Picking the right shade for every room in your home can be tricky. Neutrals start to blend together and, honestly, is there really a difference between all those grays? The answer, of course, is yes — but navigating how each one will look can be difficult for us laymen.

Thankfully, interior decorators have tons of experience honing in on just the right colors to give each and every room in your house the vibe you’re looking for. We tapped designers and color experts to cast their vote for their favorite shade room by room; below are their top picks along with why they chose them.

Choose Dark Gray for the Entryway or Mudroom

For a room with lots of foot traffic, a paint that hides wear and tear is key.

“My instinct is to paint them a darker color — something that can absorb all of the traffic from the daily grind and provide balance among all of the clutter,” notes Benjamin Vandiver, founder of the interior design and lifestyle brand Benjamin Vandiver Interiors + Lifestyle.

Pick Pale Green for the Kitchen

Since your family likely congregates in or around the kitchen, keeping things relaxed is key.

“A calming green in the kitchen is a great way to keep the hub of the house, where people often spend most of their time, serene and peaceful,” says designer Carla Smith Braverman of Hub of the House by Carla.

Go for Burnt Orange in the Living Room

Like the kitchen, the living room is one that will see lots of action. Therefore, it should be decorated in a way that no one will tire of but that still offers some “wow” factor whenever possible.

“One of my current favorite colors, inspired by a recent trip to Milan, has an almost ethereal quality — like it’s lived numerous lives and has stories to tell all night,” says Vandiver.

Stick to Deep Gray in the Dining Room

Often used for formal entertaining, a dining room is the place where you can have a majorly dramatic moment, Smith Braverman recommends.

But that special accent doesn’t haveto be on the walls: “A bold hue makes for the perfect accent statement on a buffet or sideboard,” she says.

Bring Light Blue into the Bathroom

Like the bedroom, the bathroom should encourage R&R — and what’s more relaxing than water itself? “A shade that echoes the ocean works beautifully with both brass and nickel,” Smith Braverman notes.

Read more: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/g27284285/the-best-paint-color-for-every-room/


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