There are three basic categories into which most paint colors fall: neutral, warm and cool tones. Take care in selecting a neutral shade; there are many more variations of white, tan and gray than you might imagine. According to Breslow.com, the top selling family room paint colors by Benjamin Moore include Lenox Tan, Barely Beige and Stone House.
Good for Pairing To choose the right neutral for your room, begin by looking at your woodwork and furnishings. Some neutrals that work well on the walls of a family room include: Smokey Taupe Warm Paint Colors The family room is often the hub for many activities including those of the electronic nature such as watching TV, playing video games or using a computer, as well as real-life rambunctiousness.
However, these colors are dynamic, so the rest of your decor scheme may have to follow suit (or become more neutral to avoid a stimulation overload). Also keep in mind that dark, warm colors can make small spaces feel even smaller; lighter warm shades like pale yellow can make a room feel sunny and open.
Warm colors also work well if your furnishings are neutral or dark in tone, because they brighten up the room, such as a burnt sienna wall behind a chocolate brown coach. Warm colors that work well in family rooms include: Pumpkin Spice It will help the kids to settle down and do their homework, or at least it will make the room feel more conducive to such quiet activities. For those who don't have children and use the family room as a place to gather, read and relax, cool colors definitely make sense.
Match the shade of your cool-toned paint choices to the same saturation as the rest of your furnishings to help make a purposeful design. Cool colors that work beautifully in family rooms include: Lily Lavender Paint a small patch on each of the walls of your family room, and view them in all lights.