Ah, your sunroom… It’s the perfect place to let the outside in without, well, actually letting the outside in. Soak up some rays, enjoy a little thermal energy, and sip your morning coffee.
Since natural light is such a focal point, does the paint in your sunroom really matter? We think it does, especially since the right interior paint color can help curate a relaxing, calm atmosphere. And that’s what you’re going for, right?
So, if you’re hunting for the perfect palette, we’ve got you covered. Let’s take a closer look at how to choose your sunroom paint colors, techniques for painting sunrooms, and how to pair colors with different decor styles.
Choosing the Right Color Palette for Sunrooms
Paint is a powerful thing.
Soft, cool colors can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere, while warm, vibrant colors can create a lively and energetic space. Your sunroom paint colors should be chosen carefully to match the mood and style of the room. In other words, what kind of energy do you want?
Also, keep the level of natural light in mind. Sunlight tends to intensify colors, so be sure to paint samples directly on your wall before picking a final color. A swatch can be helpful for narrowing options but should never be relied upon for a permanent choice. You need to see it in your space in different light levels throughout the day.
Pro tip! Try Using a Mood Board
A mood board is a visual tool that helps you organize your ideas and inspiration, typically used by pros in the design industry. It’s a collection of images, colors, textures, and other design elements that you can use to convey your vision for a particular project.
Think of it kind of like a Pinterest board, only a bit more tangible. They can be created online using various tools or created manually using physical materials like magazine clippings, fabric swatches, and paint samples. However your brain works best.
By creating a mood board, you can see how different colors and design elements work together and get a better sense of how your finished project will look and feel. It’s a great way to experiment with different ideas and explore design possibilities before committing to a specific direction.
Applying Colors on Sunroom Walls
Before you start painting your sunroom, it’s essential to prepare the walls properly. It may not be an exciting step, but it pays off in the end. Trust us.
- Clean the walls thoroughly and repair any cracks or holes.
- Sand the walls to ensure a smooth surface, and apply a primer if necessary (always apply primer over repairs, covering unpainted surfaces, or for helping with drastic color changes)
- Use a high-quality paint that is suitable for sunrooms (better quality paint doesn’t fade as easily too)
- Apply two coats of paint for a more even and consistent finish, letting each fully dry before applying the next
Need a couple more tips? Always use a high-quality brush or roller and apply the paint in thin, even coats. Start painting at the top of the wall and work your way down to avoid drips and streaks. Also, don’t apply too much pressure on the brush or roller as this can cause the paint to clump.
Color Ideas for Sunroom Styles
Let’s jumpstart that mood board. Here are a few nice sunroom examples, and we’ll share why we like them.
Light and bright
Proof that white doesn’t need to be boring. Going with a light and bright palette here maximizes the natural light, and painting the trim adds definition so that it doesn’t all wash together.
Keep reading to hear more about how soft green can pair well with wood accents and creamy furniture. And here’s a perfect example! There’s such a natural, organic feel to this room.
Warm and sunny
Since sunlight intensifies color, this warm, neutral palette is a real winner. No matter how bright it gets, these walls will only feel cozier. And they’re just neutral enough to play well with furniture and decor choices.
How to Decorate a Sunroom
Choosing the right furniture and accessories for your sunroom is just as important as choosing the right paint color.
First, consider the colors you’ve chosen. Some colors work well together, while others can clash or overpower the room. Soft neutrals, like beige and gray walls, work well with most decor styles, while vibrant colors like red and orange can add a pop of color to a more modern or eclectic space.
Some successful design combinations for sunrooms include pairing soft blue walls with white or beige furniture, or pairing soft green walls with wood furniture and green or white accents. When pairing colors, the goal should be to balance them out and avoid overpowering the room with one particular color.
What’s Your Takeaway?
Don’t take the color selection process lightly, but also try and have fun with it. This is a huge opportunity! And if you get stuck, you can always contact your local painting professionals. Like our team at New Look Painting! We’re here to help every step of the way.