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10 Original Paint Colour Ideas for Your Living Room

Last modified: 2022-08-09 | Approximate reading time 3 mins

Christime Simard

Choosing a paint colour can sometimes turn out to be demanding and complicated. Whatever the brand, there are thousands of shades from which you can choose. Because of this, it is easy to get lost during this process.

Your living room is a space that represents life, movement and gatherings, but also relaxation, comfort and rest. This is why wanting to find the perfect paint colour that reflects all these aspects is perfectly normal. Here are some examples that will help you make the right choice.

10 original paint colour ideas for your living room

1. Sage

A colour like this one gives an organic and fresh vibe to your room, which is perfect to give it a bright feel. This colour pairs well with shades of pale blue, dark yellow or white.

Salon peinture sauge_sage coloured living room

credit: SFGirlbyBay

2. Dusty pink

This shade of pink is not only elegant, but it stands out well when accompanied by a second colour like white. Combining these two offers a perfect contrast.

peinture salon vieux rose_dusty pink living room decor

Source: cotemaison

3. Periwinkle

Periwinkle is a shade between purple and blue. Being a vibrant colour, this tint will have an impact on your room's decor. For lovers of contrast, you won't be disappointed.

Salon couleur pervenche_periwinkle blue living room

Source: tobifairley

4. Blue-grey

Blue-grey is a colder shade that inspires a soothing freshness. Framed by white mouldings or paired with a white ceiling, it will create a warm and welcoming room.

Salon couleur bleu gris_gray blue living room

Source: planete-deco


For people looking for warmer tones, the range of choices in the orange tints could be a perfect solution for you. Just like terracotta, rust is a vibrant colour with earthy tones and an excellent shade for your living room layout.

Salon plafond couleur cuivre

Source: thesefourwallsblog

6. Purple or cashmere grey

These variants of purple and grey are softer and more neutral compared to their originals. Similar to taupe, these choices are perfect for a calm and serene atmosphere. You'll be able to pair them with other neutral tones to add depth to the room.

Salon avec murs cachemire mauve_cachemire purple walls in living room

Source: Dulux

7. Dark yellow

When thinking of yellow, we rarely associate this shade to the perfect wall colour. However, a darker shade of yellow, like mustard, brings an original and bold accent to the room.

In many examples, this colour is used to define different shapes painted on walls like circles and squares.

Salon couleur jaune foncé_dark yellow living room wall

8. Hazel

For avid lovers of fall, hazel brown is a classic colour that ages well. Warm and welcoming, it will be perfect for those nights between friends while enjoying a warm drink.

Salon avec mur noisette_hazelnut living room wall

Source: Pinterest

9. Oat/ Sand beige

Just like hazel, sand and oat are shades that age well. Slowly growing in the interior decor trends, shades of beige go perfectly with modern or vintage accessories.

Salon couleur sable_sand coloured living room

Source: kate.lavie sur Instagram

10. Dark grey and black

For people with large windows, these colours will surely complement your room. With white furniture or accessories, you will create a punching contrast that will give life to your living space.

Salon avec mur noir et gris_living room with gray and black wall

Source: cotemaison

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