7 of the best paint colors for your family room

What are the best paint colors for my family room?

Can you recommend some popular family room colors – especially for a small space?

I need some help finding the right paint color for my home…

corner of family room with two windows and a wingback chair.
Our current living area.

Today I’ve got answers on how to find the perfect family room paint color!

The family room paint colors.

Happy to finally address some popular family room color schemes today.

Hopefully today’s post will help you to find the best color for your own home.

Benjamin Moore Calm

family room with blue sofas.

Above is our current family room painted in Benjamin Moore Calm.

Like the name implies, Calm is such an easy, neutral color to work with.

Below I’ve highlighted several more great looking paint colors for you to consider for your own home.

It’s worth mentioning all of these paint colors we will be discussing today would also look great in a living room and dining rooms as well!

In fact, let’s address another popular question while we’re on it…

Should you paint all the rooms in your house the same color?

This is purely up to you.

There’s no wrong answer here…

Have I done this? No.

But, this is because I like to see a little variety from room to room.

If we lived in a more modern open concept home, I might feel differently…

OK, on to the family room wall paint colors.

White family room Paint Colors

I happen to think an all white painted family room is an excellent choice.

Especially for a small room, because a white bright color will always open things up.

Whereas dark colors tend to create more of an intimate, moody environment.

Something to think about if you’re considering some darker shades.

If this is where you’re leaning, I’ve got a few great white paint colors or you to consider…

blue and white living room
The all white walls of our former vacation home open floor plan family room with Decorators White.

This family room (above) got a lot of natural light, an important consideration regardless of which paint color you choose.

Decorators White by Benjamin Moore

This next family room paint color idea is another personal favorite of mine.

The cool tones of this pure white work great with some popular accent colors, think blues and neutral colors. 

This could be the perfect paint color choice if you’re looking to make a space feel bright and modern.

See and read more about Benjamin Moore Decorators White.

all white family room walls
Our former beach house with Benjamin Moore’s White OC-151 on the walls.

Benjamin Moore White OC-151

The family room walls on both our former beach house and our current one are both painted in this beautiful color.

So, obviously we’re big fans!

This wall color is a great choice and a favorite among many top interior designers.

Probably because it’s the perfect backdrop for your living space – letting the personal style of your furnishings take the center stage.

See and read more about Benjamin Moore White OC-151.

colorful art on wall in two story foyer.
White Dove in the foyer of our current home.

Benjamin Moore White Dove

We have this very popular color almost everywhere in our home.

You really can’t go wrong with this classic color, it’s seriously fool proof.

I think it looks best if you have some architectural features you want to highlight.

Also, you should consider the amount of natural light your room gets…

See more photos and learn more about Benjamin Moore White Dove.

Cream and Off White Family Room Paint Colors

A creamy or off white color palette is a great way to add a bit more warmth to your family room space.

Here’s a few stand out neutral shades and cream wall paint colors.

guest bedroom night stand with blue and white lamp
Our guest bedroom with Chantilly Lace on the walls.

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Using an off white or creamy color on your living room walls is an easy way to immediately create a cozy atmosphere.

Chantilly Lace is such a beautiful wall paint color and considered by many to be one of the top classic colors.

Read and see more of Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace and find out why it’s such a popular choice for so many.

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee

We’re in the current process of renovating our new home in Florida.

Swiss Coffee is on my short list of colors to consider in the family room.

It’s another great looking warm color –

Read and see more of Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.

Neutral family Room Wall Paint Color

I couldn’t possibly talk about the best interior paint colors without mentioning one of the best warm neutrals.

Revere pewter paint on living room walls
Revere Pewter in our former sitting room.

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Revere Pewter is a true greige color (beige/gray blend) and no doubt will have staying power for years to come.

There’s a reason this is one of the top family room wall paint colors year after year.

I think this warm tone can really make a room feel so inviting.

See and learn more about Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

The Importance Of Wall Paint Samples

Ultimately you need to love the paint colors you choose for your walls.

Which is why I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first.

Samplize self stick paint samples are my favorite way to test out a paint these days.

The non-damaging adhesive backing allows for viewing in multiple locations and in different lighting without marking up your walls!

Doesn’t this sound so clever?

No messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!

Produced with genuine manufacturer paint.

I tend to use a lot of popular Benjamin Moore paint, but I have nothing against Farrow and Ball or Sherwin Williams, or any other well known paint brand. Samplize carries them all!

If you’re at all curious, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first!

Test Out Different Light Sources

Because even the surrounding light from one room to another can change, and this will absolutely alter the look of even the best paint color.

Live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.

Always be sure to test the color in natural and artificial lighting too!

Family Room Wall Paint F.A.Q.s

Can you just paint an accent wall in your family room?

While this is purely a personal choice, I don’t recommend just painting one wall.

Paint them all for the best effect and choose an accent color for your art and accessories instead.

Family Room Wall Paint Color Conclusion

Hopefully you found a great option and the right shade for your interior walls here today.

These different shades will all work for your family room, living room color scheme – really any room.

If you do find the perfect color for your home, let me know!

Even better, send me a photo – I’d love to see it.

Any other questions related to family room paint ideas or color inspiration, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.


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