How to Pick the Right Paint Color for Each Room of Your House

    white kitchenA little paint goes a long way, especially when you choose the perfect paint color for your space, your furniture and the style on display throughout your house. New paint is fast, easy and relatively affordable when compared to other home improvement projects, which means it’s a great opportunity for you to enhance the appearance of your home. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right paint color for specific rooms in your house:

    1. Kitchen

    It’s never a bad idea to go with a neutral gray in your kitchen, especially when dish towels, countertops, wall hangings, curtains and other accents can provide a complementary shade or a pop of color. If you want something bolder, consider a blue, yellow or green.

    Dark blues are also good for kitchens when countered with neutral complements. Yellows brighten up your kitchen as sunshine would, and green provides a range of options that can be customized to match your personal taste.

    1. Bedroom

    A bedroom is most often a place of rest, which makes soft, soothing colors ideal. This is great for regularly used bedrooms, but what about guest rooms? You can take advantage of guest rooms to make astylish statement with a bold pop, considering these rooms are vacant more than occupied.

    Likewise, children’s rooms are an opportunity to be adventurous with colors and choose something with a little more energy. Not sure how bold you should go? Consider just one bold wall countered by three walls of a neutral gray or white.

    1. Bathroom

    The best bathroom colors emerge from the blue-gray range. Blues and grays are safely neutral, and they work well in spaces that have no natural light — as bathrooms often don’t have.

    Make sure to take your samples into the bathroom to see how the lighting (or lack thereof) affects the different shades. Also place the samples on the floor to get a real sense of how the prospective wall colors will complement or blend with the tile, hardwood or other material surface.

    1. Living Room

    Living Room DesignYour living room paint color should be informed by the amount of natural light, color of furniture, spacing and your own personal taste. In rooms splashed with natural light, choose darker, earthier tones. Play off your furniture by providing a balancing wall paint color. You can build your entire living room around a primary color and two accent colors. The paint can be an accent, but be sure to take into account your furnishings, wall hangings and other décor so everything coordinates and doesn’t clash.

    Whether you’re prepping a home for the open market or just trying to nest in your new house, you can always count on the knowledge and experience at CENTURY 21 Core Partners. Our team of real estate experts can help you with paint colors, staging, recommendations for high-return home improvement projects and much more.

    Don’t go it alone when buying, selling or improving a home — get expert advice from a trusted agent at CENTURY 21 Core Partners.

    Contact us today with questions about your home.

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