Building & Renovating

6 Fresh Color Combos for Your Home

Go beyond the usual white and beige with these exciting color options

Photography: Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photo)

Some homeowners find it hard to finalize the color scheme of their spaces and it's not surprising why. There are those who want to experiment with more than one palette, others are unsure if their favorite hues will work, and there are a few who are afraid to mix-and-match shades. Why do we bother with color anyway? Why can't we all stick to a scheme dominated by white?

Color is one of the easiest ways to change the look of the home, and paint is one of the most affordable renovating materials. The right mix can liven up a plain space and a fresh coat of paint can do wonders even in small spaces. If you are ready to take on a color adventure, here are refreshing combos that wouldn't disappoint:


If you prefer soothing neutrals, there's a lot more that you can consider aside from timeless white and beige.

Warm neutrals like khaki, camel, mocha, and sand are ideal choices for the living room.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Click here to see the complete home tour.

Aside from the living area, you may also use warm neutrals for the home office and study area. Pair it with a sturdy desk, wall mounted shelves, and comfy chairs. These elements can help you focus and work on the tasks at hand.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano and Pat Martires. Click here to see the complete home tour.

Gray is also an option for those who are thinking of renovating their homes. It is a versatile hue that goes with any decorating style.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Click here to see the complete home tour.


There are those who are bold enough to use bright and somehow "loud" colors at home. These picks can help you make a statement as saturated bright colors can make a condo home stand out.

Red and red-orange are often used in the dining area or kitchen as it can help stimulate the appetite according to the psychology of color.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Click here to see the complete home tour.

The turquoise blue walls give this small space a refreshing touch that's not hard on the eyes. Brights can help lighten up a small room that lacks windows.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions. Click here to see the complete home tour.

Yellow and green also are bright choices that you can use at home. These colors can be used on feature walls, kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, and play rooms.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Click here to see the complete home tour.


If you are a brave homeowner who wants to break the myth that these shades make spaces look smaller, you can opt for dark colors. While it can recede and absorb light, dark hues can also give a room coziness, drama, and character.

For your bedroom, you may want to consider eggplant (as seen in the photo), navy blue, or dark gray.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Click here to see the complete home tour.

Dark Blue walls can give a calming vibe to a bedroom—turning the space into a tranquil haven that's perfect for a well-deserved slumber.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions. Click here to see the complete home tour.

Believe it or not, black can also be used in the different areas of the house like the bedroom and living room. Just a friendly reminder though, don't forget to invest in proper lighting when you play around with dark colors!

Photo by Michael Angelo Chua. Click here to see the complete home tour.

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