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1 Room, 3 Dramatic Color Palettes

Brought to you by Lowe's Creative Ideas

See how color can dramatically change a room’s personality. We painted and accessorized one space three ways using color palettes from the Lowe’s trend and design team.

Room in three color themes
Living room with a green color palette

Accent One Wall

The palette we call Spy a Butterfly picks up the zesty hues of a bountiful garden to let you create a color bouquet. Use a vibrant color, such as this green (New Avocado, #6007-6A), in small doses to highlight shorter wall sections. Paint longer walls with a much lighter shade (Feathered Fern, #6005-5A). Pink and orange accents sprout from pillows and artwork.

Living room with a blue color palette

Be a Little Bold

This spring palette, Field of Dreams, unearths the color power of sky, water, soil, sand, and trees to create a look that’s naturally fresh. Paint the walls the color of blue skies and sparkling waters (Rushing Stream, #5005-10B). Let light, creamy colors in the ceiling and trim (Jekyll Club Cherokee Tan, #6008-2A, and Muslin Wrap, #7003-11) float like clouds. Wood tones rise up from below, mimicking trees. Tip: If you’re not sure you can live with a bold color on an entire wall, try it first in pillows or other accessories that can be switched out easily.

Living room with a nautical color combination

Draw the Eye Up

This nautical palette, Darling Dusk, ships the soft glow of twilight on the sea to your home port. Accent ceiling architecture (Sprinkle, #5008-9A, and Ultra White, #7006-24) while using a medium neutral color (London Coach, #4002-1B) on the walls. Blue-and-white is a classic color scheme that you can customize by varying the shades of blue and the patterns they appear in. This cool and calming palette of blues, gray, and white feels fresh as an ocean breeze.