The Best Type of Paint to Use in Each Wall of Your Home

A fresh coat of paint has the power to really transform a space. With a rainbow of colors, you can beautify your home’s interior. Painting comes with a lot of great benefits, too, like boosting the value of your home, covering up blemishes, and elevating your mood. 

If you have ever walked into a paint store, then you know that choosing the right paint goes beyond selecting a color. And to get a lasting look, you need the right type of paint for each wall of your home. 

Here’s what you need to know before you pick up that brush. 

Living Room and Dining Room

Use this: Eggshell or Satin

Your living room and dining room see a lot of traffic – and they are also the areas that are most visible to guests. As a result, you want them to look beautiful when the sun is shining in the room during the day yet look just as dazzling under artificial lighting at night. 

Both eggshell and satin paints work well in these rooms. They are great for longevity and they are very easy to keep clean. They simply look wonderful in any low-moisture common area of your home. 

Bathroom and Kitchen 

Use this: Semi-Gloss Finish

When it comes to your kitchen and bathroom, it is important to choose a paint that will do well with moisture – without sacrificing looks. Certain paint types won’t work on the walls in these rooms due to the steam from showers, cooking, etc. But a semi-gloss finish will be perfect. 

As its name suggests, semi-gloss paint gives off a beautiful shine in the light. And, thanks to its durability, it is incredibly easy to clean and maintain wear and tear, making it perfect for high-traffic areas. 

It’s worth noting that a semi-gloss finish can show a lot of surface imperfections. It may be best to hire a professional painter to handle the task for you. 


Use this: Flat/Matte Finish

A bedroom is like a personal sanctuary. The walls that surround it should be decked out in a color that promotes sleep, wellness, and serenity. And therefore you don’t want a bright shine. With a matte finish, you get a soft glow when light hits it, allowing you to keep the space calm. 

Bedrooms don’t usually see a lot of activity and it is a low-moisture space which makes this a perfect paint choice. And did we mention that a matte finish is known for hiding any imperfections well?


Use this: Flat Finish

While a ceiling may not be an actual wall in a room, it is found in every room. And, believe it or not, it plays a bigger role in the feel of your room than you may think. Most people turn to white paint for all of their ceilings, but that is not a norm that you have to follow. Pastels can make the space feel open and airy – especially in the daylight – whereas darker colors can really make a room pop with the rich glow of a lamp. Whatever color you decide on, a flat finish will help hide any imperfections.

The Wrap Up

When it comes to painting the interior walls inside your home, you will want to consider a semi-gloss finish for spaces that are susceptible to moisture. For high-traffic areas that you’d like to shine, but still be able to clean, opt for eggshell or satin finishes. And, finally, for a surface that is subtle without imperfections, you want a flat or matte finish. 

Choosing the right paint is crucial for the longevity of the paint – and the beauty of the room. Consulting with professional painters may be the best road to a successful outcome. 

TRICO PAINTING Co. offers high-quality, premium painting services for the interior and exterior of your home. It is a family-run business with years of experience – and many satisfied customers throughout Roseville, CA, and the surrounding areas.