announcement

Post photos of your home decor or interior design ideas.

How to Pick Paint Colors for a Bedroom

How to Pick Paint Colors for a Bedroom

To pick paint colors for your bedroom you need a basic idea of what you want your bedroom to represent. The rest has been taken care of in this piece. Read on and you'll know what you need to think about before choosing a color for your bedroom.
Sujata Iyer
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
Comfortable Bedroom
Bedrooms are a retreat and refuge away from the maddening and hectic lives of ours. Once inside the bedroom, our pending assignments, annoying neighbors, unreasonable boss, all take a backseat and what invites us is a comfortable bed that waits for us to get snug and just drift away into dreamland.
The color and decor of the bedroom is an important contributor to the relaxed feeling and the ambience. Here is how to pick the perfect paint colors for your bedroom. Incorporate these ideas and you'll never want to leave your bedroom again.
Theme
3d rendering vintage bedroom
Your bedroom defines you. So, in order to choose the right color for your bedroom, you need to decide what exactly you want the bedroom to say about you. Are you a romantic and are passionate? Go for are hues of red and pink, mixed with white or cream!
Bedroom interior
For a bedroom that screams sinful luxury, black and silver is the perfect way to go. For a rustic feel, you can choose warm colors in the shades of yellow, burnt orange, and gold.
Remember that using a single color in a bedroom is not only boring, it also looks very unappealing. So, always use a combination of colors, even if it is just for a single wall or a stripe on each wall.
Size
Interior of modern bedroom
The size of a room also, to an extent, determines the choice of colors that you can use in your bedroom. The master bedroom is definitely the masterpiece of your home. So, in order to make it look stunning, you need to pick the right paint colors for the bedroom.
For small bedrooms, light and slightly mild pastel shades are the way to go. They give an enlarging effect to the room and make it look more spacious. For larger rooms, a combination of dark shades (preferably for the ceiling or a single wall) and light ones will be a good option. They will give the room a very cozy and warm appearance.
Furniture
Bedroom
The fabrics and the color scheme of the components within the bedroom are also something that you need to take into consideration when you pick a paint color for your bedroom. See that the color that you pick has an attractive contrast to the color of the fabric color of your bed spreads.
Also, the color of the drapes is an important factor you need to keep in mind. When it comes to drapes and walls, the cardinal rule is to follow a principle of contrast. So, if the wall with the window has light colored drapes, then you can experiment a bit, and have the wall painted in a dark color and vice versa.
Make sure that the paint colors that you pick for your bedroom complement the color of the furniture. Complement does not necessarily mean match. The overall aesthetic value of the room must remain intact even if you choose to use mismatched furniture.
Light
Golden bedroom
The amount of natural light that your bedroom receives, whether through a window or a door plays a role in choosing paint colors for bedrooms. If your room receives a lot of sunlight, then you can use this light and accentuate it further by using light, yet bright colors.
If the room receives moderate sunlight, go for more sober shades like perhaps a very light shade of olive or blue-gray and use bright white lighting. This way, you're using the availability and the lack of the light to your advantage, by making sure that the room looks welcoming and has adequate lighting, natural or artificial.
Likes and Dislikes
Modern Bedroom
Last but not the least, keeping all these points in mind, you have to finally pick a color that you actually like. If you have a partner, then his or her opinion needs to be taken into account too.
While you finalize paint colors for your kids' bedrooms, convince them about the best color, after considering the points mentioned earlier. If one is not comfortable with the color the bedroom is painted with, it definitely affects the mood and overall behavior. So, know that everyone's opinions should be considered while finalizing the color.
Well, no one said it was easy to pick a paint color for your bedroom. All you have to do is keep these points in mind, go through the colors and patterns that you think will be most suitable, shortlist them, and finalize the winning combination. Happy painting!