If you have a desire to change up the look of your home, bold wall colours might be just what you need. Paint sets the mood for a room and can instantly add personality and style to an otherwise dull space. Even if none of your home furniture changes, a new coat of paint can totally transform the look and feel of the room. If you’re looking to try out something a bit bolder, here are our 5 picks for wall colours that help set a mood.
- Dark blue
Feeling blue isn’t such a bad thing. From deep nautical to bright and breezy, there are blues that work well with all types of living room furniture, bedroom furniture and home décor items. One of the great colours that doesn’t really clash with any other, blue walls can be calming or dramatic, cute or sophisticated, depending on how you do it.
Pale grey walls create the perfect backdrop for statement patterns. The warm undertones of grey absorb busy patterns, meaning it’s less stark than say white walls. This quality allows patterns to sit more comfortably within the overall scheme of either your living room or bedroom furniture.
Maroon is a passionate, strong, warm and exciting colour. It is also stimulating, which is why it is used frequently in dining rooms to stimulate the appetite as well as the conversation. In living rooms, it is used in small doses like maybe on one wall as an accent – unless you are sure you are comfortable with all walls being this strong.
There’s no better way to soften a room than with a tranquil shade of sage. The versatile colour, which is defined by its greyish, silvery undertones, puts an elegant twist on traditional greens, lending itself to a calming home vibe. Sage is subtle enough to be neutral, but prominent enough to set the mood in any space.
5. Crisp white
While some people might say decorating primarily with white is boring, we think that couldn’t be further from the truth. White is a vibrant and bright colour with an endless number of decorating possibilities that can go well with either living room furniture, bedroom furniture and also dining room furniture.
What colour would you paint in your living room? Tell us why in the comment section.