Whether you’re planning a major renovation or crave a budget-friendly home refresh, there’s no denying that choosing the right paint colors is an important part of the process. To put it simply, paint can completely change the look and feel of a room. So if you happen to be searching for living room paint color ideas, this roundup is full of more than enough inspiration. You’ll find light paint colors for an airy living room, vibrant hues ranging from teal to yellow for those who love nothing more than making a statement and even dark hues (think chocolate brown) to create a cozy atmosphere.
Once you’ve chosen the best paint color for your living room, all that’s left to do is make sure you have a comfortable sofa, stylish rug and decorative accessories to complete the look. Who knows? You might even be inspired to test a few of this year’s top design trends, too.
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Believe it or not, brown doesn’t have to be boring. A chocolate brown hue enhances this living room’s wood paneling and acts as a counterpart to the beige tones in the space.
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Of course, forest green walls are the perfect backdrop for a Christmas celebration, but once the holiday passes, you’ll appreciate just how much the color energizes your living room.
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Green Meets Gray
Using one color, like Benjamin Moore’s Knoxville Gray, is a no-brainer for a living room, especially when it comes to highlighting details like moldings and a brick fireplace.
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If you’re all for mixing bold patterns, like stripes and animal prints, stick to navy blue walls to balance the look.
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You can’t go wrong with taupe walls, whether you want to play up your living room’s coziness for the holidays or create a calming atmosphere for everyday lounging.
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Endless Sea by Sherwin-Williams makes a statement in this 1970s Dutch Colonial-style home.
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This South Carolina living room’s serene sage walls keep the focus on the thoughtful mix of patterns.
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In this living room, mood-boosting teal allows a gallery wall of family photos stand out.
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Pretty in Pink
Equal parts chic and feminine, blush pink walls pair beautifully with the soft gray sofa and red armchair in this living room.
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Earthy neutral walls set the foundation for this welcoming living room in England.
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Classic Black and White
Thanks to a timeless black-and-white color combo, there’s no shortage of panache in this interior.
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Pastel blue adds a fresh touch to this living room, while wood pieces and metallic accents create depth.
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A rich, toned-down shade of green is supported by pretty beige tones in this living room.
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Charcoal-colored walls, a surprising choice for a living room, give this design personality.
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An upbeat shade of yellow—plus a brick fireplace painted in a coat of cream—completes this living room.
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An all-white palette never gets old. Maintain visual interest by incorporating wood furniture and layers of texture.
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Pink never fails to pack a punch, and this inspiring shade with a hint of red gives this space a sophisticated feel.
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Beige is a classic for good reason. It can make a room feel as bright as possible and it pairs well with a slew of design styles.
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Get in on the ocean blue trend, especially if you’re aiming to give your living room a cocoon-like feeling.
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Draw inspiration from nature with terra-cotta walls, which instantly add warmth.
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Forest Green and Beige
Experimenting with two-tone walls, like green and beige, are an easy way to give a space a modern flair.
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A jolt of yellow breathes life into this cozy living room set-up.
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White is always on-trend, and this festive design scheme is the perfect example.
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Eye-catching blue acts as a mood-lifter in this living room that’s outfitted with built-in bookcases.
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For a feminine touch, consider a soft shade of pink that can blend seamlessly with white pieces and wood accents.
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Statement-making yellow manages to give this living room an energetic feel without making it feel overwhelming.
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Freshen up a living room with warm beige walls, a no-fail choice for a gallery wall display.
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Here, an appealing shade of pink, along with floral accents, give this room a feminine vibe.
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A good neutral paint color will never go out of style, and this design’s buttercream shade does the trick.
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Rich dark blue strikes the perfect balance with the crisp whites in this living room.
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