20+ Trends Color for Living Rooms 2017
When choosing color for living rooms go with your favorites. It’s the space where you actually want to live, right? There is no right and wrong in decorating as long as you create a space that you love. This might mean that you end up with a mauve and periwinkle room. The key is to find a fabric with both of your colors in it, even if they don’t seem to match. Then you can say “See? Other people have thought of this too.” Use neutral colors to keep the room from looking like a circus.
When decorating a contemporary living room focus more on texture than on color. Contemporary living rooms use light colors such as beige and white. Exotic zebra woods, plexi glass tables, or brushed stainless steel fixtures then become the focal point of the space.
A living room chair opens up the color possibilities in your room. You may not want to make the commitment to have an orange sofa. However, you can pair an inexpensive orange chair with a more neutral sofa. Living room chairs are easy to slipcover or just replace entirely when the time comes but you still get your point across.
An elegant living room usually has large mirrors and gold framed artwork. Go bold with a red color scheme. Red is one of the most difficult colors to work with but if done properly can really show off your personality. Red walls are appropriate in a room with a lot of light and high ceilings so it doesn’t become claustrophobic. The red walls can be the only spot of red in the room because you’ll need to balance it with a neutral rug and furniture.
Turn to nature when picking color for living rooms. A wood living room may have a focal wall of paneling. Wood can work with any decorating scheme. Keep the colors ebony for a contemporary room or paint the wood for a cottage feel. If you use wood paneling bring in painted furniture to contrast against the natural wood grain so both of the elements pop.