Have you ever wondered  what paint is the best for the walls of your home? We spoke to Livspace’s home stylist Renee Tan and put together this guide that will help you get the best colour for walls in your Singapore home! Read below to find popular Nippon room painting colours, types of paints and even maintenance tips.

What Are the Types of Best Wall Paint in Singapore?

Basically, there are two types of wall paints available in Singapore. You can choose what paint is best for your home.

Colour Paint

Colour paints are commonly available with wide range of options

The most common type of paints are, obviously, the regular colour paint that are available in every shade and hue. These paints are considered the best designer wall painting ideas in Singapore as they are typically odourless, have anti-bacterial emulsion and a satin finish. They can also be anti-rust. You have a myriad of choices, so it’s best to discuss with your designer and he/she will be able to suggest the best colour for walls according to your preferences.

Special Effect Wall Paint

Use special paint effect to accentuate your walls

This type of paint is used when you want room painting colours to highlight a wall in your home. It comes in different textures and finishes such as linen, marble, metallic and so on. Special effect room painting colours can be used on feature walls in bedrooms, living rooms and other common spaces. They draw attention immediately and look eye-catching as well. 

What Options Come Under the Types of Best Designer Wall Paint in Singapore?

Here are some wall painting ideas that are quite popular in Singapore homes.


This wall is painted in Dulux colour paint

The best paint in Singapore, according to Singapore homeowners, is the regular colour paint. Since there is a wide variety of paints available in the market, homeowners can select any based on their needs. If they have children at home, we recommend washable paints so that there’s no hassle in cleaning and maintaining the walls. For specific concerns, our designers can suggest the popular Nippon paint colours or Dulux suitable for your home.


The brilliant blue on the textured wall stands out seamlessly

Momento special effect paint comes from the special line of semi-transparent and popular Nippon paint colours that can be applied over existing wall colours. It comes in a selection of top coat finishes. There are two available options in this line: Momento Elegant and Momento Sparkle. Momento Elegant introduces a stylish impression to walls with a luxurious finish. Whereas, Momento Sparkle (Silver, Gold or Pearl) adds a dash of glitz to walls. Popular among various homeowners, our designers love using Momento Sparkle.

Check out this special offering here.

Special Effect

This designer wall paint  finishes the feature wall with a rugged, cement like effect

Special effect paints are offered by the best paint brands in Singapore such as Nippon, Dulux and Performance Coatings International (PCI). Each of these brands offers a wide variety of special effect paints that can add character to your plain walls. While Momento is the special effect variety of paints offered by Nippon, Dulux offers a selection of fine featured finishes and textures such as Linen, Marble, Metallic and Velvet that add both a physical and visual dimension to the wall, bringing a unique touch and feel to home walls. PCI offers textured decorative wall and ceiling paints — Ottocento Ombre, Rust, Travertino Cement and Stucco.

How Much Does it Cost to Get the Best Designer Wall Paint in Singapore?

 It is best to calculate the costs for painting your house before-hand

While everyone wants to get the best paint brand in Singapore, it is also necessary to check if it is within your budget. Here is a breakdown of the costs to get the best designer wall paint in Singapore. 

Estimated Price for Colour Paint Service (BTO) 1 Lot

  • 2-room: SGD 1,000
  • 3-room: SGD 1,200
  • 4-room: SGD 1,500
  • 5-room: SGD 1,700

Estimated Price for Colour Paint Service (Resale) 1 Lot With Sealer

  • 3-room: SGD 1,200
  • 4-room: SGD 1,600
  • 5-room: SGD 1,700
  • Executive: SGD 2,000
  • Maisonette: SGD 2,400

Estimated price for faux design wall paint (price depends on design selected) starts from SGD7.20 per sq. ft.

*Please note that the prices mentioned here are indicative estimates. The exact prices may differ for different brands and location.

What Are Some Trending Room-Painting Colours?

Here are some ideas to help you choose the best colour for walls in Singapore this year. Get on the trend bandwagon with these colour palettes!

This is the IT Morandi colour palette for reference
The muted pink proves to be a great choice for the bedroom
An icy blue bedroom touched with wooden warmth
Teals to steal for your next bedroom colour
The yellow lends a spark to this otherwise neutral hued room

What Are Some Wall Painting Trends You Should Try?

Using the best designer wall paint in Singapore, one should definitely experiment with colour blocking in their home. This is something that our expert Renee Tan tells us. According to her, it instantly gives any room a boost and you end up with dreamy interiors. Hear it in her own words!

Multi-Colour for Wall/Colour Blocking

Try colour blocking for trendy walls
Refer to this colour palette to get the combination right

How Do You Maintain Designer Wall Paints?

Opt for paint that be scrubbed clean easily

Here are some tips for maintaining your walls post colour painting:

  • Apply carefully curated selection of hues to any room to create the desired mood.
  • Low maintenance, easy to wash off.
  • Use warm water and a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner.
  • To help keep walls clean, vacuum painted walls with soft brush attachment.
  • Avoid using excessive amounts of water when cleaning painted walls.

Here are some tips for maintaining your walls post special effect colour painting:

  • You can get it sealed with glaze or varnish for easy cleaning and help to withstand wear and tear.
  • To help keep walls clean, vacuum painted walls with soft brush attachment. Then wipe them down with a cloth-covered broom or mop (spray with a dusting agent for best results), or use an electrostatic dusting wipe.
  • Avoid using excessive amounts of water when cleaning painted walls.
  • Wipe away fingerprints and other marks soon after they appear.

We hope we were able to clarify what paint is best for your home in Singapore. You also know where to come if you need the best designer wall paint in Singapore (Cue: reach out to us!).

How Can Livspace Help You?

We hope you found our ideas useful! If you want your home to be just as beautiful, then look no further. Book an online consultation with Livspace today. Delivering safe home interiors has been our No. 1 priority. Click here to find out how interiors are being delivered following all safety protocols.