Fresh Color Schemes To Upgrade Your Living Room

A Timeless Twosome

Sophisticated, soft and chic – this traditional living room by Amy Carman Design proves that a black and white color palette can be just as captivating as its colorful counterparts. Gilded details embellish the ivory walls with warmth, while inky accents complement the striking fireplace at the center of the room. A muted mushroom paint coats the ceiling and mirrors the neutral area rug that brings softness to the design underfoot.

Organically Inspired

Invite organic warmth and earthy vibrancy into your living room by taking a page out of Vernich Interiors’ design book. They outfit the sofa and armchair set with airy beige slipcovers and add a pop of pigment with moss green accent pillows and a matching, tufted ottoman. The beige and green hues continue throughout the space by way of lush floral arrangements, custom drapery, a woven area rug and a thriving fiddleleaf fig in the corner of the room.

Bold + Breezy

Make a splash in your living room with the blue on blue color palette used in this bright, coastal escape by designer Ashley Gilbreath. Gilbreath achieves this bold yet breezy design with a balanced mix of pale aqua, glossy turquoise and weathered indigo hues. Two woven pendant lights, organic coffee table decor and a tropical, honey-toned settee create spirited contrast in the design and pop against the sea of blue hues used throughout the space.

Go Platinum

Platinum, greige and white set the tone for sophistication in this ethereal formal living room by Traci Connell Interiors. The smoky color palette, the striking cast stone fireplace and the luxurious upholstery details yield a space that feels equal parts intimate, opulent and airy.

Positively Peachy

Peach grasscloth wallpaper pairs with dramatic marigold, merlot and sky blue accent hues to create an unexpected and inviting color palette in this eclectic living room by Shakoor Interiors. The designers soften the rich color story with unfussy, contemporary furnishings and a collection of organic wood and stone accessories displayed throughout the design.

Dialed-Up Earth Tones

Dial-up the drama in your living room design with a collection of emboldened earth hues. This contemporary sitting room by Christine Kohut shows how it’s done with an oversized emerald sectional, gold light fixtures and a pack of leopard and ochre toss pillows. An arrangement of fiery, fresh cut lilies in an amethyst vase are showcased on the marble table at the center of the room and mirror the toasty tones woven throughout the Oushak rug.

Pink and Green Perfection

The design masterminds at D2 Interieurs use blush, hot pink and celery green accessories to pack panache into this otherwise neutral, contemporary living room design. The updated take on pink and green feels especially fresh against the edgy abstract painting, dramatic flush mount chandelier and the collection of bold, black details scattered throughout the space.

Blue on Blue

Follow Vernich Interiors' lead and outfit your formal living room with a striking mix of sapphire, cognac and metallic gold hues. Gilded accents shine brightly against the deep, jewel tone blue while an orange armchair provides a jovial pop of color to the design. The deep blue grasscloth wallpaper provides the perfect contrast for the velvet electric blue sofa, creating an interesting, yet pleasing color contrast.

Golden Warmth

Crisp, white walls, a smoky gray sofa and a quad of white armchairs are enveloped by warmth from every direction in this contemporary-rustic living room by Breeze Giannasio. Giannasio highlights the honey tones at play in the exposed wood ceiling and hardwood floors with a collection of marigold accents and bright yellow blooms at the center of the room. Contemporary art and bold, black and brass light fixtures contrast against the rustic red brick fireplace, and bring interest and glamour to the design.

Dazzle With Jewel Tones

This bold living room is anchored in jewel tones and dripping with luxurious, neutral accent pieces that complement the design. Brilliant topaz walls wrap the space in a drama while a custom, peridot velvet sofa invites homeowners to unwind in style at the end of each day. Translate Marie Flanigan’s drool-worthy design into your own space by pairing the same, cool gemstone hues rich with espresso wood furnishings and white, gray or champagne accessories.

Patriotic and Polished

An elevated Americana color palette is always a good idea. Navy, ruby and sky-blue come together to outfit this handsome, transitional family room by Andrea Swan. Use this patriotic color palette paired with a brilliant brass light fixtures to achieve the same polished and preppy appeal in your family room or den.

Moody Mix

A deep teal sofa, lapis blue area rug and slate gray walls join forces in this moody and misty transitional living room design by Lauren Nelson. Caramel herringbone hardwoods add warmth underfoot while ivory drapes and brass accessories balance the dramatic, cool tones at play throughout the space.

Elevate With Amethyst

Marie Flanigan proves that dusty lavender, saturated pink and weathered teal play well with beige, gray and white furnishings. Follow Flanigan’s lead and elevate your neutral living room design with some oversized, moody artwork, jewel tone coffee table accessories and a pair of matching accent pillows.

Timeless Teal

The color palette in this living room includes shades of teal, jade green and charcoal gray for a cohesive and sophisticated look. Designer Caitlin Murray unifies the eclectic mix of furnishings by painting the walls a bright white and using analogous colors throughout the space.

Traditional Neutrals

Neutral colors are the perfect background for a living room. Add accessories in muted shades or bright hues to achieve different looks. This living room pairs several shades of brown and tan with pops of green and yellow to create a calming but interesting atmosphere.

Pretty in Pink

Designer Natalie Myers started with a base color of white in this living room and added pizzazz with pretty pastel pink poufs and accessories. The touches of pink are accented by metallic gold embellishments, bringing a muted yet impactful color pop to this space.

Breezy Contemporary

Cool blue cabinets and white walls contrast well with the dark brown ceiling beams to create a relaxing, contemporary living area. Designer Lindye Galloway adds interest to the coastal color palette by choosing patterned chair cushions and adding a soft blue area rug.

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