In case you’re managing a bed & breakfast, a polished presentation is a crucial bit of the business. Indeed, it’s practically difficult to get by in the very focused hospitality business if your property looks uninviting.
With that in mind, the best way to go about decorating a bed and breakfast is to choose colors that can create a cozy and homey yet trendy environment which matches a laid-back lifestyle.
Here are a few ideas you can use to arm up your bed and breakfast’s color palette and blow your guests away.
Not only is taupe an all-time favorite in the United States; it has also been selected as the color of the year 2017. For a beautiful shade of taupe that’s glamorous, dramatic, mysterious and warm, you can draw inspiration from the earth tones outside.
According to professional painting contractors, Sherwin Williams’ Temperate Taupe or Manila from Benjamin Moore are two beautiful taupe varieties that feel naturally cozy all year round. And since today’s guests expect a surprising and exciting ambiance, you may want to consider spicing up your color palette with an intense hue like Greenery.
Orange and yellow are two beautiful and inviting colors that work best in dining rooms. However, toned-down shades like Adventure Orange, Orange Ice, Hawthorne Yellow or Friendly Yellow can lend a nice, sunnier look to any space that doesn’t get too much light. For a well-defined color palette and a more cheerful overall response, you can add a rich shade of burgundy, navy, green, brown, gray or black.
Though white may seem too crisp, sterile, boring and cold, the right shade can open the door to a world of pleasant surprises. Soft off whites like Summer White, White Hyacinth or Mayonnaise are the best shades to transform your bed and breakfast into the epitome of tranquility.
Furthermore, pairing beautiful hues of white with natural textures is a surefire way to create an inviting decor. Whites with blue or green undertones are also wonderful choices for decorating public areas where guests can socialize and cool off during the hottest summer days.
Purple Cream, Lite Lavender and Potentially Purple are good color options for any exterior or interior expected to emanate warmth, charm, and sophistication. If your guestrooms are white, for instance, then the rest of your bed and breakfast can take on a more dramatic color like purple.
What we like most about this color is that it doesn’t scream for attention, yet it has a presence. Combined with the right elements, a soft and sweet tone of purple can create a relaxing environment, just perfect for unwinding at the end of a busy day.
Professional decorators also encourage hotel operators to mix and match warm and cool neutral tones with natural fabrics that can soften the feel of the guestrooms. This can help you create a layered look that will make the entire decor more trendy and interesting yet cozy enough for your guests to feel welcome and right at home.
If you’re a fan of darker and bolder shades like Basil, Classic Burgundy or Blue Grotto, opting for an eggshell or satin paint instead of a gloss finish can make your bed and breakfast more appealing.
Our painting contractors and color consultants can suggest a wide range of color combinations for every segment of the hospitality industry. To review the products and services Matt the Painter can provide, feel free to visit our website or call our office.