The main living area of your house is where you establish your signature style. Relaxed and casual? Modern and polished? Steeped in comforting tradition? No matter what your look, the perfect paint color will underscore it. Pick from our extensive palette of user-friendly Aura® paints. For help in choosing the best colors for your living room, check out designer-selected color combinations for one that fits your decorating personality.
The Power of Color: From the saturated richness of Dragon’s Breath 1547 to the freshness of Swiss Coffee OC-45 and White Dove OC-17, interior designer Jen Going shares insights on the critical nature of color when it comes to changing the mood of any room.
Shifting into Neutral: Neutral colors are natural color choices for a living area. Often living rooms and family rooms are open to other areas of the house so a great neutral can enable the use of color in adjoining spaces. Picking the best neutral paint color is a matter of style: warm shades tend to be inviting and cozy while hues with cool undertones have a chic, modern vibe. And don’t consider white a color cop-out—selecting from the vast variety of white hues creates a blank canvas for favorite art and furnishings.
See the Light: The amount of light your living room gets impacts color. A room flooded with sunlight can handle more saturated color, but pale shades tend to get washed out. For help in picking the most comfortable color, take your room’s temperature. Cool color counters strong sunlight, but north-facing rooms get cozier wrapped in a warm color. Choose Benjamin Moore Aura® paint in a matte finish to ease the reflections in a room with strong natural light, or for a soft effect in rooms where natural light is minimal.