The best paint colours for your home

Many of us will look at the walls of our homes and say to ourselves, this could do with a new lick of paint or maybe we are somewhat bored of a colour / wallpaper and want to freshen things up. Paint colours and getting the rights tones for each room will help to create the right ambience within your home, some shades suiting rooms better than others.

Just how wild can you go with colours? There is of course no limits so long as you have a spare paintbrush and an old rusty tin of paint in the far corner of the shed that has been there for years. Without doubt trends come and go, it is for sure a few years since the likes of dark green and chocolate paint were the rage for example, but you must also think about what damage you could be doing with bad colours.

So which are the best paint colours for your home?


Here is where first impression counts and choosing a colour that will suit all is best, try not to go for your favourite colour especially if it is something quite different! If you home requires a new paint then go for it, a small investment here could really set hings off in th ebest possible way both for estate agency photos to when the potential buyers turn up for a viewing. Plan and simple is usually the best way to go such as white, beige and other soft pastel colours ie white with soft hints of another main colour.


Nothing too loud here ideally, soft colours including white, beige and peace & calm omitting light blue would offer both the home owner and visiting potential buyers a great feeling when present. If anything expressive is required try and save that for the choice of bed sheets and covers!


It is where many families will spend some relaxing moments mostly catching up with TV and chats, let us have this room fresh feeling and vibrant with very soft colours of faint citrus, orange or beige. Allow the furniture and tech highlight themselves as well as any artwork / antiques. Avoid dull darker colours and anything that appears too shiny.


Usually the kitchen is full of cupboards and appliances though the wall space needs to also offer the atmosphere a kick too. Of course think about the colour and design of your fitted kitchen and chose applicably. Trends for 2018 saw white, ivory along with soft shades of yellow, red, green, blue and grey.


Depending on the size, smaller requiring brighter colours, your bathroom should feel fresh and vibrant and ideally be part tiled. Colours to opt for include the likes of pale blue, white, beige and varied shades of grey.


Christopher Walkey

Founder of Estate Agent Networking. Internationally invited speaker on how to build online target audiences using Social Media. Writes about UK property prices, housing, politics and affordable homes.

You May Also Enjoy

Breaking News

Breaking Property News – 28/02/24

Daily bite-sized proptech and property news in partnership with Proptech-X.   Birchgrove and Hybr launch intergenerational living scheme A unique partnership will see students, key workers and retirees live together at new north London retirement development. Birchgrove, the UK’s leading provider of rented retirement homes, and Hybr, the UK’s leading student letting platform, today announce an industry-first…
Read More
Estate Agent Talk

Benefits Of Choosing Roger Bates Properties

Roger Bates Properties stands out as a prominent real estate agency that offers a myriad of benefits to individuals seeking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate. With a stellar reputation and a commitment to excellence, choosing Roger Bates Properties can prove to be a decision that yields numerous advantages. 1. Experience and Expertise…
Read More
Love or Hate Rightmove
Breaking News

Rightmove’s weekly mortgage tracker – 28/02/24

The average 5-year fixed mortgage rate is now 4.80%, up from 4.59% a year ago The average 2-year fixed mortgage rate is now 5.15%, up from 4.92% a year ago The average 85% LTV 5-year fixed mortgage rate is now 4.73%, up from 4.64% a year ago The average 60% LTV 5-year fixed mortgage rate is now 4.30%, up from 4.25% a year ago The average monthly mortgage payment on a…
Read More
Love or Hate Rightmove
Breaking News

Rightmove calls for stamp duty reform with only 4% of London homes exempt

Ahead of the Spring Budget on March 6th, the UK’s biggest property website Rightmove suggests three policy reforms that could help people moving home: A reform of stamp duty to consider regional property price variations: Only 4% of homes in London are stamp duty exempt for all buyers, compared to 71% in the North East Less than…
Read More
Breaking News

Breaking Property News – 27/02/24

Daily bite-sized proptech and property news in partnership with Proptech-X.   Alto reveals ‘next generation’ of Lettings Progression Alto, software for estate agents and part of Houseful, has revealed further information about the improvements being rolled out in 2024 to drive a step change in business efficiency for letting agents. Leading the way is a…
Read More
Home and Living

The Versatility of Parquet Flooring in Contemporary Homes

What comes into your mind when you hear about parquet flooring? Most probably Victorian era, historic estates, grand ballrooms, and grand mansions but what if I tell you that the parquet flooring has redefined itself with warmth, texture, and classic elegance? Parquet flooring in contemporary homes is a delight to the eyes because when you…
Read More