Question colors, all tastes are in nature. And that's why we often find ourselves stuck when we have to choose the color of our living room. White is without risk but not really original; color, with pleasure, but which one so as not to be disappointed with the result? So, if the final decision depends on our tastes, here are some color rules to follow to be sure not to be mistaken and create a harmonious decor.
The color of your clothes
To start, look at your wardrobe: you will immediately see the dominant colors, these are the ones you like the most. For example, if you never put blue, why would you put blue on your living room wall? In general, follow your instincts rather than the fashions, which tend to tire out fairly quickly.
Try it on the wall
Paint large strips of paper in the colors you like. Apply them on the living room walls using double sided for several days. You will see that you spontaneously eliminate certain colors. Also think in terms of atmosphere, more than aesthetics: if you want to transform your living room into a cozy and relaxing room, your choices will naturally fall towards soft colors and neutral tones!
Maximum three colors
As in fashion, decorating stylists agree to respect the rule of maximum three colors in a living room. These must be: - in harmony: the neighboring colors on the chromatic circle (purple, blue, green), - in contrast: the colors in opposition on the chromatic circle (red, blue, yellow), - complementary: colors diametrically opposite (yellow and purple).
Neutral colors for the living room
The living room is a room of "residence", that is to say one has to stay there for a long time, unlike passage rooms like the entrance. We receive, we discuss, we watch television there, a relatively neutral color is essential in order not to confine the space. To get out of the traditional white / beige, take a dip in the range of autumn colors (ocher, marsala ...) or even in shades of blue which have a very soothing effect!
With neutral colors on the walls, you can paint the frames of your doors and windows one to three tones above the color of the walls, and with a satin paint. Do not hesitate to repaint the paneling, in order to keep all the warmth of the wood without its "mountain chalet" aspect. A simple and inexpensive way to give a modern touch to your stay!
A strong color on a single section of wall
Do not deprive yourself of applying your favorite color in the living room, but on a single wall if it is a strong color like red. Behind the sofa, for example, it will identify the sitting area as being very distinct from the dining area if you have a large living room: a clever way of delimiting spaces without dividing them! Your color "red thread" can then be applied in the kitchen and the entrance, by touches, to become the color theme of your decor.
Strong colors only in matt
Little reminder: you will only use satin paint if your walls are in very good condition because it highlights the defects. And the strong colors will be applied in matt to avoid the "bling bling" side. Opt for a washable mat, especially if you have young children or animals because the powdered effect paint has the defect of being very messy!
The best sellers colors of decor designers for the living room
Neutral tones: glossy brown, taupe, linen, gray, sand are good alternatives to shades of white. Bright tones are to be applied on a single section of wall and as a reminder in accessories: red, eggplant, purple, electric blue, orange, anise green.