The Best Paint Colors for Guest Rooms

Sarah Robinson
Bedroom with blue walls

Relaxing paint colors for a guest room

When you’re hosting guests, the most important thing is to make sure they feel comfortable. You want to make the room a place where they can relax and get a good night’s sleep, and the paint color you choose can really have a big impact on how your guests feel when they’re in the room. 

When it comes to creating a soothing atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with blue! Shades of blue have been shown to have a calming effect on the body and can actually help you sleep better. For a bedroom, it’s best to stick to softer, more muted shades like a soft sky blue, gentle powder blue, dreamy ocean shades, or very soft lavender. 

Green can also be a great choice for a guest room. It has a similar calming effect, which makes sense, since we associate it with being in nature. Most people stick to lighter shades of green, like sage or a light grassy tone, but deeper tones like khaki green can also work really well in a bedroom. 

If you feel like you want something to warm things up, pastel yellow and pink are also great choices that keep the comfy, cozy vibe while bringing in a bit more warmth to the space. 

The perfect color palette for a shared space

If you have a guest room in your home, it may have become more of a multipurpose room in the past year. If you had to suddenly shift your guest room so it could also function as a home office, at-home learning space, or crafting zone, you’re not alone! While these multipurpose rooms might have been temporary at first, now you’re seeing the benefit of making it a more permanent setup. Now is the time to think about how to refresh the look of your room and make it warm and inviting for when we’re able to welcome guests back into your home, but also making it a comfortable space for you to work in. 

When it comes to shared spaces, neutral colors are a perfect fit. They offer a great balance that strikes the right tone when you’re working or being creative, and when your guests are ready to unwind after a long travel day. Using a creamy white or soft beige on the walls can create the perfect backdrop for any color scheme—add in your brighter colors through accents like fabrics, artwork, furniture, and decorative accessories. 

If you still want to keep things neutral but want to go for something other than white walls, you still have lots of great options. One shade we’re seeing a lot of lately is greige, a gorgeous blend of gray and beige that creates a warmer feeling than a classic gray. Another surprising twist on a neutral is a very soft yellow—think white with just a hint of sunshine. This is a great way to warm up the space without going too bold on the walls. You can achieve a similar effect with a barely there blush pink. 

Whether you have a dedicated guest room or a multipurpose room, these color suggestions will help you create a dreamy space that everyone will love spending time in. You’ll be amazed at how a new coat of paint can really transform your space! 

If you’re ready to see how we can help give your guest room a new look with a fresh new paint color, book your free consultation today!