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Finding the Best Paint Color for Your Living Room

by Kuhrich on Monday, September 9, 2013

When the time comes to put the finishing touches on your custom home, choosing the right paint colors for a room can be a daunting task. It can be especailly hard to get the colors right when it’s a room that you will spend the majority of your time in, like your living room. Let’s take a look at some of the best colors avaiable for your space.

What Kind Of Atmosphere Do You Want To Create?

A good place to start with paint ideas for any room is taking a look at the overall feeling you want to create for that space. Is this particualr room going to be a calm, quiet place forrelaxation? Then try using cool, neutral colors such as a linen white or moss green. For the indesicive or unsure homeowner, stick with one color for the space as well.

Someone who is looking for more of a family style room with movies, games, and other types of entertainment may be interested in bolder colors. Try using an accent wall in a lattice red, a warm sunny yellow or a navy blue. You can stay on trend while having a bit of fun and really make the room your own.

What About The Finish?

Once you’ve got your color pallette picked out you’ll need to select your finish. If your space is going to be a little less informal, a semi-gloss or sating finish will work well. If you’re leaning a little more towards formal try a soft matte or eggshell finish. Just make sure to take into consideration the look and texture of the walls themselves.

Lastly, don’t forget that this should all be fun. Your custom home is coming together. Create the space that you want. Follow these easy steps and you’ll find the best paint for your living room.


+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com