What colors to choose for my bedroom and livingroom?


grey in living room, off-blue in living room

Reader's question:

"The furniture in my bedroom (wardrobe, bed and bedside tables) are dark wood. In the living and dining room the wooden furniture are dark and the two sofas are red (the tone of watermelon). What colors to pick for the walls of my bedroom and living room?"

Our advice: 

From your sort description we derive that the dark tones are dominant in your space (dark wooden furniture) while some details, like the sofas have an "extreme" color. However your description doesn't give the whole picture of your apartment. For this, we suggest some color schemes based on the a neutral grey/ off-blue. 

A possible color scheme for your bedroom could be:

  • Grey to off-blue (will function as a background)

  • Tropical pink (to highlight the wall behind the bed)

The tropical pink might seem dynamic and intense. Yet it is opposite to grey-blue (neutral vs warm color, powerful vs pale color) and the result will be balanced. 

off-blue in bedroom, grey in bedroom

A possible color scheme for your living room could be:

  • Grey to off-blue (apply in some walls)

  • Pale grey (apply to the rest of the walls)

The sofas are bright red, so the background could be neutral.

grey in living room, off-blue in living room


pale colors combinations   

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