Looking to redefine your living space? Longing for a splash of color? Intrigued by the different ideas you see on home decorating shows or in your friends’ houses? Here are some cool living room paint ideas to help you maximize the potential of the space you have and the world of fresh new paint colors at your disposal.
You don’t have to embrace the outrageous to choose cool paint for your living room. Sometimes, the embodiment of a cool painting idea lies in the execution, rather than in choosing the brightest or most unusual colors available. Leaf through magazines and flip through home and garden channels on TV; it will help you get an idea for what you like. If you already have a specific color scheme in mind, think about ways you could put a creative new twist on it. If you like yellow, and know you want your space to embrace a yellow theme, consider a two-tone scheme of darker yellow and a lighter yellow.
Important for creating mood, important for lighting, and important for defining your personal style.
Does your personal style keep up with trends? Were many of your rooms white or neutral just a few years back? Are you looking for bolder colors today, like bright yellow, deep red or blue?
Dig into those magazines and get out there on the web to find those trends, if that’s your direction. Take a look at recent issues of House Beautiful and check out paint company websites, like Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore. We bet you’ll see something that will pique your interest and get your wheels turning.
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Once you decide on a decorating style, or even a theme, for your living room, you can try to match the living room paint colors to fit that style. For some info on how to do that try this page on living room wall colors.