How to Choose the Right Paint Colors for Your Bedroom

How to Choose the Right Paint Colors for Your Bedroom

A bedroom is your personal sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Whether it’s a primary bedroom, guest room, teens room, or nursery, the wall colors will have an influence on what you feel in the room.

For a majority of people, calm and soothing colors work best in a bedroom. However, there is nothing wrong with choosing deep, bright, or saturated colors to feel more awake, alert, or romantic. Set the right mood by learning how to pick colors for bedroom walls from these three popular groups of hues.

Soothing Neutrals

Neutral colors are always a safe, classic choice for a bedroom. Some popular neutral colors include:

  • Ivory
  • Taupe
  • Black
  • Grey
  • White

Neutral colors are popular backdrops for bedrooms because they integrate seamlessly with other bright colors in bedding, carpeting, curtains and artwork. Neutral bedroom walls will allow you to express your creativity and transform your space by accenting vivid patterns and colors. If you prefer to keep your bedroom all neutral, you can add interest with layered bedding and textured accessories for a soft tone-on-tone style.

Learning how to choose neutral bedroom colors means taking the underlying tones of the paint into consideration. For example, white paint is rarely pure white. It may be mixed with other hues to create subtle undertones of pink, blue, yellow, or brown, for example. The goal of the undertone is to match your furnishings, carpet and bedding, else the room could feel subconsciously unpleasant. We here at Done Right Remodeling work with several local paint experts who may help determine the best neutral shades and undertones for your bedroom.

Peaceful Pastels

Pastel colors are soft, relaxing, and result in serene surroundings. Some popular pastel colors may include:

  • Soft Blues
  • Lavendars
  • Greens
  • Yellows
  • Pinks

A bedroom with a pastel wall color can result in an elegant feel. Find the sophisticated side of pastels by mixing and matching a few washed-out colors that you’d find in your favorite quilt, add light grey bedding and accessories into the mix, become inspired by watery coastal hues, or anchor a bedroom with light and pretty walls with darker furnishings.

Expressive Colors

If bold and bright colors make you happy, why not paint the walls to bring a smile to your face? If you’re an energetic person who loves to be surrounded by saturated colors, embrace the look. For example, if you love bright, fresh interiors, try deep spring green walls. Experiment with lively combinations, such as coral and dark green, or red and taupe.

There are a few guidelines to remember when choosing dark paint colors for bedrooms, such as black or navy blue, especially if the space is small.

  • Avoid feeling boxed in. You don’t need to paint every wall the same color.
  • Accent with color. Choose an accent wall to paint and leave the other walls a lighter color.
  • Emphasize length with color. If you have a deep, narrow bedroom, paint one of the longer walls to highlight the length of the room.

Keep in mind that light colors make a space look larger and darker colors make a space look smaller. If there’s a lot of natural light streaming into the bedroom, the room can also appear larger.