Selecting the right closet paint color for a dark wall shade can be a little bit complicated since it is difficult to see the items stored inside because dark shades don’t reflect light very well. However, keep in mind that there are some circumstances in which with white or neutral tones are not the best option to be used when painting closets.
Satin finish is also easier to clean; you can wipe away any dirt or smudges on the closet walls.
Painting closet doors the same color or lightest shade as the trim and door will make it more pleasing to the eye and not make your color scheme too busy. On the other hand, painting the closet walls to match the room they’re in will create a sense of flow and inclusion rather than separate it. Light and bright colors can better catch and reflect the light in the room, improving visibility and reducing your chances of getting those dark and distant corners bright.
Then again, dark, jewel-toned paints can also make closets appear wide, larger and deeper. Colors and hues which are derived from precious gemstones add drama and personality.
Jewel tones include variations of red, yellow, green, blue and purple and because of their depth that range from mid-tones to deep, saturated shades these hues offer color that doesn’t feel excessively bright or overwhelming and are a colorful alternative to neutral color palettes. The bedroom is every homeowner’s sanctuary for rest, relaxation and intimacy. Pastel colors such as soft blues, greens, pink, rose quartz and yellow are also a popular choice for bedroom closets since they offer a soft, relaxing and serene ambiance. Check out more ideas in our turning a bedroom into a closet guide.
Screech Owl by Papers and Paints – this color is in the lilac shade with a “not so sweet” pink hue. Oyster Shoal by Valspar – with its soft biscuit shade, this color adds a layer of warmth in the room.
Calamine by Farrow & Ball – this shade has a light hint of gray balanced with a punchy pink shade, giving your closet a fresh finish. Inchyra Blue by Farrow & Ball – this green-blue color can change from peacock blue to a dark sage green, depending on the time of day.
Polar Bear by Behr – a nuanced warm white paint color like that of the Arctic summer dawn, has a hint of pink that brings a subtle, playful warmth to the space. It just goes to show the power of paint and how a fun color can brighten up a room inside the house.
Choose colors with a blue hue are considered “cool.” These calming tones are often used in the bedroom. This gives the room a appealing quality, making it easier for you to relax and feel calm. Browns, grays and creams colors mix well with others, and can allow you to change the ambiance of the room. See more related designs in our gallery of top luxury walk in closet ideas page.