It's easy to give your home that warm and cozy feeling with these paint colors and design ideas.
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A rich and elegant shade of yellow on the ceiling provides plenty of contrast in an otherwise neutral bedroom in this Alabama farmhouse.
When the homeowners of this 1800s Cape Cod cottage moved in, the pretty pink paint was already there. They left the crackling paint in place and let the cheery hue become the focal point of the guest bedroom.
The distressed green found in this cozy reading nook looks even more welcoming when paired with antiques and a roaring fire.
A hammock, a hat, and market bags—all souvenirs from Panama—line this curved stairwell. The door frame is painted Fireball Orange by Benjamin Moore.
For an entirely one-of-a-kind look, combine distressed neutral and yellow walls with dark furniture. You'll never grow tired of the beautiful contrast.
"Draw inspiration from the earth tones outside," says Eddie Ross, editorial director of . "The green color of moss, the deep blues and grays in the sky—these are the colors that feel naturally cozy this time of year." In this bedroom, a wall painted sage sets a neutral backdrop, while brown trim and rich furnishings complete the rustic palette.
Coat the walls of your entryway in Behr's Amber Brew. It's a fun and happy way to welcome your guests.
Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, authors of , rely on to give even the smallest space a sunnier outlook. "Use the hue to paint the back wall of a bookshelf like we did in this photo and you'll instantly brighten the look of an entire room," says Lauren.
A faint shade of peach instantly adds warmth to a pint-sized bedroom.
White can be the most warming color of them all, swears interior designer (and renowned colorist) . " is the perfect neutral," he states. Other whites can look crisp and cold, but this hue's creamy yellow base makes it truly versatile. For layered complexity, like what's shown in this bedroom, weave together several tones—from the walls and furniture to the lampshades, pillows, and accessories.
The peach walls found in the bedroom of this colorful California farmhouse serve as the perfect backdrop for bold furniture and flooring.
Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's , paints the ceiling of rooms to create warmth. "It works especially well if you have a sizable crown molding that can be painted in pure white to create a clear definition between the colors on the walls and ceiling," she says. As for her shades of choice, "it varies, but I tend to stay away from super-saturated hues in favor of ones like this pale lavender that look a bit faded."
What does designer do to make a major impact with minimal effort? He picks up a paint can and gives a door a quick facelift. "Use an interior porch paint with high traffic sealant, such as ," he says. In this home, Carter applied his bold, high-gloss look to provide dramatic contrast to the white walls.
"I have an averse reaction to colors that feel too crisp," says designer . So when using shades that fall more in the cool family (such as the gray shown here), Henderson always selects an eggshell or matte finish. Then, he pairs the paint with h, textured furniture to create a refined, relaxed environment.
"Terra cotta can be really inviting," says , author of . "But, choose carefully because this color can go very wrong, very easily." To avoid going too red or too orange, Selke suggests applying large test swatches to see how a handful of hues look during the day and night. The shade used in this dining room feels particularly warm because of its pinkish-red undertones.
It's the perfect mix of gray and beige—and it's the color that took over Pinterest. This warm neutral is an easy way to add both warmth and sophistication to any room in your home.
There's no way you can feel anything less than welcomed and right at home with this inviting shade, Basil from Sherwin-Williams. A deep shade of green—on both the lattice-clad walls and the iron bed—anchors the room and allows the ever-budding blooms to take root.
According to experts, blush is the new gray, and it's the easiest way to liven up your walls without committing to a bold or risky color.
Create a relaxing environment—perfect for unwinding at the end of the day—with a soft and subtle shade of blue, like Benjamin Moore's Ashmead Gray.
Brighten up your home and give walls a subdued hint of warmth with this off-white Sherwin William shade called Glass of Milk.
Gray doesn't have to be gloomy when it's contrasted with uplifting whites, earthy browns, and other warm hues. Here, the walls are painted Obsidian Glass by Glidden.
Beautifully contrast your antiques and wood pieces with Farrow and Ball's intimate and cozy Hague Blue paint.
Bold and friendly, this fun color instantly adds warmth and energy to any room, especially spaces in older homes.