2019 Living Room Painting Ideas

A 2019 living room should transmit emotion. In today's post, we'll show you painting ideas that are a sure win.
2019 Living Room Painting Ideas

Last update: 09 July, 2019

You may have asked yourself, “which painting ideas are essential for a 2019 living room?” We have some ideas to show you that’ll make your living room absolutely lovely. You don’t have to be an interior designer but you should, however, choose your colors carefully. Follow our guidelines and nail your objective.

Before getting started, consider the dimensions of your living room, what you use it for as well as its location in your home. You’ll also need to determine if you want to paint it in one or multiple colors and if you want the colors to work as a background for the decor or just as another element.

In order to successfully create a space for relaxation and family time, your living room should be cozy while transmitting good vibes. In light of that, more than any other room in your home, your living room should stay true to your personal preferences.

Your living room showcases your emotions. Choose the colors carefully and make sure they meld well with your furniture, fabrics and decorative details.

2019 living room painting ideas

2019 living room painting ideas

If you don’t have a lot of furnitureyou can try bolder colors that create contrast. If you use your living room for many activities, using different colors and tones can create different spaces. Or, if you have a small living room that’s packed with furniture, try plain, pastel walls instead.

Maybe you want to showcase your wood furniture pieces; try painting your walls in off-white or beige tones. Yellow works great for living rooms because it transmits joy and warmth. Meanwhile, white will create a bright setting.

If you have a big living room, try textured finishes. Textured finishes absorb light and create a cozier setting.

Techniques like sponging, dabbing or combing are wonderful for creating subtle light and shadow effects. Use gentle, natural colors to set a nice mood for a room.

You can make your living room look bigger by using light colors— beige, cream, ivory– because they visually push back walls. Enhance the effect by painting your ceiling the same color as your walls.

Another idea to freshen up your living room is painting with gentle blue, green or mauve tones with a texture-free, matte finish. If you have exposed ceiling beams, paint them white or cream to lighten up the atmosphere.

If you want to transform your living room on a budget, just use a simple two-color palette. Use a neutral color for your walls and ceiling and add a pop of color through your curtains, rugs, light fixtures and a furniture piece.

Fail-proof tips for 2019

2019 living room fail proof

Following certain tips and doing a couple of tests can help you pick the perfect color palette. Before you dive into your living room project, test the colors you have in mind on your living room.

We strongly recommend doing three or four color tests. Paint 100 x 100 m squares with your possible colors and let them dry completely before making your decision. Generally speaking, colors lighten up a tone or two after drying.

If you’re planning on using the same color for your entire living room, this will always seem more intense. Because of this, lighter colors usually make a better option. But make corrections if necessary.

Whenever possible, take samples of all the colors you’re interested in and put them side-by-side to study their effects. Having furniture or fabric samples nearby will also be helpful to visualize and approve your initial idea.

As you’re painting your living room, you might start to wonder how many colors you can use in your palette without crossing the line. For the most part, two or max three colors work for your main surfaces— aka walls, floors, and furniture, couches, curtains as well…

Before you go, remember that keeping the color of your living room doors and windows in mind is crucial. You can paint them and create contrast with your walls.