The Best Living Room Paint Colors

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The Best Living Room Paint Colors

The Best Living Room Paint Colors

Choosing the Best Living Room Paint Colors

Living rooms are the social areas of the home and hold the greatest opportunity to communicate your personality and design style. Unlike kitchens, where most furnishings are fixed, this space offers movement and flexibility. For this reason, color palettes chosen for living rooms are often more varied and dynamic than elsewhere in the home. A chance to let your creativity shine!

The Best Living Room Paint Colors

Caramel Kiss, Pine Trail, and Slow Dance set the right tone for a comforting and serene living room. This look of ease and charm is enhanced with green-based browns, and a warm caramel, creating a sense of natural comfort and quietude. 

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The Serene Living Room

Best Living Room Paint Colors

The Serene Living Room

Caramel Kiss, Pine Trail, and Slow Dance set the right tone for a comforting and serene living room. This look of ease and charm is enhanced with green-based browns, and a warm caramel, creating a sense of natural comfort and quietude. 

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Try a contemporary Craftsman-style living room, using a mix of colors found in nature. Combine two or more of these Cool Paint Shades.


Deeper, more saturated aqua paint colors like Kingston Aqua add elegance to spaces with contemporary décor, especially when combined with classic shades of off-white, sand, or black. The light brown shades of Colonial White and Seriously Sand enhance the richness of this aqua hue.

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The Elegant Living Room

Best Living Room Paint Colors

The Elegant Living Room

Deeper, more saturated aqua paint colors like Kingston Aqua add elegance to spaces with contemporary décor, especially when combined with classic shades of off-white, sand, or black. The light brown shades of Colonial White and Seriously Sand enhance the richness of this aqua hue.

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Aquas, with their mix of blues and greens, are often associated with free-spirited coastal styling, but the right harmony can transition aquas from the beach to Main Street.


Rich, spiced yellow paint colors like Allspice support a friendly, welcoming, and warm-hearted atmosphere. Use the accents of Warm Pastels like Dusty Yellow, and China White to keep the look charming and ideal for a classic or traditional style home.

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The Warm Living Room

Best Living Room Paint Colors

The Warm Living Room

Rich, spiced yellow paint colors like Allspice support a friendly, welcoming, and warm-hearted atmosphere. Use the accents of Warm Pastels like Dusty Yellow, and China White to keep the look charming and ideal for a classic or traditional style home.

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Using the right paint color can make your living rooms an inviting place to do all the things you enjoy - whether it’s a place to simply curl up with a great book, catch your favorite television show, or socialize with friends.


For a more masculine look, combine the blue-gray of Feldspar with the dark blue of Blue Fjord, a color that naturally discourages chaos. An off-white paint color, like Gypsum, will keep the look from feeling overly dark and somber.

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The Organized Living Room

Best Living Room Paint Colors

The Organized Living Room

For a more masculine look, combine the blue-gray of Feldspar with the dark blue of Blue Fjord, a color that naturally discourages chaos. An off-white paint color, like Gypsum, will keep the look from feeling overly dark and somber.

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For functional living rooms, organization is key. Blue-gray walls paired with clean lines drive uncluttered style.


Creamy off-whites are open and welcoming, soft greens evoke a natural quality, and rich reds like Cinnabar are robust and heart-warming. Combining these paint hues produces a cozy, relaxed, and inviting energy. Use off-whites like French Gray Linen and Colonial White to balance the other colors, for an uplifting yet soothing atmosphere. 

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The Cozy Living Room

Best Living Room Paint Colors

The Cozy Living Room

Creamy off-whites are open and welcoming, soft greens evoke a natural quality, and rich reds like Cinnabar are robust and heart-warming. Combining these paint hues produces a cozy, relaxed, and inviting energy. Use off-whites like French Gray Linen and Colonial White to balance the other colors, for an uplifting yet soothing atmosphere. 

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When looking to create a certain tone within a given space, take note of the energy associated with each color in a harmony - as they will blend together to achieve the right mood.