A sunroom is a magical space that allows you to enjoy the comforts of home and the benefits of the glorious outdoors at the same time. They exude light and relaxation and are considered a luxury as not every home is lucky enough to have one. Choosing the right sunroom paint colors will greatly enhance whatever mood or vibe you are looking to produce. If you can expand your sunroom to be an extension of your living space by creating a seamless flow, your home will seem even larger. If you live in the Sacramento area and need a company to paint the interior of your sunroom, give us a call and get your free estimate. Now that we’re done with the self-promotion. Let’s get into the best sunroom paint colors.
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Stick With Neutral Tones
Most sunrooms or sun parlors are typically smaller-sized spaces in your home. To enhance the size and make it feel as airy and open as possible, we recommend turning to neutral tones. White is an obvious and classic choice when contemplating sunroom color schemes. White will allow the warmth and light from the outside to brighten your room from the inside out. Chantilly Lace and White Heron by Benjamin Moore are an excellent choice for a cool white. Navajo White pulls in warmer tones for a cozy feel.
Another benefit of white is that it pairs easily with a variety of bold and fun accent colors. Adding a punch of color in the form of throw pillows, floor rugs, wall decor, or picture frames is a wonderful way to add your personality to the mix. Try adding deep navy accents for a nautical theme, turquoise for a trendy vibe, or even bright yellow for a fun and playful atmosphere.
If bold accents aren’t your style, stick with a natural vibe by adding accents steeped in nature. Lush greenery is always a perfect complement to any white or neutral pallet. You could also try incorporating an accent wall composed of brick, river rock, or shiplap. Natural furniture choices are also perfect selections for a sunroom. Bamboo, wicker, or teak will add an element of casual comfort. A major focal point of any sunroom is the windows. Don’t forget to utilize them when considering decor and style choices.
Consider the Undertone
While white is versatile, classic, and trendy all at the same time, let’s not rule out the rest of the members in the neutral tone family. Beige, ivory, taupe, brown, and gray are all sunroom color options to consider. Neutral tones appear to be without color and don’t compete with primary colors. A neutral is created by mixing a pure primary color with a pure neutral color. So, each neutral carries an undertone from the primary color it was created from. These undertones are important to think about when choosing paint colors for your sunroom.
The undertone of your color choice will greatly affect the overall look and feel of your room. Natural lighting most definitely plays into how your paint selection will turn out. Oftentimes, homeowners purchase a paint color after looking through dozens of paint swatches only to end up discouraged and disappointed when the color on their walls doesn’t at all resemble the color they chose. The effect natural light had on your paint wasn’t anticipated.
We suggest a simple trick to avoid this pitfall. Try taping the different color swatches you are considering to your sunroom wall. As the lighting throughout the day changes, check in and see how your swatches may have changed along with the light. Full sun can make a color you deemed as a warm gray to appear more dusty blue then you had previously thought. The absence of any natural light may bring out cool undertones when the rest of your decorating pallet is warm.
Brighten with Yellow
It’s safe to say that when we think of a sunroom, hues of yellow come to mind. With its natural and warm allure, there are countless yellow tones that are the ideal sunroom colors. Yellow seems to call out an invitation to the sunshine and brightens any room. Benjamin Moores’ Hawthorn Yellow adds a soft, golden touch. Banana Yellow, also by Benjamin Moore is a bold choice that is currently trending.
Get the Blues
It’s no secret that blues of all shades and hues are making a comeback. There is a blue for every room in your home, not excluding your sunroom. With the nature of a sunroom being to induce calm and relaxation, why not
consider blue? Depending on the shade you choose, blue can create an extremely wide range of emotions. From moody and serene to energetic and bold. Some of the top-selling sunroom paint colors in blue tones are Partly Cloudy by Behr and Honest Blue by Sherwin-Williams.
Go Bright and Bold
Maybe you aren’t the sort of person that’s drawn to neutral tones. Maybe you love to be a bit unique and would prefer to be bold when it comes to decorating. A sunroom is an ideal space to show a little flair and personality. Painting a brightly colored accent wall is an easy way to pack a punch. Hot pink, bright green, orange, electric blue, or even black are all exciting options. Black can be a very smart choice, especially when paired against white. Try keeping your walls white and painting any trim black. The contrast is eye-catching and a very popular look.
Drawing the Outside In
Always honor and be true to your surroundings when decorating your sunroom. Keep in mind the outdoor elements when choosing paint shades and colors. The location of your home can often assist in helping with your decorating pallet. For example, if your home is located on a coastline, your color scheme may consist of dusty blues and tans with a splash of navy. Located in the hotter, arid, or desert states, you may lean toward pale pinks with coral and green accents. For a mountain home or cabin, warm earthy tones of brown, gold, tan, and green are appropriate and inviting.
If you live in or around the Sacramento area and have questions about painting your sunroom or any other painting projects, give PaintRite Pros a call. Our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you in choosing the best color for your project. We take into account all the lighting details when presenting you with color options.
With a team of expert painting professionals, as well as friendly customer service and creative design consultants, we go above and beyond other painting companies. We take the time to do the job right and exceed your expectations. We also offer services such as exterior painting, kitchen cabinet painting, and garage floor epoxy and serve the entire Sacramento area including Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, and Stockton.