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When we think of coloring an environment, we are actually including the personality of its inhabitant in it. It is with colors that we guarantee the sensation and energy we want for the space, as well as the identity of who will determine such composition. And to decorate the room, this synthesis would be no different.

According to the architect Sandra Pompermayer , when the resident chooses the color, he will need to think, individually, what the purpose of the room will have: “If the idea is to transmit calm and security for a moment of relaxation, as reading a book or enjoying a movie on television, it is worth betting on neutral and versatile colors. But if the inhabitant likes to receive guests, the tranquility can quickly scare them away, so some strong colors included in the decoration in a balanced way inspire socialization”.

It is worth mentioning that small rooms deserve colors that create a sense of spaciousness, especially if they also receive little natural lighting: “small environments should receive colors in a modest way, such as objects, some furniture, paintings, among other adornments. It is also possible to paint one of the walls with a different color, but not too dark, so as not to generate feelings of confinement and compromise the lighting”, explains the professional.

It is also important to analyze if the chosen color is not something that will make you sick easily. Sandra explains that striking colors can bring this feeling too, and nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable inside your own home! “Many times the resident lives in a place where he does not like to stay for a long time, and this can happen when some element of the decoration does not please the eye, and by pure impulse or trend of the moment, he ends up acquiring it. Always think about investing in colors or pieces that actually match your personality, and that include your identity in the environment, and not take you out of it!”.

If you already know the color you want to include in your living room, but you still have doubts about which others to combine to create a certain composition, see the suggestions below given by the architect, so that your decoration not only has your face, but that pours into the environment everything you are looking for that is more personal and sensorial:

living room color ideas : Colors that match yellow

Colors that match yellow

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / IN / FORMER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS

“I really like to put yellow elements in the living room. Yellow is life, it is as vibrant as the sun. Its best combinations are with shades of gray, purple and even navy blue”, comments Sandra. The lighter shades of yellow, combined with other more neutral colors, such as brown or white, can play a more peaceful role in the decor, while its more vibrant tone adds more personality and joy. A masculine environment is highlighted with the marriage of yellow and black.

1. A pinch of joy, without taking away the warmth

1. A pinch of joy, without taking away the warmth

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RODRIGO ANGULO

2. A stylized color band

2. A stylized color band

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / FERNANDA MARQUES

3. Combined with other striking colors, it makes the environment more youthful

3. Combined with other striking colors, it makes the environment more youthful

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / TRACE AND PLAN

4. A more closed tone with an aspect of nobility

4. A more closed tone with an aspect of nobility

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARIA LAVINIA ARQUITETURA

5. The lighting also contributed to make the room more welcoming

5. The lighting also contributed to make the room more welcoming

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CLAUDIO REMINI

6. Small dots of colored energy

6. Small dots of colored energy

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / BY ARQ&DESIGN

7. Yellow has the power to bring joy to any neutral environment

7. Yellow has the power to bring joy to any neutral environment

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARÍLIA VEIGA

Colors that match gray

Colors that match gray

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARINA LINHARES

The big bet in interior decoration today is gray. It composes a neutral environment, and its light versions contribute to reflecting natural light, helping to give the perception of amplitude in small environments. Graphite can be used to create a sense of depth, or to highlight other more striking colors. “Gray matches many colors as it is a white with gradual black pigmentation. I suggest striking shades such as red, black itself, petroleum green, dark blue and yellow”, emphasizes the professional.

8. Gray is undoubtedly a big trend these days

8. Gray is undoubtedly a big trend these days

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / GISELE TARANTO

9. And it goes well with any style and composition

9. And it goes well with any style and composition

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ARKITITO

10. For a more urban touch, invest in natural textures and materials

10. For a more urban touch, invest in natural textures and materials

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HAIFATTO

11. And to add coziness, don’t hesitate to include warm colors

11. And to add coziness, don't hesitate to include warm colors

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HOME STORIES

12. Gray makes the environment more cozy and sober

12. Gray makes the environment more cozy and sober

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RÚBIA VIEIRA

13. Wood to warm up the color chart

13. Wood to warm up the color chart

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ARK2 ARCHITECTURE

14. Gray goes well with any decor style

14. Gray goes well with any decor style

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / PATRICIA COVOLO

15. The colored dots served to demarcate the environment

15. The colored dots served to demarcate the environment

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / BIANCA FOSTER

16. The small room was warmed up by the addition of the dark gray sofa

16. The small room was warmed up by the addition of the dark gray sofa

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / LILIANA ZENARO

17. The gray and blue were responsible for the modern touch of this room

17. The gray and blue were responsible for the modern touch of this room

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MANDRIL ARQUITETURA

Colors that match red

Colors that match red

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / IN / FORMER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS

Red is a powerful color, which in addition to striking, is very expressive. Because of this, it should be used with caution, and preferably in more cozy textures, precisely to provide comfort, not fatigue. In the right dosage, it can also be a very versatile tone, which will add joy to the environment. Think about composing a card with light gray, white, beige, hints of moss green and woody tones.

18. The harmonization of the different shades of red made the color chart very cozy

18. The harmonization of the different shades of red made the color chart very cozy

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / NEZA CESAR

19. An almost orange red for this creative corner

19. An almost orange red for this creative corner

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HOME STORIES

20. Red and yellow can become a literally dynamic duo

20. Red and yellow can become a literally dynamic duo

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SADALA & GOMIDE ARCHITECTURE

21. A vibrant armchair for the sober living room

21. A vibrant armchair for the sober living room

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / TR ARQUITETURA

22. Classy touch in due proportions

22. Classy touch in due proportions

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / PATRICIA MARTINEZ

23. Mix of prints to make everything more fun

23. Mix of prints to make everything more fun

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / LUIZ OTÁVIO DEBEUS

24. Every detail can make a big difference

24. Every detail can make a big difference

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARCELO ROSSET ARCHITECTURE

25. The red with white left the space sophisticated and luxurious

25. The red with white left the space sophisticated and luxurious

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / D DARQUITETURA

26. Two armchairs are enough to color the sober room

26. Two armchairs are enough to color the sober room

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ELO ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING

Colors that go with purple

Colors that go with purple

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / NEZA CESAR

Although striking, purple can be a very versatile and expressive color. According to the architect, it combines very well with green, light blue, with the marriage of yellow and gray and also dark mustard. Ideal for stylish decorations and busy social environments.

27. A Gothic touch mixed with blue and gray

27. A Gothic touch mixed with blue and gray

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ARKITITO

28. The colorful frames made the environment more fun

28. The colorful frames made the environment more fun

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / D+COR ARQUITETURA

29. Purple with light blue and tiffany

29. Purple with light blue and tiffany

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / NEZA CESAR

30. The highlight of the room was the rug

30. The highlight of the room was the rug

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ANDREA MURAO

31. Color stands out in direct warm light

31. Color stands out in direct warm light

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RODRIGO MAIA

32. Here the colors were added carefully so as not to take away the lightness of the environment

32. Here the colors were added carefully so as not to take away the lightness of the environment

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / FLAVIA GERAB TAYAR

33. If the idea is not to lose sobriety, add a single element with this striking color

33. If the idea is not to lose sobriety, add a single element with this striking color

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / LIDIA MACIEL

Colors that match blue

Colors that match blue

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HOME STORIES

“Blue goes well with brown and beige, but everything must be analyzed in context and in the pigments that these primary color tones receive from white or black. A blue with little black pigment can be combined with gray and light brown, while a light blue, with a lot of white pigment, should be combined with a more burnt brown”, says Pompermayer.

34. Blue with beige so there’s no mistake

34. Blue with beige so there's no mistake

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CR2 ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS

35. Some niches on the bookshelf gained prominence with royal blue

35. Some niches on the bookshelf gained prominence with royal blue

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / QUITETE & FARIA

36. Cooler shades of blue are cozier

36. Cooler shades of blue are cozier

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / TATIANA MOSIMANN

37. And its lighter tone adds more delicacy to the environment

37. And its lighter tone adds more delicacy to the environment

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SOFA FOOT

38. Who said blue can’t be clean?

38. Who said blue can't be clean?

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SUITE ARQUITETOS

39. Representing the colors of the night in a clear day

39. Representing the colors of the night in a clear day

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MAURICIO ARRUDA

40. Neutral tones make the classic navy blue much more prominent

40. Neutral tones make the classic navy blue much more prominent

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / NEWTON LIMA

41. The vibrant royal blue for casual rooms

41. The vibrant royal blue for casual rooms

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HOME STORIES

42. Closed tones are perfect for rustic environments

42. Closed tones are perfect for rustic environments

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / DT ESTUDIO

43. …and lighter shades to match warm colors

43. …and lighter shades to match warm colors

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ANDREA MURAO

44. It is essential to color large spaces with high ceilings

44. It is essential to color large spaces with high ceilings

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SUITE ARQUITETOS

45. Blue and yellow combine very well in the predominance of white

45. Blue and yellow combine very well in the predominance of white

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / FERNANDA LOPES

46. ​​…and with small doses of red, they make the room more cheerful

46. ​​…and with small doses of red, they make the room more cheerful

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MONICA HALLULI

47. Compact environments are more valued in their milder tone

47. Compact environments are more valued in their milder tone

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ANA ANTUNES

Colors that match turquoise

Colors that match turquoise

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / NEZA CESAR

Turquoise, also known as tifany, can be a paradoxical color, as it can provide both a joyful and a delicate environment. It all depends on your dosage. It combines perfectly with orange or lighter shades of red – and according to Sandra, the result of the composition is beautiful.

48. But with white, the color offers a softer touch

48. But with white, the color offers a softer touch

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HOME STORIES

49. And also to bring more joviality to the decoration

49. And also to bring more joviality to the decoration

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / TRACE AND PLAN

50. Choose the wall you want to highlight to receive the color

50. Choose the wall you want to highlight to receive the color

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARINA CARVALHO

Colors that match green

Colors that match green

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / THAISA BOHRER

“Green with blue is a wonderful combination and gives us a feeling of tranquility and coziness. And with a touch of orange, it generates joy and well-being”, bets Sandra. Depending on the tone chosen for the decoration, the proposal can gain a tropical atmosphere, and even retro.

51. Here the colors were included in the rug so as not to take away the neutrality of the environment

51. Here the colors were included in the rug so as not to take away the neutrality of the environment

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / VIVIANE GOBBATO

52. … unlike this room, which gained much more expressive tones, such as his paintings

52. … unlike this room, which gained much more expressive tones, such as his paintings

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HOME STORIES

53. The moss green gives that retro touch to the decor

53. The moss green gives that retro touch to the decor

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ANDREA MURAO

54. Contrasts that complement each other in perfect harmony

54. Contrasts that complement each other in perfect harmony

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CLARISSA STRAUSS

55. Think of an element that deserves to be highlighted, such as a door

55. Think of an element that deserves to be highlighted, such as a door

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MAURICIO ARRUDA

56. Adornments and plants are also valid, see?

56. Adornments and plants are also valid, see?

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SOFATTO INTERIORS

57. All the lightness of light green combined with beige

57. All the lightness of light green combined with beige

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CÉLIA MATTOS

Colors that match pink

Colors that match pink

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CLARISSA STRAUSS

Despite having different aspects, not all shades of pink are recommended by the architect to decorate a room: “The rosé, that more closed tone, is very classic for a living room, very chic! Pink should be used sparingly, while the light pink I would leave aside, so as not to make the decoration too effeminate, unless this is the proposal”. For a more neutral room, combine burnt rosé with grey, copper and white. If you want to include more personality, consider a graphite composition.

58. The discretion of burnt pink with beige broken by red

58. The discretion of burnt pink with beige broken by red

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ORLANE SANTOS

59. Want a pink wall? Then combine it with other neutral colors like white

59. Want a pink wall? Then combine it with other neutral colors like white

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ANDREA MURAO

60. … and why not blue?

60. … and why not blue?

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARIANGEL COGHLAN

61. Make everything more fun by combining pink with various other colors

61. Make everything more fun by combining pink with various other colors

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / PAOLA RIBEIRO

62. The black and white prints, along with the wood, broke some of the color’s femininity

62. The black and white prints, along with the wood, broke some of the color's femininity

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / LAURA SIGNORINI

63. White, beige and turquoise to ward off guests

63. White, beige and turquoise to ward off guests

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / PAOLA RIBEIRO

64. Delicacy and irreverence for this pure glamor room

64. Delicacy and irreverence for this pure glamor room

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HOME STORIES

Colors that match wood

Colors that match wood

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / GEBARA COUNT SINISGALLI

Despite being a material, its color is very predominant when decorating, and should not be left out when creating your color chart. “Wood is responsible for offering coziness, warmth, and making the environment very welcoming. It is usually used on the floor and in some elements, such as coffee tables, sides and armchair feet”, completes the professional.

65. Mix it with white and yellow, and the result will be amazing!

65. Mix it with white and yellow, and the result will be amazing!

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MESTISSO

66. Red will bring a more creative and daring composition

66. Red will bring a more creative and daring composition

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / BRUSCHINI

67. Mix neutral tones with bolder colors for a fun look

67. Mix neutral tones with bolder colors for a fun look

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ARCHITECTS GALLERY

68. Mixing wood with nobler materials will make your living room more sophisticated

68. Mixing wood with nobler materials will make your living room more sophisticated

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARILIA BEZERRA

69. Choose a flashy color to break the sobriety

69. Choose a flashy color to break the sobriety

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / STUDIO LEANDRO NEVES

black and white

black and white

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ADRIANA PIVA

For this junction of neutral colors, anything goes! You can create a more classic decor, keeping only the two colors, or add color dots with small colored details, such as pillows, paintings, furniture, decorations, etc.

70. Black, white and marsala

70. Black, white and marsala

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MANDRIL ARQUITETURA

71. Mixed with leather, wood and cement

71. Mixed with leather, wood and cement

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ARKITITO

72. Some prints can create a more romantic atmosphere

72. Some prints can create a more romantic atmosphere

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / FLÁVIO MOURA

73. The right choice of stylized furniture marked this decor as retro

73. The right choice of stylized furniture marked this decor as retro

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MAURICIO ARRUDA

74. Here only black and white reign

74. Here only black and white reign

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / LÍDIA MACIEL

75. With chrome colors like gold, the room was chic and refined

75. With chrome colors like gold, the room was chic and refined

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ADRIANA PIVA

76. The fun version of the most loved combination

76. The fun version of the most loved combination

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CAROL CANTELLI

neutral tones

neutral tones

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CLAUDIA HORTA AND EDISON VELLO

Choosing neutral colors such as beige, white, earth tones and their aspects guarantee greater precision without error when decorating. Depending on the composition, pastel tones can also join in the fun, to break the seriousness that the color chart can convey. Of course, compact environments gain much more amplitude with this right choice, and leaves open a multitude of color options to add in moderation and make everything more harmonious.

77. Chrome and metallic colors make the clean environment more refined

77. Chrome and metallic colors make the clean environment more refined

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CLAUDIA PIMENTA

78. Beige, off white, white and brown are classics of sobriety

78. Beige, off white, white and brown are classics of sobriety

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / NÁGILA ANDRADE

79. Pictures, plants and other decorations are responsible for adding more life to the environment

79. Pictures, plants and other decorations are responsible for adding more life to the environment

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / PKB ARCHITECTURE

80. Blankets, rugs and natural materials help provide more comfort

80. Blankets, rugs and natural materials help provide more comfort

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CASSIM CALAZANS

81. Textures and prints to bring youthfulness to the space

81. Textures and prints to bring youthfulness to the space

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MEU AOÊ 0 KM

82. Colored pillows give the room more personality

82. Colored pillows give the room more personality

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / APARTMENT 905

83. Valuing the spaciousness of the room

83. Valuing the spaciousness of the room

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / WF ARCHITECTS

84. This color chart is a sure-fire option for those looking for a unisex decor

84. This color chart is a sure-fire option for those looking for a unisex decor

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CHRIS SILVEIRA

85. … and also offers versatility for those who like to always change, but without big investments

85. … and also offers versatility for those who like to always change, but without big investments

PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / TIEPPO INTERIORS

Finally, Sandra explains that it is important to choose the colors that will compose your living room at a time when your mood (good or bad) does not influence your choice, and that it is essential to remember the proper proportions necessary to decorate: “Walls darker rooms call for neutral furniture and neutral walls for darker furniture. Ever”.

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