Colors that give a feeling of warmth are ideal for a living room. Shades that are inviting and provide a welcoming feeling are ideal for this part of the home as well.
Shades such as green, which is a sign of growth and renewal, may also be appropriate for a family room. Soft shades of green such as pistachio are fitting, as are accent colors in bolder shades such as Kelly green. Hues such as brown are fitting for the living room as well, since brown is a down-to-earth color that represents security and protection. Shades of purple are also appropriate for a living room, since the color evokes imagination and creativity, according to Judy Scott-Kemmis.