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Picking The Best Colours For Your Living Room

Deciding what colour to paint your living room with is the most important decision you can make when painting your house. Paint colours for living rooms have a huge impact on the overall mood of your home. This is because the living room is the setting for countless memories and peaceful moments. It’s the centre of leisure, comfort and togetherness. I recently married my lady friend I’ve known for 3 years. We moved into our new three-bedroom apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State. We too were looking to create countless memories and peaceful moments of our own. We had already painted some of the rooms including the kitchen and our bedroom, so the living room was the only room left.

My wife and I decided to go with SandtexPaints after visiting the Sandtex Experience Centre at Lekki. It was there that we decided to buy SandtexPaints products for our living room walls.  This is what we were told by one of the Sandtex representatives who addressed us “Your home has a unique personality and there are colours that will suit your style, whether you are planning to hire a painter or planning to do it yourself. Your space can be soothing or statement-making. It can have old-fashioned charm or modern appeal. Here are some colour choices for you to choose from, for your living room”

Green Sandtex Pixie



Green is the colour of harmony and renewal because it echoes the hues of the natural world, It is one of the best paint colours for living rooms. If you don’t have the space (or the energy) for a bevy of house plants, green walls will be the splash of life your living room needs. Green can be fresh and subtle at the same time, it’s the perfect alternative for those who find neutrals too boring.

Sandtex Sanctuary Gray

Gray walls make your living room feel more spacious, elegant and serene. A gray room suits modernist décor as well as vintage ensembles. if you like to experiment with pops of colour and conversation pieces, gray living room walls provide a nice backdrop for your artistry. Gray is a popular neutral colour for any room in the house, but it looks particularly sophisticated in the living room. It is among the most popular living room colours.

SandtexTawnee Beige

Beige is the go-to on neutral for interior designers. The dependable hue evokes the simplicity of raw fabrics. A beige living room is essential for a decorator who loves the minimalist look. The hottest design trend involves populating your living room with different shades of white. Subtle beige walls set the scene for a stunning and classy effect. Beige is one of the living room colours that people return to again and again.

Sandtex Black Earth

Black is not the most obvious colour for a living room–but that’s what makes it so great. A living room with black walls is unexpected and dramatic, architectural details in the room draw more attention which makes your furniture pop against the dark backdrop. If your living room gets a lot of sun, black walls can temper the glare of natural light. There are many ways to design a black living room, and they all make a strong statement that will be the centrepiece of your home.

Surprisingly, my wife and I chose to go with the Sandtex Black Earth and Sandtex Sancturay Gray. We decided to try this combination because of some of the pictures we saw online. The pictures we saw were amazing! My wife and I wanted to replicate the same. The Sandtex Black Earth would be for one of our living room walls. We chose this colour because of the fact that furniture stands out better against a dark backdrop. The Sandtex Sanctuary Gray would be for the remaining three walls where most of our paintings (As my wife and I are art enthusiasts) would be hung. We planned to buy and position a white sofa in front of the black wall while the book case would be positioned in front of the gray wall.

When we finally painted the living room walls we were so ecstatic because they looked so amazing as the black and gray was a winning combination. What got us even more ecstatic was how the living room looked once the furniture and paintings were added. My wife just couldn’t stop taking pictures. Every now and then she would take a picture with her phone and the next thing it’s all over social media. I can’t blame her, the living room looks great.


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