Warm Rooms

living room
Get inspired by these rooms with cozy color combinations and welcoming decor. See how to use warm colors in the living room, bedroom, and more.

Go for the Gold

Varying tones in the wood floor create a perfect jumping-off point in this room's color palette. The golden wall color envelops the room and warms up the neutral furnishings. A grouping of mirrors above the sectional bounces light around the room and ties the varying metals together.

 

Natural Style

Creamy linen-color walls are the perfect complement to the natural wood beams that soar above this kitchen. Inspired by the nature beyond the windows, moss-green fabric covers a trio of stools, sand-color counters top the perimeter cabinets, and the espresso island grounds the room.

Delicious Decor

Warm colors help a large room feel extra cozy. This living room is inviting and rich with large blocks of solid color: golden walls, a chocolate brown sofa, and a raspberry-red chair. Those colors are balanced with pattern on the accent pillows, artwork, and side chair. Relief from the richness comes from the singular piece of art above the couch.

 

Spicy Inspiration

The bold rug sets the stage in this bedroom inspired by a trip to India. Spicy shades of red, orange, and yellow don't overwhelm the room thanks to a crisp white duvet on the large bed.

 

What's the trick to color you'll love to come home to? Better Homes and Gardens' Eddie Ross tells you how to get livable color in your home. These decorating tips will help you use color confidently and effectively for a look that wows.

How to Live with Color

See how to choose warm colors that are livable and easily transition through the seasons and the years.

Masterful Mix

White trim brings crispness to gray walls, while a shapely armchair is a sharp contrast to a rough-hewn coffee table. Texture, along with natural materials such as wood and stone, adds coziness, while small touches of black deliver depth.

Play with Prints

Prints keep this chocolate brown study from feeling stuffy, and hints of orange sprinkled throughout the room infuse a playful personality. White curtain panels and trimwork lighten the look and add freshness. Repeating an accent color in various places throughout one room creates a cohesive look.

 

Farmhouse Chic

Wine-barrel hoops form a one-of-a-kind light fixture in this cozy dining area. Wood planks on the walls and ceiling painted varying tones of gray keep this room from falling flat, while the textures on the rustic table, rug, and paneled walls feel cozy yet chic. Touches of yellow brighten the gray-on-gray palette.

Restful Retreat

Gleaming gold wallpaper delivers a luxurious vibe in this bedroom. A cream duvet with coral piping provides an exciting color combination, and the floor-to-ceiling curtains make a bold statement accentuating the oversize bay windows.

Great for Gathering

Cabinets made from Douglas fir with furniture-style details introduce timeless appeal, while quartz-surfacing countertops and professional-style appliances add a modern edge. Oil-rubbed bronze hardware offers a patinaed look.

Talk About Texture

Original beaded board gets a coat of creamy-white paint to add light and dimension to the living room. A mix of wood furniture and texture from the baskets and sisal rug creates a casual and welcoming air. In all of the green, a splash of a rusty orange keeps the room from feeling contrived.

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