Considering your living room is the first part of your house that guests will see, the wall colour combination for the living room needs to be perfect to set the tone for the rest of your space. To help you along, we’re going to look at some amazing hall colour combination ideas that will make visitors do a double-take!

We’ve also brought in the experts and consolidated Nippon Paint’s expert-recommended mood boards to help you pick among some of the ideal alternative wall colour combinations for your living room. Nippon Paint’s Colour Vision is based on human emotions and thought processes and hence ties in with the homeowner’s design preferences.

Curated by Nippon Paint India’s President, Mahesh S. Anand, and colour researcher, Dr Kaustav Sen Gupta, this list of 8 such palettes proves that a wall colour combination is all about life—and vice versa of course. Along with these, we’ve also recommended 21 bonus hall colour combinations so you never run out of options!

8 wall colour combinations for your living room

#1: A bright orange and blue

Elevate your wall with the vibrant energy of orange and the calming serenity of blue

“Colours are omnipresent in our daily lives as a fundamental aspect of human perception. Individual human cognition, experience and behaviour as social swarm influence the colour tendency.”

– Dr Kaustav Sen Gupta, colour expert

Therefore, bright colour combinations for walls, like orange and blue, represent mental force. Thus, Qurious (a Nippon colour palette), as the name suggests, celebrates the freedom to ask questions, get surprised and learn more.

Since interior design is all about personalising your homes, the colour combination that you pick for walls will give character to your space. When you want to consider how an interior colour combination can be a suitable reflection of your personality, this guide on wall colour combinations will come in handy.

#2: Deep blue with neutrals

Tremont Blue walls complement the Yellow Chimes in this colour combination idea for your hall

We’re here to celebrate the power of oneself with Flawsome, another Nippon colour palette. With shades ranging from deep purples and blues to pastel greens and yellows, this particular colour combination for walls encourages DIY experiments. Simultaneously, it also symbolises personal growth and helps in creating a calming aura in the room. So, if this hall colour combination resonates with you, be sure to get as creative as possible.

Apart from the living rooms, we recommend you play with this wall colour combination even in your bedrooms and home offices. The factors that make this wall paint colour combination suitable for living rooms also make it well-suited for other rooms.

Check out these living room design ideas for more inspiration:

#3: Grey with deep blue

Purpassion, a unique combination that is both vibrant and soothing

The focus of these living room colour ideas is the celebration of all aspects of life, with heart-warming stories woven into each category. Purpassion (a Nippon colour palette) is ideal for those who like to end their day in a calm environment. A cool-toned colour combination for walls like this one creates the perfect atmosphere to relax in with a warm cup of tea. The gorgeous shades of blue and grey signify passion for purpose as well as peace.

#4: Trendy pastel shades

Daylight Orange with this Forever Young Purple shade makes for a fun pastel theme

Inspired by creativity, this wall colour combination for the living room is for anyone who seeks inspiration from their surroundings. The pastel theme makes for an overall muted canvas while adding a bit of colour. In addition, there are many more arresting pastel shades in Nippon’s collection to choose from. As seen above, pastel purple and orange make for a bold yet calm hall colour combination.

“Color Vision is a well-researched and detailed indigenous colour forecast celebrating the zonal and youth colour tendencies of this nation. The Nippon Paint Color Vision forecast website is explorative and free to access. It is also well segmented so that the designers, architects, design students and design enthusiasts can refer to the stories for their colour inspirations and designing.”

-Mahesh S. Anand, President, Nippon Paint India

#5: Dark burgundy and white

Paint the town (or just your walls) burgundy

When you want to keep your living room colour combination natural, keep it neutral. Neutrals from N.O.W. (a Nippon colour palette) are always a timeless way to express oneself. Moreover, a neutral wall colour combination always stands the test of time. Opt for white and beige tones for that good old classic white-on-white look.

Moreover, nowadays, a lot of people are choosing boho-Scandinavian interiors and this hall colour combination is perfect for that look. The latest trends can easily become a part of your existing walls if you choose such evergreen colour combinations for your hall or bedroom interiors.

Also Read: 5+ Colour Combinations for a Stunning Living Room

#6: Classic blue and yellow

Blue Mercury and Sunday Morning Yellow are just right for a romantic colour combination for your walls

Celebrating love and positive interactions all around is LO+VE (a Nippon colour palette). It is a popularly chosen wall colour combination for halls by paint experts who say that the love of well-being will define homes. This wall colour combination of blue and yellow promotes health, comfort and positive vibes. The yellow brings out the pops of blue. Additionally, paired with a white sofa, this colour combination for walls looks just right in this setup.

#7: Orange plus neutrals

Orange Pop with the Khaki Pack is a great wall colour combination

Inspired by Kolam, a south Indian tradition of drawing colourful designs with powder, this hall colour combination stays true to inspiration with rich reds and blazing oranges. Blendentity (a Nippon colour palette) is a theme conceived for those who respect individuality in a group and this colour combination for your walls is a good example.

#8: Shades of green and blue

High Trek and Parrot Green make this a unique colour combination for hall interiors

Soul Code (a Nippon colour palette) paints a picture of self-discovery. Comprising various shades of green, the hall wall colour combinations in this palette are endless. The vital question, “Who am I?”, serves as the first step to understanding one’s traditions. From turquoise to teal, colour combinations made up of shades of green can energise your room.

Nippon’s paint experts have captured everyday life in their suggested colour combinations for walls by conducting workshops and hosting discussion groups with people from various spheres, from musicians to entrepreneurs. If you are trying to stay on top of your hall colour combination game, while being true to you, this Nippon colour combination list will help you be a trendsetter in the design world.

“We sincerely hope that this open-to-access colour forecast will be widely used by architects, interior designers, product designers, visual artists and students for their inspiration and reference.”

– Dr Kaustav Sen Gupta, Colour Researcher, NIFT

21 bonus hall colour combination ideas by Livspace

#1: Purple and neutrals

Purple imparts a rich essence in this colour combination for your hall

When we look back at our rich heritage, we realise that our history had much more complex beauty, unlike today’s simpler lifestyle. It is, however, never too difficult to fall back in love with these complex wall colours and reinvent them for our modern spaces. 

The deep purple colour, for example, exudes a plush, royal vibe that you can pair with other light colours to maintain the brightness in your living room. Add some golden wall accents to this wall colour combination for the living room and complete the rich look.

Also Read: Colour Palette for Home: Single or Multiple Shades?

#2: Green and cream

The green and cream colours make this living room warm and welcoming

We don’t need a forecast to tell us that most people want their houses to feel more like home. Warm and soft hall colour combinations help in achieving this. This is the reason why most homeowners have been keen on using warm wall colour combinations for their living rooms.

#3: Aqua and white

The light green pastel and white colour combination adds a touch of elegance

Light green pastel has a deep psychological impact—it can instantly make you feel relaxed and also induce a sense of positivity. But that is not all there is to this colour. Its versatility lets you pair it with light as well as dark colours. Moreover, you can also use it in a warm wall colour combination for your living room, and it will not look odd.

#4: Shades of grey

A hall colour combination in shades of grey works great for a sophisticated look

When it comes to interior colour combination ideas, a lot of people prefer grey due to its versatility. It also represents a balance that people prefer to experience in their homes. In addition, this balanced wall colour combination for the living room is an evergreen choice.

#5: Navy blue with light colours

The navy blue in this colour combination for the living room adds a sense of royalty to the space

Among the various colours that you could select for your wall paint, blue can be the trickiest to work with as you need to choose additional colours that complement it well. However, the timeless navy blue is a good choice as your hall colour combination. It pairs well with lighter shades for a royal look.

#6: Brick red and muted colours

A hall colour combination in brick red can help you achieve a rustic aesthetic

Red is considered a lucky colour in Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra. However, most homeowners find the common red quite tacky to use in their living rooms. Brick red, on the other hand, is a muted shade that gels with other warm colours beautifully. Brick red and white as a wall colour combination for the hall is known to create an energetic vibe. This is also why it is best for young homeowners.

#7: Turquoise and grey

A three-colour combination like this one can add some pop to your living room

Homeowners today are willing to be bold and hence are open to unique wall colour combinations for their halls. You will see turquoise paired with white often, but the trend of using more than two colours has allowed us to experiment with more combinations. As such, you’ll see that grey is often used as a third colour in many hall colour combinations, and this is one of them.

#8: White, blue and brick orange

The rustic brick-like pillar stands out among the blue and white walls

Like we said, three is so much better than two! If you are looking for unique hall painting colour combinations, go for blue and white and mix it up with something offbeat like a burnt, brick-like orange. We love how the brick-patterned pillar in this hall acts as a striking feature.

#9: Vivid purple, cream and white

For a desi look, opt for colours like purple and Indian wall motifs

While there are many unique colour combinations for halls to choose from, this one stands out. The desi living room features a purple and cream colour combination with furniture in brown and turquoise blue. In addition, paint has been used to create an arch on one wall and ethnic motifs on another.

#10: Teal and white

Teal and grey slay every day!

Go for a teal and white combo for your living room walls—it’s like a breath of fresh air, perfect for cosy spaces. Use white to open up the room, and if you’re adding pops of teal, balance it out with other lively but neutral colours, like white.

#11: Grey and white

Because grey-and-white is the new black

When it comes to wall colour combinations for a living room, grey and white are both neutrals. But, when you combine these, you’ll get a colour palette that is cool and not-so-basic. Whether you opt for a warm greige or a cool grey, this is a colour combination that can work in all kinds of rooms.

#12: Yellow and white

A bit of sunny side up for your halls!

Yellow and white make a cool and stylish duo for your living room walls. The blend of these colours brings a refreshing and lively feel without being dull or bland.

#13: Light slate grey and white

Grey dreamy walls for an elegant living room

Try blending a soft grey with a clean white to create a fresh and open living room vibe. Remember, stick with cool greys and mix in “chill” colours like blue, cool white, and light greens for a harmonious look. 

#14: Saturated blue and white

A blue-tiful room for a beautiful you!

Pairing blue and white for your living room walls can bring a cool atmosphere. To warm it up, throw in some pops of yellow or red, or mix in warm wooden elements for a stylish touch!

#15: Stripes of Crayola blue bell and shades of cream

Blue and cream team to make your walls beam

Consider pairing cream with bright or light blues for a tropical feel, like a day by the ocean. Throw in a bit of tan, and voila! You’ve got the ideal seaside colour scheme for your living room.

#16: Pastel pink and cream

What cotton candy dreams are made of

Whether you’re into light or bold pinks, they team well with creamy tones. To keep things harmonious, let pink shine as an accent—blend it with cream in furniture, textiles, and decor for a stylish touch without overwhelming the space.

#17: Magenta and white

Magenta walls: Because beige is too mainstream!

If you’re looking for a royal colour that exudes energy, excitement, and confidence, then look no further than magenta. It’s a bold choice that adds energy without making the room feel too busy. Try it on the wall behind your sofa, TV, or fireplace for a stylish focal point.

#18: Pink and white

White meets pink, a match made in heaven

Bold, cheerful pink walls are offset by crisp white woodwork or ceilings. It’s an easy combination that works every time, Whether you prefer bold fuchsia or soft baby pink, any shade of pink pops beautifully against a bright white backdrop.

#19: Light cerulean and off-white

Blue hues for the win

Go for a cerulean blue and white wall colour combination in your living room by painting all the walls a light cerulean colour—it’ll open up the space and welcome you in. If that’s too much, pick just one wall, maybe the sofa backdrop, to splash with that soothing cerulean shade. Keep things cosy by adding warm touches, like wooden furniture or cream-coloured fabrics, to balance out the coolness.

#20: Tuft bush and cream

Get snug in your sanctuary with tuft, bush and cream

In for more pastels? Tuft bush and cream is a unique combination to try. You can mix in neutrals like grey or beige for a subtle look. Alternatively, splash in some green or blue for a bold combo.

#21: Red and white

Dress your walls in sassy red and crisp white

White pairs amazingly with anything, and red is no different. Use red as a lively accent in your living room for a bold and vibrant look. This classic combo is a surefire way to make your space look fantastic.

Things to consider before choosing hall colour designs

Before you choose your hall colour combination, here is everything that you should consider:

  • The size of the room
  • The type of mood and aesthetic that you want to create
  • And finally, the paint finish

What are the different types of paints?

Once you decide on the wall colour combination for your living room, you must determine the paint type.

Water-BasedUses water as a liquifying
agent and thus emits fewer VOCs
and has less odour
Oil-BasedContains natural oils and
are extremely durable
Synthetic RubberMade from polyvinyl
materials and is non-toxic
EmulsionLong-lasting and available
in a variety of finishes
EnamelSolvent-based paint that is
good for spaces where
there is a rough usage

What are the different types of finishes?

Once you have finalised the type of paint, let’s look at some finishes.

MatteHides imperfections and
provides good coverage
EggshellHas a soft and
the subtle sheen and is
easy to clean
SatinHas an elegant
sheen and is
very durable
GlossyHighest sheen and
durability and easy
to clean

How can Livspace help you?

We hope these hall colour combination ideas inspired you! We design customised living rooms as per your specific needs. Book an online consultation with Livspace today. To know how our customers feel about working with us, check out these Livspace reviews for more details!

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