If you were to spruce up just one room in your house, which one would it be? Chances are that it would be your living room. There’s no denying the fact that a living room is the show piece of a home – a place where you entertain guests or spend time bonding with your family. It’s only natural that you want it to be the best part of your home.
Colour plays an important role in transforming a livingroom. It can help to brighten up a dull or dark space or give a tranquil vibe to a busy or cramped space. With help from an interior design professional, you can create the right look in your living room. We’ve picked 7 colourful living rooms to give you a few ideas.
If you like a soothing space that reminds you of the ocean or the seaside, the combination of white and dark blue is the best option. A common colour scheme in Mediterranean-themed homes, one look at this beautiful white and blue living room, and you too will be sold on the idea!
There’s no better colour than yellow for adding a cheery feel to a living room. Even a small patch of it does the trick, like in this living room. Tone it down with natural shades such as brown and green to create a sophisticated yet cosy space.
If you look at a fruit bowl, the two colours that stand out are orange and red. These bright shades work well in living rooms too, especially if you want to infuse warmth in the area. If you are worried about the bold colours overpowering the rest of the room’s décor, you can always tone in down by combining it with plain white flooring or accents.
This is a classic Indian combination, which I’m sure you’ve admired on silk sarees. Why not replicate it in your living room for a stunning space that is guaranteed to leave an impression? If you think painting an entire wall shocking pink is a bit much, use pink and purple accessories such as carpets, cushion covers, throws and lamps to liven up a bland white or cream living room.
If it’s luxury that you want, the best way to create the look is to add elements of gold to the living room decor. If you aren’t comfortable with painting a wall or the furniture gold, opt for a few accents. See how the clever use of gold beams with ceiling lights at the end adds understated elegance to this professionally designed living room.
Have you ever noticed how being surrounded by trees in a park calms you? Well, if you can’t take your living room to the park, you can use colours to replicate the ambiance of the park in your living room, like in this home where greens and browns help to create a serene vibe.
Most modern living rooms follow the standard combination of white and brown. If you want to be different without losing out on modernity, introduce a bit of red. An upholstered seat in cherry red or a large wall painting with shades of red will completely transform the room from dull to bright.
Which of these colour combinations is the most stunning in your opinion? Browse through this ideabook for other interesting living room designs.