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Living room colour inspiration

Whether you’re planning a complete living room transformation or want to freshen up the space with a lick of paint, we’ve put together the best colour ideas for living rooms to help you get started. You'll find stylish living room paint ideas from timeless neutral shades like grey, beige, and cream to brighter tones like green, blue, yellow and pink.

Living room paint colours

Wondering what to put on your living room walls? With so many colours available, knowing where to start can be tricky. First, decide whether you prefer a neutral or colourful living room. If you want to combine both designs, we’ve got plenty of ideas for feature walls in living rooms, allowing you to add a fun pop of colour. Explore the best shades here to get inspired: 

  • Grey living room ideas. Whether soft grey or charcoal, this shade is timeless and versatile. Create a modern grey living room or use grey as a softer alternative to black or white in traditional homes. 

  • Cream living room ideas. If white feels too stark or cold, but you want to brighten up a small living room, try warm neutrals like cream. This shade works particularly well in traditional homes but can create contemporary elegance in modern interiors.

  • Green living room ideas. Green can be as bold or subtle as you like, from lighter shades like sage to dark forest green. If you’re dipping your toe into colour, it’s a great alternative to neutrals, evoking nature and calm.

  • Blue living room ideas. Blue is another versatile choice for living rooms, whether you choose a light or dark shade. Use it to create a feature wall in neutral spaces or go all-out with a tonal blue colour scheme. 

  • Yellow living room ideas. Add a splash of sunshine to your living room with yellow. From rich mustard to soft pastel yellow, this shade adds warmth and vibrancy. 

Living room colour combinations

Discover the best colour schemes for living rooms to find your favourite combinations. From wall colours to furniture and accessories, there are many ways to incorporate these lounge colour schemes into your space.

  • Navy and grey living rooms. This colour scheme is classic yet modern, working well in any home. Contrast deep navy with soft grey to prevent the space from looking too dark, or embrace the darkness with charcoal grey walls and blue living room accessories. 

  • Grey and beige living rooms. A grey and beige living room is warm and timeless if you love neutrals. This colour pairing is perfect for modern or traditional homes, creating a tonal effect that’s brightening yet cosy. 

  • Pink and grey living rooms. For modern homes, a pink and grey living room is perfect. Whether you prefer grey walls and pink accessories or vice versa, this colour scheme balances light, dark, warm and cool tones. 

  • Green and grey living rooms. This colour scheme is cosy and luxurious, with several shade combinations. Try light grey walls and dark green furnishings or vice versa to create contrast, or opt for sage green walls with grey furnishings for a brightening effect.

  • Cream and yellow living rooms. Bring warmth into your living room with a cream and yellow colour scheme. This design is perfect for traditional homes, providing a cosy, country feel. It can also be adapted for modern interiors by adding grey furniture or orange living room accessories. 

The best paint for living rooms

Wondering what the best paint for living rooms is? Explore our range of interior paint to find various formulations and finishes. Matt and satin paint are ideal for walls and ceilings, while satinwood, soft sheen, eggshell, silk and gloss are best for skirting, doors and other wood trim. Our Easycare range features washable paint, helping busy family living rooms look their best for longer. Once you’ve settled on your living room colour scheme, use our colour finder tool to discover the various shades available at Dulux. 

Living room colour hubs

Need more living room colour scheme ideas or looking for innovative ways to inject colour into your space? Check out our living room colour hubs for more inspiration, including green, grey and blue designs: 

Still debating on the perfect colour for your living room? Download the Dulux Visualizer app and try out your favourite shades instantly. For more inspiration and décor tips, follow us on socials. 

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