How to Choose a Living Room Color

Include the whole family when selecting living room colors. The living room continues to be the family sanctuary, the area of the house where everyone comes together to unwind after work, school or play. Because this room is shared and enjoyed by all, why not include the whole family when choosing a new color direction?

“But my family can’t even decide what to watch on TV,” you say. If you approach it as fun and engaging, color selection can be simpler than finding the remote.

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Testing, Testing

Looking for a way to narrow down your choices? Start with our Color ID quiz that’s designed to pair your personality with a perfectly curated palette that allows you to mix and match colors with confidence. With eight different palettes, you can find out who in the family is a Nurturer, a Dreamer or an Enthusiast. Once you’ve all found your palette, compare your colors to find a few hues that everyone loves.

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Take a Look Around

What’s the mood in the living room? It might look different from family to family. Some living rooms might be a place where everyone is cozying up for a movie night but it could also be a lively place where you’re entertaining. Whatever mood your picturing, it’s important to think about the paint colors that can reflect that. Studies show that color plays a significant role in emotions. Blue hues suggest calmness. Greens provide stress relief. Yellows conjure images of brightness and energy. Once you’ve determined how your living room is used, it becomes easier to make color choices.

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Get Everything You Need at Your Sherwin-Williams Store

Ready to start painting the living room, or have more questions? Your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams store has the answers. Get advice on paint and painting techniques from in-store experts. Grab the right supplies to make your project a breeze.

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