When it comes to experimenting with color in an interior, the possibilities are endless. You can choose to go bold with a shade like pink or red, adhere to a more subdued palette of neutrals, or settle for the best of both worlds by opting for a combination of the two. Color not only has a way of impacting your mood—any designer would also confirm that it's one of the best ways to transform the look of a room. For instance, dark hues can add drama to a design scheme and make it feel more sophisticated, while crisp white, on the other hand, lends a bright, airy vibe.
With that in mind, we've rounded up a collection of living rooms that are overflowing with a slew of color palette ideas. Use these photos as inspiration to infuse a bit more color into your own living room design.
To give a room a cheery atmosphere, this home, which is inspired by Grey Gardens, features an inviting blue and yellow palette. High-gloss blue walls work well with a ceiling inset of yellow felt paper by . sofas, upholstered in a vibrant linen, complete the look.
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.
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.
New York-based interior designer Sasha Bikoff, who appreciates a maximalist approach to decorating, settled on a mix of soft pinks and yellow for this living room. The whimsical space draws from nature and has an undeniable timeless feel.
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.
Light raspberry and turquoise is an unexpected pairing that adds a playful vibe to a living room, like this design scheme in a New York City apartment by Ritika Bhasin. The velvet sofa in a deeper shade of raspberry brings balance to the look, while the turquoise accent chair adds contrast.
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.
Pops of yellow, by way of throw pillows and curtains in an Oscar de la Renta fabric for , add a dose of energy to decorator Alisa Bloom's Chicago penthouse, which features walls in ’s Cement Gray. The custom sofa is covered in a fabric with pillows in a silk. The 1970s chairs are from , and the vintage cocktail table is from . A console and a vintage chandelier by finish the design.
Andy Cohen's Manhattan apartment is proof that a palette of blue, green and beige can give a living room a fresh vibe. A sofa, upholstered in a stripe by Paul Smith, along with a love seat, in a denim, from , set the foundation for the space. Both the 1960s Italian bench and cocktail table are from . The midcentury Marcello Fantoni lamp, as well as the faux-bamboo vintage brass stools covered in a wool blend, are from . The brass side table is from , the vintage folding chair covered in a leather is from , and the silk burlap wallpaper is by . The green jute rug from adds an additional pop of color. The oak flooring is by and the photograph is by Elmar Ludwig.
Pops of blue, green and cream add warmth to a Long Island home, featuring custom furnishings. The room includes a sofa upholstered in a fabric, a tufted sofa in a weave, a leather ottoman and a set of armchairs in a linen blend. The 1950s cerused-oak side table and 19th-century copper lantern are both French, the patterned curtains are of a fabric and the cream wallpaper is by .
Varied shades of blue and burnt orange make a statement in the main living room of a São Paulo duplex designed by Fabrizio Rollo. The sofa is upholstered in a deep blue Rubelli velvet and works well with antique Louis XV-style orange armchairs. Italian footstools from the 1930s add an extra level of comfort to the space. To finish the design, Rollo opted for a screen made in the 1940s by Dinucci, a cocktail table by Naoto Fukasawa, and a faux-twig side table by Maison Jansen. The custom rug is Tibetan, the artwork above the sofa is by John Grant, and the lithograph is by Andy Warhol.
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.
Deep purple and green add character to a vibrant Manhattan apartment. The vintage Milo Baughman sofa is in a velvet and a pair of 1970s chairs are in a velvet. A floor lamp and cocktail table, along with side tables pull the room together. The space is also accented with pillows and a rug by . The portraits are by Kimberly Brooks.
For a Manhattan townhouse, quadrille fabric curtains complement striking turquoise walls, which are painted in C2 Paint Luxe in . Both the sofa and club chair from are covered in wool fabric.
Light gray hues bring elegance to a blue living room in a Miami penthouse designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. The designer settled on blue shades that mirror the ocean and give the space a calming feel.