Have you ever wondered  what paint is the best for your Singapore home? Afterall, paint colours determine the mood of your home. Save the hassle of changing home colours often and choose the best wall paint in Singapore at one go, instead. We talked with Livspace’s home stylist Renee Tan and put together this guide that will help you get the best paint for walls in your Singapore home! Read below to find popular Nippon paint colours, types of paints and their maintenance tips.

Types of Best Wall Paint in Singapore?

There are two types of paint colours available in the market. You can choose what paint is best for your home in Singapore. 

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 wall paint in Singapore as they are odourless, have anti-bacterial emulsion and a satin finish. They are also anti-rust. The choices are too many, therefore, it is best to discuss with your designer and he/she will be able to suggest the best type according to your preferences.

Looking for the best paint brand in Singapore? Check out Nippon and Dulux for the wide range of shades they offer. 

Special Effect Paint

Use special paint effect to accentuate your walls

This type of paint is used when you want paint 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 paint colours are used for 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 Wall Paints in Singapore

Here are some options 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: Memento Elegant and Memento Sparkle. Memento 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 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 offer a wide variety of special effect paints that 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 new 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.

Cost to Get the Best 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. Since painting is a huge part of the budget, knowing the estimated cost before-hand would be of great help to any homeowner. Here is a breakdown of the cost to get the best wall paint in Singapore. 

Estimated Price for Color Paint Service (BTO) 1 Lot

  • 2-room: SGD1000.00
  • 3-room: SGD1200.00
  • 4-room: SGD1500.00
  • 5-room: SGD1700.00

Estimated Price for Color Paint Service (Resale) 1 Lot with Sealer

  • 3-room: SGD1200.00
  • 4-room: SGD1600.00
  • 5-room: SGD1700.00
  • Executive: SGD2000.00
  • Maisonette: SGD2400.00

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

Trending colours

Here are some of the best paint colours  for walls in Singapore for the year. Get on the trend bandwagon with these colours! Make sure to also check out the Morandi colour of Nippon paint to get a better idea of what’s trending in the season.

This is the IT Morandi colour palette for reference
The muted pink proves to be the best Nippon paint colour for 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

A Trend You Should Definitely Try

Using the best 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 wall paint/colour blocking

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

“You should definitely try personalising your home with these trending wall colours to add some character and cheer to plain, dull walls. Make sure to try the colour-blocking trend since it will instantly liven up the walls of any room.”

Renee Tan

Interior Stylist, Livspace

Maintenance Tips

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 wall paint in Singapore (Cue: reach out to us!).

How Can Livspace Help You?

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