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Perfect paint colours for a summer home refresh

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Jun 12, 2023
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A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home makeover!

As the season of sunshine, lolling about and spending lazy afternoons sipping lemonade, the season of summer is the perfect theme (and mood!) for designing a home. It's also the perfect time to give any space a refreshing makeover, and one of the easiest and most effective ways to transform any room is selecting the right paint colours for it. Here are the perfect summer paint colours to bring in a happy lively burst of energy in any Indian home.



From sun-kissed yellows to cool coastal neutrals, vibrant corals to tranquil lavenders, and tropical paradise inspirations, there's a paint colour for every style and preference. When choosing a summer house paint, pick a shade that resonates with you and creates a space that reflects the vibrancy, relaxation and joy of the summer season. The best summer house paint schemes can transform your home into a coastal retreat with tranquil blue hues, energise a space with sunny citrus shades, bring the dreaminess of blue summer skies indoors, embrace the verdant freshness of leafy greens or create a whimsical pastel floral sanctuary. The key is to have fun with colours to echo the emotion across the walls.


If you’re renovating your house and trying to work out the best wall colour combination for summer house colours or can’t find a starting point for the perfect summer home interior design, you’ll need a reliable and seasoned designer to help you along the way. While we all dream of a beautiful home, taking time out of our daily schedules and finding the right people to work with is often easier said than done. With this thought in mind, India’s largest paint giant Asian Paints created the Beautiful Homes Service. Enlisting expert interior designers, who’ve worked across the length and breadth of the industry, the Beautiful Homes Service takes care of executing every task in your home renovation from start to finish. 

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This ensures a hassle-free and time-saving experience for anyone with a vision to remodel their home (or redesign a particular room), but lacks the ideas, time or patience to coordinate and project manage between the army of people required to finish the job.



If you’re trying to find the right summer hue for any room in the house, first order a colour catalogue from Asian Paints to physically view a range of shade cards around the light in a space. Sometimes, you could pick a unique texture or material for a wall, but not find a similarly striking or complementing colour to continue following the summer house paint idea. If a shade of paint doesn’t do the trick, consider adding prints along the other walls or surfaces. For a different aesthetic, you can play around with textures, prints and patterns with a range of Nilaya wall coverings by Asian Paints—our go-to most-trusted brand. You could even bring in a designer twist with wallpapers by fashion designer Sabyasachi or home décor label Good Earth; or choose the mesmerising Colour of the Year for 2023, Silver Escapade.

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1. Serene Seaside

When you think of summer house colour ideas, you’re probably thinking of a coastal beach house in tranquil soothing hues of the ocean. Capture the essence of a sunny beach day by painting your walls in muted shades of sand, ecru or light aqua. These colours evoke a sense of calm and serenity, making your home feel like a coastal oasis. Imagine stepping into your living room [MA1] and instantly feeling the cool ocean breeze against your face. Pair these colours with crisp white furnishings and natural accents—such as woven baskets or driftwood-inspired décor—to create a beach-inspired retreat. Add touches of seashell white or sandy beige for a truly immersive coastal experience.

2. Summer Sky

Imagine lying in a field, gazing up at the clear blue sky dotted with fluffy white clouds. Recreate this summer sky paint colour inspiration by painting your walls in a mix of soft sky-blue shades. This unexpected touch will add an airy and dreamy ambiance to any room. While this summer house paint idea works beautifully in any room, it’s a gorgeous palette for creating a soothing ambience in a bedroom or a reading nook. Combine this with a ceiling cool paint and light ethereal fabrics (like sheer curtains or linen bedding), along with natural materials such as rattan furniture or bamboo accents to tie the space together. Introduce pops of sunshine yellow or warm orange through decorative pillows or design objects to create a cheerful contrast.

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3. Citrus Zest

Citrus-inspired hues bring a burst of bright energy to any space and are the perfect paint for summer. Create these summer house colours by painting an accent wall in a juicy orange or lemon yellow shade to infuse your home with the spirit of summer. If that’s too loud for your taste, you could create a vibrant panel across a wall with removable accessories, such as the drapes in this living room. These lively colours work exceptionally well in kitchens and dining areas to stimulate the appetite and create a cheerful atmosphere. Picture yourself cooking in a kitchen adorned with sunny citrus walls, the vibrant colours energising you as you prepare your favourite summer recipes. 

Complement the vibrant walls with sleek, modern furniture and accessories in neutral tones (such as white or light grey) for a balanced look that allows the citrus shades to take centre stage. Finish the space with citrus-scented candles or bowls of fresh fruits to complete the sensory experience.


4. Blushing Blossoms

Summer is the season of blooming flowers, and incorporating floral-inspired shades into your home can create a romantic and whimsical atmosphere. Opt for soft summer house colours such as pastel pinks, lilacs, peaches in shades of white to add a touch of femininity to your space. These delicate colours work wonders in bedrooms or living areas, where they can create a soothing and inviting ambiance. Pair the blushing blossom walls with vintage-inspired furniture and dainty accessories, such as a vintage vanity table or a crystal chandelier, for a timeless and charming look. Enhance the floral theme with floral-patterned fabrics, such as for the curtains or bedding, to create a cohesive and enchanting space.

5. Leafy Green

Nature is in full bloom during the summer months, and what better way to celebrate it than by incorporating shades of leafy green into your home? From refreshing mint to deep emerald, green hues bring a sense of rejuvenation and harmony. By painting walls in a lush green colour, you can recreate an indoor oasis that echoes elements of the outdoors. Imagine entering your living room and being greeted by a cascade of vibrant green walls that instantly transport you to a serene forest. The natural, earthy tones of green create a soothing and calming environment, perfect for unwinding after a long summer day. Pair the leafy green walls with natural wood furniture, such as a rustic coffee table or a reclaimed wood bookshelf, to enhance the organic feel. Add touches of botanical prints, whether through artwork or patterned cushions, to further accentuate the connection to nature. Finish the space with potted plants, bringing the freshness of the outdoors into your home.

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6. Sun-Kissed Yellow

Bring the warmth and radiance of the summer sun into your home by incorporating sun-kissed yellow tones. Painting your walls in shades of buttery yellow or golden sunshine can instantly uplift a mood and create a cheerful atmosphere. To create a harmonious balance, style the yellow walls with white or light beige furniture. Colourblock this paint for summer with accents of emerald green or turquoise through furniture, decorative pieces or artwork to create a vibrant and refreshing contrast.


7. Pale Peach

If bold and playful summer statement colours are out of your comfort zone, consider a more soothing summer house paint like pale peach. If that, too, is too colourful for your room, a dusty beige will be the perfect earthy summer shade for an Indian home. While this colour is muted and sober, it still helps bring in more personality in a room. It pairs perfectly with Indian wooden furniture, art and accessories, and can serve as a clear canvas for more vibrant pieces just as bed linens, décor pieces or a rug.

8. Tranquil Lavender

Lavender is a soothing and delicate colour that can evoke a sense of calm and tranquillity, making it perfect for creating a serene summer retreat in your home. Paint your bedroom walls in shades of lavender to promote relaxation and a more restful sleep. A summer paint like dusty lavender can be complemented with soft white or cream furnishings to create an ethereal and dreamy atmosphere. Incorporate metallic accent points through the light fittings and a mix and match of textiles to add a depth within this sophisticated yet cool hue.

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9. Cool Coastal Neutrals

For those who prefer a more understated and timeless summer aesthetic, opt for cool coastal neutrals as summer house colours. Shades of soft blueish-grey, sandy beige and crisp white create a breezy and sophisticated atmosphere reminiscent of a summer vacation by the sea. Walls with elegant neutral summer house paint schemes will make any space a calm and relaxed one. Complement these colours with natural materials such as jute rugs, rattan furniture or driftwood accents to enhance the coastal theme. Or introduce pops of jewel tones through decorative elements (like this ruby red console) to add depth and visual interest in the space.

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10. Tropical Paradise

Transport yourself to a lush tropical paradise by incorporating vibrant tropical paint for summer into your home. Think vibrant greens, sunny yellows and exotic oranges. Paint an accent wall in a tropical leaf green to create a focal point that instantly captures attention. Pair it with furniture in bright yellow or orange for a bold and playful look, or a darker finish if you’re feeling broody. Add tropical elements through a ceramic vase with flowers, rugs or artwork to enhance the theme and create a vibrant and energetic space. Complete the tropical paradise with lush indoor plants, like palms or monstera, to bring the natural beauty of the tropics indoors.


For the most interesting, well-designed décor products in summer house paint schemes under one roof, step into an AP Homes store in your city. With a curation of products and solutions from a family of brands, AP Homes is your one-stop shop to create a home or space that tells your unique story. Whether you’re looking to choose well-designed objects to pair with summer paint on your walls or products and finishes to complement your summer home interior design, AP Homes houses everything from furnishings and fixtures to home automation solutions.

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