Living room makeover time? Painting is an easy way to instantly transform the most important room in the house. Different colours can have different effects on behaviour and emotions when you’re in a room.
Neutrals are calm, relaxed and non-invasive. Adding brighter colour can provide a more energising mood to the room and darks bring a moody and cocooning effect into a room. Changing accessories can also dramatically change a colour palette in a room, and can help reflect your taste and personality.
A neutral that is slightly green is a great way to introduce a feeling of calm into a space. Use neutrals that have a little beige and grey tone to them, with a green undertone like Tuesday’s Child or Kind Regards for a bright and timeless look.
@thehomerebel choose the sophisticate Debate Club in her living room area, offering the perfect amount of warmth for a space.
Deeper neutrals are great for creating a calm cocoon of colour. Debate Club is a bronze neutral. It’s quite dark but creates a fantastic snug space, because this colour is has yellow, green, grey and brown elements - making it sophisticated and relaxing.
Layer neutrals in soft furnishings with neutral walls and add a pop of greenery to create a complex colour scheme that feels really laid back and effortless (even though you’ve thought about it very carefully).
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Warm Terracotta Accents
Earthy colours like terracotta are a great way of adding warmth. Clay, terracotta or terrazzo with reddish tones in plant pots are fantastic at generating heat in cooler or more neutral schemes.
Grab your own bare plaster swatch pack to play around with these warm tones in your home.
If your living room is North facing or has very cool lighting then bolder colours like Baked are a great way to force these rooms to feel cosy and comforting. In brighter spaces, deep terracotta tones can look too bright, but where the light is grey and flat these colours look more subtle and relaxed.
Take inspiration from @swoonworthblog and pair Persipan with Percy.
If you’re not looking to lean so dramatically into terracotta, try calmer plaster-like colours like Persipan. While super saturated, because it’s a yellowish pink it creates a warm accent without looking too sweet.
Plastery pinks are the easiest way to create warmth in the living room. Factor Fifty is a warm yellow based pink, like dry plaster before it’s painted. This underlying warmth creates a pink that is laid back.
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Sweeter looking pinks will look warmer when paired with grey tones. Pair Ciao, Sofia, a proper pink that’s a bit grey with ceilings and woodwork in Margot, a relaxed French Grey.* For pink schemes that still feel bright, use bright yellowish pinks like Felt Cute. Pair with clean whites like Screenshot to bring out the warmth in paler colours.
Earthy greens are a great options for warm living room paint colours. And Breathe is a beige green that while fresh also feels complex and earthy making it the perfect laid back earthy tone. Pair with oaks and linens for a chilled living room that will make your neighbours green with envy.
@home_on_point uses The Trail on the panelling of the living room, paired beautifully with a greyish neutral,
Take inspiration from all time Safe Play lover @yas.wyatt.home and use the colour to create a calm space in your living room.
The right light green will help create energising schemes in your living room. Colours like Yard Party and pale grey green, will feel cool and relaxed without feeling cold. Pair with charcoal and dark green accents for a touch of warmth and modernity.
If you're looking for a warm neutral, And Breathe is the way to go. Grab a swatch....
Don't let red scare you, check out Old Street is this living room here, it doesn't have to be a daunting choice.
A deep brown like Brasserie Brown pairs well with a lighter ceiling and lots of soft fabrics and finishes.
Looking for grey warm living room colours can be arduous, so we’re going to break Mindful - slightly grey but with a warming orangey undertone. Pairs will all woods and neutral furniture. Or why not use Sweatpants & Margot as a pairing, slightly yellow greys for a feeling of relaxation. A classic Parisian interiors palette that’s complex and ethereal.
Feeling inspired? Order your swatches here and get creative with your colour pairings and combos.