18 Gorgeous Living Room Color Schemes for Every Taste

Living room with teal colored walls, light green seating and wooden furniture covered with houseplants

The Spruce / Michelle Becker

Whether your living room's style is traditional, transitional, contemporary, or ultra-modern, you can give it a unique twist with a personalized color scheme. From beautiful wall colors to eye-catching furnishings these paint ideas will take your space to your next level.

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    Charcoal Gray and Navy Blue Contemporary Living Room

    natural black brick fireplace
    Andrew Flesher Interiors

    Charcoal brick and navy blue walls together are the bold combo that makes this contemporary living room in a modern farmhouse by Minneapolis based Andrew Flesher Interiors feel so warm and cozy. The green rug, natural wood accents, and multihued furniture lighten up the room without spoiling the cocoon-like vibe.

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    Monochromatic Living Room Blue Color Scheme

    monochromatic simple small living room in blue
    Turek Design

    The clients who own this home asked the decorating team at Turek Design based in New York City to create a dramatic space. Sticking to a monochromatic blue palette got the job done. Dotting the room are brass accents for splashes for glitz. Items including the floor lamp and wall mounted light fixtures pop beautifully in this blue-on-blue living room.

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    Orange, Blue, and Gray Contemporary Living Room

    orange blue and gray living room
    Ann Lowengart Interiors

    Ann Lowengart Interiors out of San Anselmo, California enlivened this living room with fresh orange wallpaper and a bright, blue painting. The bold colors set the stage for the neutral furniture and gray, zigzag carpeting.

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    Black Forest Green and Cream Modern Rustic Living Room

    original shiplap walls painted black
    Cuppett Architects

    Walls painted a shade called Black Forest Green by Benjamin Moore put a moody spin on the shiplap walls in this living room by Cuppett Architects. The dark color provides an ideal backdrop for the cream-colored furnishings.

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    Apple Green and Teal Midcentury Living Room

    green and teal living room

    This lovely Brooklyn town house featured on real estate and architecture news site 6sqft is brimming with cheery pops of color. The apple green walls in the living room set the stage for the teal midcentury furnishings.

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    Purple and Pink Traditional Living Room

    super colorful purple and violet living room
    Liz Caan and Company

    You are one of a kind, so it makes sense to have a living room that is just as unique. Here purple and pink create a standout statement in this space by Liz Caan and Company out of Newton, Massachusetts. On the floor is a purple, trellis-patterned large area rug by Stark Carpet. The pink gemstone inspired wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries.

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    Teal and White Midcentury Inspired Living Room

    Teal and White living room
    Marion Alberge

    Teal and white are the winning hues in this midcentury-inspired living room by French interior designer Marion Alberge. Warm natural wood tones complement the primary color scheme. 

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    Pink and Brown Boho Living Room

    Tissue pink walls with glossy white ceiling

    Walls painted Tissue Pink by Benjamin Moore provide a soft backdrop for striking brown furnishings and a colorful rug in this boho retreat by Havenly an online interior designer service.

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    White and Brown Neutral Living Room

    small scandi styled living room dog white rug
    Alvhem Makleri

    This Scandinavian chic living room spotted on Alvhem Makleri balances both cool and warm shades of white with brown leather tones. The result is a sophisticated space that does not feel overdone or fussy.

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    Red and Purple Traditional Living Room

    red and violet living room
    Anouska Tamony Designs

    Analogous hues, like red and purple, sit next to one another on the color wheel. So it makes sense that shades like these coordinate together beautifully as shown in this living room by Anouska Tamony Designs based in London.

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    Beige and White Contemporary Living Room

    Neutral Toned Living Room
    Jamie Keskin Design

    This charming small living room by Boston based, Jamie Keskin Design proves that a beige and white color scheme is anything but boring. From the wallpaper to the wicker coffee table, pattern and texture are the ingredients that add visual interest to a space filled with soft neutral hues.

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    Jet Black Modern Living Room With White Accents

    jet black modern living room
    Danielle Colding Design

    Black is the dominant color in this New York City Apartment by Danielle Colding Design. Ikat wallpaper on the ceiling adds pattern. Molding painted white creates a pinstripe effect. A soft Greek flokati rug appears like a fluffy white cloud.

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    Blue and Yellow in a Classic English Living Room

    blue and yellow in London Home
    Anouska Tamony

    The living room in this London based home by interior designer Anouska Tamony features two favorite hues from across the pond. The English Yellow sofas jump out against walls painted a shade called Denim Drift by Dulux.

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    Blue and Gray Living Room Color Scheme

    Blue and Gray living room
    Chango and Company

    Blue and gray are the core colors in this living room in an old farmhouse renovated by New York design firm, Chango and Company. Covering the wall on the right is textured wallpaper. The walls on the left on is shade called Stunning by Benjamin Moore.

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    Blue, White, and Red Living Room

    bohemian living room with futon sofas

    A red, white, and blue color scheme does not have to feel patriotic. In this living room by Commune a Los Angeles-based design studio Moroccan cushions and pillows give the space a distinct boho vibe.

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    Dove Gray and White Modern Living Room

    dove gray and white living room
    Benni Amadi

    Dove gray walls and white furnishings make a serene statement in this living room by San Francisco-based interior designer Benni Amadi.

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    Striking Black and White Living Room With Copper Accents

    black and white living room with copper accents

    Homepolish interior designer, Michael Hilal gave this California living room its chic and modern look. The black and white feature wall makes a graphic statement. The place is decked out with black and gray furniture. Cooper table lamps bring on the bling.​

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    White and Pink Living Room


    Update a living room with a millennial pink wall as shown in this apartment spotted on Alvhem. The black and white IKEA rug on the floor lends a pop of graphic pow. Natural wood shelves add practical storage. Two Louie armchairs with pretty pink upholstery pour on the charm.

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