inspirational ideas for wall colours

suniil

Well-known Member
I've started DIY rebuild-refurb of my house and in need of some ideas for wall colours in living room.

Most of my AV gear are black. Sofa is dark brown & planning to buy gloss black alphason AV cabinet. I love very light colours [except magnolia] with a dark colour on feature wall [Orange or Dark gray].

Room size is 15x12 ft with plenty of day light (8 downlights otherwise).

Any ideas much appreciated, including pics of your walls :)

Many thanks
S
 

Synchro

Distinguished Member
I painted a landscape seen on a lounge wall once. The view was from the moons surface looking back over moonscape, to the earth. Why have boring walls?
 

John

Moderator
Theres hundreds of living rooms / cinema rooms on display here

John
 

Mr Incredible

Distinguished Member
Much depends on floor covering as well. I stumbled across a colour which we used on our "feature" wall: Tudor Rose.

Crown Paints brochure has it in. Rich, warm colour and most anything "goes" with it.
 

Mr Incredible

Distinguished Member
Tudor Rose goes well with "beige". Our other walls were soft cream (not magnolia) and the carpet a dark royal blue colour. Looks well even though I say it myself!
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
I've got a nice light blue/soft blue-turquoise sky effect going on

Course if I had my way I would go for a nice soft lilac colour
 
This is still my favourite paint scheme, taken from one of the members on here;

PlasmaSetup42-1.jpg


You could do the dark colour chocolate brown to contrast with your suite, rather than black ??
 

pave

Banned
terracota.......

Sample......

lounge_5.jpg

Beige type colour to walls,terracota to feature wall.......thats my pennies worth.....:rolleyes::D
 

Pat_C

Well-known Member
Did you know you've missed a few bits around the edges? :)
 

pave

Banned
Where!!!!!.....................:eek: :confused: :rolleyes: :D
 

pave

Banned
many thanks pave. do you have a pic of finished room? i'm looking something very close to that.

Hi,Suniil....Got the pic off the net,just to show you the colour on a wall,I have seen the combination in a room,looks really nice......

Oh....my living area is in ..........................Magnolia...........:eek:...or ,as i tell my guests.........summer breeze............:D
 

square-eyes-baz

Active Member
Tried to get the walls and carpet in to show the combination together. Terracota behind the tv and natural hessian on the other. Camera hasnt caught it totally accurate but maybe enough to give an idea.

lounge002.jpg
 
Thanks, looks cool and similar (ish) to terracotta. what colour you have on other walls?

Oh....my living area is in ..........................Magnolia...........:eek:...or ,as i tell my guests.........summer breeze............:D

:rotfl::rotfl:

suniil, I could say summer breeze also :D it was the only colour match that didn't have a hint of something in it - it's just a nice rich cream colour :)

Here's our lounge;
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signs

Banned
:rotfl::rotfl:

suniil, I could say summer breeze also :D it was the only colour match that didn't have a hint of something in it - it's just a nice rich cream colour :)

Here's our lounge;
04092007082.jpg

:rotfl: some peoples houses :rotfl: wait a minute...... WHAT THE FLIP (swear filter)!!!!!!!! :mad:










:D
 

square-eyes-baz

Active Member
which brand terracotta it is?

Its Dulux Natural Terracota.
Whenever I buy paint ,even if its a standard colour on the shelf, I take a tin of whatever I want to the bit where they mix the paint for you - where all those little strips of every shade of every colour is and get them to match it and freshly mix a tin for me. Costs a couple of quid more but Ive always found it goes on the wall nicer and easier.
There are probably 2 reasons for this
a) the paint hasnt sat on a shelf for weeks and settled and gone thick
b) Im a crap painter and need all the help i can get.

Ive tried the suede and metallic paints and found it very difficult to do it properly - others on here have though.
 

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