Most of us feel like we have our hands full at this time of year just with all the to-do’s we have surrounding gifts and holiday events. If you have guests coming to your home during the holidays you have an extra layer of responsibility. Firstly, I feel for you. Now it’s time to get the guest room ready and one of the best, fastest and least expensive ways we can do that is through paint. It’s likely the last thing you want to be doing but I’m here to help. I’ve got a roundup of paint colours for your guest room that will ensure your guests get the very best treatment possible.
THE BEST PAINT COLOURS FOR YOUR GUEST ROOM
1/ BENJAMIN MOORE BUTTER PECAN OC-89
SOURCE: Benjamin Moore
If you want to create a beautiful, serene retreat where your guests feel relaxed and at peace, this is the colour you’re after. It’s also perfectly aligned with the latest trend we’re seeing of embracing a warmer, creamier white as opposed to the cooler whites we’ve loved for the past decade.
2/ BENJAMIN MOORE WOODLAWN BLUE HC-147
SOURCE: Heritage Homes Jax
This has been a designer go-to for a very long time and I love that it’s still a favourite. It’s a laid back blue that works with everything. In this image it’s giving full spa vibes. I’ve also seen it used in a more historical setting where deep red and navy were used so it’s a chameleon for sure.
3/ BENJAMIN MOORE BLUE NOVA CC-860
SOURCE: Hana’s Happy Home
This gorgeous blue is Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year for 2024 so no surprise that it’s on this list. It also happens to be a gorgeous colour that will definitely create a warm, relaxing environment so it’s truly perfect for your guest room.
4/ BENJAMIN MOORE ALLIGATOR ALLEY 441
SOURCE: Country Living
This bedroom looks like a tropical vacation. While you can’t promise your guests warm sand and pina coladas you can create a warm oasis for them to enjoy their visit with you. This is a mid-toned colour but depending on how much natural light your guest room receives it could work its way towards dark. Just be sure you have ample overhead lighting to neutralize the deep tones.
5/ BENJAMIN MOORE SIMPLY WHITE OC-117
SOURCE: So Much Better With Age
Sometimes you don’t want to fuss with colour and if that’s you this is the perfect paint colour for your guest room. Simply White has been a perennial favourite for a long time. Yes, we all love colour at the moment but honestly, white will never be out of style.
This makes sense for a guest room if you want the look to be classic, timeless and sophisticated. It also means you won’t have to change paint colours because you’ve grown tired of the blue or green walls. White is so non-offensive that it’s hard to imagine getting tired of it.
6/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS MUDDLED BASIL SW-7745
SOURCE: Read McKendree
Not all guest rooms need to be light and bright. In this image the colour looks quite green but in fact the paint is a brown with lots of green undertones. And since brown is trending hard for interior design as well as on the fashion runway you’ll be creating an of-the-moment look in your guest space as well. I think it looks particularly great with this vintage inspired look created in this bedroom.
7/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEA SALT SW-6204
SOURCE: The House of Hood
Sea salt is the perfect colour if you want to evoke the feeling of a seaside beach resort. It’s got the perfect shade of blue-green. It looks great with crisp white as you can see here but it also works as a nice backdrop for bolder colours if that’s more your style.
8/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS DORIAN GRAY SW-7017
SOURCE: Sherwin Williams
I know I’ve talked about how happy I am to see the end of gray in interiors but sometimes it’s just what we need. And we can all tolerate it in the right situations, am I right? This gray actually has a beautiful brown undertone that makes it feel more like a colour than just a muddy gray.
I love how well it pairs with the richer colours like black and rusty orange tones of this bedroom. You could also go all white if you wanted to create more of a retreat-like space.
9/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS NORTH STAR SW-6246
SOURCE: Anna Lisa Avelar Interior Design
We’re ending on another blue because blues just work so well in bedrooms. This one is a lighter shade that has a gray undertone which will keep it feeling more neutral. This room has a lot of natural light and when combined with the white linens, the walls really do look blue.
I think if your bedding is darker and you have less light you’ll likely see the gray come out and be more prominent. Regardless, this is a perfect paint colour for guest rooms because it’s calming and relaxing. We wouldn’t have it any other way for our guests, would we?
I hope this helps get you inspired to create the perfect oasis for your holiday guests. While we don’t want them staying forever, we do want them to enjoy their quick trip to see us.
Planning a renovation in 2024? Reach out to me to find out how I can help you with your project. I’m currently booking for new projects and I’d love to speak to you.
If you know your design style but you struggle with which paint to use, take a look at my Made-For-You paint palettes. They take the guesswork out and give you the confidence to get started.