A Guide to Choosing the Right Color House Paint

Are you thinking of painting your house and don't know what color to choose? Don't worry because this house painting guide will help you out!
A Guide to Choosing the Right Color House Paint

Last update: 13 December, 2020

Do you need a painting guide to inspire and find the right color for your home? Take a look at the selection below. You’ll see how easy it is to find the perfect color!

Choose the shade you like best and find out how to create it. We’ll tell you what its composition is and what effect it’ll have in each of the rooms where you use it.

Painting guide – variety is key

A yellow office space.

Warm colors

Ochre offers a touch of warmth and sobriety to the room. The soft sand color is based on ochre, with a few brushstrokes of medium yellow and crimson, and is ideal to make a room bigger and brighter.

It’s a warm and relaxing color, so it’s perfect for living rooms and bedrooms. If you want to enhance this natural environment, choose a neutral-colored sofa.

The color vanilla is perfect for rustic and bright environments. You can mix ochre, which is the base color, with medium yellow and a little blue and crimson. Try it in the bedroom.

It goes well with dark wooden furniture and with prints that have small motifs in the same colors that are part of its composition.

Ochre’s a color suitable for spaces with little natural light, since it captures the light and is capable of reflecting it more brightly than any other color.


You can use a paint guide to get a living room like this one.

Baby blue is perfect for children’s bedrooms. The mixture of black and dark blue should be diluted with purple to achieve the desired shade of baby blue. This blue has a calming effect and helps you sleep.

Combined with white, you get navy blue, although this is a color that also goes perfectly with antique furniture and is really cozy.

Purple is the perfect color for delicate environments. In this case, dark blue is diluted with a mixture of red and black to achieve this relaxing and fresh tone that’s good for concentration and rest.

Soft purple is ideal for painting small rooms, as it visually expands the space and enhances the brightness indoors.

It goes well with printed and striped fabrics in pastel shades, shabby chic furniture, and linens. As for the furniture, it goes well with both white and dark wooden pieces.

Finally, gray-blue stands out for being fresh and relaxing. This blue is achieved by mixing black and navy blue and adding a bit of ochre and wine bottle green. Furthermore, it’s the color of the bottom of the sea and is relaxing and elegant.

It’s a fresh color, which makes the space bigger. In a kitchen painted in gray-blue, the steel accents, the countertop, and the wooden sills will be perfectly integrated, creating a sober and modern space.

Painting guide – terracotta

A terracotta living room.

For classic and spacious environments, you can opt for terracotta. Mix ochre and dark red with a little medium yellow and black to get this tone. It’s recommended for classic environments, as it evokes sobriety and elegance.

To reduce its intensity, you can paint the doors and frames white, creating an attractive contrast. Also, classic furniture and large colorful carpets go well with this warm tone.

English red, on the other hand, is perfect for modern and daring spaces. You can make this intense red by combining the same colors as the terracotta, but with less red and yellow paint and a little more ochre and black.

Other reds

Red is a bold color and, at the same time, one of the best colors for a classic style living room, studio, or bedroom.

To reduce the intensity a little and give a more relaxing feel, you can combine the red of the walls with white fabrics and mottled-effect furniture. You’ll see what a beautiful effect you’ll get!

Finally, it isn’t possible to create a painting guide without talking about salmon, a tone with a certain rustic flavor. To get a salmon color you have to combine two paints: medium yellow and intense red. Furthermore, it’s a very warm and welcoming color, perfect for hallways, foyers, living rooms, and dining rooms.

It can be great for a cold room facing north, as the color salmon absorbs the sunlight and keeps the room at a pleasant temperature.

It’s important to note that it goes well with other pastel shades. Also, it adapts well to all types of furniture. This is something you’ll find advantageous when applying it.

So, what did you think of our painting guide? I’m sure you’ve already chosen some of the colors we’ve talked about. We’d love to know which ones you like the most.