What’s the Best (and Worst) Color For Each Room of Your House?

what to paint your roomsPaint is an amazing medium to use for your home. It’s not only one of the most cost-effective update you can give your walls, but it also brings your home to life. It shows off your personality and helps tie in all of your accessories and decorative tastes. You can convey so much with your colors of choice, but did you know that there are great and poor choices when it comes to selecting certain hues for your home’s rooms?

While there really isn’t one definitive best or worst color for any specific room in your home, there are definitely some guidelines that you can follow in order to make good color choices.

Here’s what you should consider before choosing paint colors for your many rooms!

The Dining Room – When you select colors for your dining room, keep in mind that the room should have a warm tonality since it’s a place that you gather to enjoy meals with your friends and loved ones. Earthy tones are the most popular choice because they’re both warm and very versatile. If you like color, choose colors like red or orange as they are thought to increase a person’s appetite. Blue, on the other hand, is thought to be a poor color choice for a dining room as it suppresses the appetite.

The Kitchen – Trying to think of a good color for your kitchen? Look to your cabinets as a guide! After all, they’re among the most expensive features to the room, so it’s best to try to pair your colors with the cabinets if possible. Popular colors for the kitchen include brown, peach, and yellows. Even stronger colors like brick red can look nice if they’re paired with neutral shades. Avoid using greens and blues in your kitchen, especially in lighter shades.

The Living Room – There’s almost no going wrong when it comes to painting the room where you plop down and chill out for the rest of the night after work! It really just depends on what you want your overall feel for the room to be. Do you want your living room to be inviting and cheerful? Choose warmer colors like beige, cream, and yellow. Want it to look dramatic or cozy? Try royal purple or burgundy. If you want your living room to be a peaceful oasis, then blue is a good way to go. They’re versatile and can work with several neutrals quite easily. Perhaps the only type of color you’d want to avoid in your living room is extremely intense colors as they are too stimulating and can put you on edge.

The Bathroom – When it comes to colors for the bathroom, it’s wise to try to create a relaxing retreat. Light colors and natural shades including light blue, seafoam, green, and light earthy shades are excellent choices for bathrooms. If there’s one room in the house that you would want to avoid dramatic colors, it’s the bathroom. Because bathrooms are typically small, extremely dark colors will make the room smaller. Try to make your bathroom as open and airy as you can.

The Bedroom – Like the bathroom, your bedroom should be relaxing. Blues, greens, and light earth tones are great choices for a comfortable and cozy bedroom. For a more romantic feel, peach, coral, shades of pink, and even burgundy work well. Try to avoid bright and jarring colors like red and bright yellow, however. They are intense shades and prove to be too stimulating for a restful space.

Which color or colors do you gravitate to more often than not? Let us know on our Facebook page! We love hearing from our clients about what they do to make their house an abode. If paint isn’t working for you, find your dream home with the help of the Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties! Check out our listings online at www.dianamasseyhomes.com.

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