Love the color of the walls for the entry way.
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A crisp, matte white is totally timeless. Sherwin Williams Pure White
is there for you when you just can’t with trends anymore (see ya never, millennial pink).
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Does the thought of painting your living room yellow scare you to your very core? Just choose an accent, like a door or a single wall, instead.
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This jewel-toned blue is the color of wanderlust right in your own home. It’ll make you feel like you’re on vacation, even if the closest you’re getting to an island escape is your laptop’s screensaver (sigh).
Pink doesn’t have to be overtly girly. Add Southwestern elements like textiles, patterns, and wood accents to make the pastel feel a little more funky and bohemian.
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Even though it’s subtle, the added texture you get from wood paneling helps break up an all-gray wall. A bold, colorful rug adds even more dimension.
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Peach is your best bet when you don’t want to go as feminine as pink can be. If things are feeling overwhelming, only paint one section on your wall.
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Avoid the super bright reds and your house won’t look like fire engine central. A richer shade of crimson warms up the space, while contrasting furniture in pinks and blues helps break up the bold hue.
Designer Kristin Kong hid a door to the basement behind millwork painted in Sherwin-Williams Black Fox in her home near Atlanta. The trick “makes the room look less choppy,” she says, since the dark color helps everything blend together.
Both the walls and ceiling feature amethyst paint. Brighter pops of purple on the sofa and the Christopher lamp give it a little contrast, so it doesn’t feel too muted.
A new house on Alabama’s Lake Martin takes on the look of an old cabin with soft, washed-out colors and ebony wood walls. Designer Susan Ferrier chose a chandelier by Phillips Metal Works to make a lofty living room feel more intimate.
These family room walls were lacquered in a custom ocean blue color. The shiny walls help bounce light across the space, giving a bright and open feel.
This studio apartment has a personality all of its own. The warm coral walls set off the neutral and colorful decor perfectly.
In the sunroom of a Connecticut ranch house, pale blue walls give the room a calming vibe. White ceilings help break up the blue and make the room feel lighter and airier.
Just because a rental might be short-term, doesn’t mean it has to lack style. In her historic Charleston rental, stylist Jill Sharp Weeks painted the entire interior a sophisticated gray that felt true to the time period.
In a Connecticut house designed by Philip Gorrivan, living room walls painted in Farrow & Ball’s Tanner’s Brown—with trim in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove—set off an eclectic art collection and a classic Bridgewater sofa, covered in Josef Frank’s Windows.
In a colorful Park Avenue apartment by Mark D. Sikes, walls in Benjamin Moore’s Misty Lilac help ground the lively patterns used throughout. The soft purple shade almost acts like a neutral.
The color scheme in the living room of this New York house was inspired by the outdoors. A grass green on the walls brings freshness into the family room.
Blue walls give this stylish family room a cocoon-like feel. Dark walls make it extra cozy and intimate.
To warm up the new Sheetrock interior in a Palm Beach house, the expansive living room is glazed a “juicy cantaloupe color that makes everyone smile,” designer Ashley Sharpe says. Even the coffered ceiling subtly picks up the tropical punch.
From the silver ceiling down to the cheetah print stools, a Hamptons house lives up its glam location. Purple paint coats the walls in high-gloss, and the sofa is covered in velvet.
These orange walls provide a dynamic backdrop for artworks and a red lacquer chinoiserie desk. It’s unexpected, but makes the room feel so sunny.
Painting a small living room a dark color can be helpful. It camouflages the fact that it’s small, and ups the cozy vibes. Bonus? Navy blue is totally timeless.
If your style is more traditional, olive green might be the right move. It’s also ideal for millwork and trim
Turn to nature and bring gorgeous shades of sage indoors. Green-infused grays will feel like a breath of fresh air.