Color is one of the best ways to show off your design style and jazz up your space. You can choose a bold shade (think green or red) or practice restraint with a soothing palette of neutrals. There’s also the option to settle for the best of both worlds with a combination of vibrant and subdued hues. Plus, color is known to evoke different moods.
That said, we’ve gathered our favorite living room designs that feature a host of creative color combinations. Use these high-design interiors (including everything from peach to turquoise) as inspiration to experiment with color in your own living room.
Peach and Green
For her Washington, D.C. family home, architect Carmel Greer chose Benjamin Moore’s Peach Blossom to bring the living room to life. The space is outfitted with green chairs from Anthropologie, cowhide Corbusier LC-1 Chairs, and an Eames walnut stool.
Blue and Pink
An eye-catching living room features custom blue paint, serving as the perfect backdrop to the pearly pink lampshade, layers of patterns, and one-of-a-kind accents.
Green, White, and Blue
Crisp white tempers the energetic lime green in the Hamptons living room of author Holly Peterson. The walls, which are filled with her children’s art, match the custom sofa perfectly. A bright blue ottoman adds the finishing touch.
Red and Blue
Blue and red unite in a striking Brooklyn townhouse owned by ceramist Amanda Moffat. The Bukhara rug is from ABC Carpet & Home and the pressed-tin lamps are from Lexington Gardens.
Blue, Green and Cream
Pops of blue, green and cream add warmth to a Long Island home, featuring custom furnishings. The room includes a sofa upholstered in a Lee Jofa fabric, a tufted sofa in a Chapas Textiles weave, a leather ottoman and a set of armchairs in a Kravet linen blend. The 1950s cerused-oak side table and 19th-century copper lantern are both French, the patterned curtains are of a Home Couture fabric and the cream wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries.
Turquoise and Beige
For a Manhattan townhouse, quadrille fabric curtains complement striking turquoise walls, which are painted in C2 Paint Luxe in Bewilder. Both the sofa and club chair from Anthony Lawrence-Belair are covered in Holland & Sherry wool fabric.
Yellow, Pink, and Green
Yellow, pink and green hues can inject personality into a space in an instant. This daring color combination comes to life in a living room of a 1963 Houston house designed by architect John Staub and decorated by J. Randall Powers.
Green, Blue and Beige
Andy Cohen’s Manhattan apartment is proof that a palette of blue, green and beige can give a living room a fresh vibe.
Sage, Pink and Beige
Sage walls, in addition to an inviting palette of pink and beige hues, makes for a unique living room design in an East Hampton home.
Red and White
Walt Disney’s former Palm Springs pad boasts an Art Deco vibe, which was accomplished by geometric curtains and pops of red alongside crisp white.