How to Match Wallpaper to Wall Paint Colors

How to Match Wallpaper to Wall Paint Colors

Whether it took you five minutes or five months, finalizing a room design with both wallpaper and wall paint is no easy feat. Before you install your wallpaper, it's helpful to know what coordinating paint colors you'll need to make the room feel complete.

Finding the perfect combination of wallpaper and wall paint colors can transform a room into a harmonious and visually appealing space. At Monarch Home, we understand the importance of achieving a seamless blend between your wallpaper and paint colors. That's why we provide four carefully curated paint color samples to help you coordinate and create a cohesive look.

In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of matching wallpaper to wall paint colors, enabling you to design a stunning and intentional room. Let's dive in!

Consider Our Recommended Paint Colors

To ensure a perfect match between your wallpaper and wall paint colors, take advantage of the four paint color samples provided by Monarch Home for the wallpaper of your choice.

These samples have been thoughtfully selected to complement our wallpaper designs and make the coordination process easier for you. Consider not only the wall color but also the trim color, as wallpaper cannot be applied to trim. By using paint tones that align with your chosen wallpaper, you'll achieve a seamless flow throughout the room, creating a cohesive and intentional design. 

Determine the Room Design and Placement of Wallpaper

Before finalizing your paint color choices, consider the room design and the placement of the wallpaper. Some designs may call for using wallpaper as an accent on one wall, while others may involve applying it to a portion of the wall, either at the top or bottom, with the other half separated by wood trim.

You may choose to adorn all four walls with wallpaper, with only the trim requiring paint. Understanding the desired effect and placement of wallpaper will help you select the right paint colors to complement and enhance the overall design.

Create a Cohesive Color Palette

Now that you have an idea of the room design and wallpaper placement, it's time to create a cohesive color palette.

Start by examining the dominant colors and tones in your chosen wallpaper. Identify the shades and undertones that stand out the most. We recommend using these hues as a starting point for your wall paint colors.

Look for paint shades that complement and harmonize with the wallpaper tones, creating a visual connection and a sense of continuity throughout the room. By using tones from your wallpaper, you'll achieve a cohesive and intentional color palette that ties the entire space together.

Paint Samples Are Your Best Friend

Before committing to a specific paint color, it's essential to test out your options. Paint small sample areas on your walls to see how the colors interact with the wallpaper.

Lighting can greatly influence the appearance of your paint colors. Take your time to observe how the wallpaper and paint colors interact throughout different times of the day. This testing phase will help you make an informed decision and ensure that the final result is exactly what you envisioned.

Did You Know You Can Color Match?

Color matching paint colors has become more accessible than ever thanks to modern technology. While our recommended colors are from Sherwin Williams, most paint or hardware stores can easily match it with the brand of paint they carry.

With the ability to match colors based on hex codes, you can achieve the exact shade you're looking for, ensuring a seamless integration with your existing color scheme and wallpaper selection. Don't let the lack of a specific paint brand deter you; color matching opens up a world of possibilities for creating your desired aesthetic.


Matching wallpaper to wall paint colors doesn't have to be a daunting task. With Monarch Home's provided paint color samples and a thoughtful approach, you can create a stunning and cohesive space that reflects your style and personality.

Remember to utilize the recommended paint colors for both walls and trim, as well as consider the room design and wallpaper placement. By creating a cohesive color palette and testing the options, you'll be on your way to achieving a perfectly coordinated room that exudes elegance and intention.

Get ready to transform your space with the seamless execution of wallpaper and paint colors, and enjoy the beautiful results!

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