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Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home

Updated: Mar 29

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 Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home below for your interior decor inspiration. This article includes a selection of Neutral Paint Color Hues, Blue Paint Color Hues, Green Paint Color Hues, with application suggestions. Photo sources listed below. Ad photos courtesy of retailers. Items you buy through our links may earn us a commission.

Cocktail table displaying Designer coffee table books and white tulip arrangement. Neutral color sofa. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

Neutral Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home


1- Try a Tone on Tone Effect

Use 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 Calming Neutral Paint selections for a serene home are shown below.

Benjamin Moore Neutral paint color sample pallet featuring Chantilly Lace, Cloud White, Wite Dove, Classic Gray, Ballet White, Pale Oak, Gray Owl, Edgecomb Gray, Stonington Gray, Revere Pewter, Simply White, Decorators White, Swiss Coffee, Sea Pearl, White Down. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home


Neutral paint color tones on wall painted with Benjamin Moore Grey Owl . Wainscoting trim painted with Benjamin Moore White Dove. Paint makes a sophisticated statement and still leaves a neutral canvas to accessorize with color. Console table with blue vase and white magnolia blossom accessory. Gold floor lamp and landscape painting. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

2- 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 that can be accessorized with more color. Coordinating grass cloth is also shown above. Magnolia decorative accessory shown above can be found here (#ad). Beautiful handblown glass vases can be found here (#ad). Visit our Foyer / Entry Gallery Page for more decorating ideas.


Living Room interior in blue and white. Walls featuring wainscoting trim painted with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Featuring a blue sofa, white chair trimmed with nail heads, white tufted storage ottoman, blue and white living room rug, white throw blanket. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

3- Add Soft Color Hues in Upholstery, and Rugs

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. This will continue the calming color hues for a serene home. Similar Round Tufted Storage Cocktail Ottoman shown above can be found here (#ad). Visit our Living Room Gallery Page for more decorating ideas.


Benjamin Moore Creamy White paint color pallet including Ballet white, Simply white, white dove, white down, Van Deusen blue. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

  • I love the Benjamin Moore Creamy White pallet featured above. I used the White Dove OC-17 on my trim and cabinets. The Van Deusen Blue is the perfect accent color for lower cabinets and a kitchen island when using white quarts countertops. Keep reading for "How To Tips" and where to order larger paint samples.


kitchen with white quartz counter tops, kitchen island in Benjamin Moore Hale Navy with white quartz countertops. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

4- Add Accent Color With Cabinets

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC154 shown above, is also a nice blue for a kitchen. If your kitchen is large with natural sunlight like the photo above, use Hale Navy on the lower wall cabinets and the kitchen island. Paint the upper wall cabinets White Dove OC-17. If you have a smaller kitchen without natural light, keep all wall cabinets light with White Dove and paint the kitchen island Hale Navy. Hale Navy has more black in it. So, it is a true navy and looks a little darker than Van Deusen Blue. However, both colors look great with stainless steel appliances, black stoves, gold door pulls and knobs. Visit our Kitchen and Nook Gallery Page for more decorating ideas.


Round gold metal dining table with glass top. White Upholstered dinning bench and dining chair for seating. Throw pillows in lavender pastel colors. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

5- Add Soft Color Hues with Throw Pillows

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-17 on the trim. Interchange decorative pillows and accessories in pastel shades for seasonal color. Similar settee can be found here (#ad). Shop our Blue and White Tablescapes to add a serene color to your dining experience.


Home office painted in neutral colors for a calming work environment. Features Luxurious modern home office desk, home office chair, home office bookcase, glass vases. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

6- Bring Soft Outdoor Color Hues Inside

The neutral office above is accented with glass accessories to incorporate the colors in the skyline view. Calming paint color hues for a serene home office adds to one's productivity. 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). Visit our Home Office Gallery page for more decorating ideas.


bathroom with white tile and blue decorative accessories. Crystal perfume bottles on gold mirror  tray. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

7- Use a Neutral Color Tile to Match Trim Paint

Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 on the trim to coordinate with this neutral tile and stone bathroom which 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).


decorative crystal perfume bottles From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

Blue Paint Color Hues For a Calm, Serene Home


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. These calming paint color hues for a serene home are featured below. Use the darker shades for accent colors on the kitchen island or above wainscoting in a dining room.

Benjamin Moore Sheer Bliss, Benjamin Moore Brittany Blue, Sherwin Williams Honest Blue, Farrow and ball Parma Gray, Sherwin Williams Windy Blue, Benjamin Moore Porcelain Glaze, Farrow and ball Lullworth blue, Benjamin Moore French Toile, Benjamin Moore Pressed Violet. Blue paint color pallet From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.


"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" adhesive paint sample card here (ad) and leave it in the room that will be remodeled. 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


blue paint color samples From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

8- Don't Overlook The Gray and Silver Blues

When searching for the perfect shade of blue to create your serene home, consider blue hues with the word "gray" or "silver" in their name. These colors are toned down for an overall lighter color pallet. Benjamin Moore Gray Sky 2131-70 is a spa blue in a room with a lot of natural sun light. Benjamin Moore Silver Cloud 2129-70 is a true medium blue in a bedroom without very much natural light. Benjamin Moore Seattle Gray 2130-70 is another pleasing baby blue for a bedroom without many windows for sunlight.


blue dining room decor. Walls with wainscoting trim painted with neutral  color for calming home. Crystal wall sconse, designer art in blue color hues. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

9- Cool Colors in Artwork and Upholstery

I love to add black accents for a contrast which makes a statement in the interior 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). Visit our Dining Room Gallery page for more decorating ideas.


crystal chandelier lighting From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

blue and white bedroom. Bedroom walls paintedn in blue. White upholstered bed, white bed comforter, bed pillows in blue , white bed pillow, light blur blanket throw on bed. Complete bedding collection and fine linens. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

10- Relaxing Bedroom Paint Color Combinations

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 interior part of the tray ceiling 25% of the wall color. This application still gives you the designer look without making the room feel small. The paint store will be able to mix 25% of any color selected. Similar fabric bed shown above can be found here (#ad).


elegant home office featuring large round wall mirror, modern neutral wood home office desk and blue fabric desk chair.  Walls painted with calming green color for a serene home. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

11- Use Mirrors To Enlarge Visual Space

Use large wall mirrors, floor mirrors and mirror backsplash tiles throughout your home. Remember, the reflection received from mirrors creates the illusion of a brighter, larger space. Similar wall mirror can be found here (#ad). Benjamin Moore Summer Shower 2135-60 and Harbor Haze 2136-60 are nice blue hues moving into the green family.


Fine Art Canvas Flowering Indingo by Carol Robinson. From Calming Paint Color Hues for a Serene Home.

12- Incorporate Soft Color Hues With Artwork

After painting, continue your Calming Color Hues For A Serene Home search with art work on the walls. Above: Fine Art Canvas Flowering Indingo by Carol Robinson can be found here (#ad).



Green Paint Color Hues For a Calm, Serene Home


Recreate a day at the beach with neutrals, blue/green and gray/green tints. These colors are relaxing choices for bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen cabinet applications we spoke of earlier. 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. Green brings harmony into our life in a calm, serene home.


Sherwin Williams Paint color samples including Sea salt, comfort gray, rainwashed, tidewater.Benjamin Moore Palladian blue, Woodlawn blue, Seacliff Heights, Rhine river, Wythe blue, Robin's nest, Wedgewood gray, Paradiso, Saratoga Springs. Farrow & Ball Lulworth Blue, Stone Blue, Stiffkey Blue. From Calming paint color hues for a serene home.

"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 adhesive paint samples for trim and walls can be ordered here (#ad). #Beachcolorhues #CalmingPaintColors #CoolColors #WaterColorHues #SpaColorHues


green kitchen cabinets white marble countertop. Clear glass  lights for kitchen island. Kitchen cabinets painted with Benjamin Moore's Silver Crest 1583. From Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home.

13- Use A High Gloss Paint Finish Application

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. Shop our Barware and Entertaining for elegant serving ideas.


Living room in soft green with cream sofa and two crystal. lamps. From Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home.

14- Add Reflection For A Calming Room

In addition to Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home, crystal adds reflection and positive energy to any decor.The crystal lamps shown above can be found here (ad). Visit our Living Room Gallery Page for more decorating ideas.



see green and white bed comforter set. From Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home.

15- Choose The Paint Finish

I prefer an eggshell paint 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. Elegant Upholstered Beds, and Headboards can be found here (#ad). Visit our Bedding Gallery page for more bedroom decorating ideas.


sea green bathroom, wood cabinets painted with Benjamin Moore Pale Oak, wood floor tile, white quartz counter tops, modern white soaking tub. From Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home.

16- Bathroom Cabinet Color

Cabinet color choice: Benjamin Moore's Pale Oak OC-20. I love the coordinating wood look porcelain floor tile! This bathroom gives us the color of the sand and water at the beach. Visit our Bathroom Gallery page for more decorating ideas.



  • Add glamorous crystal to your bathroom spa for reflection and positive energy. Fine crystal chandeliers and lighting can be found here (#ad). Simply elegant!


17- Create An In-Home Spa

After the paint selections have been made, continue creating the calm, serene home environment you are looking for. End your day with a relaxing spa atmosphere in your bedroom and bathroom. Shop scented products including potpourri, curated candles, scented oils, and decorative room sprays here (#ad).


Resort long-staple Turkish Cotton Bath Towels and bath sheets in white, green and gray From Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home.

  • Continue to create the peaceful spa atmosphere in your serene home and Indulge in a Resort long-staple Turkish Cotton Bath Towel set which can be found here (#ad) in a variety of colors. This collection also offers a bath sheet (larger towel) for more luxury!

Resort  spa long-staple Turkish Cotton Bath Robe From Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home.

  • Create your own spa indulgence with a Plush Turkish Cotton Spa Robe and Slippers. These make wonderful gifts also! A selection of robes can be found here (#ad). Non-Slip, Plush Slippers with Memory Foam can be found here (#ad).

glass mosaic floor tile in white and sea green color hues From Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home.

18- Incorporate Soft Color Tones In Flooring

Don't forget your flooring. Incorporate the sun sparkling off of the water at the beach in a beautiful bathroom floor tile design.


I hope the Calming Paint Color Hues For a Serene Home inspires you to create your own tranquil living environment. I wish you the harmony, balance and serenity you deserve.


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"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 ordered here (#ad).





Decorative Accessories

The details make the design! A few of my favorite decorative accessories which will complement any color decor are shown below .

Designer Coffee Table Books

A collaboration of helpful Interior Design Books are shown below. Click on individual image for description at Amazon.com (#ad).



 

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