Quiz: What Color Should You Paint Your Room?

Which color should you paint your room?

Paint is a tricky topic. You wouldn’t believe how many questions we get about picking paint colors here at How to Decorate! Everything from lighting to mood can affect which color you pick. It’s a topic you can study endlessly, and we have! To help you pick colors in your space, we came up with this quiz. Hopefully it’ll help you narrow down the options, and we’re even sharing our favorite, tried-and-true shades.

Find our best tips on choosing paint colors, or browse paint colors from past catalogs or decorating inspiration by visiting our Pinterest boards.

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Caroline McDonald
Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


  1. Lenore December 31, 2016 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I chose the room feel of dramatic and moody and the wall color suggestions were all white. Hmmm, Can any shade white invoke a dramatic and moody vibe?

    • Caroline McDonald
      Caroline McDonald January 3, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

      Yikes! The color recommendations are based on the sum total of your responses, so maybe a few of your other responses threw off the results. Sorry about that. In terms of a shade of white that could create a dramatic and moody feel, you could certainly create a room with that vibe even with a white wall color. Think about using furniture pieces with a large scale, dark colors to contrast off your white wall, and some heavy and dramatic drapes. Drapery usually gives a space coziness!

  2. A.m. Weller October 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    What has happened to that wonderful furniture with carved legs and backs, dark woods, elegant fabric crystal, silver, etc. things today seem nice but easily tossed and without substance. Nothing to pass down. Quantity, easily changed out instead of true quality, elegance and permanence.

  3. Maarie April 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Only one suggestion! Good question to ask is “How many windows and/or patio doors do you have”

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