As the hub of the home, everyone’s likely to have an opinion about living room colour scheme ideas. The trusty app ensures everyone gets to have their say, but where do you even start? First, go back to the mood you’d like to create and consider the colour wheel.
Harmonious schemes use shades that sit close to each other on the colour wheel, like pink, purple and blue. Complementary or contrasting colour palettes make a bold impact by combining opposing colours, such as red and green. Monochromatic or tonal schemes involve layering different tones of the same colour or neutrals. No matter which scheme you choose, the key to balancing colour is sticking to two or three brighter shades with neutrals to avoid an overwhelming look.
At the end of the day though, the rules are entirely up to you to create in your living room! Consider layering shades of grey with splashes of white for a timeless, sophisticated appeal. Add a dash of feminine pink or bright mustard yellow for colour. For the ultimate in cosiness and depth, introduce rich, dark shades mixed with neutrals. Navy sings on a backdrop of white, deep green looks luxurious with cream and russet red makes natural wooden furniture pop. Cream and white living rooms are always on-trend and pastel greens, pinks, blues and purples help to create a relaxing haven with a touch of playfulness.
Once you’ve used the Dulux Visualizer app to narrow down your options - and fended off well-intended suggestions from friends and family - order paint tester pots via the app to finalise your colour palette ideas. Depending on the natural and artificial light in your home, paint colours can change dramatically. So, tester pots give you the chance to see what they'll really look like, by painting pieces of paper to hang up at various points and checking them at different times of day.
Now, there's no reason why you can't sing a rainbow and confidently paint one at home too!