Creating a calming space you actually want to come home and relax in is about more than just comfy furniture. If your walls are a loud, vibrant, or just plain crazy color, it's going to do nothing for your stress level. But you don't have to resign yourself to boring white (ew). Take some inspiration from these calming rooms — they might inspire you to pick up the paint brush and mellow out.
Why choose one when you could have both? As colorful as this room is, it still feels totally serene.
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Blue-Green Paint, $4, homedepot.com
Pink doesn't have to look like a bottle of Pepto-Bismol exploded in your room. Choose a coral shade with cooler undertones.
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Coral Paint, $15, homedepot.com
Not too gray, not too violet, mauve is totally soothing. Its gracefulness and subtlety are perfect for a dining room.
Mauve Paint, $31, homedepot.com
Tan = all the cozy vibes. With this space's rustic shiplap walls and reclaimed-wood mantel, it's a neutral alternative to the classic white farmhouse palette.
Tan Paint, $16, homedepot.com
This shade of blue is tranquil, but still vibrant at the same time. It's a bold (and more modern) take on the blue and white kitchen.
Deep Blue Paint, $16, homedepot.com
Here's how to use pattern without it feeling chaotic. Choose a neutral, calming color like gray, and use the same pattern throughout, like the stripes on the curtain, floor, and chair in this living room.
French Gray Paint, $29, homedepot.com
Even though it's bold, it can be relaxing when a dark color is used throughout a room. That way, your eye isn't jumping from dark walls to light trim.
Lavender Paint, $40, homedepot.com
Choose a cloudy shade of blue for all the hygge vibes. We can practically hear the rain falling outside now.
Liberty Gray Paint, $32, homedepot.com
A sage green feels earthy and grounding. It also works perfectly with blues to create an even more calming space.
Sage Paint, $31, homedepot.com
Pure white can feel a little stark, but if you want to keep your nook neutral, there's a solution. Try cream or off-white — the warmer tones feel more inviting.
Off-White Paint, $26, homedepot.com
Sweet dreams are made of sky blue paint. Fact. Not only is it calming, but it can go with almost any decor style.
Sky Blue Paint, $18, homedepot.com
Choose a purple with gray undertones, like lilac, so it doesn't feel to bold and vibrant. For accents, use creams and blues.
Lilac Paint, $15, homedepot.com
This soft gray makes the bedroom feel larger and airier. It's perfect against reclaimed wood.
Soft Feather Paint, $15, homedepot.com
Is there anything more relaxing than the ocean? No, we didn't think so. No matter where you actually live, this shade of blue will take you there.
Seagrass Paint, $5, homedepot.com