Already, 2017 has proven to be an impeccable year for modernized design throwbacks, especially when it comes to some of the most popular living room colours that are gracing people’s walls. More and more people are embracing vintage, rustic-chic, zany yet modern colour schemes for their living rooms rather than opting for styles that are considered a safe bet.
This year, the biggest home design trend isn’t making sure everything matches perfectly; it’s to make a bold and brash statement by using your sense of style as a form of self expression. Your living room should represent who you are as a person. After all, your living room is usually the first room people see when they enter your home, and it’s also most likely where they’ll spend most of their time. That’s why it’s important that your living room is memorable, unique, fashionable, and functional.
Modern Colour Schemes for Your Living Room
If you’re wondering where you should begin when it comes to decorating or revamping your living room, you can always take inspiration from your furniture and accent pieces. Whether you’re planning on purchasing completely new furnishings or repurposing your old ones, these items should give you some excellent wall colour ideas for your living room. You can go with bright, daring tones or opt for neutral, soothing colours. Either way, the wall colours you choose should help tie the entire room together, even if you have several accent colours and pieces.
Make Your Living Room Look Bigger and Brighter
If your living room is small in size, then you’ll want to choose wall colours that’ll open it up to make it seem livelier and larger than it actually is. In the designing world, this concept is referred to as “creating an optical illusion” to make a space seem bigger and roomier. Pastels are usually the best colours to achieve this look in any living room.
Two-tone combinations are an excellent way to add a little pizzazz to your living room and make it look unique and chic at the same time. If you’re not sure which colours pair well together, you can check out a colour harmonies wheel online. The general rule of thumb is that colours facing opposite one another are a good match.
Choose the Right Lighting for Your Living Room
The right lighting can create a beautiful and enviable type of ambience in your living room. That’s why you should always pay attention to the natural lighting in your living room during different times of day prior to settling on any specific wall colour. At any given time, the colours could appear to look either brighter or darker depending on the amount of sunlight that enters the room. If your living room gets a lot of natural light, you can use a dark orange or yellow colour to offset brightness and give it a homey feel. Or, if your living room doesn’t get a lot of natural sunlight, you can use bright synthetic lights to brighten up darker wall colours and make it feel more elite. It all depends on the look you’re going for.
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