With the number of paint colours and finishes to choose from, it can be quite challenging to pick “the one.” Your bedroom is meant to be your sanctuary: a place where you can rest, relax, and feel calm. And the colour of your bedroom walls goes a long way to bring those feelings home.

Picking a colour to paint your bedroom doesn’t need to be overwhelming. So as a starting point, consider the following groups of hues. Once you’ve decided what group you’re looking at, you can pick a colour from that range.

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Soothing Neutrals

Neutral colours are a classic choice when it comes to bedroom walls. But don’t be fooled by the name, neutrals aren’t a boring choice! A pro tip is to take the colours underlying the neutral tones into consideration when you choose your colour. 

Paints are usually mixed with other hues to create subtle undertones. For example, white paint is rarely just pure white. It is important to keep the paint undertones in mind when it comes to matching the colour to your furniture and bedding.

Some popular neutrals include:

  • Ivory
  • Taupe
  • Black
  • Grey
  • White

Having neutral walls allows you more room to play with other colour when it comes to bedding, carpets, curtains, and art. Neutral walls make the perfect backdrop to show off your personal style. 

If you prefer a soft and clean neutral look, then you can play around with layering fabrics and textures to create a tone-on-tone style.

Relaxing Pastels

When you think of pastels, you might picture a child’s bedroom, but that isn’t always the case! A pastel wall colour can bring a soft elegance to a bedroom when paired with washed-out and light grey colours. Imagine duck egg blue instead of baby blue to see the different types of pastels.

When using pastels, you can either lean into watery imagery, or anchor the area with dark furniture.

Bold Colours

If you love bold and brightly saturated colours, then you don’t need to stick with the conventional toned-down bedroom walls! Rules are meant to be broken, so if you aren’t happy with a neutral room, try embracing your love of colours.

However, you should keep a few tips in mind if you are choosing bold colours for your bedroom walls:

  • You don’t need to paint every wall the same colour – an accent wall can bring in the colour you want without making the space seem cramped
  • Darker colours make a space seem smaller, but lots of natural light can counteract this effect
  • You can emphasise length with colour if you have a narrow bedroom by painting one of the longer walls to highlight the length of the room
  • Consider built-in cabinets to make your room appear less cluttered

Go Ahead and Paint Your Bedroom Today

Now that you know what to look out for when trying to create your perfect sanctuary, you can call a painter to get started. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll have the bedroom of your dreams!

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