There maybe hundreds of different contemporary living room styles, but the easiest way to begin to get the contemporary look is the color scheme. There are so many different types of furniture and accents which can create a room, but start at the beginning with a look at a color chart. Here are three color schemes to assist you in your quest for a contemporary living room design, especially as accents and furniture goes well with them: Light Colors with a Bold Contrast White, pearl, cream or ivory are fantastic natural colors to set as a base color. With this neutral background you can lift the room's atmosphere with a splash of color, such as a scarlet lamp or a black rug. This tonal difference adds texture to the room and removes the tedious nature neutral colors can have, if there are no bold features to stand out. This will make your contemporary living room stand out perfectly. Jazzy Color Combinations Purple and yellow are regulars alongside each other, although it might sound too daring on paper for a contemporary living room design, but they do work. Subtlety is the name of the game and by adding in splashes of color or breaking up block colors helps the contemporary feel. Dark, Moody Atmospheres A great favorite for a contemporary living room is the use of black and red. These colors combined give a dark and mysterious feel, although adding in a roaring, open fire gives an intimate and romantic setting. With sleek lines, and comfortable furniture you can be assured that these colors will work. Although the colors don't exactly contrast with each other, as most contemporary colors do, they help each other. It is said to be a little easier to get furniture to match using black and red.