How to paint the living room to make it look bigger?
The color palette for painting small living rooms is very wide. Although we all believe that white plays a leading role in these spaces at home, the truth is that there are many other combinations and paint colors to tastefully decorate a home and in turn increase the feeling of spaciousness.
If you are thinking about what color to paint the walls of your living room to make this room seem larger and more welcoming, from Molins Design we list today the best colors for small living rooms. In addition to other tips to gain space and brightness at home. Shall we start?
Colour combinations for small living rooms
Before addressing the characteristics of the colors for living rooms in trend, it is very important to consider certain factors prior to their choice.
Opting for some paint colors or others will depend on the space in question and its orientation, as well as the construction materials used and even the amount of furniture available in the room.
Among these factors also highlights the style of our home and the atmosphere we want to recreate in it. In this way, you can choose a chromatic palette in neutral tones or in bolder colors. Let’s see them!
1.- Off-white living room
If you want to improve the feeling of spaciousness and add a touch of extra light to your dining room, white and its various shades will become your best ally.
With this chromatic range you will have no problem in combining perfectly the rest of the elements contained in your living room. The classic white will help you create elegant and calm environments, as well as brighter and visually larger.
If you do not want to fall into the classic, from Molins Design we recommend you to use broken whites, with a slight shade of beige, yellow, gray or brown, to create a subtle contrast and perfect for small spaces like your living room.
2.- Gray and beige living rooms
Gray and beige are two of the most trendy colors for living rooms this year. On the one hand, toasted tones help to recreate warmer and brighter living rooms. While, the different shades of gray, combine in the most minimalist and modern style homes.
A color that was already a trend in 2020 and is still being worn this year is the color greige. Greige is the combination of gray and beige, creating a warm and also neutral tone, which does not lose luminosity. Undoubtedly, the perfect color for modern, Scandinavian, industrial and small living rooms.
3.- Living room in two colors
One of the most versatile options for painting modern dining rooms is to use or combine two different color palettes. The living rooms in two colors are booming, with some of the most commonly used techniques being the following:
-Focal wall: when a single wall is painted in an intense color or a striking geometric mural is created to focus attention. While, the rest of the walls of the room are painted in a more neutral tone.
-Half Painted: better known as the ‘half-painting’ technique. Normally, half of the wall is painted in a bright color and the rest is left blank.
-Colored ceilings: an ideal option to add color in an unexpected and creative way, leaving the rest of the living room walls in white.
4.- Sand and chocolate colored living room
Earth tones are undoubtedly the protagonists of modern living rooms. Elegant and sophisticated, the combination of these colors offers serenity and personality to any space.
Therefore, combining a focal wall in chocolate color with sand tones becomes, nowadays, one of the most chosen options.
Blues are among the most used colors in living rooms. This tone generates calm because it reminds us of the vastness of the sky and even the calmness of the sea.
The walls in living rooms that combine blue and beige tones are more typical of Mediterranean style homes.
6.- Water green and gray living room
If what you want is to reconnect with nature, peace and well-being, aqua green is your ideal color.
Besides being an elegant and versatile tone, combined with neutral tones such as gray, it can become the best choice for painting the walls of your living room.
7.- Red and beige living rooms
Although aggressive, red and its wide list of shades (burgundy, English red, maroon or Persian), combines perfectly in modern living rooms.
Combined with beige it can be the option you are looking for to fill your dining room with color and elegance. Would you dare to include it in your home?
8.- Pale pink and gray living room
For spaces with a lot of personality, the combination of pale pink with gray is one of the most successful options.
Being elegant and very bright, both colors offer a feminine style of the most creative, modern and trendy to fill your living room with joy, without saturating the space.
How to paint your living room? Latest tips and tricks
If your living room is very small and you want to repaint it to increase the feeling of spaciousness, be very attentive to the following tips:
-Use the same color on doors and windows as the walls: this way, you will achieve uniformity in all the elements of your living room and create an atmosphere of non-interruption that will increase the feeling of spaciousness and will also provide greater luminosity.
-Combine textiles in neutral tones: that, in addition, acquire similar colors to those chosen on your walls. Curtains, cushions, blankets… Think about combining all the elements to make them shine with their own light!
-Think beyond white: as we have seen in this article, there are other excellent color ranges to combine in small living rooms. Do your research and choose your favorite colors!