Color Schemes

Great ideas for living room color schemes from Better Homes and Gardens.  A color scheme can set the tone for your living room. Get inspired by these color combinations to find a fresh look for your own living room.

Moroccan Kelly Green + Brick Red + Earthy Browns

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A fearless combination of colors and design styles gives this family-friendly living room its edge. The Moroccan-inspired diamond print of the pillows on the window seats and the green chair serves as the jumping-off point for the room’s color scheme, guiding the selection of the other pillows, curtains, and the accent furniture, such as the tables and pouf. The exotic colors stand in juxtaposition to the room’s traditional coffered ceiling and rustic stacked-stone fireplace, proving that mixing and matching styles can be done.

Warm traditional: Peachy Yellow + Chartreuse + Oatmeal

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The right color scheme can give traditional style a fresh update. Drawing on a foundation of traditional elements, such as white trim and beaded board, classic furniture shapes, and antique accents, an infusion of color gives this living room its own persona. The muted peachy yellow is a fail-proof alternative to basic beige. Repeating an accent color, in this case chartreuse, throughout a space delivers continuity. A consistent use of oatmeal white, on the sofa, rug, and dining room chairs, also provides a sturdy base for the room.

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