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Colors For a Farmhouse Living Room: Monday Morning Color Watch #9

I’m often asked about colors palettes for the home and for websites and so I decided to create a series of colors that I hope will inspire you to find colors for your home or blog! As I’m sure you know, colors are very important when it comes to your home and DIY home decor projects; they can make or break a room!  Colors are equally important for your branding and website. Today I’m sharing colors for a farmhouse living room.

Before we started painting our downstairs family room, E found a rug.  We both liked it and I pinned it for later.  Now I am a firm believer in having a mood board for every room I’m decorating, but in this case, I hadn’t done one yet.  

We painted our family room a blue-gray, which we absolutely love.  When it came time to purchase the rug, we both said, “There is no way!”  The rug he originally chose was a red, black, and dark gray modern, contemporary design.  With our rock/stone fireplace and the stone backsplash in our kitchen, there was no way that rug would work.  It was two completely different styles!  We ended up going with a medium gray shag rug.  See why I always say create a mood board first?

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Colors for a farmhouse living room


  • 1st Color: Navy (hexadecimal code: #051128)
  • 2nd Color: Light Pink (hexadecimal code: #e7cfcd)
  • 3rd Color: Off White (hexadecimal code: #c60c30)
  • 4th Color: Light Blue-Gray (hexadecimal code: #8baaad)
  • 5th Color: Dusty Rose (hexadecimal code: #684551)

Using This Color Palette For a Farmhouse Living Room

With this color palette, I would use either the off-white or the light blue-gray for the walls.  If you use the white, it will make your room look bigger and also make it easier to change out decor if and when you decide you want to change your decor.  The light blue-grey is a color that is neutral enough so you could change the decor without too much of a hassle if and when you decide to make changes.

For the couch, depending on which wall color you chose, I would find either a couch in the light pink or navy blue color and add accents and splashes of the other colors in the palette throughout the room.

Other ways you can bring the colors from the palette are with,

  • Candles
  • Candle holders
  • End tables
  • Coffee tables
  • Blankets
  • Settees
  • Ottomans
  • Chaise lounge chairs
  • Wall art

Remember that when it comes to home decor, there are others ways to bring in colors from your palette other than the obvious choices of the wall color and furniture!

Using This Color Palette For Your Website

This color palette brings to mind a Spa or someone in the wellness industry.  I would remove the navy from this palette and use the other 4 colors.  

I would use the off-white as the background color and the dusty rose for the headings on the website.  

An amazing logo could be made with these colors too!  There are so many ways to incorporate this palette into a website where you want your readers to feel calm, relaxed, and peaceful.

How would you use these colors for your website?  Which colors would you keep? Which would you change?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!

See ya later!

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41 Comments… add one
  • Barrie 07/17/2017, 11:38 AM

    Love these colors! My whole hose uses them!

    • Lynn 07/17/2017, 11:41 AM

      Yes, I love these colors, Barrie! They are calm, soothing, and inviting. I bet everyone likes to come to your house! πŸ™‚

  • Kim 07/17/2017, 1:13 PM

    These are super pretty! We live in a pretty modern home but great inspiration for our next move!

    • Lynn 07/17/2017, 2:56 PM

      Thanks, Kim!

  • jen @ thehollyhockdoor 07/17/2017, 2:07 PM

    These are gorgeous colours! I love the idea of a “mood board” to take along when shopping for home accessories! Thank you for this suggestion!

    • Lynn 07/17/2017, 2:55 PM

      Thanks, Jen! Yes, it helps so much. Were it not for my mood board I would have purchased a faux cowhide bench for my house. It was a great bench, but wouldn’t have matched a single thing! It was my inner Texan speaking to me! πŸ™‚

  • Bianca Karina 07/17/2017, 2:17 PM

    It would be super cool if you have picture examples of what this color scheme looks like in a home!

    • Lynn 07/17/2017, 2:54 PM

      Hi, Bianca-thanks for visiting! It’s funny you mention that. I started researching design software on Friday to see which one would meet my needs to make that happen. Thanks so much!

  • Kristen Jones 07/17/2017, 4:15 PM

    Love your color choices! I love a gorgeous farmhouse feel. I can’t wait until I have my own home (hopefully next year) to renovate into a modern farmhouse.

    • Lynn 07/18/2017, 12:31 PM

      Thanks, Kristen! Good luck with your house hunting!

  • Kate | The Organized Dream 07/17/2017, 4:43 PM

    Great colors! I’ll keep this in mind for sure!

  • Jessica 07/17/2017, 11:56 PM

    The mood board for each room is an amazing idea. I just have a massive board for home design ideas, but narrowing it down by room is an excellent way to determine the style you’re going for. Love the color combos too!

  • Leighann 07/18/2017, 10:00 AM

    I LOVE the colors you chose!The light blue gray and dusty rose are right up my alley! I love accents in strong colors like that!

  • Dee 07/18/2017, 11:32 AM

    Great Post! Totaly inspire me to decorate a cake with these colors!!!! LOVE IT!

    • Lynn 07/18/2017, 12:36 PM

      Oh, Dee that would be a beautiful cake!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries 07/18/2017, 12:17 PM

    These colors are great. I love the light blue-gray!

  • Heather 07/18/2017, 2:05 PM

    I love your blog and I love this post! You are inspiring me! My favorite is the rose color! Really enjoyed this!

    • Lynn 07/19/2017, 9:05 AM

      Thanks, Heather!

  • Claire - StartACraftBlog 07/18/2017, 4:28 PM

    That dusty rose shade is beautiful! From October through to around March it’s the only colour I wear :p teamed with something gold and sparkly of course. As a colour palette for a home it’s gorgeous

  • Lisa 07/18/2017, 5:03 PM

    I love the light pink! That was one of my wedding colors.

  • Arlene @ From Pennies to Plenty 07/18/2017, 5:51 PM

    I have no clue about decorating or matching colors. No surprise I end up with all sorts of mismatched items around the house. I’ll have to take your advice about using a mood board and color scheme for decorating.

    • Lynn 07/19/2017, 9:05 AM

      They’ve always been really helpful to me, Arlene.

  • Luci 07/18/2017, 6:04 PM

    Those are really pretty colors and multi-seasonal instead of just one season.

  • Gillian 07/18/2017, 9:06 PM

    Our living room/dining room is very large and we warmed it up with a dark rose and painted one wall a dark color very similar to the Dusty Rose in your palette. That way it was a statement without being overwhelming and added richness to the room.

    • Lynn 07/19/2017, 9:04 AM

      That sounds so pretty, Gillian!

  • Alex 07/18/2017, 9:59 PM

    Such pretty colors! We are redoing our living room soon so this is perfect!

    • Lynn 07/19/2017, 9:02 AM

      Good luck on the remodel, Alex!

  • Joscelyn 07/19/2017, 1:19 AM

    Love that color palette! I’m drawn to cool colors like these too…that pink is so pretty!

  • Elizabeth Brico 07/19/2017, 1:45 AM

    I think color theory is really interesting. I’m not sure I’m into the farmhouse look for my own home, though I do think it’s really lovely. I love greens, blues, and purples.

    • Lynn 07/19/2017, 9:02 AM

      I like those colors too, Elizabeth.

  • Kristen 07/19/2017, 8:21 AM

    Love this colour combo! I’m a huge fan of pink/blue/purple together.

  • Elizabeth 07/20/2017, 3:45 PM

    This is a really pretty paint palate. Great job!

    • Lynn 07/21/2017, 2:20 PM

      Thanks, Elizabeth!

  • Natalija Nati 07/24/2017, 4:35 AM

    Hey, thank you so much for sharing this, it is really useful. We sometimes forget how huge impact colors have in our lives, it is really important to be surrounded with the colors that suit us and your pretty palette inspiration is all about it πŸ™‚

    • Lynn 07/25/2017, 10:57 AM

      I so agree with you, Natalija. Thaks for stopping by!

  • Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai 07/24/2017, 2:48 PM

    Ooh, I love this color scheme. It’s so soothing and relaxing. I would create a cozy and comfortable room. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty πŸ™‚

    Life With Lorelai

  • Melissa 07/24/2017, 4:15 PM

    Lynn! These are perfect! I love the light pink and the blue/gray. Perfect for a farmhouse style room. And PS. Love your profile pics – you just look so happy and welcoming! Totally random I know!

    • Lynn 07/25/2017, 10:46 AM

      Awww…thanks, Melissa! That is what I was hoping for since I can’t meet everyone in person. Wouldn’t that be fun, though?

  • Nicole 07/25/2017, 11:29 PM

    The soft gray blue and the white are my favorite colors of the palette. I like your idea of using one of those on the walls and then adding the other colors in through furniture and other decor. #HomeMattersParty

  • Macs 11/16/2017, 2:02 AM

    I totally agree that colors can either make it or break it specially in home improving. These are great colors to use! Thanks for sharing these, now all we have to do is choose.

    • Lynn 11/19/2017, 8:41 PM

      Thanks, Macs!

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