Top Living Room Color Palettes

Want to create a showstopping living room? Try one of these fresh color schemes.

Eclectic Elegance

The color palette in this living room includes shades of turquoise, jade green and yellow-green for a cohesive and sophisticated look. Rate My Space user merskine unifies her eclectic mix of furniture from Craigslist by painting the wood pieces a bright white and using an analogous color palette.

Traditional Neutrals

Neutral colors are the perfect background for a living room. Add accessories in muted shades or bright hues to achieve different looks. Designer Kenneth Brown pairs several shades of brown and tan with muted shades of red and green to create a calming but interesting atmosphere.

Breezy Contemporary

Cool blue draperies and cream walls contrast well with the dark brown floors to create a relaxing, contemporary living area. RMSer mdcandela adds interest to the subtle color palette by choosing fabrics like the brown zebra print and adding a soft cream area rug.

Deep Hues

Design a living room that makes a statement with rich, saturated shades, like the dark gray and purple of this space. To keep the space from looking too dark, designer Kenneth Brown uses cream furnishings and two-toned draperies.

Brightly Colored

This uplifting palette uses fuchsia to add a little passion, while the bright green creates an organic richness to the space. Designer Shelly Riehl David updates the classic color palette of pink and green by using shades of lime and fuchsia.
From: Shelly Riehl David

Classic Palette

A color scheme of red and cream is paired with classic furnishings for a traditionally styled living room. RMSer Creynolds grounds the light walls of the living room with a dark red area rug while fabrics in cream, gold and red pull the color palette throughout the space.

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