Contemplating switching things up a bit? Living room in dire need of a lick of paint but not sure where to start when it comes to choosing that all important shade of emulsion? Look no further, here you will find eight stunning colour schemes to suit a variety of living spaces and personalities.
1. Statement Ceiling
When pondering over the idea of a pop of colour, we often conclude to painting a feature wall especially within living rooms, but what about a feature ceiling instead? This hot new trend is becoming ever popular and gaining lots of attention in the world of interior design. Steer clear of that white emulsion and dare to be different with a bold, bright colour to really open up a room with the added sense of fun.
2. Colour Blocking Boldness
Combining complimentary colours to such as soft neutral shades or bold pops of colour is a trendy way to create a feature wall. This colour blocking process involves painting different abstract shapes in the chosen colours on a contrasting backdrop colour. This colour blocking technique is then complimented with colourful soft furnishings and fixtures. Bespoke sofas such as Chesterfield suites are a brilliant way to enhance this theme and this poses the question of where to buy a Chesterfield suite? The Chesterfield website offers a range of furniture suites to suit all bespoke requirements including colourful options that you may not easily find elsewhere.
Often overlooked as black isn’t usually considered to be a colour when it comes to decorating however it really works. The monochrome look gives a classic feel to any living space. When brooding over this colour scheme of white and black, it is important to remember one key aspect – don’t go overboard with the black, ensure the black is broken up evenly with blocks of white to ensure a good balance. By introducing textures and accessories such as faux fur rugs, chunky knit throws, and tall green house plants breaks up the harshness of the black and white and welcomes a homely feel to the classic monochrome theme.
4. Painted Floorboards
So we’ve discussed statement walls and even statement ceilings, but what about a statement floor? Floorboards are often underestimated when it comes to their potential of revitalizing a room. Often overshadowed by a large rug or the furniture placed within the room it doesn’t seem to cross people’s minds that floorboards themselves are an excellent way to add some character to a room with just a lick of paint. Painted floorboards growing in popularity this year, and with the endless options of colour pantones to choose from there’s bound to be something to match everyone’s taste.
5. Classic All White
While it may not be the most practical of colours, white is clean and timeless. If you aren’t the type to want to redecorate to keep up with interior trends then a classic white finish all round is the perfect solution – it never gets old. To achieve this scheme is really quite simple – paint everything white, the walls, the ceiling, the doors, and even the floorboards if you wish. Wooden furniture accents, dark soft furnishings and lots of house plants or fresh flowers give some welcome list to this simple yet elegant theme.
6. Deep Dark Walls and Doors
Add a contemporary twist to your traditional feature walls, by introducing warm deep colours not only to a wall or two, but to the doors and woodwork as well. By incorporating your chosen colour into the doors, the framework and the skirting boards it adds character to a classic technique and a really easy way to update your pre-existing feature walls with very little effort at all.
7. Bright and Beautiful
Why not go bold and daring and paint your walls a bold beautiful coral or a luscious peach. Orangey hued tones are all the rage for those adventurous enough to introduce them into their homes. If big and bold isn’t your thing then why not use this opportunity to add subtle hints of the trend to your interior soft furnishings.
8. Grey, Still Going Strong
All you grey lovers will be pleased to know that grey isn’t completely outdated just yet. The versatility of this colour means it can be suited to both modern and traditional homes alike so is often the go to colour scheme for at least one room in the home. Grey works well with classic white tones but if you are feeling more audacious with your interior decisions then why not introduce some emerald greens or mustard yellows into the mix?