How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Living Room

Posted on Housing Trends, Real Estate April 14, 2017 by Jinny Martin

Homeowners spend time with their families, relax, and entertain guests in their living rooms, so the right color scheme is important. Choosing the wrong colors could make the room look small, drab, or disorganized. Here are some helpful tips for choosing the perfect color scheme for your living room.

Decide on a Theme

If you have a favorite hobby or sport, display pictures and decor about it for an interesting theme. For example, you can include photos of scenic landscapes, sky blue walls, wood floors and furniture, and houseplants if you like to hike or spend time outdoors. You can even make your furniture leaf green. If you’re a football fan, display merchandise from your favorite team or player, and paint your walls a bold color like dark red or black.

Make Sure Everything Matches

The colors you choose need to match with your existing furniture and decor. You should also make sure your flooring matches unless you plan to replace it. Use a color wheel to help you decide which colors will look best in your living room. To keep things looking coordinated, choose just a few shades to emphasize.

Use Light and Dark Colors

If you have dark carpeting or a wood floor, paint your walls a light color to make your living room look more spacious. If your walls and floor are light, add brightly colored furniture and decor for more contrast. For darker walls, use light furniture and flooring. An accent wall with a lighter color or wallpaper in an interesting pattern can also make your living room more attractive. Use several shades of the same color for an organized, modern look.

At Centra Falls, you can create the perfect living room for your family in one of our luxury townhomes. You can choose from five-floor plans to fit any lifestyle.

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