While white, minimalist living rooms seem to be in, there is always an urge to splash a little color to create a lively and homely atmosphere. The living room is often the heart of the home, housing sports matches or sitcoms on television, the occasional family board game, or an evening cup of tea. It is therefore vital to choose your colors for your living room well as they could decide your mood for the day!
Choosing a color scheme depends on the type of mood you want to create. Some may prefer a calm and soothing atmosphere, while others might choose a warm and cozy, or a vibrant, invigorating ambience. Analogous colors (adjacent) create a flow, and are relaxing. Complementary colors are contrasting and visually challenging. You want to be careful not to clutter your space with too many colors.
You might feel the need to bring more life to your living room with a bold and energetic color. While that may be a great idea, don’t get carried away. In a space that you experience everyday, it is important to balance out strong colors with softer tones and neutrals.
Green is a revitalizing color that keeps the mood fresh. Being neutral, it goes with most color schemes and furniture. Adding plants gives personality and life to the room, and you can try to balance it out with the view and light from your window.
Things such as books and photo frames are often an inevitable part of your living room. The natural color of these objects can be highlighted by toning down the rest of the room or positioning it well. This not only adds color, but also a touch of honesty.
by Kapil Agarwal
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