20 Gorgeous Living Rooms With Creative Color Palettes

Color is one of the best ways to show off your design style and jazz up your space. You can choose a bold shade (think green or red) or practice restraint with a soothing palette of neutrals. There's also the option to settle for the best of both worlds with a combination of vibrant and subdued hues. Plus, color is known to evoke different moods.

That said, we've gathered 20 of our favorite living room designs that feature a host of creative color combinations. Use these high-design interiors—including everything from peach to turquoise—as inspiration to experiment with color in your own living room.

Pink and Yellow

The living room in interior designer Linda Pinto's elegant Parisian aerie relies on a palette of energetic yellow and fuschia. The vintage Jean-Michel Frank sofas are in a custom Manfacture Royale Bonvallet velvet and the lacquered armchairs are from the 1920s.

Peach and Green

For her Washington, D.C. family home, architect Carmel Greer chose Benjamin Moore's Peach Blossom to bring the living room to life. The space is outfitted with green chairs from Anthropologie, cowhide Corbusier LC-1 Chairs, and an Eames walnut stool.

Pink, Purple, and Gray

Soothing gray tones complements pops of pink and purple in the Beverly Hills home of Too Faced Founders Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson. In the living room, antique furnishings, including Dorothy Draper chairs, along with Kate Spade sconces add character to the interior.

Blue and Pink

An eye-catching living room features custom blue paint, serving as the perfect backdrop to the pearly pink lampshade, layers of patterns, and one-of-a-kind accents.

Blue and Yellow

To give a room a cheery atmosphere, this home, which is inspired by Grey Gardens, features an inviting blue and yellow palette. High-gloss blue walls work well with a ceiling inset of yellow felt paper by Stark. Celerie Kemble for Henredon sofas, upholstered in a vibrant Brunschwig & Fils linen, complete the look.

Green, White, and Blue

Crisp white tempers the energetic lime green in the Hamptons living room of author Holly Peterson. The walls, which are filled with her children's art, match the custom sofa perfectly. A bright blue ottoman adds the finishing touch.

Red and White

Walt Disney's former Palm Springs pad boasts an Art Deco vibe, which was accomplished by geometric curtains and pops of red alongside crisp white.

Pink and Yellow

New York-based interior designer Sasha Bikoff, who appreciates a maximalist approach to decorating, settled on a mix of soft pinks and yellow for this living room. The whimsical space draws from nature and has an undeniable timeless feel.

Red and Blue

Blue and red unite in a striking Brooklyn townhouse owned by ceramist Amanda Moffat. The Bukhara rug is from ABC Carpet & Home and the pressed-tin lamps are from Lexington Gardens.

Raspberry and Turquoise

Light raspberry and turquoise is an unexpected pairing that adds a playful vibe to a living room, like this design scheme in a New York City apartment by Ritika Bhasin. The velvet sofa in a deeper shade of raspberry brings balance to the look, while the turquoise accent chair adds contrast.

Yellow, Pink, and Green

Yellow, pink and green hues can inject personality into a space in an instant. This daring color combination comes to life in a living room of a 1963 Houston house designed by architect John Staub and decorated by J. Randall Powers.

Yellow and Gray

Pops of yellow, by way of throw pillows and curtains in an Oscar de la Renta fabric for Lee Jofa, add a dose of energy to decorator Alisa Bloom's Chicago penthouse, which features walls in Benjamin Moore’s Cement Gray. The custom sofa is covered in a Kravet fabric with pillows in a Jim Thompson silk. The 1970s chairs are from Revival, and the vintage cocktail table is from Martin La Brocante. A Crate & Barrel console and a vintage chandelier by Hans-Agne Jakobsson finish the design.

Green, Blue and Beige

Andy Cohen's Manhattan apartment is proof that a palette of blue, green and beige can give a living room a fresh vibe. A sofa, upholstered in a Maharam stripe by Paul Smith, along with a love seat, in a Ralph Lauren denim, from Classic Sofa of NY, set the foundation for the space. Both the 1960s Willy Rizzo Italian bench and cocktail table are from John Salibello. The midcentury Marcello Fantoni lamp, as well as the faux-bamboo vintage brass stools covered in a Rogers & Goffigon wool blend, are from 1stdibs. The brass side table is from ABC Carpet & Home, the vintage folding chair covered in a Jerry Pair leather is from Harbinger, and the silk burlap wallpaper is by Ralph Lauren. The green jute rug from Lawrence of La Brea adds an additional pop of color. The oak flooring is by LV Wood and the photograph is by Elmar Ludwig.

Blue, Green and Cream

Pops of blue, green and cream add warmth to a Long Island home, featuring custom furnishings. The room includes a sofa upholstered in a Lee Jofa fabric, a tufted sofa in a Chapas Textiles weave, a leather ottoman and a set of armchairs in a Kravet linen blend. The 1950s cerused-oak side table and 19th-century copper lantern are both French, the patterned curtains are of a Home Couture fabric and the cream wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries.

Blue & Burnt Orange

Varied shades of blue and burnt orange make a statement in the main living room of a São Paulo duplex designed by Fabrizio Rollo. The sofa is upholstered in a deep blue Rubelli velvet and works well with antique Louis XV-style orange armchairs. Italian footstools from the 1930s add an extra level of comfort to the space. To finish the design, Rollo opted for a screen made in the 1940s by Dinucci, a cocktail table by Naoto Fukasawa, and a faux-twig side table by Maison Jansen. The custom rug is Tibetan, the artwork above the sofa is by John Grant, and the lithograph is by Andy Warhol.

Sage, Pink and Beige

Sage walls, in addition to an inviting palette of pink and beige hues, makes for a unique living room design in an East Hampton home.

Fuschia and Green

For the living room of her Welsh country home, Penny Morrison chose curtains in a linen print by Penny Morrison Fabrics. The green walls are the perfect match for the fuchsia tones that mirror the pink hues throughout the space.

Purple and Green

Deep purple and green add character to a vibrant Manhattan apartment. The vintage Milo Baughman sofa is in a Cowtan & Tout velvet and a pair of 1970s chairs are in a Larsen velvet. A West Elm floor lamp and cocktail table, along with Donghia side tables pull the room together. The space is also accented with pillows and a rug by Madeline Weinrib. The portraits are by Kimberly Brooks.

Turquoise and Beige

For a Manhattan townhouse, quadrille fabric curtains complement striking turquoise walls, which are painted in C2 Paint Luxe in Bewilder. Both the sofa and club chair from Anthony Lawrence-Belair are covered in Holland & Sherry wool fabric.

Blue and Gray

Light gray hues bring elegance to a blue living room in a Miami penthouse designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. The designer settled on blue shades that mirror the ocean and give the space a calming feel.

MONIQUE VALERIS Home Decor Editor, ELLEDecor

Monique Valeris is the home decor editor for ELLEDecor, where she covers everything from house tours to product roundups, and her idea of a well-decorated interior involves endless layers of patterns, brass accents, and anything with a monogram.

Source: Elle Decor

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