How to Choose Color For Living Room?

Choosing the right color for your living room is a task, isn’t it? There are so many colors available now that you tend to get confused. But don’t worry, in this article I will share some easy ways and tips. These tips are helpful while you go for the color-selection process. Read the tips below to know all the things you should consider while selecting the color:

Firstly, make the list of all the colors you like

The living room is one space in the house where you spend the most time with your friends and family. And so the color of the living room should be something you like. Write down the colors you like and try to look for the shades in the list accordingly. By making a list, you narrow down your color options which is a great start.

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Decide what kind of look you want for your living room.

The second criteria to consider is how you want your living room to look like. There are many types such as elegant, subtle, rich, etc. Nowadays, people go for the subtle minimal look for the living room. For such style, you can select the light colors such as white, off-white, light shades of purple, light grey, etc.

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If you like elegant style, selecting vibrant colors such as blue, green, and beige work well.

Select the color based on the vibe you want for the living area

It is essential to consider this point. Many people like adding the shades of red, orange and yellow to make their spaces look bright. Whereas, some people select the shades of green for giving the vibe of nature. The shades of blue is a nice touch if you love beaches or seashores. However, if you want a relaxing vibe, go for the light shades. Selecting light shades gives a calming effect to the room.

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Consider how the shade looks in the natural light.

Some shades look amazing in natural lights while other shades look good in the artificial lighting. Given that the living space is useful for the entire day to try and go for colors that look nice in daylight too. Shades of mint green, pastel colors such as pink, blue and other shades of grey look good in both natural light and artificial lighting.

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Always keep the decor and furniture before finalizing the color.

If you already own some furniture pieces that you have picked up for the living room, then see to it that it goes well with the color you select. Neutral shades of color work well with wooden furniture and other decor pieces too. Keep the type of decor you want while choosing the color. Also, consider the POP and false ceiling of the living room when you go for the color selection process.

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Many people select a white or off white color and then add colorful pieces to the living room to make it look beautiful.

Last but not least do a sample test on the wall

Sometimes the color doesn’t look good on the wall or like what you might have thought. For saving yourself from such mini heartbreak situations, always paint a patch of the paint on the wall. Select three shades at least in the same color and then paint a small part of the wall to see which one looks best. This way you will get the perfect color for your living room. Don’t hesitate to ask for sample paint at the shops; there are plenty of them.

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Some professional help for confused people like me

I know how overwhelming this entire process can be. You can always consult a professional as they have better knowledge about the contrast, do’s and don’ts, lightings than we have. You can also discuss with your family members to get some clarity on the shades and color. You can search for the ideas on Pinterest, and Instagram to get some inspiration.

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So these are some quick and vital tips that are beneficial for selecting the right color for the living room. I hope this article ease out the process and your living room looks fantastic!

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