Beyond Neutrals: 16 Ways to Create Colorful Living Rooms
The idea of a living room that presents a picture of ‘neutrality’ and fits in easily with changing trends and seasons is a concept that has become the accepted norm of sorts. This has discouraged many homeowners from trying out new, more refreshing living room décor options that are far more colorful and striking. Sometimes it is the fear of spending a fortune on that new, brightly colored sofa only to find out that it feels out of place a few months down the line that stops you from making a bolder choice. On other occasions we believe that the living room must be devoid of dazzling color to ensure your guests are not overawed by it all.
But the truth is far from this beige and gray colored world and homeowners are increasingly turning towards colorful living rooms to give their home a sense of uniqueness and individuality. Today, we take at the 16 fabulous ideas that include the trendiest living room décor finds of 2016 which combine color with class and style with pizazz. Time to up the style quotient of your living room!
Bold Splash of Color
Adding a gorgeous couch in scarlet or a fabulous sofa in refreshing yellow is definitely not for everyone. For starters, one needs to absolutely love the color to be able to live with it. It is a passing fling with a bold hue then you will find yourself redecorating in absolutely no time! But if you truly love brighter shades of red, green, blue or yellow, then do not shy away from bring in a sectional or couch in a hue of your fancy. A combination of black and red in the living room can instantly turn heads while living room décor in stunning yellow is ideal for the sun-kissed interior.
A colorful living room does not mean one drenched in shades of yellow, red or blue that seem audacious and eclectic. Depending on both the style you pick and the size of the room, use of color can be carefully tempered to achieve the desired ambiance. Shabby chic of feminine living rooms benefit from décor in pastel hues that vary from light pinks to charming violets. Darker shades of gray and blue in more sober tints also promise to add color without drastically altering the neutral color palette of the living rom. It is all about balance and panache!
Adding color to the living room is not about going overboard with just one hue. Colorful living rooms are quite different from vibrant bedrooms or vivacious kitchens that seem inherently more receptive to greater infusion of bold hues. Sometimes it is best to just add pops of bright color and to repeat it carefully throughout the room to find that balance between desired style, upbeat ambiance and a backdrop that is still versatile and adaptable. It is time to break shackles of convention with color!