Best Living Room Paint Colors for 2023, the Modern Colors

Best Living Room Paint Colors for 2023, the Modern Colors

If you're looking for the best living room paint colors for 2023, there are many gorgeous shades to choose from. From light and airy neutrals to bold and bright hues, these are the colors that will be big in home décor during 2023!

Join our style gurus here at Braid & Wood to find out how to bring a fresh new feel to your living spaces with the Best Living Room Paint Colors for 2023.

Although we love a good minimal look at Braid & Wood, we understand that not everyone's home décor taste runs towards the super-sleek and contemporary. 

So, whether your style is bohemian chic or classic and traditional, we've got you covered! Let's get the short answer first and then we can look at some of our favorites in a little more depth.

Best Living Room Paint Colors for 2023

  • Pale and darker blue
  • Neutral tones: Cream, beige, taupe, and gray 
  • Bolder colors: Black, dark green, or navy
  • Earthy tones: Terra cotta or cream
  • Pastels: Blush, or light purple
  • Metallic: Silver or gold
  • Pure white

  • If you want to make a statement, go for bolder colors like black, dark green, or navy. These colors will give your living room an elegant and sophisticated look.

    If you prefer a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere, opt for earthy tones like terra cotta or cream. 

    No matter what your style is, don’t be afraid to experiment with different shades and hues of your favorite colors.

    Let’s go through some of the best paint colors in 2023 in a little more detail so you can bring a new look to your living spaces. 


    neutral living room with white walls

    Neutral colors are the perfect backdrop to any space. They are versatile and can be used in a variety of design styles. For a fresh and airy feel, try using light neutral colors like white, cream, or light gray. 

    To add a bit of depth and dimension to your space, go for mid-tone neutrals like taupe or beige. For a bolder look, try using dark neutrals like charcoal or black. 

    Greige (gray + beige) is still fresh for 2023 so consider using it as an accent color or in minimal accessories such as throw pillows or towels.


    blush colored living room with white sofa and modern gallery wall

    Looking for a feminine touch? Add a pop of blush! Blush is a beautiful and versatile paint color that can be used in a variety of ways. Try painting your walls blush and adding neutral furnishings and décor.

    Or, go for an all-out girly look by pairing blush with other pastel colors like lavender or mint. 

    Although not traditional for living areas, this delicate shade can add a touch of romantic bohemian chic to your lounging space. 


    Navy Blue accent wall with leather couch Navy is a classic color that creates a sense of sophistication and calm. It can be used as an accent wall or for all four walls in your living room. 

    To achieve a modern look, pair navy with white or light gray. 

    For a more traditional feel, use navy with rich jewel tones like emerald or ruby. Navy looks uber stylish when used with metallics like gold or silver.


    modern white living room with arched windows and hanging plants
    White is a timeless color that can be used in any style of living room. If you are thinking about painting your walls this classic light-reflecting color, then you'll be pleased to know White Walls are still in style for 2023!  

    This classic minimal color creates a sense of openness and cleanliness.

    To add interest to a white room, use different shades of white and off-white. You can also add texture with white by using a matte finish paint or by adding white accents like pillows or rugs. 

    Accent walls are also a great way to add dimension to a white room. White also reflects the light so it is a good choice for small living rooms.

    Light Gray

    light gray paint in minimalist living room
    Light gray is a great alternative to white if you want a slightly more subdued look. It's also a good choice if you're looking to add a bit of contrast to your living room. 

    Use light gray paint on living room walls or furniture and pair it with white or beige-colored accents. 

    You can also experiment with different shades of gray to create a minimal or stronger look by combining them with patterns.


    boho style living room with beige accent wall

    Beige is another popular choice for living room colors. Beige paint is versatile and can be paired with almost any other color. 

    It's also a good choice if you want to add a bit of warmth to your living room. Use beige paint on walls or furniture and pair it with white, cream, or light-colored accents. 

    You can also experiment with different shades of beige to create a more subdued or dramatic look by adding darker colors. 

    There are some gorgeous shades of beige which give a natural look including camel, taupe, and stone.


    transitional modern living room with cream colored accents and furniture

    The cream is a lovely light color that can brighten up any living room. It's also quite versatile as it can be paired with darker colors to create a more dramatic look or lighter colors for a more subdued look. 

    A cream color can be painted on your living room walls to create almost any kind of style. So whether you are a bohemian chic girl or a more traditionalist, there's a shade of cream color out there for you.


    moody black painted livingroom with dark furniture and decor accents

    Black is a strong color that can make a statement in your living room. It can be used as an accent wall or for all four walls in your living room. To achieve a modern look, pair black with white or other light colors. 

    For a more traditional feel, use black with rich jewel tones like emerald or ruby. Black looks dramatic to when paired with gold or brass accents. 

    Darker colors can add a sense of coziness to a room so if you want to make your living room feel extra snug, black could be the way to go. It's also perfect for styles such as gothic, industrial, or even minimalist.

    One of our favorite black color paints is Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams.


    modern living room gallery wall and white sofa

    Greige is a perfect middle ground between light and dark colors. It's also a great neutral that can be used in many different ways. For a more traditional look, use greige with white trim and accents. 

    Similar to creams and other neutrals, greige paint is perfect for a minimalist look or a more rustic feel.

    We love both Repose Gray and Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams.

    Deep Blue

    deep blue accent wall in modern living and dining area

    For a calming and relaxing living room, go for a deep blue. This color is perfect for large living rooms or those with high ceilings.

    It will make the room feel cozy and inviting. Deep blue paint shades are perfect for accent walls or can be used as an all-over color. Deep blue paint can bring a sense of serenity with a bold angle to any space.

    Try Stiffkey Blue or Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball to create a beautiful and serene space with an edge.

    Pale Blue

    ocean breeze paint swatch by Glidden

    Looking for something a little different? A pale blue is a great option for those who want to add a touch of color to their living room without going too bold. 

    It's perfect for a nautical or beach-inspired look, and can also be used to create a tranquil space. 

    Try Ocean Breeze by Glidden to achieve this look. Pale blue walls work well with white trim and furniture, as well as other light colors.

    And To Finish

    Whatever color you choose, make sure it's one that you love and that will make your living room feel like your own personal oasis. 

    Whether you choose a bold or subdued color, painting your living room is a great way to refresh your space and give it a new look.

    With so many great options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect hue for your space.

    Don’t forget to head over to our store for some beautiful neutral pots, hanging shelves, and other super stylish ways to display plants in your freshly painted living room!

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