Wednesday, January 22, 2014
One of the most affordable ways to spruce up any room, color can be used to set the tone and mood. Create stunning color schemes for your living room with these inspiring tips.
The living room is a common space in the home, a space where the members of the family, friends and guests stay and hang out. Common spaces call for a color scheme that is appealing to many. After all, painting the entire room in bright yellow or deep red can be overpowering or simply annoying for people who dislike these colors.
Neutral colors include black, white, grays and browns. These hues can create a neutral environment that is attractive for most people. This type of color scheme can also create a variety of different moods in the room, from the drama of black and white, to the more natural look of shades and tones of browns and beiges.
A nature-inspired color palette is another approach that may appeal to many. Green is a restful color that evokes the beauty of nature and the outdoors. Use different tones and combine it with some relaxed neutral tones such as tan and beige. Use wood textures for a lovely organic feel. You may also opt to pair green with white tones for a fresh and airy look.
Your color scheme may also depend on the style of your home interiors. Some design styles are better represented by certain color schemes. For instance, the quintessential Mediterranean look is inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean landscape - rich blues, terra cotta and green.
Pops of color
Another interesting way to create a color scheme for your living room is by choosing some accent colors. Limit yourself to one or two for a more cohesive look. Dress most of your living room in neutral colors and pick one accent wall for visual interest. Spread the pop of color throughout the room in accessories, such as throw pillows and vases.