This contemporary living room features gray walls and a muted palette enlivened by cheery pink accents. Framed artwork hangs on both sides of a window with dark drapes. Shag carpeting, a textured throw and patterned pillows add contrasts of texture and pattern.
Varying shades of gray add depth to the contemporary sitting area. A charcoal gray sectional is paired with light gray pillows and a shag area rug. Round marble-topped coffee tables offset the linear lines around the room.
Of all the rooms in his condo, Chris splurged the most on his living room. While the majority of the budget went to covering the walls with 70 yards of $32-per-yard metallic grass cloth, he saved in other areas. The pendant light was picked up for $199 at CB2, the sofa was purchased from Macy's for $700, and the custom shag carpet was made from backroom remnants from a local carpet showroom.
Salmon pink chairs flank the fireplace wall, brightening up the living room with sassy color. The room's beige sectional allows for layers of fun textures (hello, fringed throw) and of course, lots of lounging.
Contemporary Gray Living Room With Colorful Accents
This living room features an all-over white and gray palette paired with pops of vibrant red, blue and yellow. Two charcoal armchairs are positioned in front of a fireplace along with a light gray sofa and an oval tufted royal blue leather ottoman. A square glass coffee table sits at the center with two red leather chairs at one side.
Contemporary Gray & White Living Room With Red Accents
Soft grays and white keep the feel in this contemporary living room light and bright, while red accents bring fun pops of energy. The large fireplace and elegant wood floors warm up the room literally and visually.
Contemporary Gray Living Room With Fuchsia Accent Chair
You may have seen whisper gray pop up in your favorite home design stores as a new neutral that's fun, elegant and lighthearted. This color works well with most color combinations, but thrives with saturated colors like fuchsia, coral and indigo. Te patterned pillows on the gray couch work well with the framed pieces of patterned wallpaper and the metallic dresser.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”
White Contemporary Living Room With Pink and Orange Accents
Natural light is the name of the game inside this Spanish-style living room. Two large arching glass doors provide access to a garden and patio area, while a comfortable white sofa is decorated with several pink and orange throw pillows.