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7 Colors You Can Use on Your Walls Aside from Gray

Make a statement with your chosen hue

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Photography: Dairy Darilag | Hans Fausto (Main Photos)

Nowadays, it’s no longer surprising to see a striking solid-colored wall defining a small space or a spacious living area. Gone are the days when our wall color options are limited to white and gray. While these two are still our best (and safe!) bets, experimenting with surprising yet captivating alternatives wouldn’t hurt. To inspire you to take a bold step toward a colorful space, here are seven shades we spotted in Real Homes that are worthy of a second look:

Cool blue


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In this condo home shared by siblings, the dining area features a cool blue wall that also functions as a whiteboard. They can use it to leave notes, reminders, and grocery lists. Designers Misty Floro and Pai Edles of Morfosis used a base coat from Boysen before covering it with whiteboard paint from Candy Paint Asia.

For a similar color, check out Cool Breeze from Virtuoso Silk Touch by Boysen.

Dark teal


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Yes, you can use dark colors in compact spaces. In this bachelor pad, interior designer Nicca Sarmiento opted to use dark teal. The color adds an edgy twist to the living and sleeping areas, completing the snug, hotel-like aesthetic. The designer paired it with light-colored furniture and accessories to achieve a balanced look.

For a similar shade, look up Polaris Blue from Boysen Titan Superflex.

Sky blue


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Many homeowners love the varying shades of blue because of the serene vibe it can add to a space. Design consultant Grace Moslares paired a light shade of blue with white to achieve the Santorini-inspired unit the owners wanted. Using this calming color in the bedroom makes it ideal for rest and relaxation.

For a similar color, check out Calm Sky from Boysen Tita Superflex.

Rich green


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Feel like you’re staying in a posh tropical resort by painting your bedroom walls in a rich green color. Interior designer Tala Singson created an endless summer feeling in this room by pairing the green walls with wooden pieces and furnishings with lush prints.

For a similar shade, check out Turquoise Beads from Nippon Paint.

Light green 


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If you want to create a relaxing feel without drawing too much attention to your walls, you can settle for a light shade that’s cool to the eyes and can add a refreshing feel to your home. The walls of the common areas in this unit designed by Space Encounters sport a light shade of green that goes well with the indoor plants. Going for a lighter option makes the works of art on the walls to stand out more.

Work with a similar shade by looking up Jasper Green from Nippon Paint.

Mauve


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Who knew such a dainty color would work well in the dining area? Artist Jeng Cabrera and her husband did a good job in choosing a unique color that complements the rustic-meets-Filipino aesthetic of their family home. The subdued color choice also lends a vintage touch that matches the wooden dining set.

For a similar shade, check out Lavender Gray from Nippon Paint.

Turquoise


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While subdued tones look easy on the eyes, you can’t deny the magic of brighter picks. Interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo chose lively turquoise to liven up the walls of the den in this family home. The captivating shade adds a fun and laid-back vibe to the space meant for welcoming guests and family bonding activities.

Choose Nippon Paint’s Saxony Blue to create a similar look.

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