Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Steel Wool 2121-20.
For more grey bedroom design ideas have a look at my mood board here: Grey Bedroom Ideas, Decorating Tips, and Pictures
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Hampshire Taupe 990 (some people say this modern color ends up a bit darker than in the photo)
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Brandon Beige 977
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Southwest Pottery 048
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Templeton Grey HC-161
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue HC-147
For a Bohemian style bedroom, go with a dark hue like the Newburg Green HC-158 seen above – or go with white/cream walls. For design ideas have a look at my mood board here: The Free Spirit: Bohemian Bedroom Ideas.
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Steel Wool 2121-20 (The photo makes the walls look blue, when the paint is more grey)
A really popular bedroom color choice is black and white. For more design ideas have a look at my post here: Black and White Bedroom Designs and Decor Ideas.
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Linen White 912
For purple bedroom designs and ideas have a look at my mood board here.
For orange bedroom ideas, check out this mood board.
For pure black bedroom design ideas, check out this mood board.
For black and gold bedroom ideas, have a look here.
For all white bedroom room designs and ideas, have a look here.
For red bedroom design and ideas, have a look here.
For red and black bedroom ideas, look at my mood board here.
For green ideas, have a look here.
For blue bedroom ideas, have a look here.
For pink ideas, have a look here.
And for teal bedrooms, check out this mood board.
In the color palettes above, you can see that the color scheme of the room is not just made up of the paint color on the walls. Everything, from the furniture and floors to the art pieces and bedding, is taken when creating the color palette. So think about this when choosing the color of your room. Will the color of the furniture clash with the new color of your walls. If you really want to style your bedroom with one main color, say blue, then will you need to take out decor pieces that go against this (like an orange pillow, or red art piece)?
Dark vs Light
Choosing between dark or light bedroom color ideas will really make a difference in how the room feels. A dark wall color will make the space feel intimate, romantic, secluded and cozy – which is ideal for a bedroom. A light color choice will make the bedroom feel bright and spacious – ideal for a small bedroom. It is all a matter of personal taste.
Another thing that is a matter of personal taste is how much color you want in a bedroom. Some people would love to have all of their walls painted in purple. For others, they might find it overwhelming. Here are some options you have when painting and styling a bedroom with a color:
- Paint all the wall in the color you want
- Paint only one wall with the color you want. This will be your feature wall. In the bedroom this is usually where the headboard is. The rest of the walls are then painted in a neutral color (white, off white, cream, grey)
- Have all the walls painted in white or a neutral color. This creates a blank canvas for you to decorate the bedroom with the color you want (through the bedding, pillows, curtains, area rugs, paintings, etc.)
Master Bedroom Color Ideas
There is no right or wrong color when it comes to master bedrooms – it is all a matter of personal taste. If you have a small room and want to make it feel large, then go with a light color. If you want a more luxurious feel to the room – then a darker color will work best. Have a look at my mood board here for other design ideas: Room Guide: Master Bedroom Ideas and Designs.
Guest Bedroom Paint Colors
For a guest bedroom, sticking to a light color would be a good way to go. It’ll make the space feel bright and welcoming.
Bedroom Paint Ideas for Kids
For a boys bedroom, a dark color works well. Just like the deep blue in the picture below. Remember you have the painting options mentioned above. If you think having all of the walls in a deep shade will be overwhelming, then paint one feature wall and have the rest in a more neutral color like white.
Wall Paint Color: Adriatic Sea CSP-660
For a girls bedroom, bright pastel shades will look good. Think shabby chic – mint, pastel yellow/orange, or pink. The same applies here too – paint all of the walls in a color or create a feature wall.
Wall Paint Color: Turquoise Mist 695
For more kids bedroom color scheme ideas, have a look at my post here: Color Schemes: Kids Room Paint Ideas.
In The Real World
Be carefully when choosing your bedroom wall colors. The pictures you see above, and anywhere else online, are great for inspiration. But solely relying on the images and paint colors online can be a big mistake. For starters, different computer screens show colors differently. Also a paint color will look different on different surfaces and in different light. So it is best to go out and get paint samples of the colors you like and see online. Take them home and see how they look in your bedroom. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12
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