Maybe you just moved in and need to make your mark on those blank walls. Or, maybe you’re simply tired of looking at the same hues every day and ready for a refresh. Whatever the reason you’ve started your paint search, the fact remains, you need to settle on the perfect paint colors for rooms in your home. Colors you can live with. Our secret to color satisfaction? Lean into the feeling you want to create in each space. Armed with a bit of color psychology, your paint color choices will do more than bring color into your home, they can actually set a mood and tone that could potentially increase emotional wellness.
Paint Colors for the Bedroom: Cozy & Relaxed
When it comes to your sleep space, soothing colors will instill calm and peace—ideal for lulling you into relaxation and snooze mode. Hues with hints of blue or green, like Chill and Views, offer the cool yet tranquil feeling of a rainy afternoon indoors, while ethereal light neutrals and sandy pinks, like Wing It and On Point, can infuse the gentility of a pastel with an added touch of romance for couples. But if those are too soft for your tastes, consider a deep gray like Irony. The rich color will make the room extra cozy, while adding a bit of drama.
Paint Colors for the Dining Room: Stylish & Inviting
Toasts, celebrations, and laughs are the stuff great dining rooms are made of. Inspire conversation and camaraderie via paint colors for rooms that are familiar yet modern to pique your guests senses while creating a welcoming, at-home vibe. Navy is often a dining room standby but try Goodnight Moon instead. This take on a trad hue offers a deep blue with the sultry feel of a dark night sky—your dinner parties are going to be so sexy! And for a shade to match your meals throughout the day, go for Beigeing, which plays off daylight so you can host airy lunches and warm, intimate dinners all in the same room.
Paint Colors for the Living Room: Netflix & Chill
Our most heavily-trafficked space has the job of setting the tone for a variety of uses, from movie nights to cocktails with friends, and everyday activities. Naturally, it makes sense that living room paint colors need to be truly versatile and boast staying power. Classic neutrals, like No Filter and Greige, will warm up a living area to give it a welcoming vibe. But if you prefer more color, pleasing blue-greens like Make Waves and Headspace, evoke nature to create a sense of harmony and life. Who doesn’t love that?
Paint Colors for the Bathroom: Fresh & Clean
Ultra-clean and sparkling is how we prefer the bath, with a few pampering touches to promote a spa-like atmosphere. To keep it crisp, we suggest Fresh Kicks, a bright white that’s both timeless and refreshing. For true spa-style serenity, icy blue Frozen is easy on the senses, while delivering the invigorating kick of a mineral sea salt scrub. For a more comforting and classic color (that will match any interior bath style), consider Whipped, a creamy white that reflects light to make your small space shine.
Paint Colors for the Kitchen: Cheerful & TimelessThe first place we find ourselves early morning? The kitchen of course. Bring joy to the start of each day with cheery paint colors for rooms like Lemonade, which boasts the fresh and radiant spirit of sunshine and lemons. Even at night, it will make cooking and cleaning feel less of a chore. Lately, more sophisticated, barely-there hues, like Seize the Grayand Wing It, are popping up for kitchens that feel more in sync (read: at ease) with the rest of your home. And don’t forget those cabinets. Painted wood is everywhere, and while we love the cool, modern feel of something on-trend like Greige or Set in Stone, we also love Dirty Chai, a hue that delivers the jolt of an espresso shot tempered by the spice notes of Indian tea–just what the doc ordered.