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Choose the Best Interior Paint Colors for Your Home

Interior Design Guide

Nothing transforms a room faster (and more affordably) than wall paint. While it can be a challenge to sort through all the paint brands, finishes, and colors, Decor Aid’s guide to paint can help you find painting ideas for every room in your home.

CHOOSING THE BEST INTERIOR PAINT FOR EACH ROOM

Some wall paint colors work better in specific spaces than others, and it’s important to think of the room’s function when deciding on the environment you want to create. Popular bedroom paint colors promote calm and rest, such as including neutrals and pastel tones, while bold dining room paint colors and living room paint colors can create an atmosphere for lively entertaining. Strong and vibrant paint colors work well in guest bathrooms, powder rooms, closets, and other small spaces. For a more spa-like experience in the master bathroom, paint ideas include water-inspired shades of blue and green paint colors. The best kitchen paint colors may depend on existing surfaces and appliances, although when in doubt, there’s nothing more classic or versatile than a white kitchen.

Popular Paint Colors While some color trends are better left in the past (may we remind you of harvest gold and avocado?), the latest paint trends are livable, lively, and far from regrettable. Recently, gray paint colors have taken center-stage as today’s go-to neutral paint color. A cool-toned gray is a sophisticated living room color idea, while a slightly warmer gray tone can give a bedroom color scheme a cozy feel. If you’re looking for a “green,” eco-friendly paint option, water-based milk paint colors offer a non-toxic option that provides an aged, Shabby Chic–style finish.

Exterior Paint Colors Make a great first impression with the right exterior house paint colors. When choosing house paint colors, it’s important to consider the location of your home, the building materials, and the architecture of the house. A hue that looks ravishing on an ornate Victorian building may look out of place on a ranch home or Spanish-style house. If you’re limited to neutral paint colors, a great way to add color to your home’s exterior is a bright front door.

Color Wheel Paint Whether you’re using multiple paint colors within a room or just want a cohesive color scheme throughout your home, looking at a color wheel or a paint palette can help you see how colors will work together. For example, choose different shades, tints, and tones of the same color for a chic and layered monochromatic look. Looking at the color wheel, you can also find analogous colors (which are located next to each other like red, red-orange, and orange) as well as complimentary colors (which are located directly opposite from each other like orange and blue).

Decor Aid Makes Choosing Paint Easy While paint is an easy way to transform a room, multiple trips to the paint store, testing sample colors at home, choosing between paint brands with extremely similar shades, and finally figuring out how to paint the room can add up to more time, money, and stress than you expected.

Decor Aid interior designers have an eye for color and can help you pick the perfect interior and exterior paint, whether you want a single bold accent wall, bedroom paint ideas, or just need help choosing between blue paint colors. The team of home decorators has years of training and experience that allow them to act as color scheme designers and find the right colors the first time.

They’ll also find the best shades to work with your existing furniture, or find new pieces to give your room a total transformation. With Decor Aid there’s no need to spend hours lost in the paint aisle or calling local painters to get quotes. The company can also help you find the right craftsman to finish the job, so you can relax and enjoy your colorful new room.

Mint Green Bathroom

Eclectic Mint Green Bathroom

Tranquil bathroom colors—like this sea foam green—can create a spa-like atmosphere. Via lonny.com

Blue Bedroom with Red Accents

Eclectic Blue Bedroom With Red Accents

Gray Master Bedroom

Decor Aid Industrial Gray Bedroom

Bright Yellow Front Door

Yellow Front Door With Modernist House Numbers

Dusty Pink Bedroom

Blush Modern Bedroom with Metal Bed Frame

Rustic Hamptons Bathroom

Hamptons Bathroom Wood Walls Painted Ceiling

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