The Best Colours To Paint Each Room At Home

Just as you would choose to wear a shirt that is yellow or blue, you can also use colours to inject personality into your humble abode. More importantly, colours have the power to “alter” spaces visually (darker shades can make a room seem smaller), spiritually (in feng shui, colours are associated with the five elements), and psychologically (certain colours are associated with calming or reinvigorating effects).

Yet, with trends changing faster than you can recite the colours of the rainbow, how do you know which are the right colours to use for each room?

Well, let us break down each colour for you.


Red is a fierce colour, but when used right, it can raise a room’s energy level in a good way. For instance, it is an ideal colour to use in your dining room as it stimulates hunger (that’s why a lot of eateries feature red interiors!) or in the living room (in deeper hues of red) to create a warm and intimate space.


It’s hard not to think of sunshine when you think of the colour yellow, as it brings out joy and positive vibes. Use this colour in the kitchen — the heart of the home — or in social areas like the living room and entrances where you welcome guests. We suggest leaning towards more muted tones as bright yellow can be rather alarming.


Reminiscent of nature, green is easy on the eyes. One of the colours that can be used in almost any rooms, green helps one to relax and de-stress, yet remains a colour that is still exudes warmth.


Lighter shades of blue are serene, so opting to paint your bedroom walls light blue is ideal. When used with soft greens, it can make a space feel “zen”, like a spa, which explains why this palette is popular for bathrooms. Avoid using darker shades of blue, though, as those colours sets up a melancholic atmosphere for the room.


Richer shades of purple may look dramatic, but also regal. This colour can be great for the bedroom (it has a hint of romance), but use it on an accent wall if you are not ready to commit to having the whole room looking like an eggplant.

A practical idea: an accent wall in any chosen colour is a great way to introduce the colour into a space without being overwhelming.


The most common colours for walls, neutrals include your whites, greys, and browns — a flexible and versatile group of colours to paint your home with. Never going out of trend, neutrals are timeless and allow you to change things up more easily as it is less of a hassle to add or remove colours. Grey is passive and works for the living room or home office, while white is a common choice for bathrooms as it looks “clean”. Warmer tones of off-white, such as cream and eggshell white, are lovely for creating a warm and calm living room.


Seeing your home in a new light after a fresh coat of paint is exciting, but painting itself is a tedious process. Why not make a quick booking for painting services on Kaodim instead? Let our trusted vendors know what colours tickle your fancy, and we’ll take care of the rest!