Nothing can replace the joy of spending a morning or early evening outdoors. However, a sunroom comes as a close substitute. It blends the outdoors with the indoors in a beautiful, bright way. Indeed, a sunroom in your home can create a relaxing, inviting oasis where you can enjoy the external landscape while staying comfortable inside.
One of the most prominent features in a sunroom is its windows. Hence, choosing paint colors should be approached slightly differently than that of the other rooms in your house. Always remember to honor the surroundings when decorating your sunroom. Keeping outdoor elements in mind is the key to choosing paint colors for a sunroom. The shades should maximize the room’s potential and create a space where you’ll look forward to spending time in. Here are some sunroom paint color suggestions we’d like you to see before you remodel your space.
Look to Nature
Your sunroom is bringing the outdoors into your home. So, what can be a better place for inspiration than nature itself? Think of how colors are arranged in the external world. You can see the dark shade of grass on the ground, medium hues of trees and plants at the mid-level, and the light blue color of the sky at the highest point.
Follow this pattern in your sunroom and paint your ceiling (and perhaps walls) in sky blue. Soft yellows or pale greens will also look beautiful and natural on your walls. Because this sunroom color scheme is imitating that of the outdoors and since you can see so much of the outside from here, this method will create a seamless blend of both the environments.
Photo by kerryanndame on Flickr
Throughout the room, use furniture that is made of wood, bamboo, or wicker. Add greens, blues, browns, and whites in your window treatments and upholstery.
Let the Neutral Color Scheme Do the Talking
Sometimes, the outdoors can be the best focus of a room. If you want to let that happen in your sunroom, you’ll need to remove any competition between an indoor and outdoor focus. Choosing a neutral color scheme for your walls is one of the best ways to do this because it greatly gives a sense of quiet and calm.
You can check out the below image with the neutral color scheme and discover how it beautifully tones with furniture and the outside.
Photo by Max Pixel
Your walls can be colored with a light beige or gray paint as it creates a background that unifies with a different color palette of furniture and other Sunroom remodeling items. Bringing in furniture made of natural wood, like wicker or bamboo, will help the room blends with the outdoors. Another way to make a neutral color look stand out is by bringing a black Lawson sofa to a sunroom — with beige-colored walls as the backdrop — as you can see in the below image.
Photo By Virginia State Parks [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
How About an Entertainment Room?
If your sunroom is completely closed off, you can furnish it with indoor furniture and electronics without worry. With its extra focus on the outdoors, but safely protected from the elements, it can become a welcome, entertaining retreat. If you choose to use your sunroom as a recreational area, go with neutral walls for a safe background. Gray is especially pleasing.
Photo by Chastity Cortijo on Unplash
If you’re extending your living space with a sunroom, keep the sunroom in the same color family as the rest of your home. Simply extend the color scheme of your other living spaces into your sunroom for a cohesive look.
An Explosion of Nature
Are you a color lover? Don’t stifle your passion — bring pops of colors into your sunroom! Look to nature again for your inspiration, but don’t hold back. Find your favorite bright colors from flowers and use those in your furniture and accents. Keep it controlled by painting your walls green and ceiling white.
A sunroom with green walls and white ceiling.
Photo by Carrie Qualters on Flickr
An Airy Look
If you want an airy, light feeling, white paint is almost always a perfect paint color choice for a sunroom. White on white works — and it works beautifully in a sunny space. In fact, it works so well that you simply can’t go wrong when you choose white for your sunroom. Paint your walls in white color, paint the ceiling white, and even hang window treatments that are white. Bring in natural elements with wood flooring and add in soft hues throughout the rest of the room.
Photo by Maxpixel
Play Up Architectural Elements
Does your sunroom have mantels, wainscoting, arched doorways, bookcases, or other interesting architectural features? Add a layer of interest by painting these elements just one shade lighter or darker than your walls. You can also go for a more bold route and paint your walls and architectural elements in contrasting colors.
Photo by Rexness on Flickr
Consider Your Ceiling
A simple way to make your sunroom feel airy and big is to paint your ceiling in a lighter shade than that of your wall. On a paint sample card, use the middle choice for your wall and go one or two choices lighter on the ceiling. This will soften the shade of your ceiling and open up your sunroom.
Photo by Wicker Paradise on Flickr
Go with Your Gut
Following a design rule perfectly won’t mean anything if you just really hate a paint color in your sunroom. Follow one of the above sunroom paint color suggestions, but always give yourself the final test: do you love the color? Does it make you feel the way you want to feel in that room? If not, keep looking until you’re satisfied.