The holiday season is upon us, and pretty soon, we will enter yet another new year. If you ask us, there is no better way to mark another cycle around the sun than by refreshing your living room walls and painting them in an eye-catching color. With a brand-new shade for your living room, Santa will feel right at home when he comes around to bring you your gifts.

If you need some help drawing inspiration for your new living room walls, read on. These are all the tips and tricks you can use to find the best colors for you.

1.   Match Your Furniture

A good way to choose a new living room hue is to get inspired by your furniture. Is there a particular armchair, sofa, or shelving unit whose colors you love? What about some throw pillows or carpets? You can use just about anything to figure out a design that works for your home.

You can choose three colors that stand out to you and head to your local paint store. Once there, you can gauge how the colors combine and whether you can make them work together or apart.

2.   Think About the Mood

Another useful trick is to think about the mood of your living room. When you spend time at home, how do you want to feel as you lounge in your living room?

If your answer is relaxed and peaceful, you should go with neutral colors for your walls. And if you’d rather feel excited and happy, you should go for warmer hues such as yellow, orange, and bright pastels. As long as your choice reflects the intended mood well, you can pick any shade you like!

3.   Check Out What’s Trendy

Last but not least, you can also find inspiration in the current interior design trends. Seeing as we are living in uncertain times, people see their homes as sanctuaries more than ever. Thus, they tend to pick colors that they find peaceful and comforting.

In most cases, these shades include soft greens and blues, as well as neutral tones such as beige and cream. But of course, your choice should depend on your own preferences.

In other words, if you find pastels more soothing, go for them instead! The point is to feel serenity when at home, so feel free to explore until you find what works best.

Are You Ready to Paint Your Living Room?

If you’re still on the fence about which colors to pick for your living room, we can help you! At Mike’s Decorating and Painting, we have everything you need to make your home look stunning for the upcoming visit from Santa. Give us a call, and let’s get to painting!