What are the best ideas for bedroom paint colors? It all depends on whether you want your bedroom to be a soothing retreat or a bright welcome. Your favorite colors also factor into the decision, or the mood you’re seeking to strike.
If you want your bedroom to be a retreat from the hassles of the day, look to paint it in pale colors. You can branch out from the standard off-white tones. Green is supposed to have calming properties. The waiting room backstage for actors was allegedly painted for this purpose, and is called “the green room.” It is also the color of nature and will mesh with any natural plants you choose to showcase in your windows. Dark green, however, will soak up the light and is difficult to paint with. It will take several coats to get it uniform. It is important to stick to pale tones and highlight with botanical prints. Try a light apple green or soothing sage tone.
Pale blues are versatile and range from sky blue to aqua to a tranquil cornflower blue. Blue can bring comfort and tranquility, but dark colors are as hard to paint as the dark greens. If you want a deep navy blue, consider painting just one wall, behind the bed, in that tone, to save yourself labor and trouble.
Tones like lavender and pink have a feminine feel but can lend a general airiness to the room. Purples have a sense of luxury, originally being the color of kings. Don’t overwhelm the room—use white bedding with accents in the color of the wall. A light buttery yellow will highlight the tones of sunlight entering your room and provide a good palette for other colorful elements.
A bright bold yellow, on the other hand, may bolt you awake in the mornings. Bold colors can be stimulating, so they may not provide the most conducive environment for sleeping. But if you have no trouble nodding off, then a bright color is the perfect environment to wake up in and add dramatic flair to your d�cor. Avoid dark shades in small rooms as they tend to soak up all the light. Go for a royal blue, rich eggplant or rich teal. Try to keep the rest of your room light for contrast. Look for bedding in contrasting lighter tones.
Neutral tones are popular since they offer the most opportunities for colorful accessorizing. But neutral tones don’t need to be boring. A luxurious grey, rich brown or metallic gold can spruce up your room. Consider pairing these with lively colored bedding and pillows. Set rich brown wood furniture against a light tan background. Hang sheer curtains on the wall to allow in plenty of light if you’re decorating with darker tones.
Always take the light in your room into consideration. A western facing room gets a more orange tint from the setting soon. Eastern facing rooms get the pale morning light. Test a sample of any paint before committing. Paint a two foot by three foot sample from a small quart of the sample paint to see how it works in your room.