We spend a lot of time in our living rooms. Some are formal spaces in which to receive guests and host gatherings, others are casual hangouts for the whole family. However you choose to use your main living space, the decor scheme should be both welcoming and engaging. Neutral design schemes have their place, but how about creating something a little more memorable? We’ve put together a collection of 40 two-color combinations for your living room that are sure to brighten and enrich your home. We’ll look at why these hues complement one another and how best to apply them to your interior for maximum impact.
Visualizer: Eugene Kolomiychenko
Pink and green living room panels. Draw attention to color blocking in your living room with panel molded details. In this example, a sweet pink upper is richly contrasted by a dark green base.
Visualizer: Mỹ Trọng Trần
Blue and yellow accent decor. A bold blue sofa will immediately draw the eye to the sitting area in an open-plan living space. Throw in contrasting yellow cushions and wall art to enliven the look. See more ideas for blue and yellow decor.
Visualizer: One More Buro
Blue and burnt orange. Burnt orange accents make a bright yet controlled accompaniment to blue living room decor. See more ideas for orange and blue interior design.
Visualizer: Mai Trang Nguyen
Orange and blue-gray contrast. Team solid orange accents with blue-gray or petrol blue elements to achieve confident contradiction.
Designer: Risa Boyer
Brown and orange warmth. This orange living room is crowned with a canopy of wood across the ceiling. The natural wood tone compliments a tufted brown sofa and an Eames lounge chair.
Red and teal geometrics. If applying flat color to feature walls just doesn’t cut it for you, then consider adding visual depth with tonal geometric designs. These red and teal introductions create spatial illusions from end to end.
Visualizer: Vóc Nguyễn
Purple and teal fusion. Heather flowers mean good luck, admiration, and protection, so why not bring their positive color into your living room, bound with a rich splash of teal.
Designer: Holland Harvey
Blue color blocking and brown furniture. Light and mid-blue bands create a cozy perimeter here, whilst wooden furniture and a jute rug make warming interludes. See more ideas for horizontal color blocking.
Visualizer: Peter Tarka
Pastel pink and blue ombre with color-matched furniture.
Designer: Lextav Studio
Visualizer: Martin Kovacik
Dark teal and blush. Wall art, scatter cushions, and an ottoman make easily removable dark teal and blush accents in this living room. A blush wall panel risks a little more permanence.
Arty red and blue contrasts add vibrance to a cool industrial loft.
Visualizer: DA Architecture
Paint a scene of tranquility with tan and blue hues.
Visualizer: Maryna Grechko
Sugar pink and purple linearity.
Visualizer: Daria Zinovatnaya
Utilize an eye-catching wallcovering to achieve a tropical pink and yellow explosion.
Spell out fuchsia and gold luxe with designer furniture and a spectacular living room chandelier.
Designer: atelier SAD
Visualizer: Tomas Firla
Dusky pink and gold balance. Select just two or three furniture items and accessories in each hue to achieve a color equilibrium.
Blue and gold mix. Expand upon an extraordinary statement wall by drawing out one of the colors, like the golden yellow couches in this blue and gold combo.
Visualizer: Anjey Babych
Muted pink and teal elements. Each zone in this open-plan living space is brightened with a flush of pink. Teal accents cut through the sweetness.
Visualizer: Sadolin Dulux
Make a gentle blush and sage retreat with a simply split wall color treatment.
Stage a red and sage living room by placing fiery accents against color-blocked and textured sage walls.
Photographer: Philippe Le Berre
Bright green and red clash. Safely clash your colors by leaving blank white space in between.
Visualizer: Weber Studio
Burgundy and blue sophistication with a feature ceiling.
Visualizer: Juliya Butova
Red and yellow perimeter. Alternate ruby red and bright yellow accents to make a two-color arrangement around the edges of the room.
Visualizer: DAR architects
Use wall panels and drapes to drop swathes of muted red and beige.
Visualizer: Serg Ushakov
Add definition to an abstract red and turquoise arrangement with bold black outlines.
Visualizer: Andrey Ryazanov
Dark green and red modernity. Add a contemporary twist to a classic green and red decor scheme with quirky artwork and fabulous lighting.
Apricot and green curves. Whether you’re blessed with classical architecture or not, you can add beautiful arches with color.
Visualizer: Studio VAE
Just a touch of tasteful tan and green.
Visualizer: Bui Ni
Botanical green and yellow decor bursts with enlivening energy.
Photographer: Scott Basile
Another green and yellow scheme, this time in shades of lime and ochre.
Use tonal blends to create apricot and green layering.
Visualizer: Mirish Mirzayev
Structure a luxurious muted red and teal scheme behind thin metallic borders.
Designer: Lindsey Ellis Beatty and Rachael Burrow
Photographer: David A. Land
Make a characterful living space with pea-green and blue patterns.
Denim blue and green wraparounds create complementary zoning, which is useful in open floor plans.
Bolts of blue and yellow add a bold fun factor even in small doses. Keep the backdrop neutral to allow accent pieces to really shine.
Visualizer: Mai Trang Nguyen
Mellow yellow and green setting. This understated two-color combination offers the joy of color without intensity and visual overwhelm. Instate interesting silhouettes to add dimension.
Source: Designer Guild
Fabulous floral pink and pistachio boiserie panels are not to be ignored. Throw in a matching fuchsia sofa too for ultimate impact.
Royal blue and greige counteraction. Cool contemporary furniture in contrasting blue and greige modules set out a smart and stylish aesthetic.
Visualizer: AGLAIA Interiors
Not as colorful as our other offerings but just as enriching, black and gray contradictions make a stylish living room with eye-catching contrast.
Visualizer: KYDE Architects
Timeless black and white elements offer a crisp aesthetic that always looks fresh. See more inspiration for black and white living rooms.
Recommended Reading: Creating Daring Decor With Contrasting Colour Schemes
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