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What Color Should I Paint My Guest Room?

Not every family has the luxury of having a spare room that can be available for guests; for those who do, however, the guest room is a great place where you can have fun creating a welcoming and unique milieu. While some people thrive on the wide-open possibilities, other homeowners are more hesitant, wondering, "What color should I paint my guest room?"

Choosing a Paint Color: Size Matters!

If your guest room is on the smaller side, you will probably want to choose a lighter color scheme. This will keep the room feeling more airy and roomy. Darker colors tend to make a room feel close. Also, consider the amount of natural light that enters the room. If your guest room tends to be dim, you will definitely want to have brighter colors on the walls.

Choosing a Paint Color: Keep it Calm!

Most decorators and painting contractors agree that a guest room is intended to be an oasis, a place of calm and tranquility where your guests can relax. This is especially true when your guests are visiting during the hectic holiday season! For this reason, you will typically see guest rooms painted gentle shades of blue or gray, or mellow tones of green or yellow. Of course, white trim is the classic choice for accenting nearly any main wall color.

Decorating a Guest Room: Keep It Simple!

Even when it is kept clean, a "busy" room can feel cluttered or messy. It is better to keep your decorations understated and attractive. It's generally better to have one or two very attractive decorations, such as a lamp and a picture, rather than lots of knickknacks and framed items.

In the end, you may end up spending less and getting a classier result by purchasing one main decorative piece for your guest room. Get something you really like! Then, choose one or two colors from the piece and use them to design the rest of the color scheme for your guest room. For example, in the two pictures below, the wall colors are chosen to coordinate with the paintings on the walls.

How to Choose a Paint Color: Use Pinterest or Houzz

If you've gotten this far, you obviously know that the internet is an awesome resource for finding painting ideas! One final recommendation that anyone can try is searching for "guest rooms" on the popular websites Pinterest and Houzz. There you can browse thousands of guest rooms and collect photos of the ones you like.

Painting a Guest Room in the San Francisco Bay Area

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a freshly-painted room ready when your next overnight guests arrive at the door? MB JESSEE would love to help you select your colors and paint your guest room, ensuring that it turns out just as classy and inviting as you imagined it! We can even perform custom color matching to get you just the perfect tone to coordinate with your room decor. MB JESSEE is a Bay Area painting contractor, servicing Oakland Hills, Piedmont, Pacific Heights, Hillsborough and the greater San Francisco region.

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