09/12 2018

Living Room Design – Ten Ideas About Color For You

As the addition to the previous article: Living Room Design – Which color scheme to choose, here are another ten ideas about color for you. Just like someone who ever distributed advertising leaflet about house to me, she said: “It didn’t matter if you need to buy a house, just take it as a beautiful image”. That’s funny.

Eggplant, Moss, and Red

A bold scheme of eggplant purple, moss green, and red springs up from the custom-designed rug. The walls and ceiling are stark white, focusing attention on the furnishings and accessories.

While this threesome doesn’t match a prescribed color wheel scheme, it is satisfying because green and red are complements, intensifying each other, and purple and red are related hues. Combining them with lighter shades of the same colors produces a living room that feels lively and contemporary.

Space-Expanding Whites

An all-white scheme makes a small living room feel larger. Dark wood furniture, warm brown floors, and medium tan accessories ground the white scheme and give it richness and warmth.

Warm Neutrals

The inspiration for the living room’s color scheme came from the floral pillows tossed on the sofas. A range of neutrals from oatmeal to cream and taupe covers the walls, windows, and upholstery with quiet color. The result is comfortable yet restrained.

Coral and Brown

A coral orange hue gives this room a decidedly modern look with geometric patterns and color everywhere. Boldly patterned pillows add a bit of daring to the solid brown sofa and chair.

Orange is said to stimulate conversation, so if you like to entertain, an orange living room–even if it’s a softer shade, like this one–could help guarantee lively parties.

Butterscotch, Yellow, and White

Horizontal stripes of wallpaper and vertical stripes on the window treatment frame this living room in butterscotch hues. White trimwork and ceiling and a white band around the top of the walls balance the warm colors.

Red Plus Neutrals

The rich red of the library walls was achieved with a custom glaze over a red base paint. The vivid color is a striking backdrop to the art collection, which adds its own color elements throughout the room.

To keep the room from red-hot intensity, the soft furnishings stay cool with neutral fabrics. A creamy cotton covers the Bridgewater sofa, while armchairs slipcovered in an ivory-ground floral pull the room together with splashes of red.

Mauve, Gold, and Blue

Out of fashion after the Victorian revival of the 1980s, mauve gets a new look with a slightly metallic pink cast and some new partners–a muted yellow gold and a grayed blue. The unexpected combination was inspired by artwork.

Brassy striped curtains, a yellow Nepalese rug, and yellow cushions on the chairs balance the cool pink tones with a dose of warm color.

Citrus Colors Plus White

An exuberant color palette of fruity orange and yellow brings youthful energy to this condo. White furniture breaks up the saturated color palette and stays true to the light, bright scheme. Touches of a chic accent color, in this case, apple green on a vase, add visual interest and enforce the dominant color scheme.

Color Blocks

In this midcentury modern ranch house, blocks of color create focal points and help move you through the space. A warm yellow canvas on a deep blue wall in the living room grounds the space, while the red door draws you toward the hall, which is entirely white.

When using color in large blocks, pair warm and cool hues to take advantage of the push-pull effect that results. Warm colors (reds, yellows, oranges) seem to come forward while cool colors (blues, purples, greens) appear to recede.

Navy and White

Navy walls in this living room make it a favorite spot for cozy nighttime television watching. White slipcovers and a light berber carpet keep the dark walls and area rug from making the space too dark.