The Right Color of Home Paint for Each Season

When you’re thinking of painting your house to fit the mood you want, you might consider using seasonal palettes to match your favorite time of year. So, if you love spring, you could use light blues, pastels, and similar colors to give the room a vibe you’ll love year-round.

Or, if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you could even paint your rooms to match the season and make your home and ever-changing tapestry of the current time of year.


Let’s begin anew in Spring by outfitting your home with the bright, light pastels of the season of rebirth. Colors like pink, blue, white, and yellow are great for catching the season, though it’s important that they maintain a bright, happy pastel tint. Mustard yellow and midnight blue, for instance, will clash with the palette.

Peachy Pink, a color offered by Benjamin Moore, is a classic example of this palette. It’s light and inviting, not overly pink or oppressive, and is offset by a good amount of white in the mixture.


Summer is the season of vitality, full of life and warmth.

In the transition to Summer, colors can become fuller and more defined. For instance, Sherwin Williams’ Naval Blue is a rich, deep blue that pairs well with a more traditional style of décor. The season is well-suited to full colors, warm tones, and charming contrasts.

For instance, a nice deep summery orange might look great next to a pink or yellow accent. This could help you to bring the warmth of sunshine into your interior living space.


The season of decline and introspection, fall has the most recognizable palette of any season. More earth-tone colors, and the colors of leaves turning, mark Autumn as visually striking. Light yellows, deep oranges, earthy browns, and dark reds are all great for this time of year.

Fall is recognizable largely in the intermixing of all of these colors. Yellow giving way to orange, then red, then brown is a classic gradient for the season. Consider making a series of rooms with these paint schemes in mind to speak to the transition from summer to winter.


Winter, the season of stillness, ends the year in a place of quiet introspection. The main color associated with the season, as one might expect, is white. Monochromatic colors like white, grays, and black all capture the mood of the coldest season well.

Slate blues, steel colors, and dark purples can also indicate the coldness and thoughtfulness of the quietest of the four seasons.