I really like keeping my living room paint colors quite neutral and unremarkable so that my furniture and artwork really pops and becomes the focal point of the design. I have always thought that the best color for living room walls is one that you cannot really notice or recall (because you are too distracted by the other decor) as it always you to play around with style and decorative trinkets every few months without requiring you to redo the entire space. This paint color (Benjamin Moore Comfort Grey) is one of my favorites because it provides just enough color to allow the white trim to pop but is subtle enough that you can't quite put your finger on the shade. I have experimented with a lot of paint colors over the years and I keep coming back to this particular shade because it goes with pretty much everything I have paired it with.
I have never been afraid to experiment with living room paint colors and try out cool new trends as the burst onto the marketplace. As you can see, for our latest design, we had fun with the popular paint colors for the year (grey as usual) and presented them in a way that was a bit different and unexpected than what you usually see online. By creating horizontal stripes in varying tones of the same shade, we were able to create a subtle variation to add some visual interest without overwhelming the space with a bold pattern. At first my husband thought I was crazy, but after he saw the finished look he definitely warmed up to my unconventional living room paint ideas. We get compliments from friends and family every time they walk in the space, which makes me feel really good.
I am the worst at choosing living room paint colors so I always try to find a photo that inspires me and then copy their choices. I really liked the bold living room colors in this space because they make the artwork and furniture pop against the deep blue shade. I have a similar style couch and also enjoy contemporary designs, so I thought that this would be a great space to mimic in our home. I have been on the shade for the deep wedgewood blue color in the wall painting ideas shown here but still have not been able to find the exact swatch. It looks like a Benjamin Moore shade to me, but if anybody knows of the exact color name or a similar shade, please reach out and let me know!
It may be considered boring, but I have always enjoyed simple and subtle living room paint colors that do not make any sort of eye catching statement. I much prefer to bring in my bolder and more vibrant living room color ideas in through textiles, furniture and artwork. As you can see from these photos, my personal living spaces have a lot of color in them but our walls are all done in a simple neutral grey shade. I love the color because it provides a nice foundation to all of our designs, but it still takes a back seat to the other elements in the room that I would prefer to focus on. Plus, when you select interior paint colors in this basic monochromatic shades, you have the freedom to change up your look as often as you would like without having to repaint the entire place.
Over the years I have always played it safe with living room paint colors. I have never strayed away from white and beige because I felt that formal living room color schemes should be very subtle and chic so as not to distract from the artwork and textiles in the room. When we revamped our main living areas earlier this year, I decided to go out on a limb and try something a little bit different. We selected this rich grey room colour (Comfort Grey by Benjamin Moore for those wondering) and, although to some it may be very boring, it was such a departure for me. I am so happy with the shade though because it makes all of the white trim and the marble fireplace really pop in ways that it never had before. Plus it provided a fantastic balance against the bolder plaid sofas and velvet couches.
The living room paint colors in this home really stood out to me when I toured it because, although they were neutral tones, they actually seemed very vibrant and alive in person. In general, I really liked the living room ideas the designer used in this space. The combination of grey, warm white, and Indigo was a perfect combination and really drew your attention to the beautiful views (and bright blue skies) outside of the picture windows. With all of the pattern and color that they used in this space, I would have thought they would go with more simplistic living room wall colors. Although grey is definitely considered a neutral tone, the particular paint they chose seemed so vibrant to me when I walked in the door. It was the perfect balance of a nice subtle backdrop with a great pop of decor in its own right.