Primitive warm paint color for the living room

John Rennoldson
by John Rennoldson
We have a primitive theme going in our house and we are not sure what color to paint the living room. What we really need is an interior decorator but we can't have everything.
Our living room
  4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 16, 2016
    It is hard to tell the color of the couch. Do you have carpeting or wood?
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 16, 2016
    Look at warm neutrals like deep ivory, a shade of warm gold or even a gray. It's hard to see from your photo if your sectional is gray or blue or? But I think a natural color would be a nice backdrop for the warm woods of the wall hangings you have. Look at Country Living magazine for some inspiration
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 16, 2016
    Just my opinion before answers are made questions need to be answered.It is very hard to help with recommendations without all of the information.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 16, 2016
    Here are some basics for primitive decorating: Primitive-style colors are rich and earthy -- barn reds, navy blues, sage greens, deep yellows, dark browns and steel grays. Colors in early American home furnishings often faded from sun exposure and wear-and-tear, creating weathered, softer shades. Create a primitive color scheme in bold earthy colors with a few soft accents for a richer look. Incorporate softer shades of the primitive color palette punctuated with a few rich-colored items to produce a quieter, more tranquil atmosphere. Apply a neutral paint color to your living room walls. Soft beige, creamy caramel, light gray or vanilla white make ideal paint colors to provide a clean backdrop for your primitive furnishings. Cover your windows with simple curtains made from natural fabrics, such as cotton, gauze or linen. Fabrics in plaid, gingham or striped patterns convey the primitive look. You can also use a fabric in a solid color for a more monochromatic appearance. Use your primitive color scheme to select coordinating fabrics. Hope this helps, John! (And Janet, too)