I’ll admit that waking up early and leaving a cozy bed isn’t always enticing, but creating a bedroom that’s energizing and mood-boosting can make it a lot easier. Since colors and light effect our mood, there’s a strong case for a colorful bedroom. Introduce those pops of color with paint, bedding, or artwork, to create a colorful designers bedroom.
Choosing the perfect colors for your designer bedroom may seem a little tricky. Luckily, you can make the decision easier by thinking about the environment you want to create in your bedroom, then picking colors that create that feeling. For instance, you might choose a blue shade if you want a cozy, calming room, or you might go with yellow for a more cheerful atmosphere. Start by looking for style inspiration, then choose a color family and hue.
Define your style – Picture your newly decorated Bedroom
Look online or in magazines for pictures to help you define your style. If an endless array of color choices is starting to overwhelm you, create an inspiration board. Either collect pictures from design magazines and attach them all to a whiteboard or cork board or use an online site like Pinterest to save pictures you find while you’re browsing. Once you collect about 10-15 pictures you love, pick out the colors you see most often to help make your decision easier.
Often, you’ll find that you’re drawn to similar images again and again. If your inspiration board is really eclectic, you might opt for a neutral paint color, then scour flea markets, thrift stores, and home decor shops for unique, funky art and decor you can hang on the walls.
Base your color scheme on your furniture for a cohesive look
Unless you’re furnishing your bedroom from scratch, it’s a good idea to consider the furniture, bedding, and decor you already have when you’re choosing a paint color.
If you introduce an entirely new color that doesn’t match your furniture, you may make your bedroom look too busy or chaotic. Your wall color doesn’t need to match your furniture perfectly, but it should all flow together.
If you have a painting in your bedroom that you absolutely love, you might pick out a subtle tone from the picture as the inspiration for your walls. You can also use colors from other dominant pieces like your floor rug, a chair, or your bedspread, and choose paint colors that match these hues.
For instance, if you have white furniture, you might pick serene tones like light blue or shades of purple and lavender that exude a calm, serene energy.
If you have furniture made of dark wood, you might paint your walls warm beige and find bedding in a warm floral pattern you really love. Then, you could add a bold rug, curtains, and artwork in colors that reflect the tones in your bedding for a cozy, cheerful feel.
White – High-energy yet calming
Some may say white is the absence of all colors. In fact, sometimes neutral hues give the space a more timeless and open feel while also allowing other design highlights to stand out more. A pure, cool shade of white can really energize the entire bedroom.
You can use soft white bedding and nature-inspired shades to turn white walls into an inviting and romantic atmosphere, or you can use a stark white backdrop for bold art and patterned bedding.
Use Bold Colors as Splashes around the Bedroom
Primary colors and other over-saturated hues can be overwhelming in a bedroom. It’s best to use colors that are softened slightly, such as a red tinted with gray or blue that’s been mixed with a little white. Then, you can introduce brighter splashes of that color in your other design details like your bedding or wall hangings.
Opt for Neutral Colors if…
you want the focus to be on your furniture and decor. Neutrals are colors like white, gray, and tan, although they can also include very light shades of other colors, including green, yellow, pink, and blue. Neutrals tend to fade into the background, so they’re great for creating a subtle ambiance. You can then use your furnishings, bedding, and decor to add pops of color to your room.
A Jaw-dropping Bedroom on your mind?
Instead of using crayon red in your room, you might opt for a slightly darker ruby shade for a more sophisticated feel, or terracotta walls exude warmth. The fact that its unexpected makes it perfect for anyone who likes to experiment with color but doesn’t love bright neon and playful pastels.
A bedroom painted in a nature-inspired khaki green and decorated with warm vanilla, lighter and darker shades of green and blue are soothing.
Blush Pink can feel French Country Chic by adding high-impact black and white wall art. For an unexpected contrast blush pink also pairs nicely with steel blue gray tones and even bright red.
A soothing soft blue feels like fresh air when you walk into the room. It adds an ethereal, dreamy quality to every space but also offers a ton of versatility, making it particularly well-suited for the bedroom.
Yellow’s shining personality Bright beautiful marigold represents cheer, so if you want to spread warmth and energy, this is the color for you. Pair this lemon yellow with navy blue and olive green, incorporate accent pieces with metallic finishes, gives a glamorous aesthetic. These finishes accentuate yellow’s shining personality.
While we often think of bright whites and crisp, light hues when trying to open up a smaller space, there’s also a strong case for going darker. Inkier tones are known to amplify smaller spaces. The soft black color in a bedroom make it feel special and intimate.
A strategy to pull light from all directions to create a range of shifting light experiences is painting with High gloss paints. The dark rich, liquidy sheen of the finish bounces light around a dark room and is a surefire way to make a bold statement.
Who says pale beige is boring?
Dependable, versatile, warm, and subtle, oat’y cream is one of the best colors for a bedroom. A super light taupe shade will contrast just enough with crisp bright whites linens while also injecting warmth into the space. The results are edgy and industrial yet gentle and understated. It also brings to mind long walks on a sandy beach. Add pops of cheerful colors with décor, throws and pillows.
New App/Tool to try
New Apps and Online tools can help you come up with bedroom paint ideas and help you pick the perfect shade.
Uploading your own photo, or choosing one of the pre-loaded rooms is a simple way to try any color/s. Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Glidden Paints, Sherwin Williams, to name a few, all have these new digital tools.
Spend some time exploring bedroom color ideas before you decide on a bedroom color scheme. From warm and cozy neutrals to bright and bold, bedroom colors can make a big difference in the mood you are going for. Remember accent colors can really set the tone.
To truly make your bedroom a place of your dreams, select colors that express your personal style.