Bedroom Paint Color Ideas

Your bedroom is your personal space. Choose the colors that best suit your style.

Consider the occupants of the bedroom when evaluating bedroom paint color ideas.

No room in the home reveals the occupant's personality quite like the bedroom. It's where we unwind and rest at the end of a long day, and where we awake to face a new day's challenges.


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When it comes to creating the right feel for your bedroom, color is key. Finding the perfect paint colors to turn your bedroom into a personal retreat is easy if you keep some tips in mind.

Consider the occupant's age. For a room in which adults will sleep, neutral shades are popular, but don't be afraid of color. Rich reds and warm browns can create a sultry and romantic mood; gold tones can add a sense of luxury. Consider an accent wall, such as the wall behind the bed's headboard, in a bright or dark color if you feel timid about adding too much color.

Bright reds and oranges may not be the best colors for adults seeking a space to unwind in the evenings, but if one of those hues is your child's favorite, go for it. Touches of a bright shade will turn your bedroom into a cheery space.

For a tranquil, spa-like space, soft neutrals with touches of warm brown and cool, soothing blues are good choices. Soft green hues can also create a calming effect. White can also create a soothing atmosphere; pair with soft shades and neutrals or, for a contemporary looks that pops, bright or black accents. Lighter shades and pastels can also help a small room feel larger and more airy.

The same goes for purple, a favorite of teen and tween girls: that color stimulates brain activity, so it's a good choice if your child studies in their room. A child's bedroom is a great place to stray from traditional colors, so let your child use his or her creativity to create their perfect space.

You'll also want to consider whether you want to paint your walls in solid colors or include patterns. Stripes, stencil patterns, sponge painting and textures can add a touch of style to any bedroom. Consider a colorful mural in a child's room for a personal touch. Smaller patterns lend themselves to a more traditional look; larger geometric patterns, bold stripes and sweeps are compatible with a more contemporary look. For a truly unique look consider a pattern or mural on the bedroom ceiling, or consider painting your ceiling the same shade as your walls. Some interior designers recommend ordering your ceiling paint with reduced colorant so the ceiling's color saturation will be about half the strength of your wall paint.

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