Whether you’re looking for a complete home makeover or you’re desperate for a change in your interior, a fresh coat of paint is always a great solution. How do you know the best colour choice for your home, and how do you know you won’t be sick of it this time next year?
When choosing a new paint colour for your home, some shades are better than others if you’re aiming for a look that’s timeless and fresh. While interior decorating trends come and go, choosing reliably fashionable colours for your home can keep it looking great for ages.
Before you begin your next decorating project, take a look at these five timeless paint colours for your home.
1. Magnolia – a nice cosy cream
Magnolia is an often underrated colour with a reputation for being a little boring. But in reality, it is a soft colour that feels fresh without being too sterile or stark. From the palest beige to a richer, more yellow-toned cream, there’s bound to be a shade that’s perfect for your interior.
Because cream pairs well with most colours, it can be tempting to use it throughout the home. Using a single shade of cream can work, but a little variation can add some interest throughout the property and differentiation between rooms. Some shades look better under bright lighting, while different shades of cream are more suited to cosy corners and dimmer areas.
Blue is another colour that is very versatile in your home decor. Deep, dramatic hues like navy blue can completely transform any room. Brighter shades of sky blue look equally good in your front room or bathroom. Blue can be understated and elegant or bold and daring. It’s a colour that never goes out of style, and that can completely transform any space.
Blues pair well with white or wood tones, so they’re an easy way to add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral setting. It can be easy to succumb to a bold, bright blue that may lose its appeal with time, but you may also find that the perfect shade of blue brings joy to your surroundings too.
Gray-green hues are soothing and timeless, popping up in homes throughout the ages. This shade of green evokes a sense of nature and can be both soothing and sombre, so it’s good for many different rooms in your home.
Darker, starker shades of green can be overpowering, but they may make a good choice for creating a statement in a prominent spot in your home. Consider your flooring and other furniture before committing to a bold shade of green, but in the right combination can make a striking choice.
4. Shades of grey
There’s more to greys (or “grays”) than meets the eye. Soft greys can add just a hint of shadow to an over-bright room, contrasting gently with white flooring, cabinets, or countertops. They’re comforting and cool, and can be perfect for almost any room in the home.
Darker shades of grey can add a touch of drama without coming off as too bold or bright. Likewise, opting for deep shades of slate or even charcoal can create a dramatic focal point, but you need to consider the rest of your room’s decor before committing to these darker choices.
5. A simple white
You can’t have a list of timeless paint colours without including white. From early home interiors to modern buildings, white is a classic shade that never goes out of style.
Stark whites can be overpowering and sterile. Unless you’re going for a clinical, hospital look, opt for whites with a warm undertone. Of course, your decor may dictate a brighter shade, so be sure to consider whether your surroundings look better next to a stark, clean white or a softer, warmer one.
The beauty of using white in your home decor is that it pairs well with almost any colour. Bold contrasts can look incredibly stunning, so consider working a few contrasts such as black and white or white and a bold primary colour into your decor for an easy, elegant statement.
Redecorating your home can be a stressful experience, especially if you’re trying to juggle work, kids, or other daily commitments. So let us take the stress out of painting and decorating your home so you can enjoy a fresh, timeless look without the hassle of doing it all yourself.
At Bits, Bobs, & Odd Jobs, we provide all our own tools, equipment, and clean-up, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Contact us today to see how we can help you transform your home with a fresh, timeless look.