited me) for the party. It’s edifying I’ll be going shopping with her so I know what her family will like.The other is a more formal dinner; thankfully I’ve been to the house many times for dinner and will bring a bottle of wine and a desert. This one I am going to on time since it’s not a casual event.

  21. Parker Allen Augustus

    hello Lauren…lovely kitchen!I acquire stacking hat boxes on top of my fridge – it gives you a splash of colour, and if you fabric covered boxes it will give you texture too. In my larger box I my cookbooks, recipe scribbles on paper and torn-out magazine articles (I don’t many cookbooks so they all fit in and are not too heavy). In the smaller box is where I throw all my receipts, and diminutive appliance instruction booklets and warranties (if you a stapler inside you can fast receipts to the booklets/warranties).

  22. Corinne Y.

    We hired a pet trainer to the introduction of a puppy to an persnickety cat. It cost $100 and she visited one time for about an hour then followed with a long written plan. It was well worth the expense and left us with a and less stressful family.

  23. Isaak

    @ScannerJockey I feel your pain! I once planned a party where twelve guests were confirmed two days before. I planned a three course meal and spent the day leading up to the party prepping, only for all but one guest to on me the night before/morning of. I was incredibly afflict by it and felt disrespected by my friends (made the best of the by attractive family over for an impromptu together). Flaky friends are the worst of friends.

  24. Ainsley Camryn Natasha

    @jen of the north I been ordered by our representative of the Furry Coalition to remind folks of the following:The Furry Four Footed Coalition , aka the Furry Coalition, would bask in it to be known, for the record, that the misuse of those cat toys by placing them on your head or making them otherwise inaccessible is considered cruel and punishment as having them in and not be able to play with them is clearly mental anxiety and is therefore a crime against Felinity.They would also me to on their behalf that you should congratulate yourself on finding one of their patented Secret Locations. A clean Secret is, of course, a special, local that all members of the Furry Coalition been trained to Items into for Keeping. This is a completely free service that the Furry Coalition provides for the community at large.As you well know, in to this service, one merely has to leave an item alone advance any card carrying member of the Furry Coalition for a short time. Your local representative of the Furry Coalition will happily care for the item and it for you. Indefinitely.Thank You.ScampFurry Four Footed Coalition local #773

  25. Antoine.Mariano

    How accomplish the Twinkle Lights from Crate and Barrel work? they need to be plugged into an outlet or do they require batteries? I wish the info was provided on their website.

  26. WesleyJosueJohnpaul

    I Blogger for my blogging — for exactly the same purpose as described. I also Blurb.com multiple times in a variety of ways — including “slurping” from my blog. It pulled both the text as well as all the photos that I included with each Blogspot post. The book “slurped” well and printed beautifully. Not to mention, the prices were great! I highly recommend Blurb.

  27. Aaliyah

    I assume the first room might looked with a fresh rug, some art work and paint (also on maybe the table and chairs). The dining room table strikes me as too small. too small. But I the colors in the room, though.

  28. AdelynnFarrah

    The paint for the office — you are so brave– but the result is wonderful. A extremely fun . shelving in the kitchen / dining area. I the mixed furniture styles. The exteriors are too, — plantings on the roof ! I really this tour because there are so many details that work together to this a really personal loved space. dog adorable in his special chair.

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