If you want to update or upgrade a room in your home, there’s no easier, DIY-friendly way to do it than with a fresh coat of paint. There are plenty of resources to reference if you’re looking to follow the current trends, but who really wants to repaint every few years after the color you choose falls out of fashion? Choosing a timeless paint color for your next renovation will ensure your room looks just as stylish in five, ten, or fifteen years.
What Makes a Color Timeless?
Beyond the basic definition of the word, timeless colors tend to be neutrals or shades that are reminiscent of nature—but even classic colors can be overdone. When choosing a color, it’s important to look at the whole context of the room. Consider:
- Room size
- The color scheme of your furniture and décor, including the undertones
- Color associations as per color psychology
- The finish of the paint—matte, satin, gloss, etc.
With all that in mind, here are our picks for the top timeless paint colors:
Evoking the serenity of both the sea and sky, deep blues create a sense of calm and comfort in your home. They’re versatile enough that they can be used as an accent color or a solid base, allowing the neutral-toned elements of your décor to pop against a colorful background. What’s more, shades of muted blue work well with almost every other color, allowing you to change up your furniture without having to redo the whole room.
Warm grays and greiges (gray and beige) never really go out of style when used correctly. The warmer undertones keep the room from looking cold, and it’s neutral enough that it pairs well with most furniture and flooring colors. When considering a warm gray for your room, be sure to swatch it in morning, afternoon, and evening light to make sure it isn’t too dark in lower light.
Mossy greens, gray-greens, deep greens, sage greens—like blue, green adds a much-needed natural element to indoor spaces. While it’s true green has been an especially popular color in 2020 and 2021, it’s been used in architecture and interior design throughout nearly every era, proving its ability to stand the test of time.
Whites and Creams
Yep, just white—clean and classic. Especially in a smaller space, it can brighten and open up the room, offering a stark contrast for bold, colorful furniture and allowing you the versatility to change up your décor to your heart’s content.
However, stark white doesn’t work with every room. Depending on the furniture, architecture, and lighting, a warm cream might be a better choice. Remember to look at the overall design and undertones of the room to determine which shade is best.
Feeling inspired? Mimbach Fleet has been serving Central Minnesota since 1953—we carry Benjamin Moore, Valspar, and Ace Royal Paint, as well as paint products from Valspar and VanSickle. Stop in today, and bring some new color to your home.