5 Wall Colors for Living Rooms We've Fallen in Love with Already this Year


We have seen some stunning brown living room ideas on our social media feeds lately, with many neutral lovers opting for browns as part of a more earthy scheme. Brown is one step up from a warm beige or taupe, bringing a more emphatic look, and as the image above demontrates, it can have a deeply calming effect. From soft mocha tones to bolder colas and mahogany shades, a brown living room feels grounding and invigorating.


The past few years have seen a return to nature in the world of interiors, so it was no surprise that this year's Color of the Year nominations included uplifting blues, such as Valspar's Renew Blue. As shown in the traditional yet boho living room above, mid-tone blues have an alluring appeal, but given their associations with nature, they never feel trendy.


We all have unique, personal connections and reactions to color, but when Behr unveiled their color of the year, Cracked Pepper, we were instantly impressed and excited by this moody and seductive tone. Cracked Pepper is a sooty black with undertones of charcoal grey and creates a distinctive backdrop for any darker living room scheme.


Green is a failsafe living room wall color that we turn to time and again because of its ability to create a calm and cozy space. We recently mentioned Farrow & Ball's Bancha in our feature on ways to combine green and grey in the living room, which is a deep green particularly well suited to smaller living rooms, according to Farrow & Ball creative director Charlotte Cosby. 'Consider taking it over the walls and ceiling, as this will blur the limits of the room, and create an illusion of space.'


Our living rooms are a great opportunity to express our personality and create a space that we truly love. They are also much-used spaces, so we need something comforting and easy on the eye. For this reason, an earth-toned pink is ideal, creating a subtle statement while feeling cocooning and grounding.

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