The Best Paint Colors for Each Room in Your Home

Posted on July 20, 2016 in Seasonal Home Tips


If you’re planning on remodeling your home, there are so many exciting ways to do it – new bathroom fixtures, new windows, a new roof, and more… but another thing many homeowners consider during a remodel is a fresh coat of paint to change up the look of a room. With so many colors out there, it may be tough knowing which one is the right one, so our home improvement experts are here to help:


When it comes to your kitchen, the best thing to do is to have your walls complement your cabinets, island, table, and other stand-out pieces. Before you decide on a color, think about the color palate of these items. If they’re bold colors, consider something neutral like beige or grey to make them pop; if they’re made from a rich wood, consider a dark red or an olive to add to their richness; if they’re white, consider a color like seafoam green or powder blue to keep the room fresh. And if you’re replacing your cabinets or your island, get creative with your choices!

Living Room

Your guests will likely spend most of their time in your living room, so you want to paint it a color that’s not off-putting or unpleasant. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. Again, take into consideration the largest decor items you have in this room and stick to a color that will complement them. If your couches are a dark brown or black, try a gold, pewter blue, or red. If they’re light in color, feel free to bring attention to your walls with a bright color, some texture, or accent wall. And if you’re starting from scratch, test out lots of colors before you choose.


Since much of your time spent in the bedroom is for sleeping, you may want to think about choosing a wall color that’s soothing and relaxing. Try a cool blue, a muted purple, a grey, or a soft green. If, on the other hand, you’d like your bedroom to offer more of a statement, you may want to choose a bolder color like royal purple, teal, or even black. Don’t be afraid to experiment until you find what you want – especially because it will be the place you begin and end your day.

Dining Room

Dining rooms are often thought of as stately and formal, so many homeowners opt to paint them richer colors of reds, plums, or dark blues. Depending on what kind of dining room you have, this could be a good choice. If it’s a separated room with a larger, decorative table, consider a color in the richer palate. However, if it’s an area that’s attached to your kitchen, consider painting it with a color that makes it stand out on its own, but complements the kitchen. Many people choose a new dining room color based on their existing table, buffet, artwork, and more.


Many people think of bathrooms and think of colors like white, grey, or pastels, but we at P.J. Fitzpatrick believe your bathroom can be a canvas for bold and fun. Since the bathroom is a smaller room (than say, your living room or kitchen), don’t be afraid to make it the pop of color in your home – especially if your other, larger rooms have more of a neutral palate. Try out fun colors, patterns, and textures and complement them with accessories like your shower curtain, bath rugs, towels, and artwork. And if you have a small bathroom, check out our blog on how to decorate it to make it look larger.

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