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. 

For any room, 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 Undertones

One of my favorite ways to find some inspiration is by doing some research on Pinterest and saving the images that I love. 

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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

Not white, not yet cream, Sherwin William’s Alabaster is a gorgeous choice for a living room seeking a light, bright color which is sophisticated and modern.

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