Bright or Neutral? 6 Unique Colors for Your Home

When working with an interior house painting company, it’s important to know what kinds of effects you want to achieve with a home. For example, according to House Grail, fresh and natural colors help a house feel larger, while neutral tones engage buyers’ imaginations. This dilemma is not easy to manage without help.

Thankfully, we can help you choose from various bright and neutral colors to make this process a little easier for you. We’ll highlight an equal number of neutral and bright tones to ensure that you find one that makes the most sense for your needs.

Choosing Between Bright and Neutral Tones

Bright and neutral colors are useful for a variety of rooms and design situations. Typically, bright colors work best in areas where you want a lot of energy and excitement. Living rooms, game rooms, and even theaters work well with bright colors. They also work well as accent elements in darker areas.

Neutral colors are best in areas where you want to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere. For example, kitchens often need neutral colors to brighten up their environment, while bedrooms need calming textures to improve your sleep. As with anything, a diversity of approaches is a smart choice here.

In fact, we strongly suggest using more than one of the colors mentioned below in your home in one way or another. Pay attention to which of these options feels the best for each area of your rooms. Try to pair these colors with your furniture and decorations in unique ways to bring out the best results and make your house a more attractive place.

1. Bright Green

Bright green is a sharp and attractive color that immediately catches the eye and creates multiple potential decorative options. It’s particularly great if you have fairly neutral furniture in a living room and want something to stand out. Try it as a wall color for stunning effects.

If you’re interested in expanding your options, try to accentuate various molding and trimming elements with brown and tan colors. You can also choose lighter greens to create a soothing effect. Try to balance your approach here to create an attractive and unforgettable room.

Remember, though, that you’re going for a bright effect! We suggest adding in some nice yellow colors, including gold and even sun hues. These help to brighten up any room and make it more appealing. Use this approach for living rooms and other common areas.

2. Neutral Gray

Gray is the ultimate neutral color: after all, the concept of emotional neutrality is often expressed as gray. That makes this blend of black and white a strong color to base your neutral tones on, particularly for bedrooms and dining rooms. However, there’s far more to gray than that.

For example, gray can pair well with white, black, and darker blues to create a diverse array of neutral colors that make your home more appealing. As with any neutral tone, you should try to balance it with a few more striking colors. This approach helps to avoid monotony and keeps your home engaging.

Note that gray has many shades, meaning that you can create two-toned or even three-toned effects, depending on your needs. Whatever your choice, make sure that you pick a hue that complements your home and personality. We suggest gray for bedrooms and laundry areas.

3. Bright Peach

Peach is a tamer pink color that uses hints of brown and orange to create a highly appealing look. We think it works perfectly as a bright color option, though — it’s nowhere near as overpowering as bright pink, but it adds light and style to a home and makes it more engaging.

Peach naturally reflects light, particularly the sun, to brighten a room immediately. However, it won’t create an intense style but rather a subtle and gentle look. You might be surprised at just how well this color works and the unique benefits that it can provide for your home.

This brighter color works well in a variety of rooms. For example, it brings life and joy to any living room and can make your game room seem even more exciting. Try to balance it out with similar or contrasting hues, such as gray, pink, and even green.

4. Neutral Yellow

You might not think that yellow creates a neutral interior house painting style. However, it’s a surprisingly diverse option that can keep your home looking calm and relaxing. For example, dimmer yellows mixed with grays and whites can calm some of the intensity of this hue.

Furthermore, yellow can brighten a room and enhance natural light in many ways. It’s a great option for those who want a subtler tone. We particularly suggest it for reading areas and studies because it brightens them up and avoids making them feel too cramped.

That said, many yellow shades are pretty relaxed and shouldn’t be overstimulating for you or your children. As a result, they’re a great option for you if you’re trying to create a calming and welcoming bedroom. Pair them with darker hues, like brown, to produce even better results.

5. Bright Blue

Blue is a fascinating color because it can be easily adapted in many ways to produce varying effects. Light blues can be quite neutral and create a look similar to the sky. However, darker and brighter blues can produce a very intense look that can make your home stand out.

For example, you can paint your walls dark blue and contrast this hue with lighter brown carpets and even various green furniture pieces. Try to add touches of white through the lamps and tables, as well as your window framing. This approach should make the room more beautiful.

Where should you use blues like these? We suggest adding them to living rooms, bathrooms, and even bedrooms. You may be wondering, wouldn’t these shades be too stimulating for bedrooms? That’s the wonderful thing about most blue colors: even the most intense and brightest colors are soothing and welcoming.

6. Neutral Purple

Purple is often considered the color of creativity, which might make its use as a neutral tone surprising. However, it’s a more diverse color than most people believe. After all, there’s a pretty big difference between the deep tones of plum and the lightness of lavender.

The effect you achieve with purple may vary depending on many factors. For instance, you might choose plum, grapefruit, and even grape colors to make a room stand out. Try to keep your purple fairly deep because darker hues are typically more neutral than light ones.

When choosing your purple hues, make sure that you blend in brown, orange, and even blue accents through your rooms. These colors contrast well with purple and complement its natural beauty. Try to pair lighter and darker textures to create a fascinating look.

No matter what interior house painting techniques or colors you prefer, there should be more than enough options for you to enjoy! Thankfully, at Barbour Painting, we’re here to help you choose between bright or neutral colors to ensure that you get the style that makes sense for your needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today if you’re interested in upgrading your home. We look forward to helping you transform your home with gorgeous new colors!