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Creating Living Room Color Schemes

By Edited Sep 6, 2016 0 1

Living room color schemes allow you to create a pulled together look. You can incorporate new ideas with what you already have in your space and bring in color at the same time. This can be difficult for beginners because it will require you to match different colors together. It can also be a fun experience that will really get you excited about decorating.

Let Mother Nature do the decorating for you. This doesn't mean that your room has to be full of dirt browns and grass greens. You could decorate around a vibrant field of poppies for a modern look. Start off with bright white walls for balance and then bring in orange and red accessories. Your ceiling doesn't have to be painted like the sky. Instead, use the colors as inspiration pieces instead of literal focal points. You can even be inspired by blue hydrangea or purple lavender and then pair them with green so that the room isn't too feminine.

There's more to living room color schemes then just picking a paint color. It also has to decide on the same color for your furniture as well as a metallic color for your accessories. Then you'll need to incorporate different fabric colors and patterns for throw pillows, sofas and curtains. Seems like a lot of decisions to make one tiny room. However, it's really what's going to make the space fill cohesive and put together. To match a lot of these items look to the undertones. If you choose materials that all have a warm undertone this can be very welcoming. You could pair yellow walls with mahogany furniture as well as citrus color curtains. For a cool colored room you want silver accents and gray undertones with more muted colors. This can make your room feel bigger or more calming.

Get rid of your color prejudices. This can really limit what color palettes you can use in your space. According to the color wheel there are just certain colors that will always look good together. You may need to get rid of the idea that you don't like yellow or you don't like purple. This can really throw off what would otherwise be a very grand color scheme. You can always use the offending color in smaller doses. It will really make your original color pop and add a dynamic touch to your color palette.

You might watch decorating shows and kind of get brainwashed into the idea that no one should ever have a beige living room because they're so boring and predictable. This is not really the case in every situation. You might want a lighter colored room because you don't get a lot of natural light. In this case, you can bring in color on your furniture instead of the walls. This could be as easy as mixing up your stain color to go with a more dynamic look. Living room color schemes can make your whole home feel more put together and inviting. It is the first room that your company sees after all.



Jul 22, 2010 6:07pm
It can definitely be a great idea to lose color prejudices and branch out! You never know what you may find.
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