Inspired Home Office Paint Colors That Will Keep You Productive

The paint color you choose for your home office should keep you calm and motivate you to get the job done. And even if the space is small, you'll likely be spending a lot of time in there during the day (and maybe the night), so the right workspace hue is key. How about using a bold shade to give your creativity that extra bounce, or a neutral for optimum focus? The best part is it's up to you. Here are some home office paint color ideas to get you started.


Love the color green? Instead of going with a mossy hue, how about something bold like an emerald or lime for your workspace? This home office from JL Design gets turned on its head with a green hue that's utterly unexpected. You can even experiment with vibrant shades of blue, purple, or red to spice things up.


Sunset shades like yellow and orange feel optimistic, and they can keep your mood up which may lead to more productivity. We dare you not to feel inspired while staring at a warm tangerine wall like this one while you're working at home.


If your home's palette is more on the neutral side, grays and beiges are good paint colors for the home office. Try a slightly darker shade for just a touch of drama that will be similar to this chic, monochrome built-in design from Chango & Co. It will look both fresh and modern.


Go for high contrast, and paint one or two accent walls in your home office. Try an inky hue like the rich navy in this space from Studio McGee. Just be sure to keep your trim, shelves, and furniture white or very light.

Black and White

Keep it simple and streamlined by using black and white for your home office colors — then build from there. Consider painting the wall with both tones then adding a dark midcentury modern desk. The good news is just about every accessory goes with black and white, so picking decor will be super easy.


If your style is eclectic, then by all means choose home office paint colors that reflect your personality. Just look at the dark walls and bright-colored rug in this workspace. They create an unlikely but perfect pair. Layer in lamps or a desk chair in cheery shades to finish the look.

Farrow & Ball Emerald Green

Farrow & Ball St. Giles Blue

Benjamin Moore Citrus Blast

Benjamin Moore Sun Porch

Sherwin-Williams Gibraltar

Sherwin-Williams Ripe Olive

Glidden Annapolis Blue

Glidden Feldspar

Valspar Signature Bohemian Black