Action speaks louder than words. But so do colors. The colors you choose for your house speak volumes about your personality and your taste. Colors can also influence your mood – bright colors can uplift you, while muted or flat ones may have a calming effect.
Since the living room is where you probably spend most your time at home, choosing the right scheme for this space is imperative. An important aspect to keep in mind is light. Light affects colours. So, you should pick colours depending on the type of light your living room receives.
Here are 5 color schemes that can make your living room appear brighter.
- White, turquoise and jade green
White can make any space appear brighter. So, it’s the perfect color to pick if your living room does not receive a lot of light. Combine this with turquoise and jade green to give your living space elegant appearance.
Light colors like these can also make a small room appear more spacious.
- White and multi-color
This one is not for everyone. A living room that has white walls, doors and windows, but different colored furniture can make any space appear lively and alive. You could stick to a few colors like orange, blue, pink and purple or go crazy. Just make sure the colors you choose complement each other.
You can also replace white with a muted color such as grey.
- Grey and blues
You can go neutral with the use shades of grey and blue and still make your living room appear inviting. Grey walls, with white window frames and doors can act as a good background for furniture in your room, which can be of deeper shades of grey and blue. You could experiment by leaning more towards one of the colors or find a perfect balance between both. This color scheme can give your living room an elegant feel and can make you feel relaxed.
- Cream, red, brown and gold
If you have a likeness for the classic look, you cannot go wrong by doing your living room in these colors. Cream walls accentuate brown window and door frames well. To complete the theme, add in furniture and rugs that are a combination of cream, red, brown and a bit of gold.
- Shades of yellow
An all-yellow living room may not sound very appealing at first. But when done right, it can make the space appear sunny and bright. Cornfield yellow sofas and curtains complement cream colored walls. Add a dash of canary and olive green to complete the look.
Choosing the right color scheme for your living room, or your house for that matter, may seem like a daunting task at first. However, it’s easier than you think. One trick is to pick one color and then use different shades of the same color. Since walls act as a backdrop for furniture and other articles in a room, creating a contrast is a good practice. As already stated, neutral colors are always a great option.
Last but not the least; you can also experiment by mixing different textures or with wallpapers.