10 Eye-Catching Living Room Color Combinations That Are Anything But Dull

1. Browns, Blacks, Whites, & Greens

Abstract paintings by Belgian artist Jean-Marc Louis command the white-walled living room of architect Paul Bates hillside Birmingham home, where an Italian articulating mobile chandelier in black and brass dangles from the vaulted ceiling.

2. Deep Plum & Mossy Light Green

In this Upper East Side townhome designed by Lucy Doswell, a tufted deep plum corner banquette brings the soaring parlor down to a more intimate scale with a pop of dark color, backgrounded by a graphic mossy light green wallcovering.

3. A Pop of Teal

In Liz Lange s restoration of Grey Gardens in East Hampton, teal pops from two vintage chairs by Mastercraft, complementing the sofa s Arbre de Matisse Reverse upholstery in a nod to Billy Baldwin.

4. Monochrome Neutrals

In this Naples, Florida, rebuild, Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier selected a tropical grisaille mural to headline the living room. The fabrics and carpets are monochrome neutrals and earth tones.

5. Burnt Red & Light Yellow

In designer Palmer Weiss s California home, burnt orange pelmet and drapery fabric surround a wall of windows, with yellow pillows and a chair accenting the color scheme.

6. Citron and Blue-Black

Decorator Garrow Kedigian drew inspiration from The Carlyle's decor for his apartment, featuring bright yellow walls and black moldings that echo the building s iconic details.

7. Persimmon and Taupe

Designer Fran Keenan introduced color into this Los Angeles family room with persimmon curtains. Light-taupe upholstery and a bronze-brown carpet make the room feel gracious and relaxed.

8. Pale Apricot and Blood Orange

In Summer Thornton's Chicago townhouse, an oversized orange sofa highlights the warm undertones of the apricot living room, with woven bouillon fringe adding a flirty touch.

9. Beach Pink and Soft Blues

Floral linen by Blithfield covering the sofas and tufted armchairs inspired the soft pink and barely-there blue palette in this Block Island living room by designer Miles Redd.

10. Reimagined Red, White, and Blue

Designer Anthony Barrata used bold colors and dramatic furnishings in this Upper West Side pied-à-terre. An American painting by Tomory Dodge and a custom floor lamp capitalize on the room's height.