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How to Pick a Living Room Paint Color

how to pick a living room paint color

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A Guide to Living Room Paint Color Ideas

The most critical choice to update the look of any room in your home is the wall colour. Choosing a paint colour is a difficult task! With so many options, selecting a colour, you truly adore and will continue to cherish for years to come might be challenging.

So, what’s the trick to picking the right paint colour for your room? While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are a few tricks and pointers to remember the next time you create a fantasy palette for your house. 

Inspire Yourself from Your Furniture

Do you have a favourite piece of living room furniture? Perhaps a decorative item you adore, such as a throw pillow, a work of art, or a lamp? Use those elements as a jumping-off point for your project!

Take three colours from some of your favourite items to the paint store! Pull two or three paint strips for each colour you want to use, and you’ll have an entire library of paint to select from!

You can choose one as your primary wall colour and utilize the others as accent walls or other accessories such as furniture or trim. Voila! You’ve created the ideal colour scheme.

Use Colors to Reflect the Room’s Mood.

Another option is to think about how you want people to feel in the place. For example, if you’re painting a formal living room, you’ll probably want a more robust hue that makes the area feel dynamic and energetic. (Purple, red, and orange are all stimulating colours that promote active discourse.)

Look for a calming colour that gives the space a pleasant, relaxing vibe for a more casual environment or a family room. (Both green and blue are peaceful, tranquil tones that incorporate natural themes.) 

Stay Safe With Neutral Colors

The ideal option for wall colour is sometimes something with just a trace of colour. Classic white is an excellent method to highlight the elements of a room in several situations. Choosing the proper shade of white or other neutral tones is crucial. In most circumstances, you won’t want your walls to be completely white.

Choose a white with warmer undertones—think cream, latte, or bits of blush pink—if you have a room with a lot of natural light or a larger area in which you want to feel snug. On the other hand, if you have a dark place that you want to open up and appear larger, use a cooler undertone, such as a soft gray, a hint of blue, or a slight lavender undertone. 

Top Living Room Paint Colors

Of course, you should consider current colour trends before choosing. What’s popular in home interior design frequently mirrors how the rest of the world feels, so if you’re unsure where to start, this might be a fantastic place to go for ideas. We’re going through an exciting period; the top trending living room colours reflect that. 

Many individuals regard their homes as havens of tranquillity, providing a peaceful and soothing respite from the outside world. That’s why gentle greens and blues are so fashionable right now! These colours bring parts of nature indoors, instantly creating a relaxing and soothing ambiance.

It’s all about generating a softness in the environment with neutrals. (If you’re familiar with the concept of hygge, you’ll notice that it’s still very much in style!) Look to gentle, soft shades of beige, cream, and gray for wall colours that complement any colour scheme.

What makes these options for a living room so fantastic is that they let the diverse textures in your room show out—different textiles, natural wood pieces, and clean lines from modern furniture will all stand out with neutral wall colour.

Finally, if you’re looking for something a little more dramatic, black is the way to go! This may appear an outlandish idea for a living room, but that’s precisely why so many people adore it! Black walls are ideal for showing architectural elements or bringing attention to your favourite pieces of furniture. It also works well in spaces with a lot of sunshine since it helps to lessen glare from the sun on the walls.

Of course, covering all of your walls in black from top to bottom may be a bit much for many areas, so you can always play with it by adding a feature or accent wall in black.

The most important thing to remember when selecting paint colours is to have fun! JXF Painting Service can assist you with colour selection. We’d be pleased to advise you on which paint colours might look best in your living room.

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