9 Best Paint Colors For Your Living Room

What are the best paint colors for my living room?

Can you recommend some popular living room colors?

I need some help finding the right paint color for my home…

Today I’ve got answers on how to find the perfect living room paint color!

living room corner with painted gray beige walls
Our current living area.

The best living room paint colors.

Happy to finally get into living room color schemes in a full post today.

Hopefully you’ll find the best color for your own home.

Above is our current living room painted in Benjamin Moore Cape Hatteras Sand.

We went with the exact same color we had in our former living room, for a number of reasons – but mostly because it’s such an easy, neutral color to live with.

Below I’ve highlighted several more great looking paint colors for you to consider for your own home.

It’s worth mentioning all of these paint colors would look so great in dining rooms as well!

White Living Room Paint Colors

I happen to think an all white living room is an excellent choice.

If this is where you’re leaning, I’ve got a few great white paint colors or you to consider…

The all white walls of our former vacation home open floor plan family room with Decorators White.

blue and white living room
The all white walls of our former vacation home open floor plan family room with Decorators White.

Decorators White by Benjamin Moore

This next living room paint color idea is another personal favorite of mine, the cool color of this pure white works great with a lot of blues and neutrals.

This could be the perfect paint color choice if your looking for a modern look.

See and read more about Benjamin Moore Decorators White.

all white living room walls
Our former beach house with Benjamin Moore’s White OC-151 on the living room walls.

Benjamin Moore White OC-151

The living room walls on both our former beach house and our current one are both painted in this beautiful color.

So, obviously we’re big fans!

This wall color is a great choice and a favorite among many top interior designers.

Probably because it’s the perfect backdrop for your living space – letting the personal style of your furnishings take the center stage.

See and read more about Benjamin Moore White OC-151.

Staircase with with white dove painted trim
White Dove in the foyer of our current home.

Benjamin Moore White Dove

We have this very popular color almost everywhere in our home.

You really can’t go wrong with White Dove, it’s seriously fool proof.

I think it looks best if you have some architectural features you want to highlight.

Also, you should consider the amount of natural light your room gets…

See more photos and learn more about Benjamin Moore White Dove.

Cream and Off White Living Room Paint Colors

A creamy or off white color palette is a great way to add a bit more warmth to your living room space.

Here’s a few stand out cream wall paint colors.

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore on bedroom walls
Our guest bedroom with Chantilly Lace on the walls.

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Using an off white or creamy color on your living room walls is an easy way to immediately create a cozy atmosphere.

Chantilly Lace is such a beautiful wall paint color.

Read and see more of Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace.

sample of swiss coffee by benjamin moore paints

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee

We’re in the current process of renovating our new home in Florida.

Swiss Coffee is on my short list of colors to consider in the living room.

It’s a favorite shade in the warm neutrals world – you can read and see more of Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.

Neutral Living Room Wall Paint Colors

I couldn’t possibly talk about the best interior paint colors without mentioning a few great neutral colors.

Revere pewter paint on living room walls
Revere Pewter in our former sitting room. This was a small room and this color worked perfectly.

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Revere Pewter is a true greige color (beige/gray blend) and no doubt will have staying power for years to come.

See and learn more about Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

built in bookcases with a lot of books in a cozy nook
Edgecomb gray on the walls of our current sitting room. Another small space, with little natural light.

Benjamin Moore Egdecomb Gray

Another favorite paint color (I know, I have a lot!)

This is so pretty in several different light exposures – including north-facing rooms, highly recommend!

See and learn more about Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Graya popular choice for so many for good reason.

neutral wall paint color on walls
Cumulous Cloud on our upstairs landing area. A great looking color which makes this space feel so fresh.

Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cloud

Last but not least is Cumulus Cloud.

It’s another very pretty neutral/greige color.

Love how it appears both soft and bright at the same time.

See and learn more about Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cloud.

The Importance Of Wall Paint Samples

Ultimately you need to love the paint colors you choose for your walls.

Which is why I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first.

Samplize non-damaging adhesive backing allows for viewing in multiple locations and in different lighting without marking up your walls!

Produced with genuine manufacturer paint.

I tend to use a lot of popular Benjamin Moore paint, but I have nothing against Farrow and Ball or Sherwin Williams, or any other well known paint brand.

Samplize carries them all!

adhesive paint sample

Test Out Different Light Sources

Because even the surrounding light from one room to another can change, and this will absolutely alter the look of even the best paint color.

Live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.

Always be sure to test the color in natural and artificial light too!

Samplize self sticking paint samples is my favorite way to test out a paint these days.

Doesn’t this sounds so clever?

No messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!

If you’re at all curious, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first!

Living Room Wall Paint Color Conclusion


Hopefully you found a great option and the right shade for your interior walls here today.

These neutral shades will all work for your living room color scheme, family rooms – really any room!

If you do find the perfect color for your home, let me know!

Even better, send me a photo – I’d love to see it.

Any other questions related to living room paint ideas or color inspiration, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.


Finally, for even more great simple tips and home design features, be sure to check out these posts by clicking each title below:

The 10 best paint colors for your kitchen cabinets.

How to Use Color In Your Home Decor.

Another great warm white paint color: Linen White.

How To Get The Designer Look For Less In Your Home.

The Best Dining Room Mirror Ideas

How To Pick the Right Size Area Rugs For Your Home

The Best Ceiling Light Fixtures For Your Bathroom

How To Pick The Best Ceiling Paint Color

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  1. Connie wrote:

    Should an apartment outer door be painted in matte or semigloss or something else ? We are in an older building with 4 apts per floor.

    Published on 6.8.23 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      It’s really a personal preference. There’s no right or wrong answer, personally I like a glossy outer door.

      Published on 6.20.23 · Reply
  2. Joanne wrote:

    Does BM white dove go with BM stone Hearth? My walls are BM stone Hearth and I’d like to paint my fireplace. Which BM white is best with BM stone Hearth and what finish should I use on the fireplace. The room gets a fair amount of natural light. It is south facing. My floors are a darker grey.

    Published on 11.8.21 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Yes it absolutely does and it sounds lovely! You should use the same finish on your fireplace surround as the rest of your trim. Probably a semi gloss as this is the best paint finish for trim. Good luck, sounds beautiful.

      Published on 11.9.21 · Reply