Best Colour Schemes for Living Room
Living rooms are usually found to be one of the biggest rooms. It is also the room where families gather to enjoy moments together or where friends come over for endless game nights. However, it is also a place that should allow to relax from a long day and enjoy some peaceful alone time. Painting and decorating the living room can therefore be challenging, but here are some colours selected by our professional painters and decorators to help you out:
Blue is a very soothing colour that comes with many undertones and has a relaxing and calming effect on the mind, which makes it perfect for painting the walls in the living room.
When painting and decorating with blue, it also improves communication and concentration, which makes it the perfect colour for socialising in the living room.
Another quality of blue is that no matter which tone you use, most often it will make the room look more spacious. If you decide for painting with lighter blues, you can try this in rooms with a lot of natural light to make the most of the reflected light. When decorating with light blue walls, you could try using darker colours or elements that fit in the colour scheme or simply are darker tones of blue. For example, you could try decorating with a dark blue or yellow sofa. Depending on the tone of blue, decorating can be quite easy compared to other colours, because it can act a beautiful colour combination with most colours. You could use colours like orange, white, green, pink, black and even yellow. The colour mix of white, blue and yellow can give a fresh look to the room. To read more about spring colour schemes click here…
Boring to some, neutrals remains a classic for many reasons. Using a neutral colour schemes allows to head off into any direction you want when it comes to decorating. For sophistication, you can always add grey through decorations or use neutral colours with grey tones. However, if you change your mind about the style you want to go for and want to create a more joyful atmosphere for your guests, you can always add in pops of colour. You could try and add colourful pillows, fluffy blankets or rugs to create the to use the same colour scheme as the wall, throughout the room for a unified look, just use different textures and materials when decorating. This will give the room coherence, rather than monotony and contribute to a homely feeling.
If you are looking for more ways to use pops of colour to brighten the room, read more here…
Grey is another colour that belongs to the family of classics and is very versatile. Being a timeless colour, you can use grey to achieve almost any look. To create a sense of sophistication you can try painting the walls a dark grey and allow the ceiling to stay a lighter colour. This will make the room look more spacious and unusual.
If you want to experiment new techniques of decorating, you could paint one wall of the living room in grey and create your own feature wall. You could put a grey sofa or furniture item in front of it to break the room into geometric spaces for even more statement and make use of the effect of colour blocking. This can be original and leave your guests with an impression of your painting and decorating.
For people who don’t want to risk the living room looking too dark with grey walls, our painters and decorators recommend using lighter colours like creamy whites and add some grey to it.
When it comes to painting and decorating, grey acts similar to neutrals and is a great opportunity to try out any pops of colour you wanted to experiment with, without overwhelming the room. Try lavenders and pinks for a more serene atmosphere or rusty oranges, yellow or reds for brighter colours when decorating. The greys will balance out the colours and make the room look authentic. If got interested in grey, we have an entire post on how to make the most of it.
Green is a very flexible colour when it comes to painting and decorating, especially for a living room. Rooms like these, where there is usually a lot of socialising going on, benefit from the peace and harmony that green brings into a room. It is also a colour that comes with a lot of undertones, so if you were in consideration for the Scandi style, focused on embracing nature, earthy green colours can be a great option for you. As this style focuses on practicality and minimalism, to add pops of colour fitting in the colour scheme, you could try and get a plant for the room. To find out more about earthy colours and how to use them, here…
Our painters and decorators also often recommend using this colour for living rooms as they create a welcoming feeling of comfort, great for socialising. Especially, if you intend to spend most family and friends time in the living room.
Here are a few colours our painters and decorators recommend:
White offers a different range of undertones which allows it to be a great colour to use for most rooms. It can make a small living room look more spacious, by helping to reflect the natural light and creating an airy feeling. If it happens to be that there is not much natural light, don’t fret. There are different types of LED light bulbs that mimics a warm natural white light and can be used to give a warm shine to the walls and room. Your decorations and furniture will also be bathed in a different light for a homelier feeling and will stop them from making the room look dark.
You can also use glossy finishes for more reflection and try decorating using shiny elements like reflective lamps.
If you intend of remaining within the same colour scheme, our painters and decorators recommend using different textures and materials.
Lastly, if you ever decide to brighten up the room through colourful decorations, the white will not make the colours look overwhelming and give the decorations an extra emphasis.
One of the colours our painters and decorators recommend is this chalky white from Farrow and Ball
Final Notes on painting and decorating the living room…
Our painters and decorators know the importance of a well furbished living room. If you are thinking of repainting and need advice on decorating yours, our team is available to you as soon as the next day! We also offer Colour Consultation services and respond to inquiries within two hours!
To get that painting and decorating finally started, contact us today!