Paint Trends for Condos & Apartments in 2024
Commercial Painting

Paint Trends for Condos & Apartments in 2024

Posted on February 13, 2024

Keeping your apartment or condo looking up to date is important for attracting new tenants—and keeping your current ones happy. And while you could simply reapply the paint color you had on the walls already, changing it up every so often can make a drastic difference to your space. Our paint professionals have identified beautiful color trends for condos and apartments in 2024—colors that are sure to make any family feel at home. 

After all, the paint color you have on your walls makes a difference on the emotions of those inside. Color communicates directly to our emotions and cognition. The hues you select can create a warm, calming space or a high-energy zone.

elevators inside an apartment building with blue walls

In condos and apartments, you have the additional challenging task of satisfying multiple tastes while keeping a cohesive building aesthetic. This, on top of the significant financial investment involved in painting a multi-family property, means your color decision is not to be taken lightly.

This is where our professional condo and apartment painters come in to assist. We’ve taken our commercial painting expertise and our knowledge of paint trends for condos and apartments and compiled it into our paint color recommendations. 

How Often Do You Need to Paint Condos & Apartments? 

certapro painter watching crew member paint apartment exterior on lift

First things first: when should you paint your condo or apartment? 

Though there are typically no specific laws requiring landlords to paint walls every two or three years (aside from a few specific locations), it is recommended to repaint condo interiors every 3-5 years, and exterior walls every 3-10 years. These recommendations depend on a variety of factors, including the material and environment of your condo or apartment.

However, landlords are required to provide a habitable premise. This means painting could be needed in situations where there is mold, lead-based paint, or other concerns. We recommend doing an annual interior and exterior check of your space to avoid these problems arising in your space.  

Trending Exterior Colors for Condos & Apartments 

The exterior paint color of your condo or apartment should make your great first impression. It should help showcase what kind of space you have and draw people in. 

Anne Diedrich, interior designer at Sherwin-Williams, says, “You have one chance to make a great first impression. With all the technology people use to look for homes ― from tablets to smartphones to computers ― exteriors really do need to make an impact, and not just in person.”

To do this, many condos and apartments use a lighter color scheme to make their buildings look bigger on the outside. Other colors are typically used sparingly: darker colors on areas that need to be hidden and bright colors on accents that need to stand out. 

With that in mind, here are a few trending exterior colors we’ve been seeing in 2024: 

Off-White Meets Subtle Gray: 

grey and white condo exterior

If you want a neutral exterior that is not too stark or too warm, you might consider a subtle gray with a hint of off-white. This color combination can create a sophisticated and elegant look, while also blending in with the environment. Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray is one of the most timeless colors, as it can work well with many different materials such as wood, stone, and brick. Valspar’s Swiss Coffee is another versatile off-white that can pair well with a white washed brick or a darker trim.

A Hint of Blue: 

blue apartment buidings

Blue is a color that can convey a sense of calmness, serenity, and trust. It can also add some personality and charm to a light exterior, especially when used on doors, trim, or porch ceilings. A hint of blue can also create a coastal vibe, which is perfect for condos and apartments near the water. Upward by Sherwin Williams is a beautiful light blue that can uplift and energize any outdoor space. Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy is a classic navy blue that can create a striking contrast with a white or cream exterior.

Trending Interior Colors for Condos & Apartments

The interior color schemes of your condo or apartment are just as important as what is on the outside. The colors inside of your building should match the desired mood and personality of your space. Most importantly, you’ll want to consider the preferences of your residents. Typically, older individuals gravitate towards warmer tones, while younger people often favor cooler shades.

Sherwin-Williams’ multi-family market color specialist, Ashley Banbury, challenges the assumption that multi-family unit walls must be white. Here are a few interior colors that have really enhanced our spaces in 2024: 

For a Unique Pop: Try Jewel Tones

green jewel tone wall for apartment interior

Jewel tones in multiple different colors are making a comeback, adding contrast and personality to neutral or monochrome interiors. These colors are influenced by the 1970s revival and the desire for more fun and whimsy in decor. For example, Sherwin-Williams’ Cascades is a dark and royal green that can enhance any room.

For the Modern Space: Warm Neutrals 

interior of condo with warm, neutral interiors

Warm neutrals such as beige, taupe, and cream are replacing cool grays as the new base for cozy spaces. These colors reflect the natural materials and reach the public’s need for a clean space. Valspar’s Oatlands Subtle Taupe is a versatile and timeless neutral that can complement any color scheme.

Paint Your Condo or Apartment with CertaPro Painters®

The CertaPro team understands just how important it is to work with a company you can rely on. Our teams deliver work promptly, to specification, and within budget. In addition to a variety of interior and exterior commercial painting services, we offer a complimentary professional color consultation to ensure a smooth and hassle-free color selection process. 

Get started with CertaPro Painters® today by filling out our free, no-obligation form. Or, you can call our office to get in touch with one of our locally owned and operated CertaPro teams!