Foolproof Interior Paint Colors for Every Room

Painting the rooms in your house is an easy, inexpensive way to freshen up your space. With so many paint colors to choose from, it can be tricky to know exactly which color should go in which room. Luckily, Richmond Hardware has you covered! We pride ourselves on being one of the best hardware & paint supplier in New England, which is why we offer both classic and modern paint colors from trusted brands like Benjamin Moore to breathe new life into every room of your home.

So, if you’ve got a weekend painting project coming up and still haven’t picked a color, don’t stress! Keep reading to learn about which Benjamin Moore color swatches you’ll want to pick up from Richmond Hardware.


gray entryway

This is the first room your guests will see when they walk through the door, so make sure it’s fresh and clean! We find it’s best to keep it simple and uncluttered, which means a light neutral is perfect to brighten the room and feel like a warm welcome.

Warm White

Not quite as stark as a true white, this white with warmer undertones is timelessly beautiful. An ideal backdrop for any furniture, art or accessories.

Color Suggestion: Decorator’s White


This neutral is elegant without being overdone, offering a slightly more stylish alternative to a white or cream.

Color Suggestion: Pale Oak

Living Room

Oftentimes, the living room is the center of a home – it’s where friends and family congregate to chat, watch television, play games, and pretty much anything else you could think of. They also tend to be the area of a house where decorations, art, and furniture shine, which is why an upgraded neutral is the perfect backdrop.


To avoid clashing with all that goes on in a living room, a modern neutral like greige (a combination of gray and beige) allows the room’s personality to stand out without being overwhelming. It offers just enough gray to feel updated but still adds warmth to your space.

Color Suggestion: Porcelain or Revere Pewter


Your bathroom should be a space to unwind, a peaceful oasis where you can enjoy time to yourself. That said, it is also a space that works well with a little fun. Depending on which route you take, we’ve pulled two very different options:


For the restful, spa-like feel many people strive for in their bathrooms, we recommend a muted light green-grey color such as sage. It will calm your mind and de-stress you after a long day.

Color Suggestion: Tranquility


A chic, modern take on bathroom paint is a light, bright ballet pink. This playful color will undoubtedly bring extra joy to your life each morning when you start your day.

Color Suggestion: First Light

Did you know? First Light is Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year! Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore Director of Color Marketing and Development, says: “First Light 2102-70 reflects a new definition of the home—a shift in mindset from the material to satisfying the core needs in life: community, comfort, security, self-expression, authenticity and ultimately, optimism.”

We couldn’t agree more!


A bedroom is a place for relaxing and winding down. While it’s a relatively new interior style, many are finding that cool neutrals and even dark paint are making this sacred space cozy.

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This beautiful shade offers a feeling of romance and mystery while being muted enough to calm down at the end of the day.

Color Suggestion: Sea Life


Deeply saturated dark blues are a timeless classic. This moody color provides serenity and the feeling of protection in your most sacred space.

Color Suggestion: Hale Navy


They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why it’s ideal to have a welcoming color to encourage your loved ones to spend time in this space, whether you’re eating, drinking or just enjoying time together.

Forest Green

A deep green provides a striking backdrop to common kitchen details such as marble counters, polished hardware, and stainless steel appliances. Bold, but classic.

Color Suggestion: Salamander

Citrus Yellow

This color is bright, warm and, most importantly, fun! All your favorite people will love hanging out and socializing in your beautiful kitchen.

Color Suggestion: Dalila

Dining Room

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The dining room is a classic, slightly formal space that can host an array of events, from pizza parties to family events to business dinners. You want the walls to be beautiful but not overdone, which is why a timeless dark gray is a perfect choice.

Warm Dark Gray

This paint shade is elegant and neutral while being a step up from basic. It works with all types of lighting, furniture, and accessories.

Color Suggestion: Cheating Heart

Contact the Best Hardware & Paint Supplier

Richmond Hardware consultants proudly offer professional, customizable in-home color consultation services to help you choose the perfect paint colors for your home. Our consultants have extensive knowledge of colors and Benjamin Moore paints and can help guide you to a final decision while visualizing each room. Please feel free to reach out to Richmond Hardware to schedule your in-home consultation!