How to Choose a Living Room Paint Color

Choose the Perfect Living Room Paint Color by Complimenting your Wood Flooring

When looking for the right living room paint color, it is important to consider the color tone of your wood floor. There are specific wall colors that pair exceptionally well with each wood tone (golden, medium, dark, and gray). Read on to see all of the different types of wood flooring and the colors that will work the best with them.

Compliment your Flooring

Best Living Room Paint Colors

Light Brown/Golden Toned Flooring

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“Colors that share a similar undertone as the wood can create a monochromatic color scheme,” says Hannah Yelo, Color Marketing and Development Manager at Benjamin Moore. Instead of trying to fight the golden tones in your flooring, embrace them by choosing a beige wall color.

Popular wall colors for homes with golden-toned flooring:

Perfect Greige SW 6073

Accessible Beige SW 7036

Kilim Beige SW 6106

 

How to Choose Living Room Paint Color

Medium Brown Toned Flooring

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Greige, a combination of beige and gray, is considered to be the “new neutral.” This color looks exceptionally good in homes with medium toned wood flooring. This color is also offers a perfect background for introducing other accent colors to the space, such as blues, greens, and oranges.

Popular wall colors for homes with MEDIUM brown toned flooring:

Drift of Mist SW 9166

Classic Gray Benjamin Moore OC-23

Origami White SW 7636

 

How to Choose Living Room Paint Color

Dark Brown Toned Flooring

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The best thing you can do when it comes to pairing wall colors with dark wood flooring is to go lighter. Light grays or creamy whites might be your perfect choice.

Popular wall colors for homes with DARK brown toned flooring:

Agreeable Gray SW 7029

Repose Gray SW 70125

Argos SW 7065

 

 

Living Room Paint Colors

Gray Toned Flooring

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Sage or green-gray paint colors add a wonderful sense of warmth to your room and can really look quite stunning when paired with gray toned wood floring.

Popular wall colors for homes with gray toned flooring:

Sensible Hue SW 6198

Storm Cloud SW 6249

Light French Gray SW 0055

 

 

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