The living room is usually the most formal room in a house and usually the largest. It’s the room where guests are entertained, so in many ways it’s the public face of your house. People often, wisely, choose light neutral colours for the living room, mainly because it takes a good sense of proportion to use bold colours in a large room. Also, it’s often the place where we place our most treasured objects, be that paintings, rugs, antiques, or book cases.

Accordingly, a muted hue generally offsets these to greatest effect and helps to draw them all together in a unified whole.  Rich yellows can create a warm background for dark woods and elegant textiles. Pale blues are tranquil and work well against white fireplaces, doors and trims. Conversely, if you’ve got the conviction to make a statement then go for anything from Turquoise Blue to a strong yellow wall! Paint effects also work well - from concrete effect and stone effect for an understated feature, to rust effect and copper patina for a real statement!

Craig & Rose has a range of colours and tones that allow you create different moods and themes around your home, from creams and neutrals to yellows and oranges, browse the collections and choose your perfect colour.