Best Colour Combinations For Walls In The Living Area

Published On: Oct 08, 2021

The living room is the most entertaining place of the house and it is where all the family members spend time together and bond. It is the most popular place in the house. It is very important to wisely choose the interior design and colours for your living room. It is the place where you entertain your guests when they visit you. The living room should be designed in a way that defines you and your personality. You should experiment with different ideas but the problem comes when you and your family members want it to be different. But, not to worry!! There are some amazing ideas for colour combinations for walls in the living area. 

There is an interesting fact about the names given to the living room. It has been followed and changing since the old times roughly from the early 1910s. It is also known as the hall, entertainment room, reception area, and death room. Strange, right? It is true that once it is addressed to be a death room. It was in times of world war-I when a terrible influenza epidemic broke out and many people died. The dead bodies were usually kept in the front area of the house and thus, the name derived as death room. It is very saddening and may the time never come when it would be known as the death room.

Focusing on making it a positive, fresh, and vibrant corner of the house, the pictures can really make an impact and give you a detailed idea of how the living room looks in particular wall colour. If you and our family are not agreeing on the same colour, here is a chance to convince them by showing the beautiful colour schemes available below. If you are still not agreeing on a particular choice of colours, there are some tips on how to make your living area space dynamic and creative with the right choice of colours. Relax and follow the tips if you find them helpful. There are various trendy colours with a palette of various shades for the same colour.

There are many factors responsible for creating a complete look to the living room. It includes walls, sofa-set, decorative items, and other accessories. Each element plays an important role and is interrelated. It should be kept in mind that you need to have a balance of colours while designing any place. If it is missing, the place would either be too dull or too bright. There are various concepts of designing the living area which sometimes become confusing and we tend to go for the wrong choice. Let's discuss the ideas keeping in view the vibe you want to create in the hall, similar or contrasting walls and furniture, modern or traditional, etc. This helps to understand the theme of the living area altogether and maybe you get a match with what you think of and what you get. 

The look of the living room depends a lot on the wall colour. Before choosing a colour, choose a theme for it, and then it would be easy for you to decide the colour schemes. There are various looks inspired by different cultures including historical Mewar and Mughal architecture, Tibetan architecture, and many others.

While creating a look, the budget decides the usage of material that impacts the interior design of the living area. The good news is you can create any of your favourite designs within your budget with an alternative material that might affect the durability of the things but you won't be compromising on the look. If you are someone who likes to change the look in a small period of time, you may go for moderate quality materials which could work well for 2-3years.  

Starting with the basics of colour schemes, white walls are always in trend. If you want the furniture to be colourful and want a neutral look at the same time, you should go for white walls with grey and wooden furniture. Golden decorative materials look great on white walls. It could be a layered ceiling design or decorative ceiling lamplights.

Another look created by white can be all white with small green plants. The look creates a peaceful look. The doors of bedrooms can be painted with a light yellow, blue or red colour. It would add an element of brightness and grace with plants and colourful doors. A combination of beige, white, and grey also looks great.

Moving to a shade darker, cream and beige colour creates a casual and elegant look for the living area. It always looks gracious and subtle at the same time. There is no risk element in this look. If you feel the walls are a bit lighter than what you have expected, you can choose a dark shade in the furniture. Pastel green, blue, coral are some of the colours which make the living area look great with the beige coloured walls.

Grey & black never fails to amaze in any of the looks created by it. Grey walls go with every colour of the furniture piece. It can be combined with white and beige furniture to create a neutralised look. Black looks very elegant with some detailing of golden, making it bright. It should be combined with off-white or cream to add an element of light. It could be a white painted wall or a wall painting. Wallpapers are also a good option.

Moving on to a shade darker, there are some amazing shades of brown for the living area. There are various options in it, depending on your choice. If you want a bright shade, a coral brown option is the best one with light striped curtains and printed or textured sofa-set. Hazel, tan, bronze comes under the darker shade whereas camel, fawn, biscuit, caramel comes under the lighter shade. Brown shade creates a vibrant antique look that feels like a palace with a decorative chandelier and lamp lights.

A quick tip while you are going for wallpaper, choose the lightest shade of colour in the wallpaper to paint the rest of the walls. This will enhance the look of the wallpaper, making it look more gracious.

Moving on to the looks inspired by Rajasthan, the bright orange, pink, blue with historical architectural motifs on the walls describe the Indian heritage and culture. The element of glass in the furniture is also common in the look. It really feels very welcoming and everyone is always thrilled to explore Indian historical art. You can bring it home by designing your living room with this look. If you want the historic feel, Artworks from Rajasthan and Mughal historical art look great for the living area.  The look is evergreen and antique. 

The green colour is also good for a living room if you love experimenting with colours. A dark and lighter side of the same colour is really trendy and looks good with the right choice of furniture. Pastel green, olive green, and cream ceiling create a pleasant look.

Another option is the versatile crimson colour which goes very well. As the colour is too bright, you can go for it on one wall and paint the rest of the walls white. The contrast can be made complementary by a crimson wall painting on the white wall. It will create a bright yet peaceful look for the living room.

Lavender is the most trendy colour of the year 2021 and it creates such a vibrant look to the living area. The colour goes with every colour of the furniture. The lamplights or any decorative lights can make the colour look more gracious especially at nighttime. Purple colour, which belongs to the same family, looks great with a light shade of the furniture.

Want to bring a piece of the sky under your roof, take your living room and paint it blue. It looks stunning and pleasant with the same shade of furniture or contrasting colour. Similarly, you can make your living room as warm and as bright as the sun by painting a wall in a light yellow colour. You can go for a complete yellow colour or else tangerine looks great with it with floral cushions making it colourful, positive, and fresh.

Want to go out but can't because of the covid-19 pandemic, switch on the vacay mode by creating a beachy vibe in your living area. Painting the walls majorly with white and detailing it with blue, red, and yellow creates a multi-coloured vibe with wooden furniture. Mind you, you're gonna get a lot of requests to organise a house party.

Inspired by Tibetan culture, painting the walls with bright orange, purple and red with statues of laughing Buddha at various places with wooden furniture will make you feel you are wanderlust. Oil paintings, decorative horse statues create an ethnic Tibetan look. These looks are loved by the bachelors and youngsters.

It is advisable to create a neutral bright look for the houses where there are children as children love bright colours but don't go for a dark shade on all the walls as it would be really hot in Indian summers. Pink, blue. light yellow, orange, purple are some of the common shades in Indian households related to the bright range of colours. Brick-shaped textured or striped textured wall in any of these colours is also very trending with the same colour on the other walls.

An interesting factor of using shades from the palette of whites is that they are really dynamic. If you are someone who gets bored of an interior look very easily, it is advisable to use light to neutral shades. The advantage of using these shades is that when you change the look of the furniture, these shades will not contradict but complete the look. Be it curtains, sofa sheets or decorative items, wallpaper. It will create a fresh look without even changing much. It is budget-friendly as well as time-efficient.

Here are some of the interesting colour schemes that could help you while choosing a perfect wall colour combination for the hall.

Serene White

Serene White

The colour scheme in the interior of the living room is perfectly matching the sea and clouds outside the window. A calm and pleasant look created by the magic of white walls and wall painting of a white horse.

Off-White

Off-White

It is very interesting that a single colour can create a different look with the right choice of interior. The living room gives a complete luxurious vibe with off-white walls and a golden layered ceiling design. Space blue curtains go well with the walls. It gives a calm and elegant look to the living area.

Royal Blue

Royal Blue

This one is for bright colour lovers. The royal blue and hot pink walls look bright yet calm. The living room has the right balance of colours with a grey sofa set.

Pistachio

Pistachio

A serene piece of design with greige-coloured walls. The walls are half painted with beige and half with grey which balances the look. The woodwork is looking very graceful with the colour scheme.

Soft White

Soft White

This look is inspired by foreign interior art where all the walls are painted white and the creativity is shown in the picture behind the sofas. The centre table and the picture is complementing very well with white walls.

Coral Brown

Coral Brown

Bright-yet calm, coral coloured walls are enhancing the look of the living room. The blue wall paintings are a great combination with the wall colour.

Naturally Cream

Naturally Cream

A shade warmer than white but still neutral, cream colour is the right choice for those who want the furniture to be colourful which maintains the balance of colours, making it look stunning.

Greenery

Greenery

A similar colour scheme in the living room looks great. The green symbolises positivity, growth and prosperity. The textured cabinets and doors are perfectly creating a bright look.

Cool Hues

Cool Hues

Royal blue walls give a serene look. A perfect feel of wanderlust at your home gives a vacation vibe. A perfect place to call up your friends for hanging out.

Coral Blue

Coral Blue

All three walls are different and complement each other very well with each other. Raspberry curtains, grey wallpaper with motif-design and white walls with detailing of blue and the textured wall behind the TV.

Marine Blue And White

Marine Blue And White

White walls and brown doors, an evergreen combination that looks casual as well as elegant. The down ceiling and the wallpaper near the dining area are looking gracious.

Cream

Cream

The brown colour scheme in the living area with variants of light and dark shades is going very well. If you are looking for antique colour schemes with a blend of modernity, this look is good for you. 

Vibrant White

Vibrant White

Neutral cream walls and colourful carpet on the floor complement each other perfectly. This is a good option for small apartments as light colours tend to make the place appear bigger and calm. For the colourful element, the cushion covers and the floral chair is creating the magic.

Purple-Tangerine

Purple-Tangerine

If you are missing the vacations in this pandemic, you can bring it home. This place is giving such a friendly vibe to chill and hang out with friends. The purple walls with the magic of orange and paintings are giving it a complete aesthetic vibe.

Brown Palette

Brown Palette

Again, an antique design with a brown colour scheme on walls, and furniture. The black colour choice for the table goes very well with the brown colour scheme.

Magical White

Magical White

White is creating magic with the yellow lights on the wall. A calm, subtle and aesthetic choice of colours with the sofa sets of grey and yellow colour with blue detailing. A multi-coloured living, where white is the award winner for the gracious look. 

Rich Golden

Rich Golden

This is the right choice when you want to keep it simple yet bright. Adding an element of 3-D textured painting over the white walls is giving an ethnic gold look.

Navy Blue

Navy Blue

Kids always look to be around a place with bright colours. The brick textured walls in the living room with a half-open door design is a great option to go for when you have small children.

Ever Changing Neutrals

Ever Changing Neutrals

Keeping it all simple!! It is surprising to see that light grey and the beige combination would look so amazing. Altogether the living area looks great with the colourful carpet, sofa and chairs on the balcony. Yellow is the major highlighter in this interior design.

Emerald Green And Soft Gray

Emerald Green And Soft Gray

A Mughal architectural detailed design with a lavender colour scheme highlighted by the green and yellow wallpaper designs. It gives a traditional Indian house vibe.

Dark Grey

Dark Grey

Breathtaking grey textured wall with black motifs. The living area carries a single colour scheme with a detailed grey wall. It gives a luxurious look to the area.

Chocolate Brown

Chocolate Brown

The look is inspired by Indian homes with cream and brown walls creating a casual and ethnic look to the living area.

Tangerine 

Tangerine 

Coming all the way from Rajasthan architecture, the living area is giving ethnic vibes with the orange and white colour scheme. The work on walls creates a traditional vibe and represents Indian culture.

Bright Red

Bright Red

Red is something that symbolises life and makes your living area look bright with a red wall combined with a white wall. The textured red wall looks great with the red sofa.

Pale White

Pale White

The soft gold look to the living room looks like a palace with cream walls and the grand piano on the left gives a musical vibe to the place.

Brownie Vibe

Brownie Vibe

Evergreen neutral brown tone gives a satisfying look when you want it simple and casual. The detailing of golden lights always makes a design luxurious.

Brown Cream Shades

Brown Cream Shades

It is something that is modern yet casual. Soft brown colour on the walls and blue sofa set is creating a vibrant look to the living area.

Powered Pink

Powered Pink

A perfect place for house parties, the look is stunning with light salmon pink on the walls. The balcony is enhancing the look of the area.

Multi-Coloured Brightness

Multi-Coloured Brightness

Multi-coloured walls with a major portion in6 white. Blue, red and yellow is given a sparkle to the living area creating a beachy vibe with the modern furniture.

Antique Wood

Antique Wood

Inspired from the US interior designing, brick-shaped texture on the walls is creating a complete wooden look.

Baby Pink

Baby Pink

Can’t find such a cute interior design for a living area with baby pink walls and a grey sofa set.

Cool Blue

Cool Blue

Ice blue coloured walls create a positive aura with a mix of freshness and brightness with the orange textured painting.

Beige With Orange Splash

Beige With Orange Splash

Soft beige from the family of brown goes very well with the orange sofa creating an elegant look to the hall.

Lavender Light

Lavender Light

A dull lavender shade creating a soft and natural vibe to the living area.

Army Green

Army Green

The army green colour with the light brown flooring is contrasting perfectly with each other. It is perfectly connected to nature with small plants and decorative pots on the stand.

Gorgeous Grey

Gorgeous Grey

The grace of light grey colour is enhanced by the set of decorative lights. The colourful tables go very well with the dining platform and add an element of brightness to the look.

Smokey Gray

Smokey Gray

Light grey wall colour with wooden decorative pieces creates a natural bright look with sun rays.

Crisp White

Crisp White

A creative look created while experimenting with the neutral colours. White, grey and beige look great together creating a vibrant look with the lamplights over the dining area.

Coral Pink

Coral Pink

Creating a stunning look with the light crimson colour!! The furniture is making the living area balanced with blue and white furniture.

Evergreen Neutral

Evergreen Neutral

A nude pink colour on the walls going very well with the floral sofa set and striped curtains.

Antique Grace With Beige

Antique Grace With Beige

The antique luxurious look with beige colour on the walls with a chandelier over the ceiling. The antique wall clock is making it look more glorious.

Sailing Blue

Sailing Blue

A modern concept with French colours in shades of blue and grey giving a cool and icy look to the living area.

Salmon Pink

Salmon Pink

The look is inspired by the pink city, Jaipur. It gives a bright and colourful look with pink colour on walls and beige furniture. 

Golden Black

Golden Black

A breathtaking look for black lovers with modern art of golden work on it and a white wall painting making it more catchy and decorative.

Pure White

Pure White

The trend of white walls never goes outdated. The look is perfect for someone who wants it to be natural, simple and subtle.

Wooden Brown

Wooden Brown

Beige never fails to amaze us!! The same colour scheme in the living area looks great with the decorative flowers and plants. What to demand more when the balcony is so green and connected to nature. The look is great for both bungalows and apartments.

Old Rose Pink

Old Rose Pink

A luxurious interior design of the living area looking as chilled out as the weather outside the window. The soft pink colour looks stunning on the walls with a darker shade of the furniture.

Bright Orange

Bright Orange

A bright wall in the living area seeks a sense of brightness and warmth. It looks welcoming when the guests visit the house. The combination of white and orange walls with beautiful lamp lights is stunning.

Forest Green

Forest Green

This one's for dark colour lovers. The bottle green wall with a combination of plain, printed sofa set, and wooden furniture. 

Sunshine Brightness

Sunshine Brightness

It is a pleasant feeling when the experiment with different colours went well. The orange and yellow wall colours are looking excellent with the lamp lights and the beige furniture.

Bright Yellow

Bright Yellow

With a wall as bright as the sun, the living room is giving goals with yellow walls and a grey sofa set. It is very important to know how to make the wall look gracious and the credit goes to the printed set and wooden furniture.

Cool Lilac

Cool Lilac

Can’t take my eyes off this beautiful ethnic living area. The set-up is so pretty with a chandelier over the ceiling and lavender colour on the walls. The contrast colour combination of the sofa set is looking amazing.

Gloss Blue With Subtle White

Gloss Blue With Subtle White

All the way from Europe, the look is inspired by Italy and creates a magical look with the elegance of blue and white, making it calm and pleasant.

Simply White

Simply White

A perfect idea that helps the living area to appear bigger is choosing white painted walls. The striped black and white flooring sheet looks stylish with an element of pink and blue in the furniture.

Conclusion

There is a psychological factor behind choosing the colours for any of your places. The living room is the place where most of the family spent time. You can make your room as per your choices and tastes. While taking the decision about the living area, all the family members should be addressed. If any of the members suffer from hypertension or are aggressive in nature, you should definitely not go for much bold colours. Instead, use neutral colours which keep you calm and relaxed. The place where there are kids may have bright colours as children would not like simplicity but want the magic of colours. Colours really impact our mental health. It is something which should be discussed with everyone in the family. If you are not someone who loves white but wants colours yet not bright, the palette of shades always has nude shade in every colour. Experiment with it and create a vibrant and relaxed place for yourself to get relaxation. The aura of the living room defines you. Keep it trendy but never go for the trends which are not your thing. It should be warm to the guests but above all, it matters the most to you. Go for the colour that where you achieve equilibrium with your expectations and trends.