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Searching for that *chef’s kiss* paint color for a particular room in your house can be a strug. Your vision and the ~vibes~ must be met. But as hard as it is to find a perf wall hue for, let’s say, your bedroom or your bathroom (Cosmo can help with those, BTW), figuring out the overall shade of your living room has to be the most overwhelming. I mean, this cozy nook is meant to entertain and host people—which also means this spot’s lowkey gotta be Instagram-ready. Hey! I don’t make the rules!
But before you start hyperventilating about trying to be #aestheticgoals, just know that I’m here to help you. There are definitely a gazillion colors to choose from but don’t fret, because I’ve got some stunning suggestions for ya, below. Maybe you’re the bold type and would love a stand-out hue on your walls. Or maybe you want your living room to be the ultimate chill oasis. Whatever vibe is calling your name, I’m sure you’ll find something in this list of the best living room paint colors, below.
If you’re hesitant about committing to color, but want to bring in some depth, I say choose a nice soft turquoise shade. It says bold without going allllll the way in. Accentuate the color with some vintage gold decor and more neutral furniture pieces.
All my neutral-loving queens will be drooling when they see this beautiful thang. Not only will it make for a beautiful photo backdrop (important), but it’ll also give off hella comfy energy. Add some cream touches to be matchy-matchy.
This is your sign to go pink. I mean it! If you’ve been thinking about it, now’s the time. And this dusty rose shade, in particular, feels more mature (and less middle school locker wallpaper energy).
If you’re someone who loves to have fun with colors, try this cheery shade of orange. Don’t be afraid to mix in other strong shades like green, yellow, red, or blue to really spice up the place.
She’s nice on the eyes… amiright? This color is really versatile and you can have fun with it! Make it quirky by including vivid vases and mirrors or stay the calm route and add in white throw pillows.
The Palm Springs blue aesthetic is A Thing, and if that’s what you want your living room to look like, then grab this color. It’s giving relaxed desert vibes if you know what I mean. Decorate with some pampas grass and wickered baskets to really hit the note.
Bring the sunshine inside with this lively shade. Fun fact: Yellow is known to be a v warm, spirited hue, which is perf for the living room!
There’s nothing wrong with sticking to what you know! White will always be a tried-and-true paint color, and if that’s what’s calling your name then go for it. Keep it modern and sleek with gold or silver pieces or mix and match with a bunch of different colored decor.
But if you’re over white walls, how about this chill gray shade? It’s neutral, yet chic. Plus, you could also take notes from this inspo pic and make the space more vibrant with some plants.