The choice of colour scheme for the living room is more likely to relate to how the room is used than to other criteria. If the room is large and combines sitting and dining areas, then each zone can be used to illustrate the fresh look by using different combinations of the chosen colour scheme, or by separating them entirely. Colourwashes are effective at maintaining the light, fresh feel.
For example clear, spring green could be applied to the walls in a soft colourwash, linking the different areas, while the furnishing and ornamentation can be used to define each area. Blues work well when several shades are used together, so paint dining chairs, or combine blue and white on upholstery. Bring in the wall colour again for tablecloth, edged in darker, defining colour, such as a deeper tone of green or a contrasting blue. The sitting area could be furnished using a different contrast, such as off white alongside the same blues and greens. Pattern in the fresh colour scheme is flexible and can be directed toward bright and light checks, stripes, geometrics and floral as well as foundation plain colours. Cheerful modern floral provide a useful means of bringing together the room’s principal colours is various mixes. Try them in dusty pink and spring green, lilac and cream or primrose and zesty yellow green. Fresh colour combinations help create a lighthearted, young aura that relates to easy and informal living, where the colours are light and true and the atmosphere uplifting. Against a background of these delicate hues, pick up a contrasting colour or two within limited elements, such as flowers.
The fresh living room needs to make the most of the concept of spaciousness. To do this, distribute chosen elements of either furniture, curtaining, or carpet to create areas of light or neutral colour, using materials that are white, off white, or the very palest insinuation of your main featured colour. To further the sense of freshness, keep decorative detail and ornamentation simple, clean lined and related to the room’s colour theme. Here where less in more the focus is placed on the composed areas of fresh colour lime green , primrose yellow, rose pink combined with lightweight, simple objects, plants, flowers and furnishings.
Understandably, pattern and ornamentation must also maintain this lightness and freshness, therefore intensely chintz, are too oppressive to use. Likewise decorative objects, pictures, and accessories need to reflect the same harmonious colour and lightness of quality as the rest of the room. Natural light helps elevate the fresh quality of colour, greens and yellow become sublimely luminous in clear sunlight, while pinks and violets take on extra vibrancy.