The right colors will turn your master bedroom into the personal retreat you crave.
Choosing paint colors for your master bedroom is one of the most important steps you’ll take in creating the perfect personal space. Your choices should reflect your personality and decorating style. Because today’s master bedroom suites are typically larger than the other bedrooms in your home, you have many options, and you can combine and layer colors to create a unique look.
If your master bedroom includes a bathroom and a dressing or sitting area, you’ll want to plan your colors for all of those spaces as a whole. That doesn’t mean the paint colors in your bedroom and bathroom need to match, but they should complement one another. Picking up accent colors in one room and incorporating those colors into the other will create a unified look that will turn your bedroom into a personal suite.
Consider what mood you want to set in your master bedroom. Most homeowners want this space to set a calming mood, with soothing colors. But that doesn’t mean that bright or dark colors have no place in your bedroom. If you don’t want to go all-out, you can paint a brighter color on one accent wall, then paint the other walls white or a pale neutral shade.
Once you’ve chosen what color or colors you wish to use, think about how you want to use them.
If you want more color on your bedroom walls, let your passions be your guide. Love green? Green is a great color for bedrooms, because it has elements of both warm and cool, and there is a wide range of tints from which you can choose. Try forest or fern green walls with trim in a creamy white.
Cool and soothing blues are a natural for the bedroom. In traditional bedrooms, deeper shades of blue create a stately backdrop for antiques and classic furnishings, as well as artwork. There are plenty of muted and pale tones of blue that create a soft look for those who don’t want a dark color on their walls. Softer blue shades look good with brown accents; pair deep blue and navy with white for a crisp look. Blue and green can also be used together to create a cool, soothing look.
If red is your favorite color, you can use it in the bedroom, but use caution. Red stimulates, and too much of it can be overwhelming. Choose a muted tint, or try using red on just one wall, either behind your headboard or on a wall that has large windows, to break up the intense color.
The same tips hold true for yellow and orange as they do for red. Softer shades will be more relaxing. Even black can work in your master bedroom, but be sure to balance it with white trim, and add color with bright touches such as yellow or turquoise.
Bedroom Color Options From Soothing to Romantic
Cheerful Purple Bedroom
Modern Orange Bedroom
Coral and Kelly Green Bedroom
Pink and Purple Girl’s Bedroom
Chocolate Brown Master Bedroom
Brown Guest Bedroom
Sage Master Bedroom
Grey Master Bedroom
Coastal Blue Master Bedroom
Bright Yellow Bedroom
The colors you love to wear, to have around you, reflect your personality and tastes. When choosing paint colors for your bedroom, the number of choices can seem overwhelming. There are no hard-and-fast rules, but it’s good to keep some guidelines in mind.
Think about the rooms you spend time in, and how they make you feel. Do you prefer a room that is light and airy, or dark and cozy? Do you prefer solid hues on your walls, or paint with some type of pattern? Stripes, stencil patterns, sponge painting and textures can add a touch of style to any bedroom. Consider your decorating style. Smaller patterns lend themselves to a more traditional look, while larger patterns and geometric shapes, bold stripes and sweeps are more compatible with a contemporary look.
For a tranquil, spa-like space, soft neutrals with touches of warm browns and cool, soothing blues are good choices. Soft green hues can also create a calming effect. White can also create a soothing atmosphere; pair it 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, and touches of a bright shade will turn your bedroom into a cheery space.
Whether you’re choosing paint for your bedroom or a family member’s room, 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, while gold tones can add a touch of luxury. Consider an accent wall, such as the wall behind the bed’s headboard, in a bright or dark color if you feel reluctant about adding too much color. You can also choose a muted shade of orange or yellow for a cheery look that doesn’t overwhelm the room.
Bright reds and oranges may not be the best colors for adults seeking a space to unwind in the evenings, but bright colors can work well in children’s rooms. If a bright shade is your child’s favorite, go for it. The same goes for purple; a favorite of teen and tween girls, purple stimulates brain activity and is a good choice if your child studies in her room. A kid’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.