Please note: Don't order directly from online colour chart, colours vary dramatically from monitor to screen, always order a tester pot or hand painted colour chart first!
Natural Paint Colours available for the following Graphenstone Paints:
- Graphenstone Grafclean Premium (Tough, Washable all round wall and ceiling paint, the top seller!)
- Graphenstone Grafclean Premium Midshine Multi Surface (As above for walls, ceilings, wood, metal and other surfaces)
- Graphenstone GCS Interior (Traditional Interior House Paint)
- Graphenstone GCS Exterior (Traditional Exterior House Paint)
Choosing your natural paint colours
From entertaining to relaxing after work, family movie night to birthday party, the living room is the place where life happens. The right living room colours can lift your mood, inspire you, and reflect your personality, making life that little bit sweeter.
The first step in deciding on your living room colour scheme is to choose a style that matches your home and your taste in furniture, artwork and ornaments. Are your tastes traditional or modern? Do you love a clean, clutter-free room or one packed with eclectic pieces?
Traditional living room colours
If you're a traditionalist, then subtle, elegant colours are the key. Avoid bold tones and stick to muted, understated shades. Pale blues and greens work brilliantly with white painted furniture, creating a relaxing, airy atmosphere, while yellows and pale pinks look great with natural wooden furniture, and work especially well in rooms with exposed beams and other traditional architectural features.
Remember, going for a traditional look doesn't mean giving up on creativity. Think of yourself as an artist with history as your palette, and take inspiration from the eras and styles that capture your imagination. Whether you love the rich colours and dark stained wood of Georgian country houses or the sun-bleached creams, reds and pale blues of Victorian seaside chic, let the
Minimalist living rooms
Minimalist, white-walled looks used to be thought of as modern, but they're now a tradition all of their own. If you love the classic Scandinavian combination of white walls and natural wooden furniture, then we recommend Graphenstone Natural Wall Paint, which has a subtle matt texture that's perfect for a relaxed yet elegant minimalist look.
White walls can be beautiful, but if you're looking for a bolder living room colour scheme, then you can inject a bit of colour into the classic minimalist look with a feature wall painted in a colour which matches your furnishings or artwork.
Modern living room colours
If you're looking for a contemporary living room colour scheme, the key concept is creativity. Think bold colours not just on the walls, but on the ceiling too. The best modern looks take design and colour cues from furniture, so if you've got a stylish contemporary sofa suite or centrepiece coffee table, consider incorporating colours and geometry from your furnishings.
Modern looks allow you to choose bright, unusual colours, so don't be afraid to be bold. When it comes to natural wall paint colours, we recommend Graphenstone Grafclean Emulsion
The key to getting a contemporary look is to think of every aspect of your room as an area to flex your creativity: picture rails, architrave, and structural details like beams and window frames can all be opportunities to try something different.
Thinking outside the box
Remember, modern doesn't mean minimal and traditional doesn't mean doilies. If your home is bursting with eclectic furnishings and accessories, you can still create a striking look. Charcoal grey walls in matt paint make a brilliant backdrop for brightly coloured furniture and artwork, creating space and preventing clashes.
The best way to harmonise eclectic spaces is to find colour schemes which tie the elements together. Pick up shades and tones from your furniture and artwork, and use feature walls to create dramatic backdrops for feature pieces.
Remember, it's your room
Your choice of living room colour scheme should reflect your personality and make you feel relaxed and inspired in your own space. Take the time to think about how different colours make you feel, and trust your instincts. After all, the living room is the place where your life happens.