Calming Color Hues For a Serene Home
Updated: Nov 20
Who doesn't love to go to a resort and have a day at the spa? Or, spend a day at the beach to unwind, reflect and destress? Why not create the same serene environment at home? The right color pallet will give you a tranquil, calm feeling in your own home. Check out the Calming Color Hues For a Serene Home below for your interior decor inspiration.
Neutral Color Hues
Try a tone on tone effect with Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 for walls and trim. This is a soft warm white with a touch of grey. White Dove will make a small room feel larger and brighter. Even though you are using White Dove on the wall and the trim, there will be a slight difference in color using a flat finish on the wall and a semi gloss finish on the trim. A neutral background will also provide a nice canvas for any color design you have in mind. Benjamin Moore Neutral Paint selections shown below.
Neutral color tones are not boring. Wainscoting trim in Benjamin Moore White Dove on a wall painted in Benjamin Moore Grey Owl makes a sophisticated statement and still leaves a neutral canvas to accessorize with color. Coordinating grass cloth is also shown above. Magnolia decorative accessory shown above can be found here (#ad). Beautiful handblown glass vases which can be found here (#ad).
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace 2121-70 is a cooler white with a touch of grey. Add soft color hues in blue or green with your upholstery fabrics, rugs and window treatments. Romi Tufted Cocktail Ottoman shown above can be found at Frontgate.com. Use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here.
Use a neutral wall color one shade darker than your trim color and still have a light sophisticated room. For example: Benjamin Moore Dove Wing OC-18 on the walls and Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-18 on the trim. Interchange decorative pillows and accessories in pastel shades for seasonal color. Similar settee can be found here (#ad).
The neutral office above is accented with glass accessories to incorporate the colors in the skyline view. Luxurious home office desks can be found here (#ad). Add a splash of color with beautiful handblown glass vases which can be found here (#ad).
This neutral tile and stone bathroom was accessorized with decorative pieces for color. Source: "From Classic to Contemporary Decorating with Cullman and Kravis" which can be found here (#ad). Make your sanctuary glamorous by placing a collection of crystal perfume bottles, which can be found here (#ad), on a mirrored vanity tray which can be found here (#ad).
Blue Color Hues
Blue color hues are soothing and relaxing. Have you ever noticed medical facilities, insurance and investment companies, usually have blue color tones in their waiting areas? Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, and confidence.
"How To Tip"
After selecting new paint colors, paint a section of the wall in the room you will be updating. Or, order a large 14" x 9" paint sample card and leave it in the room that will be remodeled. Paint samples can be found here (#ad). Look at the sample color throughout the day as the natural light changes to make sure you are in love with your new color choice before painting the entire room. #HowToSelectaPaintColor
I love to add black accents for a contrast which makes a statement in the design. Add crystal to your room for reflection and positive energy through a crystal wall sconce, crystal ceiling light, crystal chandelier, or crystal table lamp. Fine crystal chandeliers and lighting can be found here (#ad).
What a nice boudoir to help one relax and go to sleep at the end of a stressful day. Try Benjamin Moore Mt. Rainer Gray 2129-60 for bedroom walls and Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 semi gloss for all trim. If you have a tray ceiling in your bedroom, paint the outside flat service of the tray in Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 in the same flat or eggshell finish you select for the walls. Paint the interior part of the tray ceiling in the same color as the walls are painted. If the room is small or a dark wall color has been selected, paint the ceiling 25% of the wall color. The paint store will be able to mix 25% of the color selected. Similar fabric bed and bench shown above can be found here (#ad).
Use large wall mirrors, floor mirrors and mirror backsplash tiles. Remember, the reflection received from mirrors creates the illusion of a brighter, larger space. A collection of elegant mirrors can be found here (#ad).
Green Color Hues
Recreate a day at the beach with neutrals, blue/green and grey/green tints. These colors are relaxing choices for walls, kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Green is associated with refreshment, peace, rest and security. Green is also a healing color as it offers a balance between our body and mind. It brings harmony.
"How To Tip"
Always try a paint sample before painting an entire room. The color may vary depending on how much natural light you have in the area to be painted. I order 14" x 9" paint samples to view in the location to be painted. Large paint samples for trim and walls can be found here (#ad). #Beachcolorhues #CalmingPaintColors #CoolColors #WaterColorHues #SpaColorHues
Kitchen cabinet color choice above: Benjamin Moore's Silver Crest 1583. If you choose to paint your kitchen island a darker shade or a totally different color than the kitchen cabinets, use a high gloss finish so it looks like a fine piece of furniture.
Use window treatments and accessories to bring in the gray/green accent color. Source: "From Classic to Contemporary Decorating with Cullman and Kravis" which can be found here (#ad).
I prefer an eggshell finish for the walls verses a flat finish. This gives a little more sheen and elegance to the room's overall appearance. Make sure the dry wall has a smooth finish because an eggshell or low luster finish will show all imperfections. Aksana Embroidered Bedding shown above can be found at Frontgate.com. Use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here.
Cabinet color choice: Benjamin Moore's Pale Oak OC-20. Additional paint selections for walls and cabinetry shown above.
Indulge in the Resort long-staple Turkish Cotton Bath Towels shown above which can be found at Frontgate.com. Use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here. This collection offers a bath sheet (larger towel) for more luxury!
Create your own spa with this plush Turkish cotton spa robe and slippers which can be found at Frontgate.com. Use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here. I have this set and love them!
Don't forget your flooring. Incorporate the sun sparkling off of the water at the beach in a beautiful floor tile design.
The details make the design! A few of my favorite decorative accessories which will complement any color decor are shown below . All are found at Frontgate.com. Remember to use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here.
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