Ok so, you have a nice living room. Your furniture is in neutral tones, your walls are neutral tones…it looks nice!
Sometimes, nice can be boring…and living rooms are space that aren’t used often. Painting a room is probably the cheapest form of renovation out there. Are you looking for a nice relaxing colour to give your room a WOW new look?
(Blue invites serenity and reflection. For this reason it is often employed in children’s rooms and living rooms for a touch of sanctuary. You won’t find blue in many restaurants for precisely this reason, but libraries and offices may want to consider its palliative effects.)
Paint Colours shown above by Benjamin Moore:
- Walls: 2060-10 Symphony Blue
- Trim: CC-40 Cloud White
- Ceiling: 1083 Beach House Beige
By painting the walls a nice soft gray/taupe (try Hc-172), there is only a soft contrast with the painted millwork/brick wall that is a warm white (try OC-117). This tone on tone effect visually creates a larger space, and softens the look more than just using one tone of off white.
There is a focal wall painted in a gray/blue tone (try 2123-30) this adds a punch of colour…but can also be painted out over time if needed.
As for the sofa colour, you are completely open-taupe, charcoal, chocolate, black, purple…you name it!
Are you re-designing your basement? If so, come visit us at the store with pictures/samples of your space and our staff will be happy to guide you in the right direction.