Colored walls in the living room: how to find the right tone

The revolution, at home, starts from colored walls in the living room. It seems evident by browsing the images of the most original living rooms and some of the most interesting paint brands, collected in this gallery. If it is true that the passepartout palettes, based on neutrals and white, are a temptation to which you want to give in, nevertheless choose a special shade for your living room it’s a great creative exercise to renovate the room and feel it closer to your personal taste.

Colors for a classic and a modern living room

The color for the living room walls should be chosen considering the furnishings already present and the style of the house. For lovers of classic but also minimal, the dove gray palette it’s always a good idea: the one that runs on tones of beige and cream until it flows into the Grey.

On the wall, the taupein the warmer version it covers the plaster decorations, it is combined with wooden furniture, such as, for example, a classic bookcase with moldings. Gold accents and wicker accessories combine to create a light and never out of fashion look, classic but with natural contaminations.

For more sophisticated environments e contemporaries, the choice will fall on one pastel tones, more and less subtle. In the living room, contrast is definitely a scheme to focus on: green light for two-tone walls or that combine undertones of the same shade. You can delimit the reading area with a block coral color on a very light pink base and take a seat in a tone-on-tone armchair.

Each style has its own color, but it is not said, it was said at the beginning. With a few exceptions: combining contemporary colors such as indigo and mustard to slightly retro environments, it will take us out of any scheme with surprising solutions.

Warm and cool color schemes

The palette for the living room walls, as a very lived-in area of ​​the house, must be studied considering the light and exposure, factors that guide the choice of more or less saturated colors and a warm or cold color spectrum.

The cold palette, made of blue and green, has a good yield in well-lit environments, for example with southern exposure. Light blue, baby blue, navy blue, up to the range of greens, in these conditions they will not extinguish the environment. For more spectacular effects, exotic accessories will revive the environment.

A space facing north, on the other hand, receives a fairly limited amount of light, with a blue cast. This means that each shade will be more intense and dark: it is better to give preference light shades and warm chromatic scale that enhance the few rays of the sun, like the earth palette in the most natural and intense colors: mud, terracotta and cappuccino color. Terracotta ceiling, a maxi and enveloping sofa, textured carpets and lots of greenery: with this palette, nature will conquer the living room.


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Source: Living by

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