If you are starting with a blank canvas, the easiest way to choose the wallpaper colors is to start with the colors you love. When you start with the colors you love, you are not restricted by color schemes for a particular style. Alternatively, a good guideline for choosing the wallpaper color of a room is to look at your existing furniture or set up. What is in the room now that must remain? It may be a painting, a piece of furniture, or flooring that guides the color scheme.
The Color Guide for Wallpaper Designs
Interior designers always start with color. It sets the baseline for how your room will turn out. Colors can have a tremendous impact on your emotions or mood. If you are intentional with your color choices, it will make a huge difference in how much you feel in your space. Certain color combinations are more easy to the eye while others are more bold. With the help of this color guide, it’s easy to find colors for your space. Let’s look at the different colour options.
Warm Wallpaper Colors and Designs
Reds, yellows and oranges are warm colors. Intense warm colors create deep and mysterious vibes, while light warm colors set the stage for cozy get together sessions. Warm colors are often used in communal areas like breakfast or dining rooms to encourage an intimate and relaxed dining experience.
Warm colors help make rooms more inviting. They draw the audience into the space. Research has shown that people actually feel more relaxed in a room painted with yellows, reds, or oranges than they do in a cool, blue room.
For more warm wallpaper design inspiration, head over to our pink/red/orange wallpaper collection. Here are some of our warm wallpaper colors suggestion
Warm Wallpaper Design: Stella Skies
Flaunting subtle red and orange colors, shadows, and outlines, this wallpaper design adds depth to any space. With its rich and expressive tones, our Stella Skies wallpaper blends well with contemporary home design and modern furnishings, acting as a warm background that livens up the living or dining room and welcomes guests.
Pictured: Stella Skies, Wallpaper
Warm Wallpaper Design: Terre
Looking for something botanical with a warm overtone? Terre tropical leaf wallpaper design invites a laid-back atmosphere into your home. The leaves are layered together like a cut-out collage and are full of warm and neutral tones. This design will bring a fresh tropical style to a bedroom or bathroom and create a warm atmosphere.
Pictured: Terre, Wallpaper
Warm Wallpaper Design: Blush Vista
If you want a calming look for your room, the blush watercolour strokes are a great option. The simplicity of this wallpaper creates a stunning backdrop, so you have a lot of freedom with this design to place decor items such as framed photos and decorative items on the wall to create a sense of calmness.
Pictured: Blush Vista, Watercolor Wallpaper
Warm Wallpaper Design: Tropics Botanical
Welcome fresh tropicals into your space with our tropical botanical wallpaper. The tropical, life-sized palm trees and banana leaves warm up the tones in your interiors and add texture to the walls, creating a calming and soothing space.
Pictured: Tropics Botanical, Wallpaper
Warm Wallpaper Design: Vista, Watercolor
The Vista wallpaper, blush color, instantly transforms and creates a feature wall in any space of your home, with warm tones organically blended. The subtle ombre effect adds both dimension and depth.
Pictured: Vista, Watercolor Wallpaper
Cool Wallpaper Colors and Designs
On the other hand, cool colors are usually blue, green, and light purple. They make you feel calm, relaxed, and refreshed. Cool colors make rooms feel less confined. They are often used in bathrooms and other baths, places where you go to unwind and relax. If you have a space that you want to enlarge visually, try using light blue colors to expand the space and make it seem more spacious. For cool wallpaper color design inspiration, head over to our blue wallpaper collection.
Meanwhile, here are some of our cool wallpaper colors suggestions.
Cool Wallpaper Design: Shore Blue Lines
Living next to the ocean, have you ever wondered how it feels? The uneven stripes of the coastal tide, with their calm blue hues, create a pleasant, serene, and restful setting. A rustic twist on a classic stripes pattern, this blue wallpaper is ideal for sprucing up living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, or study rooms.
Pictured: Shore blue lines, Wallpaper
Cool Wallpaper Design: Forest Landscape
How about a forest wallpaper featuring a lush landscape of trees that creates a calm ombre effect in shades of light and dark blue? Bring the beauty and calm of the great outdoors into your home with this stunning landscape wallpaper mural. Featuring a lush landscape of trees set among rolling hills in ombre colors. Great for the bedroom, dining room, living room, or office, it makes small spaces appear larger and full of life.
Pictured: Forest landscape, Wallpaper
Cool Wallpaper Design: Stargazing
When you look at the sky and try to count the stars, the possibilities of this world seem limitless. This sideways, repeatable depiction of the night sky can be used to create an entire room of stars and inspire the desire to reach for them.
Pictured: Stargazing, Wallpaper
Light Wallpaper Colors and Design
Let’s move on to light color and how it impacts the room. Light colors have amazing power to make small rooms look bigger and brighter. To the eye, light colors seem to recede, making rooms appear spacious and ceilings higher. Light and bright walls are more reflective, making a space feel open and airy, which helps maximise natural light's effect. Light colour wallpapers are popular for city dwellers living in urban jungles with small spaces and little light.
For more light wallpaper colour design inspiration, head over to our neutral colours and white colour wallpaper collection! Here are some of our light wallpaper colors suggestions.
Light Wallpaper Design: Brush
Featuring bold and white brushstrokes, this design recreates the impression of painting chalk paint on a grey base. This light coloured wallpaper creates rustic yet soothing vibes against a bright background, giving it an airy feel.
Pictured: Brush Wallpaper
Light Wallpaper Design: TRZO Blanc
Our TRZO Blanc wallpaper mural gives your walls that posh and lush visual texture. With its white and nude colours, it forms a nice pattern for background and best matches light-toned home décor and furnishings, making an excellent finishing touch for your office, hallway, or kitchen.
Pictured: Terrazzo Blanc, Wallpaper
Light Wallpaper Design: Welie Fern
The Welie Fern wallpaper comes in a 4-panelled design and soothing sand colour. Large flowing ferns are guaranteed to relax the senses and introduce an oasis within your own home.
Pictured: Welie Fern, Wallpaper
Light Wallpaper Design: Teira Stripes
Teira Stripes is a striped wallpaper with approx 6.4cm wide stripes. Block stripes are a classic that works well on its own or combined with a pattern. Perfectly works for walls in your living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms or office and stairways. You can never go wrong with this simple yet versatile design.
Pictured: Teira Stripes, Wallpaper
Light Wallpaper Design: Shiplap
This wallpaper is one of our bestsellers due to its timeless and versatile design! It creates a gorgeous paneling-like effect and can be applied to top, bottom, or the entire wall. To make a space feel brighter and more open, you can choose either white or light grey colour for this design!
Pictured: Shiplap Striped Wallpaper in White
Dark Wallpaper Colors and Design
Dark color wallpaper does the opposite of light coloured wallpapers. It absorbs light, shrinks the space, makes a high ceiling lower and creates an intimate room. It can be used to cover problem areas such as uneven walls or cover a dark paint color underneath the wallpaper.
Dark Wallpaper Design: A Walk in the Jungle
Our Walk in the Jungle Wallpaper in dark blue brings a night safari and cosy vibes to any kids space you choose to decorate. It brings a slice of nature into your own home with this wallpaper that blends flora and fauna, featuring palm trees and animals in the wild, creating a cosy nursery for your baby. It is also available in a light colour if you would like this colour option.
Pictured: A Walk in the Jungle, Wallpaper
Dark Wallpaper Design: Amazon
Wish to introduce a botanical wallpaper to your home that is not too overwhelming? Look no further than our Amazon wallpaper. Featuring various ferns and foliage in grayscale.
Pictured: Amazon, Wallpaper
Dark Wallpaper Design: Furada Floral & Toucan, Floral Wallpaper
Transform your space into a tropical paradise with Furada Floral & Toucan, Pattern Wallpaper, a tribute to the enchanting beauty of Brazil. This captivating design features exquisite toucans nestled among delicate pastel flowers. The added linen texture brings the lush foliage to life, making it an ideal choice for enhancing the ambiance of your bedrooms and living areas.
Pictured: Furada, Floral Wallpaper
Dark Wallpaper Design: 1920s Fan
This vintage timeless classic brings a sophisticated feel to any room. The delicate gold trimmings of the each fan matches well with any furniture. It is art-deco at its very best. Use this wallpaper design in your living room, bedrooms, dining rooms, office, bathrooms and even hallways. Available in 5 colourways - Black, White, Emerald Green, Light Blue, and Dark Blue.
Pictured: 1920s Fan, Wallpaper
Dark Wallpaper Design: Opulent Beauty
This wallpaper has a unique, hand-drawn gold pattern. The perfect partnership of classic and contemporary, this dark mural will open your space and give a feeling of grandeur and opulence to your living spaces.
Pictured: Opulent Beauty, Wallpaper
In conclusion, the power of color cannot be overstated when it comes to choosing the perfect wallpaper design for your space. By understanding the psychology of colors and their impact on mood and ambience, you can create a harmonious and visually appealing environment that reflects your personal style and preferences. Whether you opt for vibrant and energetic hues, soothing and tranquil tones, or a combination of both, remember that the right color choice has the ability to transform any room into a captivating and inviting haven. So, trust your instincts, explore the vast array of color options available, and embark on a creative journey to discover the wallpaper design that truly speaks to you. Let the colors guide you, and let your walls become a canvas of beauty and self-expression. Check out all our wallpapers here and best sellers.
Why choose Hello Circus’ wallpapers?
We understand your wall comes in different shapes and sizes. Each wallpaper is therefore customised to the dimensions of your wall, making each wallpaper unique to your home. We also sell by per meter square (Height x Width x Unit Price) and not by rolls so that you only pay for what you need for your wall.
Benefits of our wallpapers:
High Quality: Our wallpapers are printed on high quality non-woven paper in factories with the highest standards from Europe. They are reinforced with nylon fibres to make the wallpaper stable and resilient.
Matte and non-reflective: Our non woven wallpapers are coated with soft and non-reflective matte finishing.
Safe and non-toxic: Our products are printed using stain resistant, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks on breathable, PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) free paper. This ensures that your family and more importantly, your kids are not exposed to toxic chemicals which are usually present in traditional paint and wallpapers, all of which may have harmful health effects.
Wallpaper washability: All our wallpapers are washable, meaning that their surface is resistant to damage, and any domestic dirt or water stains can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
Resistant to colour fading: Our production technology is designed to ensure optimum resistance to colour fading.
Fire resilient: Our wallpapers are fire rated in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2.
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