[ecis2016.org] We suggest some popular colour combinations that can be used to decorate the living room of your house
For all home owners, the living room remains one of the most important areas of the house, which showcases the elegance of the entire house. Consequently, choosing the right décor theme for the living room, is one of the most difficult tasks for home owners and interior decorators, alike. Therefore, to clear some of the confusion, we are shortlisting a few trendy living room colours that can work with the overall theme of your home.
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Shades of cream
There can be no better combination for an elegant home, than light shades of white and cream. These bright shades can make the space look bigger and also allow the home owner to experiment with contrasting shades, by adding colourful details to the space. With these shades, it is not difficult to create a royal and bold look.
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Orange and blue
Apart from being unexpected, it is the most popular living room shade these days, as it portrays energy and enthusiasm in the space and brings in a lively vibe. You can mix some decorative fixtures with these shades, to make the space look more exciting. If you want to make it subtle, you can also combine orange with blue.
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Shades of green and pink
If you want to create a cool and calming vibe in your drawing room, there could be no better colour that green and pink. Choose pastel shades of these colours, to add a cosy feel. While pastel green looks great on walls, you can opt for pastel pink accessories, for your living room furniture.
Shades of grey and gold
If you do not like a colourful look and at the same time, you do not prefer plain white, then, grey can be an ideal option for you, mixed with golden tones. This will make your space look welcoming, rich and full of warmth. This is also a good way to turn your boring living room into something tasteful and beautiful.
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Combination of white, black and blue
White and black are a classic combination, for beautiful living rooms but you can add a tint of blue to give your drawing room a modern look. You can simply paint your living room walls with blue colour and mix and match the furnishings in a black and white theme. Throw in some living room accessories, such as cushions, rugs, etc., in shades of blue.
How to pick colours for your living room
Follow these tips, to choose colours for your drawing room:
- Decide on the décor or the mood that you want to create in the living room: For this, think about the role that the living room will play in your daily life. Will this be used for family time or just for entertaining guests? Do you want to keep the ambiance energetic or calming?
- Type of lighting you will have: If your living room has a lot of natural light, you can opt for earthy shades or neutral tones. You can also opt for shades of blue. Avoid using wallpapers, as it will fade soon. If there is no natural light in the room, you can use bright colours such as shades of yellow or ivory, to make the space look cheerful.
- Use light colours in small rooms: Light colours make the room look spacious. So, if your living space is small in size, opt for shades of white, cream or beige, to create an illusion of space.
- Use dark colours in big rooms: Since dark shades make the space look cosier and enclosed, you have the liberty to choose a darker hue of blue for a large living room. Alternatively, you can choose to paint just one wall with an accent colour and the remaining walls in a contrasting shade.
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