Paint Colors For Bedrooms

Paint Colors For Bedrooms

Many variables contribute to our quality of sleep, like stress-levels and whether or not we exercise. A less obvious factor is what bedroom colors we choose to design or paint with. When selecting paint colors for bedrooms, the first thing to consider is temperature. While warm colors advance toward the eye and appear more active, creating a stimulating effect, cool colors — the hues from blue green through blue violet, most grays included — tend to recede, producing a more calming and relaxing effect. That said, there’s a lot of variation on the cool color spectrum; a bright green and a pale blue can create spaces with drastically different vibes. If cool colors aren’t your cup of tea, warm hues that are light and subtle, such as soft yellows or pinks, can also feel soothing. We turned to a few of our favorite interior designers to hear how they go about selecting paint colors for bedrooms. Read on to get inspired and shop a few chic paint choices.
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Paint Colors For Bedrooms

“For a sexy or romantic bedroom, I like to stick with dark colors like olive, deep violet, navy (like Rich Navy from Glidden), or charcoal (like Cyberspace from Sherwin-Williams). For clients interested in calm, tranquil bedrooms, I’m quick to suggest a blue-gray, like Krypton from Sherwin-Williams, celery tones, or a layering of white paint with all white furniture and linens. Overall, since bedrooms are meant for relaxation, I try to stay away from high-energy colors like bright greens, deep reds, or bold, tropical hues.
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Paint Colors For Bedrooms

Neutral paint colors in a bedroom are popular for a reason. Creamy white walls let you play with any color combination in your bedding and accessories. They also have a soothing, recessive quality, which is helpful in a room where you want to relax. Neutrals don’t have to be boring, however. Texture is a way to give ivory, taupe, gray, or tan a boost. Choose a glossy paint or add a paint finish that is shimmery or opalescent. You can also use contrast to add interest to a neutral scheme: Paint the walls cappuccino brown and the trimwork a pale café au lait, for example, or put dove gray on the walls and choose dark charcoal carpeting.
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Paint Colors For Bedrooms

Neutral Neutral paint colors in a bedroom are popular for a reason. Creamy white walls let you play with any color combination in your bedding and accessories. They also have a soothing, recessive quality, which is helpful in a room where you want to relax. Neutrals don’t have to be boring, however. Texture is a way to give ivory, taupe, gray, or tan a boost. Choose a glossy paint or add a paint finish that is shimmery or opalescent. You can also use contrast to add interest to a neutral scheme: Paint the walls cappuccino brown and the trimwork a pale café au lait, for example, or put dove gray on the walls and choose dark charcoal carpeting.
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Paint Colors For Bedrooms

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Paint Colors For Bedrooms

You got … Yellow! Yellow: Not a perky morning person, eh? Fake your way into the new day by surrounding yourself in this energetic, optimistic hue. Go bold with a paint color like Copacabana from Benjamin Moore; or, if you prefer a more subtle yellow glow, try Custard Cream from Behr.See more on yellow bedrooms Share your results Email
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Yellow: Not a perky morning person, eh? Fake your way into the new day by surrounding yourself in this energetic, optimistic hue. Go bold with a paint color like Copacabana from Benjamin Moore; or, if you prefer a more subtle yellow glow, try Custard Cream from Behr.See more on yellow bedrooms
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Actual Size Projects You got … Yellow! Yellow: Not a perky morning person, eh? Fake your way into the new day by surrounding yourself in this energetic, optimistic hue. Go bold with a paint color like Copacabana from Benjamin Moore; or, if you prefer a more subtle yellow glow, try Custard Cream from Behr.See more on yellow bedrooms Share your results Email
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Veronica Rodriguez Interior Photography You got … Gray! Gray: You are stylish and sophisticated and want a bedroom that reflects it, but you also want to be able to relax and get a good night’s sleep. Gray hues are a great choice in a bedroom because of their cool, soothing and neutral qualities. If you make gray the main hue in the room, go for a deeper color such as Hearthstone from Benjamin Moore. If you want gray to serve as a backdrop for other more dramatic colors, try a softer gray such as Gray Frost from PPG Pittsburgh Paints.See more on gray bedrooms Share your results Email
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You got … Gray! Gray: You are stylish and sophisticated and want a bedroom that reflects it, but you also want to be able to relax and get a good night’s sleep. Gray hues are a great choice in a bedroom because of their cool, soothing and neutral qualities. If you make gray the main hue in the room, go for a deeper color such as Hearthstone from Benjamin Moore. If you want gray to serve as a backdrop for other more dramatic colors, try a softer gray such as Gray Frost from PPG Pittsburgh Paints.See more on gray bedrooms Share your results Email
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Gray: You are stylish and sophisticated and want a bedroom that reflects it, but you also want to be able to relax and get a good night’s sleep. Gray hues are a great choice in a bedroom because of their cool, soothing and neutral qualities. If you make gray the main hue in the room, go for a deeper color such as Hearthstone from Benjamin Moore. If you want gray to serve as a backdrop for other more dramatic colors, try a softer gray such as Gray Frost from PPG Pittsburgh Paints.See more on gray bedrooms
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A clean, clear, and bright paint color can be an invigorating shade in a bedroom. If the space doesn’t have much natural light, turquoise blue or jade green can give it energy. If the room is flooded with light, a cheerful jonquil yellow will really sing in the morning rays. To find a bright hue, look for paint chips that are not influenced by brown or red. If you aren’t sure, hold them against a white piece of paper. Array several chips together, and the brown- or red-tinged ones will look muddy.
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Bright A clean, clear, and bright paint color can be an invigorating shade in a bedroom. If the space doesn’t have much natural light, turquoise blue or jade green can give it energy. If the room is flooded with light, a cheerful jonquil yellow will really sing in the morning rays. To find a bright hue, look for paint chips that are not influenced by brown or red. If you aren’t sure, hold them against a white piece of paper. Array several chips together, and the brown- or red-tinged ones will look muddy.
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The Glidden® 2017 Color of the Year is Byzantine Blue! Chosen for its versatility and gender neutral properties, this bluish-purple paint color works well in any room of your home or in an exterior setting. Byzantine Blue is interesting because when paired with dark neutrals, it appears to be more grey. When partnered with whites, it appears more bluish-purple. Regardless of your pairings, this paint color is great for creating a space in which to re-focus your energy and balance your life.
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While trends come and go (sometimes as quickly as one season to the next), classic color combinations remain steadfast. The iconic pairing of blue and yellow, for example, works in almost any rendition (cornflower and daisy, navy and brass). Butter yellow walls with a sky blue ceiling would be a way to express this palette in paint. Another example of a successful combo is red and green. The timeless pairings of cranberry and pine, coral and mint, and cherry and lime work together seamlessly. Look up a color wheel online and check the colors that oppose each other on the circle for other natural teams.
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When someone asks you how you’d like your room to feel, do you answer, “Like a spa”? Then you’re in good company. It’s the most popular description of bedroom decor right now. To achieve the look of a spa, emulate one. It’s that simple. Visit one and take in the paint colors they use to create the soothing, pampering environment. Some spas make use of dark shades to create cozy confines. Some create open, airy environments with layers of cloudy whites. Still others make use of watery blues and greens. Anything is fair game as long as you feel relaxed.