What Colors Are Best for a Sunroom?

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What Colors Are Best for a Sunroom?
Use colour cards to find the perfect colours for your sunroom. (paint chart image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.com)

A sunroom is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Sunrooms are usually characterised by lots of widows and focus on bringing the outdoors in. Certain colours work well in sunrooms, especially those that help integrate the outdoor elements into the room while creating a peaceful atmosphere.

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White, creamy whites and off-white colours are bright and airy, making them appropriate choices for a sunroom. According to the Repair Home website, choosing light colours such as these has several advantages. Light colours maximise your sunroom's energy efficiency, keeping the sunroom cooler in summer and warmer in winter. They act as a neutral palette and are not distracting. You don't focus on these colours, so they help bring the outdoors in, putting the focus on the surroundings rather than the room and walls.

Yellows and Greens

Yellow and green colours create a sunny, cheery atmosphere. According to the Color Wheel Pro website, yellow is associated with joy, happiness, intellect and energy. Green is the colour of nature and symbolises growth, harmony, freshness and fertility. Use these colours to create a cheery atmosphere that also brings the outdoors in. Avoid dark shades of yellow and green because you want to invite light into the room, not darkness.


Blue and blue-grey colours work well in a sunroom because they can be used in conjunction with other colours to create an appealing colour scheme. Blue looks attractive when used in a light shade on the ceiling. Paint the walls white or yellow and paint the ceiling a light, coordinating shade of blue. A grey-blue is more neutral, bringing less attention to the colour. If you want to add playfulness to the sunroom, choose a bright shade of blue. Add pops of red in the accessories to enhance the lighthearted colour scheme.

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