Paint Colors for Your Home Office

When it comes to designing your home office, considering colors is often one of the first decisions we make. What color will you be painting your walls? Well, with so much choice out there, what should be an enjoyable decision can quickly turn overwhelming.

If you are struggling to decide on a paint color for your home office, we have a few suggestions, making the decision-making process just a little easier with some great inspiration too.

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Ashley Goforth Design Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Source: Ashley Goforth Designs via Instagram

This beautiful home office designed by Ashley Goforth Designs utilises extensive built-in bookshelves to maximise the space in this home. The dark blue shade is enveloping but high ceilings and lots of natural light creates a welcoming space that’s neither dark nor gloomy.

When using dark colors in a home office, ensure you’ll have plenty of light coming into the room and offset the dark tones with reflective materials. The pale grey polished marble desk top reflects light as does the glass furniture and light-colored rug.

Valspar Herb Garland

Dear Designer Valspar Herb Garland

Source: Carole King, Dear Designer

If you are looking for a vibrant space, why not consider a stunning deep green? Combined with bright white accents and natural textures, Carole from Dear Designer shows that bold design choices can be beautifully executed when everything else is kept simple.

When using a bright color, chose items that won’t fight for attention against the backdrop. White here pops beautifully and a simple desk creates a calm focus, perfect for your working day.

Benjamin Moore Simply White

NewDarlings-Try Benjamin More Simply White

Source: New Darlings

Of course, white provides a lovely fuss-free backdrop for your home office if you require a serene and calm space. We love how New Darlings chose warm wood tones, natural textures and greenery to create an office with the perfect bohemian vibe.

We particularly love Benjamin Moore’s Simply White for a similar effect and natural oak furniture is the perfect companion for this look.

Farrow & Ball Railings

Seasons in Colour Farrow and Ball Railings

Source: Seasons in Colour

A shared home office often means combining décor details both you and your partner love. The deep grey feature wall in Jenny from Seasons in Colour’s home office is the perfect way to create a shared space you’ll both love.

Using artwork and a natural wood bookcase to play off Farrow & Ball’s Railings alongside simple white desk and matching anglepoise lamps, the whole space is a great example of how to use dark colors if you don’t fancy painting the entire room.

Valspar Gravity

the36thavenue Gravity 4005-1B by Valspar

Source: The 36th Avenue

If you are looking for a clear, crisp backdrop, look no further than the perfect grey for a home office. Here, The 36th Avenue’s home office is kept tranquil with a pale grey paint color in Valspar’s Gravity. We love it combined with navy blue accents, polished brass accessories and plenty of white painted furniture for a stylish and bright home office space.

Benjamin Moor Wisteria

Benjamin Moore Lilac Home Office

Source: Benjamin Moore

And finally, if you are excited to try out a version of Pantone’s Color of the Year but Ultraviolet is a bit too bold for you, why not use lilac instead? Set to take interiors by storm this year, we quite love the softness of Benjamin Moore’s Wisteria.

Combined with darker furniture and accessories, the soft femininity of lilac is immediately grounded and given a stylish update. Add in some greenery and natural texture as a final touch.


What color will you be painting your home office? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to check out our full range of solid oak furniture including desks, bookshelves and storage pieces to create a beautiful home office you’re sure to love working in.

Image Credits: Dear Designer, Ashley Goforth Design, New Darlings, Seasons in Colour, The 36th Avenue, Benjamin Moore

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