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Living Room Colour Schemes

August 02, 2020

Bored of playing it safe when it comes to colour palettes?

Colour is all around us yet when it comes to bringing it into our homes, many homemakers tend to play it safe by opting for a predominantly neutral scheme.

For a long time interiors have embraced the paler palette; with hues typically ranging from the various shades of white, all the way up to the taupes or pastel coloured tones, however, when it came to walls, that’s where colour kind of stopped.

While this has been the go-to solution for many, more and more homemakers (not just Interior Designers) have been becoming braver with their choice of paint colours and the results have been nothing short of stunning.

Experimenting with Colour

Sometimes we just need a little extra encouragement in order to feel comfortable with using colour, or to see examples of successful outcomes. If you desire something a little more daring when it comes to colour schemes, you’ve come to the right place!

The team at House of Home believe life’s too short not have fun with colour, so with the help of Hayme Paints Colour & Concept Manager, Wendy Rennie, we have come up with two inspiring colour scheme ideas to show you how the use of bolder tones can be successfully applied to an interior.

The following colour schemes will create a beautiful mood and bring life your living room.


Claret & Copper Colour Scheme

Darker shades evoke a sense of intimacy and elegance, and invite cosiness and warmth into the home. Teaming darker colours such as charcoals and rich burgundy’s with copper, terracotta or blush accents will create depth, contrast and balance, while shifting the ambience of a room to one of peace and calm.

Although this colour palette is both liberating and empowering, it instils an innate sense of quiet (an almost meditative quality) that will a help a living space become a place to retreat and find some solace from the business of life’s daily routines.




Olive & Ivy Colour Scheme

The colours in this palette are clean, crisp, and simple. The natural tones of olive and ivy offer a leafy look and feel. While the off-whites with their subtle differences, have a minimal undertone that sit beautifully alongside the greens.

Punctuated by warm ochre tones that provide energy, these colours are incredibly easy to inject into a space as they are harmonious, balanced and fresh. When applied to a living room setting these combined hues will create a restful, relaxed and positive atmosphere that bring the colours of the natural world to life.



Choosing a Colour Scheme

You can now see how colour can really set the tone for a space and how it can have a strong and powerful effect on mood and emotions. When choosing a colour palette, find one speaks to you. It should evoke feelings of well-being and transport you to a place of joy and comfort.

Remember, painting is the easiest and most cost effective way to change the entire look and feel of a room. You can experiment freely with peace of mind knowing that should you change your mind, it’s nothing a new lick of paint can’t fix!

If you love the products shown in our mood boards, you can find the details for all of them in our Schedule of Finishes below.

Olive & Ivy Products

Product Type Supplier Product Name
1 Wallpaper Seneca Nina Campbell Rosslyn, Mey Fern, White/Silver
2 Throw rug Marco Fabric Zinc, Shadow Mountain Furs, Cougar
3 Furniture Finishes Christian Cole Furniture American Walnut
4 Furniture Finishes Tiento Tiles Black Marble Stone
5 Furniture Finishes Essa Stone Evolve Quartz, White Concrete, Matt
6 Furniture That Metal Company Brushed Light Brass Aluminium, #904
7 Furniture That Metal Company Aged Brass Dark, #338
8 Paint Swatch 1 Haymes Intermittent W
9 Cushion Fabric Mokum Borneo, Palm Leaf
10 Sofa Fabric Mokum Alpaca Velvet, Forest
11 Armchair Fabric James Dunlop Brooklyn, Citron
12 Paint Swatch 2 Haymes Water Grey MTT
13 Curtain Fabric Marco Fabric Zinc, Etienne Calico, Bonheur, Calico
14 Ottoman Fabric Warwick Eastwood, Sand
15 Cushion Fabric Mokum Vintage, Sage
16 Armchair Fabric Marco Fabric Black Edition Kaleido, Oxide
17 Ottoman Bench Upholstery Leather Marco Fabric Zinc, Form, Hepworth Blizzard
18 Paint Swatch 2 Haymes Plantation ED
19 Rug Armadillo & Co Tangier, Limestone
20 Accessories Stylists Own

Claret & Cinnamon Products

Product Type Supplier Product Name
1 Wallpaper Porters Paints for James Dunlop Textiles Decoupage Wallpaper, Sable, JD Indent, Artisan
2 Furniture Timber Christian Cole Furniture Vic Ash Stained Black
3 Furniture Finishes Chemetal 423 Swirled Solid Copper
4 Furniture Finishes Caesarstone 5143 White Attica
5 Furniture Finishes Chemetal 607 Core Aluminum
6 Furniture Finishes Essastone – Laminex Monte Cervino Gloss Luxe
7 Mirror Finish Copper Rose gold
8 Throw Blanket Zinc Textile Z337/01 Laughing Owl, Collection: Shadow Mountain Furs
9 Occasional Chair Fabric (Front) Black Edition 9037/02 Erbusco Mopane, Collection: Herbaria
10 Sofa Fabric James Dunlop Velluti 10915 (Colour 818)
11 Fabric Cushion James Dunlop Roman 30244 (Colour: Cabernet 114)
12 Occasional Chair Fabric (Back) Warwick Fabrics Hudson Paprika
13 Curtain Fabric Zinc Textile Z500/03 Giacometti Driftwood, Collection: Form
14 Rug Armadillo Sierra Weave Grey
15 Cushion Fabric Zinc Textile Z498/02 Penthouse Plain Platinum, Collection: Teatro
16 Fabric Ottoman Warwick Fabrics Lumiere Plum
17 Curtain Fabric Opt. 1 Warwick Fabrics Husk Marble
18 Curtain Fabric Opt. 2 Mokum Emperor 10092 (Colour: Blanc 809)
19 General Paint Colour Haymes W02 Worn White
20 Accent Paint Colour Haymes A22 Fired Clay MTT
21 Accent Paint Colour Haymes A21 Mousse UDT

We would like to thank the following companies for for supplying samples of their gorgeous products for our mood boards:

  • Armadillo & Co. –
  • Caesarstone –
  • Chemetal –
  • Christian Cole Furniture –
  • Haymes –
  • Essa Stone –
  • James Dunlop Fabrics –
  • Marco Fabric –
  • Mokum –
  • Porters Paints –
  • Seneca –
  • That Metal Company –
  • Warwick –

We hope you found this article helpful. If you are ready to start building your wish list of products, then be sure to check out our Living Room products range.

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Flat Lay Photography by Julia Chapman (Graphic Designer) | Materials and Finishes Mood Boards by Sarah Radhanauth (Interior Designer) & Kate Shaw (Emerging Interior Designer).