Featured image for the blog post, "Choosing a New Wall Color for Your Home" showing yellow, green, blue, and red room color examples.

The Room in Your Home that You are Painting is an
Important Consideration

So, you’ve finally decided it’s time to paint your room. Perhaps it has been
years of seeing the same colors every time you wake up. Or you just moved in and the previous owner’s taste just didn’t settle right with you. Whatever reason, choosing a new wall color for your home should not be difficult. Although it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the hundreds of colors, all you truly need is a clear vision of what the interior should feel like. A room is a visual experience and you get to create what you want to feel.

The proportions of a room play a major role when it comes to planning the
right color. A room with higher ceilings creates more visual space and brings in an element of airiness. Lighter colors, specifically white, are perfect for high ceilings because of how well light is reflected back into the rooms. Rooms that are smaller and enclosed can be enhanced by soft colors such as off-white or lighter earth tones. Painting a small room with dark colors will only absorb lighting and cause the room to look like its closing in.

bed and a window with a shutter in a bedroom with decor on the walls

Large windows are an excellent source of natural light in a room when it
comes to drawing out the fullness of a color. Choose a paint color that
complements that natural lighting. Some of the best options for natural light are pastel such as lighter yellow. In contrast, if the desired effect upon entering the room is moodier, greys and light blues are softer but still darker options.

Rooms that face north receive less direct sunlight, producing a dimmer effect. Dark paints will appear darker and light paints will seem dimmer. If you’re room is north-facing, choosing a cool, bluish-gray color will pair perfectly with this kind of light. On the contrary, using subtle undertones of bright colors such as yellow will spread the light around and create a more cheerful effect.

It's All About Color so which Should You Choose?

fabric samples and color palette selection on flat surface

There are Multiple Options to Consider when Choosing a Wall Color for Your Home

The color you decided to surround yourself with will influence your emotions and mindset every single day. Perhaps your room was painted a color that induces depression or excessively bright and overstimulates your visual senses. Here are a list of colors and how they affect your mood.


A sample of various blue colors and rooms to aid you in choosing a new color for your wall

Blue has a calming, peaceful effect on our brains. It also makes you feel
cooler if you live in a hot climate. Colors such as ultramarine, cobalt, and
turquoise are a few common blue colors. If dark blue is a bit too melancholic,
periwinkle, a combination of lavender and blue, will brighten your room but still deliver those calming, serene vibes. Check out some of Sherwin Williams’ popular blue paint options!



Red is strong stimulating color and can boost your energy levels. It is better
to avoid covering your entire room with this color because of how strong it is.
Pairing it with blue and whites creates a natural balance. Red walls contrasted
with white trim adds another level of depth and detail to solid color wall. Adding darker wood furniture like a desk or the back-board of a bed creates a rich, antiquated visual experience. If you are passionate and energetic, red is the best color for your room. Pastel red is a mute, low saturation option excellent for creating a warmer atmosphere. See what tones of red you like the most.


A sample of various yellows to help you in choosing a color for your homoe

Yellow is such an uplifting, sunny shade that is great for representing joy
and happiness. Lemon yellow is complemented with whites and darker greens and produces a healthy glow. Because yellow leans towards the lighter side of the color scale, creamy yellows pair perfectly with neutral whites. Combine this with soft lighting and your room will turn into a soothing, intimate sanctuary. There are tons of yellows to pick from when it comes to painting your room.


An image of various green rooms and green sample colors to help you see colors you might choose for your home

Green is a color known for restoring, distressing, and clearing our minds after a long day. Sage green walls look best paired with neutral grays and browns and will make you feel like you’re entering a serene forest. Neutral blues and neutral greens are different shades of the same spectrum, so color coordinating bedcovers and furniture with the walls will allow the room to flow visually. Deeper shades of green will require orange lighting to create a balanced, earthy glow.

Deciding on a New Wall Color for Your Home

Painting your bedroom is an exciting way to transition into a new season of
life and explore different tastes. There are many color options and styles but
choosing what you personally feel is right is the first step towards success. Keep in mind that the room should still complement the color scheme of your home but in a non-monochromatic way. There are many paint companies who are more than willing to guide you through the color mixing process safely and offer you hundreds of paint options. Finally, contact your local painter, get an estimate, and watch as your room transforms before your eyes!

Bracy Tebbe
Bracy Tebbe

Braccy Tebbe can be found posting beautiful photos on instagram, studying hard for school, or working hard at Quality Coats Painting.

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