If your living room is in need of a face lift, a new paint job is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to provide immediate results. If you are confused as to what kind of colors to opt for, these are some useful living room painting tips, which are sure to help you out. Decide on the colors in accordance to the color of the furniture, furnishings, fabric, and accessories, already placed in the room. If it faces a garden, you can extend the outside natural atmosphere to your room by painting it in green and earthy colors like terracotta, amber, and brown. While painting, there are two things that you should always keep in mind. Firstly, the size of the room and secondly the height of the ceiling. If the size of your room is small, warm colors like red and maroon, can make it appear even smaller. If this is the case, then use lighter colors such as blue, pink, lavender, light green, etc. Also, if the ceiling height is less, coloring it in dark colors can make it appear nearer than it actually is, thus, giving the illusion that the room size is small. So, keep the ceiling color white, especially if the room is small in size.
If you are willing to experiment with different colors in your living room, then one of the most creative ideas is to have an accent wall. Paint one of the walls with a bright color such as red and the rest in lighter shades. If you want to give a dramatic effect, paint the walls in light shade and the ceiling in a dark color. Or have some designs such as horizontal lines or polka dots in a dark color on the ceiling.