Choosing paint colors for your own bedroom can be a tough task. The best paint colors to choose from are those that create a relaxed and calming environment. You wouldn’t want your own bedroom colors to interrupt your sleep, so take in the same considerations for your guests. Steer away from colors that are too bright and instead browse paint swatches in grays, blues, and soft whites.
If you’d like some more guidance, below are a few things to consider before choosing house colors for your Portland, OR home’s guest room.
Who will you be hosting?
If you have a guest room in your home, it’s probably because you host overnight guests fairly often. Consider who will be spending the most time in your guest room before deciding on your color scheme. If you are a grandparent who hosts your grandchildren for fun overnight sleepovers, then you can get a little more creative with your color choices. Or maybe you have small children and you often host your parents. In this case, they may appreciate soft, calming colors after a full day of playing with the kids. If you are most often hosting friends for fun weekend getaways, then find colors that make them feel like they’re escaping for the weekend. While you don’t want to go to crazy with the colors, you can add some style with stripes and patterns, or with an accent wall behind the bed.
What is your lighting situation?
Many guest rooms are the smallest room in the house and may have fewer windows than the other bedrooms. When you are thumbing through paint swatches, be sure to hold your color choices up to each wall in the room to see how the light affects the color. You may have fallen in love with a dark gray and find that it turns too green in certain light. Your guest room may have minimal overhead lighting which leaves you depending on lamps for a softer look. Set the lighting in your bedroom before trying out your paint colors so that you can get a feel for how each paint color will really look when your guest room is in use.
Consider your furnishings
Many people’s guest rooms are a hodgepodge of leftover furniture that didn’t fit in the rest of their Portland, OR homes. This is is totally fine and may be perfect for your budget, but if things look a little mismatched, try to tie things together with your paint colors. If most of your furniture has a cottage feel, combine that with cool blues or greens and other colors found in nature. If your guest room furniture is mostly dark and heavy antiques, lighten things up with your paint colors.
When you are designing your guest room, remember to add in some amenities for your guests, such as bedside tables, reading lamps, and reachable outlets. Making your guests feel welcome starts with a fresh coat of paint, and Bluenote Painting knows just how important it is to give each room in your home the attention it deserves. Contact us today for your free estimate on residential painting services for any room or all of the rooms in your Portland, OR home.