New Interior Paint Color Ideas for 2016

Unless your paint is peeling off the walls in sheets, you probably don’t have to redo your interior paint in 2016.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.

There are plenty of things in our lives that could do with an update. Picking out new colors for the interior paint of your home can be a refreshing change. It can also modernize a room in surprising ways, saving you money on a much more expensive household renovation. Here are some colors and locations to consider.

Color and Light


Interior designers tend to recommend totally different colors for the same room, depending on where in the house it is located. A south-facing living room, for example, will receive much more light than a northwest-facing living room. This light can make a dark-colored room feel hot and uncomfortable in the summer, depressing and bone-chilling in the winter.

A living room that receives less natural sunlight will have to rely on lighting sources like lamps and candles. These lighting options look great in darkly colored rooms, featuring deep reds and almost any other color (so long as it’s dark). Of course, interior designers break these rules all the time to great effect.

Still, the “light room/light color” maxim is a good rule of thumb.

Color and Function

Most people may not think about it on a daily basis, but color plays a functional role in your home. Do you want your breakfast nook to help you wake up in the morning, or provide a space to wind down before bed? Do you want the spare bedroom to be a comforting place for your parents to stay when they’re in town, or a bright, attractive spot for visiting friends? The way you answer questions like these will motivate you to choose entirely different colors for the exact same room.

As you can see, there have been no specific color recommendations here. Those final choices will be left to you and your personal design style. Considerations like these are jumping-off points, inspirations that might help you consider interior household paint colors that you’d otherwise not even think about. If you want to expand the possibilities of colors that would work for various rooms, create a shortlist based on the above considerations. There are many colors which will work for both light and function for every room in your house. Think about all of them as serious options, and you may find a perfect color you hadn’t thought about before.

And, as always, if you need interior painting or specific color selection services, the team here at A.G. WIlliams Painting Company is here to help.