Guest Room Color

Ideas & Inspiration

Guest Room Color

Ideas & Inspiration

Encourage company to stay a while with colorful, decorative guest room ideas that will make anyone feel welcome in your home.

Whether they’re staying for one night or one month, invite guests into your home with a guest room paint color palette that helps them settle in and get a good night’s sleep.

Popular Guest Room Paint Colors

Create a welcoming respite for those staying at your home with a selection of paint colors that work wonders for any guest room decorating style.

Off-White Guest Rooms

When it comes to bedroom or guest room paint colors, off-white hues are usually top of the list. Soft, reliable, and endlessly customizable, off-white paint colors are always in style and ready to welcome guests.

Hues with a touch of peach or pink, like Butter Pecan OC-89, lend warmth and cozy, Hygge-inspired harmony to any space.

Off-white paint colors also provide an almost-blank canvas for guest room decorating. Bump up your bedroom style with mix-and-match patterns, prints, and bold accents.

Whether your style is more retro or contemporary, your guests will feel like you chose the décor just for them.

Neutral Guest Room Ideas

Neutral paint colors are a homeowner favorite, so it reasons that these versatile hues would also be popular for guest rooms. Whether off-white, gray or greige, treat your guests to a relaxing bedroom that offers the same comforts as they’d find at home. Favorites include Spring Thaw 1508, Shabby Chic 1018 and Museum Piece CSP-40, shown here with midcentury modern-style lighting, minimalist linens and plenty of bedside reading.

When deciding which paint to use for guest rooms, consider that they withstand a lot of wear and tear—walls are scuffed by luggage, closets get frequent use, and doors open and close throughout the day. A high-quality, washable paint like Regal® Select Interior delivers durable, long-lasting results that are perfect for guest rooms and any other high-traffic area. Featuring stain release technology, mildew resistance and easy application (perfect for the occasional touch up!), you can rest your head knowing Regal Select is an optimal choice when it comes to the best paint for guest rooms.

Draw Attention to Architectural Details

When welcoming guests to your home, play up the uniqueness of your space, especially in your guest room. Features like dormered ceilings, large windows, or a reading nook will feel especially homey when highlighted by pronounced hues. Some bold guest room paint colors we love include Newburyport Blue HC-155, Cushing Green HC-125, and Midnight Oil 1631, a dramatic dark blue with a generous dose of black.

Thinking about décor? Keep your guest room decoration simple when going big with color. Neutral wall hangings or complementary florals provide a little pop while still letting the room speak for itself. If you don’t have architectural details to showcase, an accent wall is a creative way to provide a fun expression of color without committing to painting the entire space.

“Layer in textures through fabric and furnishing to create a welcoming cozy bedroom for any guest who uses your home as a respite.”
Hannah Yeo, Color & Design Expert

Guest Rooms by Season

The ebb and flow of houseguests usually depends on where you live and the time of year. If you tend to entertain more in the spring and summer, a cheery blue paint color like Windmill Wings 2067-60, seen here, serves as a vibrant welcome.

For homeowners hosting guests during the event-heavy fall and winter months, choose a hue that reflects the coziness of the season—or pick a hue that offers instant Zen and encourages relaxation amid the hustle and bustle of holiday travel and plans, like Inner Balance 1522.

If you host year-round, opt for a go-with-anything, off-white paint color that complements any seasonal guest room decorating ideas you may have—Whitewater Bay OC-70 and White Heron OC-57 are a couple of our favorites!

A Natural Retreat for Guests—Or Yourself

Even the most frequently used guest rooms will have a period of downtime throughout the year. How you decorate a guest room should be a combination of what you love and what your guests love—and that includes paint colors. A guest room can become anything when it's not in use: an office, a playroom, or even a small space for meditating or watching a favorite television show.

Decorate your guest room in a way that feels comfortable to you, as it will be your space to enjoy when guests aren’t around. Natural hues like Copley Gray HC-104, shown here, adapt to any time of year and décor, but also create an especially earthy peacefulness when paired with wood furniture and soft linens.

En suite Guest Rooms, Spa Style

If your guest room offers an en suite bathroom, treat your guests to a spa-like oasis with colors and decor that inspire a calming mood.

If you have a relaxing bedroom hue already, consider using it in the bath, too, for optimal color flow—or surprise your guests with a bold pop of color, like Cheating Heart 1617 or Beau Green 2054-20.

If you prefer to keep it simple, a bright white paint color easily does the trick. Here, Decorator’s White OC-149 opens up this small bathroom space, while the combination of black accents and wood feels modern and sophisticated. Updated lighting and sleek design bring everything together for 5-star hotel luxury.

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