(Closed) Help! What color to paint our living room?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
47 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011


    First of all, Congratulations for you new place! It’s always so motivating to have your own home and start decorating it (I love to decorate too and I’m alwasys thinking about possible combinations of colors and stuff). Well, regarding your place, seems to me like you pretty much have two options: you can pick a color palette that matches the floor (which seems like orange wooden, so it’s part of the “warm” color scheme that you’re inclined to -reds, oranges, yellows, etc.) or pick a color palette that matches your couch (the color of the couch seems to be more kind of the “cold” color schemes, like grays, blues, violetes, etc.). Depending on the mood you would like to have in your living room, that would be up to you. I know I might not very descriptive on this single paragraph but I really hope it helps you somehow. Good luck with your decor and please post some pics after you’re done!!

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I love love love chocolate brown or a deep red!

Post # 5
934 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You should paint that wall something bright and awesome, like emerald green, cobalt blue or dark purple! That would look amazing against the brick wall and would really make the couch pop. 

Post # 7
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

What color are the new floors going to be??? I tend to prefer light bright colors in main areas, but that is my personal preference…If your floors are dark, perhaps a light grey color..




If they are lighter maybe a tan or taupe…




Post # 9
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i beleive a light blue/grey would be nice. Not to dark, would be light enough to not make the room seem smaller. Neutral enough to add any color accent you want.



Post # 10
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@chauliodus:  I would go with a taupe or maybe even a light cream in this space…I think it looks stunning though! Dark colors do tend to make spaces feel more closed in and I’m a light and bright addict, so for me, anything dark doesn’t turn me on personally…Maybe just one accent wall? In a darker shade of your prime color choice???






Post # 12
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think if your like bold colors, you should paint the wall something neutral.  You can decorate however you want, plus it won’t shrink the room.

Post # 13
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t usually like accent walls, but I think that may be the right thing to do in this space if you want to add some color.  Go with a neutral on three walls and a bold color, maybe on the wall on the left where the tv is, and then maybe do a gallery wall of pictures to keep that wall from being too oppressive.  I would find a rug or pillow in colors that you like (preferably something that isn’t a solid color) and pull out your favorite color from that.  I love inky blue/teal colors, so I could see a fun rug on the floor with a little teal in it, a teal accent wall and a medium neutral gray that matches your couch on the other three walls, and then pillows with your red and yellow moroccan colors and patterns that you like on the couch. 

Post # 14
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our couches are almost the same color as yours and our floor is a similar medium tone.  Our wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue and it looks very fresh and serene against the gray couches.

this is an old picture before I made major changes to the rest of the room but you can see how the couches look agains the wall color.

Post # 15
1339 posts
Bumble bee

I just did my small living room in chelsea gray by Benjamin Moore. It is so classic and looks crisp with my white trim. I also have light wood floors. I’ll go crazy with accessories later to add pops of color.

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