Picking Paint – Top tips on the best paint and colours to use in your Hotel

It can be quite a challenge sometimes for hoteliers to decide on the best look for their hotel. Take a look at my top tips on the best colours and paint to use in your hotel to inspire you.


Firstly, I recommend selecting easy to maintain and washable paints for the interior of your hotel.  As we all know how accidents happen and walls and paintwork take quite a beating from luggage!

I believe it’s important to have a fresh & clean look, as it will appeal to your discerning guests and also make them feel welcomed.  Boutique hotels can either go for a dramatic, bold look or it can go the total opposite and go for a calming, softer look.. one with careful coordination.

Look to create a mood board with a few colours from a palette you are drawn to; colours that will reflect the sophisticated and elegant look you desire for your boutique hotel.  For a 5* feel, mixing neutrals with luxury tones like pewter, lilacs, grey, charcoal and whites can create not only a sense of space but that optimum luxurious feeling your guests desire.


Whether you have a modern hotel in need of a splash of drama, or a historical B&B that you would like to restore to a certain time period, here are a few fabulous paint companies that I recommend for you;

  1. Little Greene Paint Company

Little Greene are in partnership with English Heritage, they have combined research to discover the true historical colours used over several key periods in history. Little Greene also supply historical wallpapers that beautiful complement the company’s paint palettes. Each collection resurrects designs found in forgotten archives.

“We are particularly proud of our paints’ depth of colour – undertones that subtly change in different lights, providing real character and definition: the more complex the pigmentation the more interesting the colour.”

  1. Fired Earth

Fired Earth has a collection of 120 paint colours, including elegant neutrals, bold accents and charming pastels. Each colour in their palette echoes the hues and authenticity of our natural and cultural heritage.

“All our paints provide exceptional coverage, are practical, hardwearing and virtually odourless. Our Exterior Masonry provides a hardwearing smooth finish and protects against extreme weather conditions.”

  1. Farrow & Ball

With interior and exterior, modern and traditional finishes available in a large variety of colours, all which have been inspired by nature, the beautiful surroundings of Dorset or from historical homes.

Farrow & Ball have carefully crafted a palette of 132 colours, from the dusky ‘Stiffkey Blue’ all the way through to their vibrant ‘St Giles Blue’, they are sure to have a colour that will inspire you!

“There is true alchemy to our paints. It’s the high levels of pigment, rich resin binders, and the high refractory nature of our key ingredients that produces our signature immersive depth of colour”



If you would like any help with selecting the perfect colour palette for a ‘new look’ or total refurbishment, I would be delighted to arrange to visit you at your Hotel – Get in touch with us today.
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