Best Wall Colors for Living Rooms, as Chosen by Designers

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Source: Scott Campbell via Zillow"Yellow living rooms can be welcoming, embracing, and even sophisticated for both formal and family-style settings."

By Marie Proeller Hueston at

Choosing the best color for your living room -- the most public space in your home -- can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. To offer some inspiration, we reached out to five experts who know a thing or two about paint colors to discover some of their favorite hues.

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I still think the one color you would never tire of in a living room - bringing the outdoors in, is a pale green with blue and a touch of yellow.........

July 17 2014 at 9:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I think I could like that yellow...

July 14 2014 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply