Colorful Living Room Ideas

Who said you have to keep things neutral? Your living room isn't Switzerland-there's no need to play it safe. If you like it loud, don't be shy about turning it up. That's right, go ahead and hoist a flag in your favorite hue, no matter how bright. And a coat of paint is the quickest route to a bright space. Pick the color that floats your boat the most, whether it's marigold, pomegranate, cobalt, or emerald. Sound hard to pull off? Take a look at this gallery to see some of our favorite vibrant gathering spaces, which might just inspire you to take your own living room from comatose to colorful.

By: Penelope Wood



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Lucky Stripes


If you love bright colors but can't narrow it down to one, try painting your wall with stripes of all of your favorite hues.

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Also See: Add a Pop of Color With Wainscot Stripes







So ShockingSo Shocking
So Shocking


Love pink? Don't be shy about it: paint your gathering space in your best and brightest.

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Also See: How to Add Blasts of Bright Paint Color









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Fresh-Squeezed


A soft orange hue doesn't overwhelm when it tops white wainscoting.

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Also See: Colorful Small Appliances










Color Within Four White WallsColor Within Four White Walls
Color Within Four White Walls


Even renters can brighten up a space with coordinated accessories and artwork.

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Also See: 10 Great White Kitchens










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Turn to Color Theory


White isn't the only color to paint trim in a red room. Here a pale version of the color opposite red on the color wheel, green, is used.

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Also See: Beautify Your Home With Crown Molding and Other Trim Upgrades







Hot and WarmHot and Warm
Hot and Warm


Red paired with a neutral hue such as chocolate brown adds richness and graphic style.

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Songs Sung BlueSongs Sung Blue
Songs Sung Blue


Bold blue hues cocoon this stylish, pulled-together space.

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Also See: Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Blue Houses









Rosy GlowRosy Glow
Rosy Glow


Add cheer with a red backdrop for your fireplace.

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Also See: Fireplace Design Ideas










Inspired by NatureInspired by Nature
Inspired by Nature


Swaths of blue and green bring this living room home.

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Also See: Take the Chill off Modern Architecture









Go GreenGo Green
Go Green

Yellow-green paint adds freshness to this cozy layout. Horizontal accent stripes in shades of green above the mantel make the space feel expansive.

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