Living Room walls in Dix Blue No.82 and woodwork in Wimborne White No.239 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell
RELAX & UNWIND
Living rooms are the perfect space to relax and unwind after a hard day. Warm colours, such as Terre D’Egypte, India Yellow, or even London Clay will help to create a cosy environment. However, if you want a more neutral scheme then try pairing warm neutrals like Smoked Trout with Matchstick, or Mole’s Breath with Purbeck Stone for a more contemporary feel.
Living Room wall in India Yellow No.66, cupboard: Mahogany No.36, upper skirting: Old White No.4 and lower skirting: Off-Black No.57 | Casein Distemper and Dead Flat
Living Room ceiling in All White No.2005 and feature wall in London Clay No.244 | Estate Emulsion
CREATE LIGHT & SPACE
To create a living room that’s full of light and space it’s best to use the lightest colour on the largest surface area, such as the walls, and a darker tone on the woodwork. For a fresh look, why not try paring soft colours like Pale Powder or Calluna with darker shades of green and purple, like Chappell Green and Brassica. The use of a darker colour on the skirting boards not only makes the walls appear lighter in contrast, but it can also create a strong contemporary aesthetic.
You can achieve the same effect by using a dark colour like Down Pipe or Railings on the floor with a white on the walls.
Living Room in Hardwick White No.5 | Estate Emulsion
Living Room walls in All White No.2005 and floor in Down Pipe No.26 | Estate Emulsion & Floor Paint
MAKE A ROOM APPEAR BIGGER
To create the illusion that your ceiling is higher than it is, try using the same colour on the woodwork and walls, as this will make the walls appear taller. It also helps to use a white on the ceiling that is sympathetic to the wall colour, so you are less aware of where the walls end, and the ceiling begins. For example, choose a white with underlying green tones like James White if you are painting the living room green, or with underlying red tones like Dimity or Great White if the colour on the walls is warmer.
Living Room in French Gray No.18 and door in Mahogany No.36 | Estate Eggshell
Living Room in Dimity No.2008 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell
The living room is also a great space to introduce wallpaper, enabling you to create very different looks. For a bold, modern feel try Parquet BP4103 and continue the pattern up and over the picture rail. For something more classic and understated, try Jasmine BP3902.
Living Room in Aranami BP 4604 and Dayroom Yellow No.233 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell
Living Room in Parquet BP 4103 and woodwork in Strong White No.2001 | Estate Eggshell