Setting up your own restaurant is no small feat! Aside from crafting and perfecting your food and menu items, you also have to consider what your place is going to look like.  There are so many things to take into account when planning for your restaurant’s look and design. Things like—What type of cuisine do you offer? Do you have any brand color palettes that you’d like to incorporate?

Thinking of doing something neutral and classy? We have a roster of  minimalist restaurant color options for you below!

Minimalist colors for restaurants

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It’s hard to go wrong with a minimalist color palette and interior design. It’s a sure hit among post-happy customers. A lighter neutral palette will also make your shop feel cleaner, bigger, and brighter. The downside? A lot of shops, restaurants, and cafes are also rocking this look. Don’t let this deter you from still going for this look, though. Instead, try shaking things up a bit by adding a splash of something different in your space.

Add a little detail

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Try simple stencil designs or painted texts to create a unique and perfectly Instagrammable spot in your restaurant. Check out the article below for some ideas.

#FromHousetoHome: Boysen’s Accent Wall Paint Ideas

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Aiming for something simpler and classier? Use painted arch wall accents instead! It’s still minimalist by nature, but adds a much needed pop of personality and color into the space. Read more about arch accent wall ideas here.

For painting your interiors, it’s best to go with a water-based paint. Water-based paints tend to give off little to no paint odor as compared to their solvent counterparts. Our recommendations for restaurants? Try Virtuoso Silk Touch. It’s a water-based interior paint that dries to a luxurious matte finish. (No annoying glare from overhead lights!) It’s also formulated with an easy clean technology that makes messes super easy to clean.

Some Final Notes

The taste and quality of the food should be the top priority for any restaurant or food business. But, don’t forget how you present the food to your customers, too! Sometimes, having a very aesthetic and Instagrammable place is enough to pull in new customers. Come for the photos, stay for the food, am I right? So if you have any other questions on paints and colors, don’t hesitate to reach out! Send us an email at We’re always happy to help.

And if you’re still on the fence about the color palette to use for your up and coming resto, you can check out other options at our showroom, The Color Library, download the Boysen App for on-the-go browsing, or bookmark some design and color inspos from this blog. Happy painting!

Feature Image by Hayffield L on Unsplash 


Inah is an avid overplanner with a manic desire to organize everything. She dedicates most of her time and attention to her two chunky dogs, Prince and Peanut. If there's a bit of extra time on hand, she will spring clean her entire house.

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