Best Living Room Paint Colors 2023


Choosing the right paint color for your living room will set the tone and vibe for this much used space.

it’s important to first understand how exposure can affect paint colors. If you have a north-facing room, the light can be grayish and cast a blue tint, potentially pulling unwanted undertones from the paint color you choose.

Know Your Room Exposure and Understand Undertoned

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Here are some of my favorite and most popular living room paint colors for 2023.

Shoji White may be one of my favorite off-white paint colors – it is a warm, creamy white with a beautiful undertones of grey, beige and sometimes green.

Sherwin Williams Shoji White

This is a wonderful choice of color for a living room which needs an injection of light – think especially north facing rooms. However, be careful if you already have a well lit room – too much light may wash this beauty out just a little too much.

Sherwin Williams Alabaster

Collingwood is just a touch warmer than Sherwin Williams Repose Gray, which is the number one paint color I’ve suggested over the years.

Benjamin Moore Collingwood

Repose Gray is a wonderfully versatile warm toned gray. It’s a wonderful color that works well in any lighting condition, but will look grayer in cool light and warmer in sunnier rooms.

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray