Is your living room getting you down? Is it time to make a change? Even just repainting your walls and implementing a new colour scheme can work wonders. Even if you do not knock down any walls, new colours can make your living room look like an entirely new space—and you do not have to move your stuff across town to make it happen! Here are five popular living room paint ideas to help inspire your new project.

5 Living Room Paint Ideas

Earth Tones

One of the popular trends when it comes to paint colour schemes, particularly in living rooms, is earth tones. This includes chocolate brown, tan, green, and even splashes of white interspersed throughout the room. Some choose yellow in addition to brown to add a little extra brightness.

Whatever the choice, the ultimate goal surrounding an earth tone paint scheme is to create a cozy living space. You want people to cuddle up on the couch and under a blanket by the fire in the winter.

Take to the Sky

Do you like the idea of an airy space? Do you want to make your living room look quite a bit bigger than it currently is, without adding an expansion or taking down walls? Choosing light blue and white for walls, mimicking the sky, helps to expand your space. Compliment the light blue paint with pops of brighter blue in your cushions and other accent pieces throughout your living room.

Live in the Grass

Did you know green happens to be the colour of the year for 2017? Why not embrace the idea and paint your living room a nice shade of green? Studies also show that green helps calm people down.

We would suggest a light shade of green with brighter or darker shades as accents, adding pops of colour throughout. The lighter green will help open up your living space and introduce an airy feeling (just like light blue).

All About Neutrality

Don’t want a lot of bright colours in your home? Not fond of striking colour schemes? Then a neutral colour scheme is perfect for you! Great options include off-white, grey, and light brown. If you want to continue the neutral scheme throughout your space beyond just the walls, include darker versions of the paint.

Consider the Accents

One great way to change up your living room is to paint an accent wall. For many people, this means choosing a neutral colour for all of the walls, except one, and doing it up in an eye-catching colour such as red or purple instead.

In addition to the neutral paint for most of the walls, you can also choose different shades of that accent colour. For instance, try a light blue in place of a neutral paint, and go with a bright blue for your accent wall.

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