What color should I paint my living room?

Any color you want to but before you do – think just a little bit about your options. When you’re choosing color for your living room, look at your flooring, it plays a HUGE roll when deciding what color to choose.

Just like paint colors have undertones, so do floors. The living room I have here is a brown floor with a red undertone so keeping that in mind, let’s look at the options for our wall colors.

MINT GREEN: It’s has become a popular hue but not everyone likes it of course. Personally, I gravitate towards the warmer more yellow greens. Getting back to floor color, we know that “red” and green work well together so Mint Green is a possibility for your living room.

COASTAL BLUE: Clearly, this is beautiful! I love the contrast with the flooring to. Be careful with the blue you choose – if you go to light – it’ll look like a baby boy nursery instead of a living room.

GREEN: This is a very warm and cozy look for your living room. Again, green with this flooring is win. Artwork with black frames looks amazing with this color.

BROWN: Great monochromatic color scheme but be careful with this one. If you have a low ceiling and a small room, this color choice may be too dark. Than again, ultra white ceiling, bright furniture and drapery, this can be very stunning.

About Donna Frasca

I'm a Color Expert & Virtual Designer highly specialized in designing color palettes for open concepts spaces.
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14 Responses to What color should I paint my living room?

  1. Donna,
    Love how you showed different options here! I like them all for different reasons :)

  2. I’m really liking the last color! Which is surprising to me. With lighter furniture and some brass and silver metallic accents/mirrors I think it would look stunning and unique. Fun to compare the colors!

  3. Donna Frasca says:

    Brown can obviously make or break your room. With the decor you’ve just mentioned, it’ll be amazing! If you don’t use updated decor with brown, you can easily date your room. Sounds great Nicole!

  4. Karen says:

    I have flooring the exact color of what you’ve shown; and I have green couch & artwork with dark frames.. Going for a tuscan look, but the color I have on the walls (lighter gold) isn’t really working…I’d like to go for something dramatic, the space gets a fair amount of light – any suggestions for wall color?

  5. Donna Frasca says:

    I can’t really suggest a color without knowing the colors in the rest of your home. I can probably suggest a darker, dirtier gold that would be more conducive of the Tuscan look. Try ‘Golden Tread’ with accents of Gilded Ballroom both are by Benjamin Moore Color Stories if you want to stay in the gold family. I love the way gold looks with those dark brown floors. These colors may be too much if you have a small room. Good luck! Bella!

  6. Laura says:

    what about the color “peach”. I just love it and can’t seem to find ANYTHING to go with it!

  7. bdennis1914@yahoo.com says:

    What color is the blue room? I want to paint mine a similar blue. Thx

  8. mamazetter says:

    I live in Florida, my floors look very similar to the one in the picture and I recently painted my walls the coastal blue. I love it as it is but I am having a hard time coordinating pieces to decorate the room! I have dark brown (looks almost black) sofa and the furniture is also dark wood. I want to add art work and accent pieces but I am having a hard time finding things that fit, any suggestions?

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  10. Ma says:

    I choose the dark brown. It really pops with the white molding. It looks so crisp. My living room is gray but I wish it was a darker gray. Dark paint is so cozy.

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