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Non neutral colours for living room.

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BirthdayKake Wed 01-Aug-18 07:41:50

Any suggestions? I know I'll probably cave and go with something neutral, but I'd like to try something else if possible!

It's not a very big living room if that makes a difference. What's everyone else got? smile

BlackCloudofGloom Thu 09-Aug-18 21:33:11

We have quite a strong sage green colour with butter-yellow curtains and pale orange sofa. Surprisingly, it looks pretty good!

JT05 Fri 10-Aug-18 07:15:01

We have a cosy sitting room that’s a dark raspberry colour with a teal velvet sofa, cream linen curtains with a multi coloured ‘water paint’ pattern, that picks up the other colours.
It’s the only strong coloured room in the house and makes a surprising statement.

BirthdayKake Fri 10-Aug-18 08:23:46

I love sage green but after have green in other rooms so feel the need for something different! I've been looking at raspberry/purple colours actually but I'm not sure I dare!

slinkysaluki Fri 10-Aug-18 21:36:59

What colour is your furniture and floors, which way does the room face ? Does it get much daylight ?

PippiLongstromp Sat 11-Aug-18 13:26:50

I think reds or purple is something I wouldn't risk unless you really know what you are pairing it up with in terms of furniture and accessory colours... I love blues, they are calming, beautiful yet easy to live with and easy to pair with other colours...

flowercrow Sat 01-Sep-18 19:16:20

I'm thinking of going for forest green and mustard, with white or cream woodwork.
I think you should go for raspberry- you can always paint over it if you hate it, and you may actually love it!

Methe Sat 01-Sep-18 19:26:08

We have one a sort of duck egg colour with mustard curtains and a tan leather sofa and one forest green with navy. Neither room feels dark or oppressive but they both have original picture/plate rails so are white above those. I like colour ❤️

Try some colour! The worst thing that can happen is you have to re paint.

FlowerPotMum Sat 01-Sep-18 19:33:38

I've got purple/plum/pink. Sounds awful but it's so cosy -and a bit chintzy-. We have the dreaded 'feature wall' with a cream background and big flowers in the above colours. The other walls are a dark purply plum.
I love the texture of our cosy ( purple) rug and the ( purple) throws on the dark brown leather sofas.
Curtains are lined silky ( and purple!).
I am quite a bold person and definitely go for the 'more is more' school of thought. It can be re-painted!. I've had nothing but compliments on mine smile. Looks lovely with my tacky fairy lights glowing in the evening.

user1483390742 Sat 01-Sep-18 19:34:51

Two plum walls, 2 cream walls, one plum sofa, one grey sofa, grey carpet.

Burlea Sat 01-Sep-18 19:39:10

I have terracotta wallpaper, brown suite and cherry wood furniture. To me it's warm and cosy in winter but cool and bright in summer.

LemonysSnicket Sat 01-Sep-18 20:01:21

I love this coral colour that Wiggy Kit has in her living room

LemonysSnicket Sat 01-Sep-18 20:02:43

We have white walls and a grey rug but a blue velvet sofa, yellow and orange accents and lots of plants and wood

ifIonlyknew Thu 06-Sep-18 00:35:07

we have sort of goldy/sandy coloured sofa, goldeny beige (so ties in with sofa but lighter and not too samey) carpet and terracotta curtains. I want to change the curtains but not got anywhere with colours yet. the gold and orangey colours are really nice and cosy, I am just a bit bored of the curtains after 10 years of looking at them every day. Personal favourite colours are purple with silver/grey, teal green with gold or sage green which I love and think is very calming (yet don't have in any room in the house!)

ifIonlyknew Thu 06-Sep-18 00:35:32

that is the sage green I think is calming not all those colours together obviously

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