20 Inspirational Living Room Paint Color Ideas

Simply put, there is a milliard of colors to choose from when buying paint for your interiors. The living room is indisputably the crowning jewel of your entire house and needs to look its best to retain and increase on your investment’s value. Choosing a shade is one beast and pairing it with your interior decor, floors ad ceiling is another hurdle you must overcome even with budgetary restraints. That is why we have put together some gorgeous paint, decor and furniture arrangements done by experts just for you to take a cue from.

The living room is the main room where we socialize for leisure, comfort and togetherness. There is no doubt that the living room color will make or break the mood of your entire home. As such the space must be made engaging, relaxing and a statement for ourselves and our guests. One of the instant mood setters after lighting and physical size of rooms is the paint on walls and ceiling. The same room can be perceived as cozy, dark, bright, stuffy or airy depending on the paint color!

Houses are homely because of their character it is the paint job that is responsible for most of a home’s personality. Some homes are soothing while others seek to make a statement. Yet others are charming in an old-fashioned way and others are fashionable and modern. Whatever your style may be, we have you covered with 20 inspirational living room paint jobs you immediately fall in love with. But first here are some bonus tips on how to choose your interior paint color scheme.

Bonus tips for choosing the best interior paint color

  • Its starts with some inspiration even for professionals, we have to start somewhere
  • Understand a little color theory
  • Get creative with neutrals
  • Borrow a shade from your prints and art
  • Look to nature for inspiration
  • Sample before you shop
  • Get a paint color app, it can save you big

And here goes….

1. Find your perfect shade of green

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This blue-green paint is a rich choices and a bold move without being too dull and also earthy without crossing the line on heaviness. You can use such pale coats to pair nicely with medium to dark wood tones and a milliard of classic and modern interior design styles. Soft sage colored paint is the best when you want to take advantage of nature’s inherent beauty to make your happy place relaxing and soothing.

2. Go traditional with olive

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If you are not shy to go all the way traditional then you might want to consider a darker and bolder green. In that case you want to make a traditional feel and statement with this muted olive green. It looks extremely good with millwork and trim and will have everyone who walks in green with envy. It also pairs nicely with muted wood and neutral colors with white accents. In the world of greens, trim darker greens are a thing of the 90’s and you can bring it back or choose to go with a lighter tech green.  Notice the white, ceiling? Yeah, see what we mean?

3. White with Light Gray trims

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When you want to spruce up your family friendly home then you want to make sure that pearl whites are not in the way of your tidiness. The trick is even more beautiful resulting in grey trims for the white walls and around every edge. The light grey shade plays up the white and the eclectic furniture and décor choices. This choice is more complex than pure white and colors that you will ultimately love having around and maintaining spotless. It is just about the right amount of hype without breaching the neutral rule.

4. Or ebony with earthen tones

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When you want a shade that makes your urban home feel like a cabin tucked away from the grid then you should try to emulate this new house in Alabama Lake Martin. The earthen and ebony nots are soft and washed out making it an intimate space to live and experience. One can already smell the wood and the colors return that familiar natural feeling.  His metalwork and chandelier also play up the intimacy of the room. Stone adds art in its own unique way.

5. A calm blue sky

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There is something nostalgic and calming about a pale blue room. You too can whip up that calming vibe with white ceilings and this exciting blue that makes the room feel airier and ultimately more comfortable. See how easy it is to pair this wall color with the cream sofas and light fixture and even the brown wood.  Of course we cannot fail to recognize the essence of trimming with white on the skirting and around windows to usher in the ambient light and break up the blue.

6. Taupe Living Room Wall

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When you need a sophisticated color for your living room in between brown and grey taupe is your go to shade. The white trims give taupe its classic and timeless feel but it also goes well with warmer colors such as deep browns and orange. Its warmer but the shade is still a neutral shade that you can have for longer without getting tired of. You will have to be more careful about your sofa color choices with this look and even the indoor plant included here is red leafed.

7. Meet Vanillin Red

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Vanillin is warmer than ordinary white but still well neutral. It looks really delicious for such high walls and gives every photon of light a special brass accent as it pours into the room.

Sometimes you just want a fabulous room screaming fashion regardless of what everyone else thinks. That’s when you create a masterpiece such as this vanilla and apple red combination. Red lipstick, red dresses and red walls look really sexy side by side with elegant vanillin shades for walls and curtains. This is a bold but elegant shade of red to have even on a single wall and so that you don’t feel like you are sitting in a fire engine central. You want to be tentative, we know, so you can start with one wall.

8. February birthstone! Amethyst

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This look is not just for the people who escaped the womb on the darkest month of the year. The dark allure of this shade really makes the brighter décor and furniture pop. The lighter grey texture of the sofa and table top feels a little bit muted compared to the stark walls. The interior offers a sharp contrast with the white window that now allows light in to mix the darker colors. Black and white photos of family and other lovely objects are a  great addition to the walls.

9. Dust it blue

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Dusty blue is one of the warmer neutral colors you can use to give your home that elegant velvety shade. It is somewhere between chalky blue and gray. It looks even better with the white trims and extremely gorgeous with black accents. If you are looking for a sophisticated grey hue then this is the shade that best fits living rooms, kitchen and hallways. It does particularly a spectacular job with monochromatic palettes but also pairs nicely with many other colors like lighter or darker than regular grey.

10. Or family friendly Grey

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Turn your home into a playful and family friendly zone with this light grey paint. It is a charming and cheerful grey that makes the ambience feel lighter and makes whites and other bright colors pop. See how the few colors that are displayed on the wall art seem themselves. This is a little more sophisticated than white and makes your room more stands out as different and airier.

11. Bring the party and opulence to your Dining room too!

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Are you looking to bring some opulence and fun into your dining room as well, here is a way your formal dining room can have a little fun. This golden rod yellow shows just how easy you can utilize the entire rainbow spectrum without being too obvious. It is a subtle gold but it still manages to sweep your guest away. We think you should keep it, and just so you know it’s a Farrow and Ball’s Babouche.

12. Deeper shades of blue

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A bold choice when it comes to living room is to choose a color that sends a strong message and stick with it. This deep blue paint is one of the loveliest bold colors we have seen. It is the high gloss finish, however that packs the final punch. You can already smell the ocean and it feels like you are on vacation in this space. Blue is a shade that really never gets old unlike say green. This deeper blue makes the room energetic and dramatic and you can choose to have it on only one wall, your centerpiece.

13. Who said Pink is just for nurseries!

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This muted coral pink tone is timeless as it is not too shouting. Instead, it warms up the room and has that soft blush tone that you want in an elegant room. Thinking pink is actually thinking outside the box for alternative grounding and neutral solution to living room décor. One thing you will notice looking at this wall is that pinks do not really have to be that over the top but they can be muted, sophisticated and fun all at once.

14. And crisp whites

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Nothing surpasses painting your living room in a color and shade that you will never get tired of seeing. A crisp white wall and ceiling will pair nicely with whatever décor and furnishings you throw at it. Be it he wood accents of mirror frames or the green sofa or plants. If you are unsure what furniture goes in or you might change in the future then this is the default theme for your living room.

15. Brilliant white

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Are you out to make a statement on your high walls? If so, then this here is for you.  This color is not only warm and lovely but also accommodates all other colors that you might want to add now or in the future. It makes maximum use of available light making sure that every corner is spotlessly lit. Be sure to take advantage of a black ceiling for contrast. Dark ceilings obviously feel lower than they really are and make the room cozier and airier at the same time.

16. Charcoal grey

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If you want a black wall then this is pretty much as close as you can get without turning your walls into a blackboard. This saturated gray-brown-black shade reads as black but it is not as hard so you can get away with black walls! Not quite there if you are also a part-time fortune teller but the sun kissed black gives them a depth and mystery. The beauty in these dark walls is that everything you place on them that have light and bright colors such as white and gold will sparkle.  Don’t forget to give it that same matte finish for a professional look.

17. Pale Blue

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If you feel that white is too obvious that it because it is. Try something more fun ad calming like this pale blue vibe designed by Heather Hilliard.  The white ceilings help to break up the blues and increase the ambient light making the rooms seem larger and higher. The rustic ebony coffee table injects that classic touch of class.

18. The Milky white

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White is often underrated because it is the dead center between all colors warm and cool, fun and dull. This here shows how you can use the same to create something special out of a high ceiling. Notice how seamless the room is with the ceiling and walls uniting.  The room spells elegance and all other colors are enhanced due to this. If you are historically prone to neutral palette then this is your go to look for years.

19. Antique White

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We all need a little extra and sometimes white is just not enough. Get this sophisticated shade on your walls and make your fireplace the focal point for the entire room. It works pretty much for any environment and looks just as elegant in a farm house as in a Manhattan apartment. The plus as evident here is that everything else looks sharp and your greens are even greener.

20. Black Marble on griege wall

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Who needs white when you have a more complex softer neutral shade like griege? The black marble stone fireplace is the anchor for the entire room and goes well with the jute modern rug. Notice how accommodating the wall color is to the various other colors put against it. From the blue to the silver to the gold and green.  That’s all the proof you need that this shade goes with anything really, all in one picture. If you want a wall color that enhances the beauty of your black marble fireplace then this is it.

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