Painting the walls of the living room: colors to avoid because they are now unfashionable

by Mark Bennett

November 22, 2023

Painting the walls of the living room: colors to avoid because they are now unfashionable
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The choice of color/paint for the walls of our rooms is as important as all the other furnishing and decoration choices. And, like any other furnishing accessory, the color of the walls also follows trends are fashion-trend sensitive.

If you need to repaint the walls of your living room, for example, but you are not sure what to chose, you can consult an expert or refer to the guide that we provide below.

Here, we show you some colors to avoid using in your living room, because they are now "out of fashion".

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1. Pure white

1. Pure white

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Pure white creates a feeling of cleanliness but can also feel excessively cold and sterile. If you want a neutral color for your living room, chose warmer shades and matte finishes, which will adapt to any furnishing style, from classic to rustic, from minimalist to ultra-modern.

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2. Color drenching

2. Color drenching

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A uniformity of color between walls, doors, window frames, skirting boards and furniture can be spectacular and relaxing or stimulating, but this trend - aka color drenching - has now been overtaken by the combination of two contrasting colors. The use of contrasting or complementary colors helps to create dynamism and energy in the environment and is preferable when decorating a living room by highlighting these aspects.

3. Red

3. Red

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Red is a difficult color to manage, as well as becoming a source of stress when used excessively. Very bold and difficult to balance, it can be used sparingly for a few details such as a carpet or furniture covers. But it's better to go for more neutral and delicate shades for the walls, such as muted shades of pink.

4. Cold blue

4. Cold blue

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Although it is a relaxing color, cool/cold blue is not always a good idea for your living room. Instead, give your walls a relaxing and calming effect by using natural shades of dark green (which will also feel more welcoming and initimate than cold blue).

5. Yellow and orange

5. Yellow and orange

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Like red, these "highly energetic" colors - yellow and orange - are difficult to manage and match and, when used indoors, can cause anxiety. Replace these colors with warm earth tones, which will give depth and sophistication. These earthy colors are capable of brightening a room, while highlighting the accent colors.

What colors did you choose for your living rooms?

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