5 Paint Colours You Should Avoid When Renovating Your Condo

paint colours

When picking a paint colours for your condo, look at its walls and decide which colours would give them life. There are a lot of possibilities when it comes to choosing paint colours for your home.

Some paint colour combinations and ideas can create a perfect home environment for yourself and your family. But a wrong turn around the colour wheel can make the same condo look dreadful, unappealing, and repulsive.

While some paint colours are versatile and can be applied to any condo interior, there are also some other colours or colour combinations that should better be avoided. Here are some paint colours to avoid when painting your condo.

Paint Colours That You Should Avoid

1. Sunset Yellow

paint colours
Image Credit: Interior Design Tips

If you are living in a warm and humid region such as Singapore, then your weather is always hot and thus, there is no need to emphasise physical warmth through the paint colours of your walls.

Any shade of yellow, specifically sunset yellow, gives a feeling of warmth which is great for colder places such as Canada. But in hot environments, it is best avoided.

2. Crimson Red

paint colours
Image Credit: Elledecor

Crimson red (or other shades of dark red) on your walls would radiate more heat compared to other paint colours. This is again not desirable in the hot and humid weather of Singapore.

If you want to paint your condo walls crimson red, then you should limit it to just one wall and paint all the other walls in neutral colours or white. This combination will take away the heavy saturation brought about by crimson red and balance it with neutral colours.

3. Peacock Green

paint colours
Image Credit: Dsigners

It rains most of the time in Singapore, and the humidity generated creates an ideal environment for flying insects to breed. Walls covered in peacock green act as a magnet for these insects.

If you do not want to be surprised by these tiny critters in your condo, then it is better to avoid peacock green or any other shade of dark green.

4. Pitch Black

paint colours
Image Credit: Interior Design Ideas

Although raven black or pitch-black is often used extensively in traditional Asian designs, it absorbs the ambient light in your rooms. You should try to avoid it. But if you have to use it, then combine it with lighter shades of grey.

It also mixes well with light-coloured furnishings and curtains. You can also create a dramatic appearance by using a combination of small amounts of pitch black, crimson red, and some other neutral tones.

5. White

paint colours
Image Credit: Architecture Art Design

Western and Asian cultures differ when it comes to regarding the colour white. In the West, white symbolizes holiness, sanctities, and piety. But in Asian countries, white is regarded as the colour of mourning, death, and sadness.

You should avoid painting all your walls white. But white can be used for painting the ceilings of your house, provided you use brighter and happier paint colours for the walls.


Your home is a reflection of your personality. It is your second persona – it does not matter whether it is a brand new home or an old house that was built hundreds of years ago.

The colours you choose to paint your walls should signify your style and attitude towards life. This is why you should always begin by picking light colours from the colour palette.

Most people tend to have preferred colour combinations or a single favourite colour, and that can be used as the basis to draw your palette from. But it is always better to seek professional advice or help before you finalize your decision.

You can contact a good interior designer who would not only consider the paint colours of your walls but also the design of the house as a whole – including the colour of the walls, the lighting, the placement of the furniture in the rooms, the vacant space, and the texture of the colour of the walls.

Moreover, a good interior designer can also look into your lifestyle and pursue the matching of the wall paint colours from that angle.

Seeking Landed Property Builders in Singapore?


Builders.sg is a platform that connects property owners to trusted architects and builders across Singapore. If you live in Singapore and are looking for local landed property builders or architectswelcome to Builders.sg! 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like