These Are The Absolute Best Paint Colors For Your Living Room

You'll die when you see how chic black can look.

Living room paint color ideas
Björn Wallander

Your living room is probably your go-to spot, so make sure it's a place that you actually look forward to relaxing in every day. Whether you want something bold and bright, neutral, or totally calming, we've got every color idea you should consider on this list. Grab your paint brush.

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Jade Green

This jewel-toned color makes a room feel like a Caribbean oasis. Add potted plants and we're completely swooning.

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White

A crisp, matte white is totally timeless. is there for you when you just can't with trends anymore (see ya never, millennial pink).

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Bold Yellow

Does the thought of painting your living room yellow scare you to your very core? Just choose an accent, like a door or a single wall, instead.

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Sherwin-Williams
Ocean

This jewel-toned blue is the color of wanderlust right in your own home. It'll make you feel like you're on vacation, even if the closest you're getting to an island escape is your laptop's screensaver (sigh).

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Pink

Pink doesn't have to be overtly girly. Add Southwestern elements like textiles, patterns, and wood accents to make the pastel feel a little more funky and bohemian.

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Gray

Even though it's subtle, the added texture you get from wood paneling helps break up an all-gray wall. A bold, colorful rug adds even more dimension.

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Peach

Peach is your best bet when you don't want to go as feminine as pink can be. If things are feeling overwhelming, only paint one section on your wall.

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ERIC PIASECKI
Crimson

Avoid the super bright reds and your house won't look like fire engine central. A richer shade of crimson warms up the space, while contrasting furniture in pinks and blues helps break up the bold hue.

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Living room paint color ideas
Maura McEvoy
Black

Designer Kristin Kong hid a door to the basement behind millwork painted in Sherwin-Williams Black Fox in her home near Atlanta. The ­trick "makes the room look less choppy,” she says, since the dark color helps everything blend together.

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Annie Schlechter
Amethyst

Both the walls and ceiling feature amethyst paint. Brighter pops of purple on the sofa and the lamp give it a little contrast, so it doesn't feel too muted.

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Living room paint color ideas
Francesco Lagnese
Ebony

A new house on Alabama's Lake Martin takes on the look of an old cabin with soft, washed-out colors and ebony wood walls. Designer Susan Ferrier chose a chandelier by Phillips Metal Works to make a lofty living room feel more intimate.

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Living room paint color ideas
Björn Wallander
Blue

These family room walls were lacquered in a custom ocean blue color. The shiny walls help bounce light across the space, giving a bright and open feel.

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Peter Murdock
Clay

This studio apartment has a personality all of its own. The warm coral walls set off the neutral and colorful decor perfectly.

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Francesco Lagnese
Sky Blue

In the sunroom of a Connecticut ranch house, pale blue walls give the room a calming vibe. White ceilings help break up the blue and make the room feel lighter and airier.

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Living room color ideas
Björn Wallander
Light Gray

Just because a rental might be short-term, doesn't mean it has to lack style. In her historic Charleston rental, stylist Jill Sharp Weeks painted the entire interior a sophisticated gray that felt true to the time period.

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Living room paint color ideas
Maura McEvoy
Brown

In a Connecticut house designed by Philip Gorrivan, living room walls painted in Farrow & Ball's Tanner's Brown—with trim in Benjamin Moore's White Dove—set off an eclectic art collection and a classic Bridgewater sofa, covered in Josef Frank's Windows.

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Living room paint color ideas
Björn Wallander
Lilac

In a colorful Park Avenue apartment by Mark D. Sikes, walls in Benjamin Moore's Misty Lilac help ground the lively patterns used throughout. The soft purple shade almost acts like a neutral.

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Maura McEvoy
Grass Green

The color scheme in the living room of this New York house was inspired by the outdoors. A grass green on the walls brings freshness into the family room.

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Amy Neunsinger
Dark Cobalt

Blue walls give this stylish family room a cocoon-like feel. Dark walls make it extra cozy and intimate.

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Living room paint color ideas
Melanie Acevedo
Cantaloupe

To warm up the new Sheetrock interior in a Palm Beach house, the expansive living room is glazed a "juicy cantaloupe color that makes everyone smile," designer Ashley Sharpe says. Even the coffered ceiling subtly picks up the tropical punch.

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Christopher Baker
Purple

From the silver ceiling down to the cheetah print stools, a Hamptons house lives up its glam location. Purple paint coats the walls in high-gloss, and the sofa is covered in velvet.

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living room paint colors
Thomas Loof
Orange

These orange walls provide a dynamic backdrop for artworks and a red lacquer chinoiserie desk. It's unexpected, but makes the room feel so sunny.

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Ngoc Minh Ngo
Navy Blue

Painting a small living room a dark color can be helpful. It camouflages the fact that it's small, and ups the cozy vibes. Bonus? Navy blue is totally timeless.

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Green Den
Eric Piasecki
Olive

If your style is more traditional, olive green might be the right move. It's also ideal for millwork and trim

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Peter Murdock
Sage Green

Turn to nature and bring gorgeous shades of sage. indoors. Green-infused grays will feel like a breath of fresh air.

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