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Living Room Colors That Never Grow Old
Why use a color that will grow stale after a year or two? There is trendy, and it is timeless, and this color from Ralph Lauren Home falls in the latter category.
It's a smooth, toned-down yellow called Chesapeake Yellow, and it's something you'll be able to look at--and relax in--for years to come without getting tired of it. Ceiling and trim are a refreshing cool shade, Deckhand White.
From Ralph Lauren Home
- Walls: Chesapeake Sunset
- Ceiling and Trim: Deckhand White
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Easy Craftsman Browns for this Living Room
With its leather chairs, fireplace, and solid hardwood, this living room demands complementary colors. Nearly anything in Valspar's largely earthen-toned Eddie Bauer Collection is a good bet.
Since so much white is used in this living room--not just the usual trim, but also the fireplace and the adjacent kitchen cabinets--you'll need to choose well. In this case, a paint color called Craft White provides just the right balance of white, without being overwhelming.
From Valspar, Eddie Bauer Collection
- Craft White
- Bungalow Gold
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Neutral Colors for a Southwest Living Room
This wall shade is the perfect accompaniment to the Southwestern feel of this living room, with its rattan furniture, bamboo, and ocean-themed pictures.
From Ralph Lauren Home
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- Walls: Canvas Natural
- Ceiling: Stucco White
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Relaxing Living Room in Suede Brown
Brown has a storied reputation as a favored living room color, and for good reason. Brown implies stability and roots: it's home. So, if you're going to splash brown on your living room walls, why not go all the way? This brown from Benjamin Moore is about as dark a brown as you can get, without dragging down the room's mood.
- Golden Chalice
- Adobe Dust
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A Gentle, Watery Blue Living Room
This water-inspired, quiet blue splashes gently on your room and keeps the mood light and airy.
From Valspar's Earth Elements Collection
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- Ocean Deep
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Silver and Brown Downtown Living Room Design
A strong brown from Ralph Lauren Home, Broadway (that's the color) lends an air of sophistication to this urban loft. Add a splash of silvery chrome with Design Studio White on the right-hand wall to give extra power to this accent wall.
- Left Wall: Broadway
- Right Wall: Design Studio White
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Putty-Colored Living Room Paint
The best thing about this color from Glidden (name: Soft Suede) is that it stands back and lets the pictures, pillows, and other accessories give the room its punch.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Living Room Colors: Before and After
From Devoe Paints, a smart living room before and after color transformation. With just one accent wall color, the room is toned down considerably and the sofa pops right out. The picture and decorative plates also have a better background for display.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Subtle Changes, Big Difference
Nothing earth-shattering: the owner merely darkened the neutral on one wall and added a muted green to another wall. But what a transformation--it pulls the white trim away from the walls and adds more visual interest to an otherwise bland, monotone color scheme.
From Devoe Paints (no information given by Devoe as to paint colors).
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Living Room Colors: Red Accent Color For Special Items
This homeowner has lots of knick-knacks to display. So, this red accent wall is a perfect way to highlight those items in the living room and visually cordon off the area.
From Devoe Paints.
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