Dark Teal

navy media room
Bless’er House

Amp up the drama by painting your walls, trim and built-in cabinetry a dark blue with green undertones. For another pop of personality, Lauren Shaver of Bless’er House applies botanical wallpaper on the ceiling.

Try Backdrop’s Surf Camp


Pretty Peach

living room designed by by interior designer liz goldberg
Courtesy of Liz Goldberg

If you dare, orange may be for you. The trick to pulling it off in a living room: “Incorporate texture with a warm-toned sofa, and add a complementary contrasting throw blanket and pillow to soften the punchiness of the color,” says designer Liz Goldberg.

Try Backdrop’s Aperitivo Hour


Bright White

a white living room with a fireplace and white sofa
Raquel Langworthy; designed by Christina Kim Interior Design.

Make your space feel bigger and brighter by coating every surface in a crisp, clean white — which is exactly what designer Christina Kim does in this modern beach house.

Try Valspar’s Ultra White

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Sage Green

green living room with pale blue couch
One Coast Design

From light to dark, sage green is reminiscent of nature — making it a calm, versatile shade for living rooms. Designer Michelle Woolley of One Coast Design plays with cool shades, including a soft blue sectional, to give this living room charm.

Try Magnolia Home’s Silverado Sage


Dusty Pink

dusty pink living room
Emily Gilbert

Named after the blushing walls we often admire in newly plastered houses, Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster is a soft pink with yellow undertones. “It’s neutral but not, and works with pretty much any other color,” says interior designer Colleen Simonds.


Classic Beige

beige living room
Life Created

Beige is a timeless color for good reason. It can make a living room, like one by Living With Lolo, feel as bright as possible and it pairs well with a slew of design styles.

Valspar Villa Grey

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Deep Black

black living room
Jenifer McNeil Baker

Black walls feel bold, cozy and dramatic, yet are neutral enough to pair with any design style. Keep it modern with a black marble fireplace mantel and gold light fixtures, just as Maestri Studio does.

Try Behr’s Cracked Pepper


Warm White

warm white living room
Angela Newton Roy Photography

You can’t go wrong with a soft off-white shade, like Benjamin Moore’s Ballet White. This creamy paint color, described as having warm undertones, is a calming choice in a Maryland abode designed by LP & CO.


Exotic Pink

pink living room

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Moody Green

blogger ryann miller painted her living room walls a dark green color — current mood by clare paint,
Sara Liggoria-Tramp

To achieve a “scholarly library feel,” blogger Ryann Miller paints her living room walls a moody green. The visually appealing shade leans more blue during the day, while green comes out in the evening, according to Miller.

Try Glidden’s Night Watch


Mustard Yellow

living room ideas
Julian Abrams

With a hint of brown, this feel-good shade looks stunning in a living room designed by Studio Indigo. For a bit of drama, the designer opts for a glossy finish.

Try Behr’s Amber Brew


Muted Green

a living room with a couch and a table
James Furman

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Silvery Gray

a living room with a fireplace and light gray walls
Rikki Snyder

You can’t go wrong with an all-purpose gray in a living room. For a relaxing style, designer Caroline Kopp pairs a cool gray hue with a white stone fireplace.

Try Glidden’s Fog


Warm Beige

living room ideas
Amanda West

For a calm and relaxing feel, blogger Amanda West sticks to warm neutrals and layers in tons of texture — from throw pillows and blankets to elegant curtains.

Try Behr’s Almond Cream


Dark Blue-Gray

a living room with a fireplace
Sarah Szwajkos

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Creamy Beige

a living room with a fireplace
Mel Willis

Purple Wine

living room paint colors, deep purple
Molly Culver

Warm White

white living room
Carina Skrobecki

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Cheerful Green

living room paint colors

Terracotta Pink

living room paint color ideas
Headshot of Monique Valeris

Monique Valeris is the home design director for Good Housekeeping, where she oversees the brand’s home decorating coverage across print and digital. Prior to joining GH in 2020, she was the digital editor at Elle Decor. In her current role, she explores everything from design trends and home tours to lifestyle product recommendations, including writing her monthly column, “What’s in My Cart.”

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Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish, BobVila.com, Unique Homes Magazine and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.


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