Interior paint colors can have such a huge impact on your mood, ability to relax or, alternatively, your productivity and creativity. When I was designing this fun slumber party space for the kids in our bonus room, I want to include some fun and unconventional wall paint colors that the kids and their friends would find both soothing and imaginative. I have always loved aqua shades, so this seemed like a fun choice for this room. I feel like the shades we chose give it sort of an under the sea vibe, and I am here for it. Now that we have finished the space, I do wish that I had gotten just a little bit more creative with interior paint ideas, and added a mural or some decorative stamping. I guess that just opens up a project for next month!
How adorable are the interior paint colors, this family chose for their teen daughters room. When I first started working with them, they said that they wanted the room to have a very elegant and "Parisian chic" vibe with luxurious touches and a feminine color palette. Due to the size of the room, I knew immediately that I wanted to do something unconventional with the bedroom paint ideas and really have fun with unexpected shades. At first we considered painting the exposed wood beams on the ceiling white, but then decided to keep them natural for a more fairytale castle look. For the bedroom paint colors we used this gorgeous muted purple for the walls, and a lovely grey tone for the ceiling. The velvet bedding and coordinating window seat carried the same purple theme, and a gorgeous vintage chandelier finished off this precious room fit for a princess.
I love interior paint colors that bring a little something different to a room like the awesome sponged affect we used in this living room. The rest of the house paint colors that we chose for this client fall into the same neutral category, but for their formal living room we wanted to do something a bit more high end and unique without being too "loud." Your classic two-toned sponge technique seemed like a fantastic choice because it brought in the varied hues from the pretty marshes outside the huge French doors. Texture paint has the same look as your high end wallpapers but can be achieved at a fraction of the price (and without requiring you to tear down wallpaper later if you want to change up the style).
Whenever I am trying to decorate a room in my house, the thing that I struggle with the most is picking out the interior paint colors. For some reason interior paint is such a mystery to me -- I can never quite figure out the right undertones to match the fabrics I chose or the flooring and furniture. If you are anything like me, I do have some tips and tricks that I have learned from interior designers over the years to help me stay on track and pick out shade that give a cohesive look to the space. First of all, always bring actual paint home in the shades you are considering so you can put a swatch on the wall. When choosing these living room paint colors, I was torn between a few grey shades, an aqua, and a simple white. Once I put them on the wall, I could immediately see the right choice, but if I had just gone with my gut in the store it would have looked horrible.
Selecting the right interior paint colors is often the key to design success. I know that probably sounds dramatic, but there are certain popular paint colors for a reason (like Benjamin Moore Simply White). Some just tend to have more depth and design versatility than others and, as such, are easier to pair with other elements of the design such as upholstery, textiles, and artwork. When in doubt I, as many other people do, tend to choose classic neutral shades that can lean either contemporary or traditional. For this beautiful natural wood accented living room, I stuck with simple wall painting ideas in a warm-toned taupe shade that allowed all of the gorgeous trim to be the star of the show. With all the money they spent refinishing the trim, bookshelves and columns, I did not want to distract from it with a bold paint color.
A ton of my clients have been asking advice on how to chose interior paint colors lately, so I wanted to give some pointers for anybody that may be going through the same dilemma. First of all there are quite a few paint brands to chose from at a variety of different price points. Benjamin Moore is my favorite high end brand because of their durability and easy of application, but if you are looking for something a bit more budget friendly I would definitely check our Behr paint because they have a fantastic color selection. I used Behr throughout this entire open living area of a high traffic beach house and it has remained looking fantastic. Another tip when researching paint color ideas is to think about how the shade that you see in photos would look in your actual home with your conditions. For example, this tan shade looks bright and colorful in this space because of all the natural light, but would look completely different in a darker enclosed room.