If you are unsure about where to begin with colour, try it out in a bathroom, a small area between rooms or an accent wall. You can seek inspiration from a rug, a few dishes, an accessory or a piece of furniture as a main colour or accent. Inspiration can come in any form, from anywhere - from the view from your windows or even from a tree that you love!
Think About The Mood
When picking a colour, consider the mood of the room. Choose hues based on the way you want to feel when you step into the living room. Pink exudes a feminine vibe while red exudes passion and boldness. Orange evokes cosiness and warmth, yellow exudes cheerfulness while green exudes tranquillity. Blue has a calming impact while violet is stimulating. You can manipulate the colours to your home's advantage and set the mood you desire.
Pay Attention to Lighting
Natural daylight shows the truest colour in a living room. Incandescent light brings out warm tones and yellows. Fluorescent lighting casts a sharp blue tone. A strong colour may be too bright and overpowering when used on walls or next to a large window, but it would be ideal for accent walls with indirect lighting in your living room.
Test Your Colour Choice
It is wise to test your paint choices on large areas of a wall or on a board. Try to go beyond your comfort zone and opt for strong colours or soft, deep neutrals as main or accent colours. Why ignore the ceilings? You can add a dramatic touch to them with a bold splash of colour.
Add Depth with Decorative Finishes
Spruce up plain and dull walls using subtle or dramatic texture. You can try various metal finishes to make your walls eye-catching.
Since you have learnt that different hues with its unique traits can have an uplifting or calming effect, it can go a long way in reflecting your personality too. Knowing how to best use individual colours can create a living room that you'll absolutely adore!
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