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The living room is the heart of the home, the place where we spend the most time and where we welcome our loved ones. Along with the furniture, even the colors for the walls of the living area must be chosen carefully to create harmony with the flooring, with natural light and with the general context. Another important element to consider when choosing is the size of the house. Which colors give the most brightness? Which ones are more suitable for a classic living room, and which ones enhance a modern living room? Let’s find out the tips and ideas to make this room of the house unique.

Colors for classic living room walls

Among the most popular colors in interior design, white is a great classic for the walls of the living room (and of the whole house). It rests your gaze and makes the room appear larger and more airy, it is therefore also suitable for a small living room, it never goes out of fashion and lends itself to multiple combinations and interpretations.

Colors for classic living room walls
Versus extendable table with lacquered aluminum structure matching the top and wooden legs. Alfa chairs with solid wood frame and padded and quilted cushion in premium leather.

To create a relaxing and welcoming environment, combine white walls with wooden parquet and furnishings in soft tones such as dove gray, dusty blue or sage, preferring natural materials and fabrics with soft textures such as nubuck and velvet. If, on the other hand, you prefer a more impactful result, opt for another great classic black and white: simple black frames on the walls, vases and strictly black design objects will be the starting point to add accessories in shades of gray to harmonize the whole.

For those who want a classic but never predictable living room, an interesting solution can also be represented by neutral and compact colors such as beige and dove gray, soft and relaxing colors with a precious allure.

Colors for classic living room walls
Aron extendable table with oak wood structure and glass top. Queen chairs with solid wood structure, padded and upholstered shell.

The tones of beige and dove gray are ideal wall colors to combine with a light wood parquet to play tone on tone creating an elegant and bright living room, or with a dark parquet to create a balanced contrast among the coverings. If you then choose the same palette for the furnishing accessories too, you will get an interesting effect by alternating surfaces of different textures such as wood, crystal, nubuck and other fabrics.

Colors for modern living room walls

Like a background that envelops the whole environment, the wall colors interact with the furniture and leave their mark on the appearance of the entire room. For a modern living room, darker and more vibrant wall colors such as blue, baby blue, green and so on can also be dared.

Colors for modern living room walls
Artistico table with lacquered steel structure and SuperMarble top. Malik chairs with lacquered steel structure padded and covered in ecological leather. Soul pendant lamps with hand blown glass lampshade.

An example for those who prefer more intense shades is midnight blue, perhaps combined with a white ceiling to lighten the whole. It goes perfectly with furnishing accessories in light colors, which will be greatly enhanced by the combination with a dark background. If, on the other hand, you prefer brighter and fresher shades, turn towards light blue, aquamarine or cobalt, to be used also for the living room accessories such as cushions, curtains and decorative objects. These will give more light to the environment and, if well dosed, can also enhance living rooms with smaller sizes.

Colors for modern living room walls
Freak chair with lacquered steel structure and padded and covered cushion.