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Cozy Living Room Color Schemes

Find the right living room colors

When it comes to painting the living room, trying to find the right living room colors can make or break the atmosphere of the room. Finding colors for living rooms really comes down to what kind of mood you want to put forth. Some of the best living room atmospheres put forth that inviting, cozy vibe that is versatile enough to go from a place where you know you can rest and relax to a place where you can entertain guests comfortably.

For this effect, it is best to stick with the perfect blend of light and mid-tone colors. Neutral shades with the right accent colors can breathe new life into a room, especially when they have a nice warmth to them. Some specific living room colors that are recommended for the perfect color scheme include Flagstone, Toasted Almond, Sea Sprite, and Rain Cloud. These hues can all be paired with other colors, but they really blend nicely together. Here's why these colors serve as good family room ideas.


Flagstone falls into a neutral, mid-tone gray pigment. Gray colors for living rooms can often lead to a cold effect because they can be dark and produce a lot of shadows. This color is neutral enough, that it could easily stand alone and make the room very cozy, but for a more pleasant, inviting atmosphere it is recommended to pair it up with warm accent colors, such as the Rain Cloud hue. They mesh together thoroughly to build a perfect balance or lights and darks. Adding texture to a gray living room by utilizing items such as lamps and rugs can also really helps break up the monotony of the gray and provide a more welcoming feel.

Rain Cloud

The final color is a light, off-green beige called Rain Cloud. This soft earthy pastel pigment brings forth the right ambience that is soothing, as well as enticing. Sometimes, too many dark shades in a room can make one uneasy, or can become too cozy. This is a fairly neutral shade that would break up the continuity and be the right accent shade for Toasted Almond or Flagstone. It is recommended as a trim color. Using this color as the main shade could easily be done though. It would be ideal because it is fairly light, but it is not a white pigment. This is good because white shades don't always work to build dimension, and it is difficult to match furniture with. Rain Cloud would blend well with whatever furniture you may already have.

Toasted Almond 

The second color recommended, Toasted Almond, is a light beige color that truly emulates an earthy value. It is an ideal color when the primary goal is portraying a spacious, inviting feel. Beige colors can help move light around and open up a room, making it feel bigger than the room is. A natural color, such as this one, can also provide for a sense of serenity and calmness. This is perfect when entertaining guests. Pairing this value with Rain Cloud as an accent color when the room is smaller, is an ideal combination.

Sea Sprite

Sea Sprite is a mid-tone aqua shade. It is a beautiful soft pastel that many have recommended for brightening a dark room. This hue is a very fresh color, not typically seen for family room ideas though. Utilizing this shade as part of some living room ideas not only will add a certain uniqueness to the room, but also still encourages a sense of belonging and undoubtedly provides that homey feeling. It could easily evoke a sense of calmness. Rain Cloud and Toasted Almond are beautiful complimentary colors to Sea Sprite that can serve as the perfect finishing touch to tie the room together. Using any of these other shades on an offset wall with Sea Sprite can add dimension to the room, while continuing to maintain that homey atmosphere. 

This color palette offers a delicate, warm effect that surprisingly compliments the room. Each pigment is a powerful color on its own that, at first thought, one wouldn't think would favor the other colors in the palette. Together, Flagstone, Toasted Almond, Sea Sprite, and Rain Cloud bring about the perfect blend of cozy and comfortable, yet still welcoming. These colors can be paired with a wide variety of furniture. They are also dark enough shades that will mask dirt and other blemishes. These living room ideas that we discussed can turn any room into a place where you can truly live and make memories in. 

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