10 Living Rooms in Malaysia That Pop With a Bit of Colour

Ideas to improve your living room interior design with the right mix of colours.

The right colours can drastically change the look of a living room. But how much of any one colour should you have?

As these rooms designs will show, a little colour can go a long way. The trick is not to overdo it.

Any professional interior (and fashion) designer will tell you that the standard ratio of colours should always follow the 60-30-10 rule. That is:

  • 60% dominant colour (wall, plaster ceiling)
  • 30% secondary colour (upholstery, paneling wall)
  • 10% accent colour (throw pillows, giant vase)

Beige, cream and white are neutral hues often used as the dominant colour for an interior design project. It is regarded as a safe choice for plaster ceilings, floorings and walls. And once selected, most people would stop there.

However, it’s the secondary and accent colours that make the most impact to a room, as demonstrated by the ideas from our recommended interior designers below. Play around with vibrant, contrasting colours and see how your living room design can change!

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1. Blue stools to highlight a masculine living room design

All-white pillars and plaster ceiling as the dominant colour. Dark wood panelling wall as the secondary colour is matched with a dark brown shag rug. And for the final touch, deep blue stools and throw pillows add an instant touch of cool and calming style.

Double Art Design Studio
Double Art Design Studio. Source

 

 

2. Just a bit of retro

Another white canvas is enhanced by dark secondary colours. But it’s the mixing and matching of accent colours in retro designs that really give this place a hipster vibe.

ICON Interior design & renovation
ICON- Interior design & renovation. Source

 

 

3. Red lounge chair with stool for the modern living room

This living room design plays around with the neutral hues for the wall, stairs and feature wall. Adding a set of lounge in bright, chilli red really adds a big impact to the room.

Jamie Hee Interior
Jamie Hee Interior. Source

 

 

4. A dark room with golden hues

While some people regard gold as too gaudy for the living room, there is just the right amount used here, giving the room a deep luxurious feel. Using strategically placed warm lighting and glossy fabrics add to the lustre of the room.

Desigva Interior
Desigva Interior. Source

 

 

5. A space filled with primary colours

The hanging wall cabinet in bright yellow; the bright read bean bag and cushions; the blue and yellow abstract artwork;  they all work together to turn this room into a modern day gallery.

Urban Structure Construction
Urban Structure Construction. Source

 

 

6. Warm colours in various textures

Brown, yellow and orange textures really bring out the homey feeling to the living room. These living rooms are filled with different shades of warm hues and contemporary furniture makes the room feel cosy.

Infillion Sdn Bhd
Infillion Sdn Bhd. Source

 

 

7. Chill out room

Colourful beanbags and throw pillows invite guests to get comfortable.

Clover Buildcon Sdn Bhd. Source
Clover Buildcon Sdn Bhd. Source.

 

 

8. Victorian-esque warmth

Glossy metal finishes on the Victorian-style furniture is balanced by the soft textured wallpaper.

NEO Interior Design
NEO Interior Design. Source

 

 

9. Lines and stripes

Lines are used to great effect here, with the staggered TV console and the striped lounge chair.

Young Concept Design
Young Concept Design. Source

 

 

10. Mix it up!

Can’t decide on the right colour? Put them all in! This design throws caution to the wind, and mixes stripes, patterns, giraffe print curtains and more; all against a lime green backdrop.

Qmilagro design living room
Living room by QMilagro Design. Source

 

Find an Interior Designer to Transform your Living Room

We bet you can’t wait to start decorating or re-decorating your living room. Get expert advice from one of our 300+ recommended professional interior designers listed on Recommend.my. All you have to do is tell them your likes and dislikes, desired theme and any other details that you think is important. To get started, use this user-friendly form to share the details of your project and get quotes from them for free.

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