While everyone has different tastes, it’s no secret that certain colors work best in specific rooms. Your home is what you make it, so spruce up your interior with these paint color suggestions!
Whether or not you’re a rock star in the kitchen, it’s still an area that is one of the most frequently used in someone’s home. Deciding what color to make it can often set the tone for the rest of the house, so go with something neutral—such as light gray, white with random pops of color, or classic black-and-white. A semi-gloss or satin finish works best in the kitchen, as any type of matte sheen will require more maintenance.
Create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathrooms with a contemporary neutral palette matched with an accent color. Think seafoam green with bright white, taupe with a light purple or pink, or a modern metallic finish for accessories or hardware, like the sink or trim. For the trim and cabinetry in the bathroom, make sure to choose an acrylic-based paint.
The bedroom is where people tend to incorporate a lot of personality, and choosing a color is often a large part of that process. Many experts say a shade of blue is the way to go, as it tends to welcome a calming effect into this space, while also being chic and sophisticated. You can achieve this aesthetic through the bedding, walls, upholstery, and with accessories.
The living room
Where you kick your feet up at the end of the long day is where people tend to go bold. Stick with a cooler palette, like shades of blue or purple, with patterns weaved into the wall decor and upholstery. Warmer-toned splashes of color could also brighten up this space (think pinks, oranges, and reds). A common trend is making one wall the focal point, with the others remaining a neutral shade. Classic interior paint with a satin or eggshell finish works best for the living room and bedroom.
No matter which route you take, paint colors can instantly give your home that much-needed boost of personality.
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