Some traditional royal paint colors include purple and rich blue. Purple, in particular, is a color that has been historically associated with royalty because of how expensive the dye was to make the color.
To plan ahead for a painting project, begin small and choose several colors to unify a theme in the room. A smaller room is easier to paint, while providing painters with more opportunities for error and experimentation, especially if they have never painted a room before.
One of the ways to choose colors and themes in a room is to plan ahead for the room's purpose and mood. Kitchens are usually lively environments when they feature bright colors and glossy textures. They can also be peaceful and contemplative environments when they feature cooler tones and surfaces. The same effect is applicable to other rooms in the home, such as the den or the bedroom.
Additionally, different colors react in different ways to lighting arrangements in the room, and combining natural light fixtures with the right colors can create a more personable atmosphere. Casting shadows across darker corners can lead the viewer's eye to focal points around the room and attract attention in a more organic way to other pieces, such as accenting ones.