If you’d like the room to look cohesive and well put together, then the color you use on the walls, in this case a shade of turquoise, should also be included elsewhere in the room, in the form of accessories such as an ottoman, a lampshade, etc. the colors don’t have to be identical. You can pick one color to use as an accent in the living room and incorporate it using a variety of patterns. Although each with their own unique design, the elements will be linked through color.
Selecting the right furniture and paint will only get you so far. Effectively arranging the space is equally important. An open feel is crucial. Survey the lines of the room. If there are visual or physical blocks that make the space difficult the navigate, address them. While it may not be possible to have large areas that are free of furniture, choosing narrow pieces can be a great option, especially if the furnishings are space-enhancing, such as the acrylic coffee tables below.
Whether you love the retro metal arc floor lamp with the big lampshade that was popular in the 1970’s gracing everyone’s living room or you prefer the introduction of aluminum into wall and pendant fixtures of the late 1960’s – lighting was an integral part of retro furniture decor. Look to your favorite lighting manufacturers for lighting reproductions for your ceiling, walls, floor in every retro style imaginable.
It suits both traditional and modern design. Benjamin Moore’s senior interior designer Sonu Mathew explains that this season we will see a softening of the palate, and refers to this softening as “the emerging pastel.” Paired with white, rich woods or even a bright raspberry for a pop of color, Lemon Sorbet can be used in a multitude of ways in a multitude of rooms. It can be used in a toned-down manner to create a serene and relaxing space, or paired with a fun and punchy color to create energy and drama.
You don’t want your space to feel like an under-designed apartment! So if you choose to go light and bright, expose interesting architectural features, choose brightly colored modern accents, hang art, or make your furniture a strong focal point. This wonderful white living room works because the lack of color draws attention to the beautiful crown molding. If you look closely, the paint colors actually accentuate the molding. The layers of architectural detail are painted in different shades of white to distinguish the texture, and the result is stunning!
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