Are you looking to spruce up your bedroom decor?
Your bedroom should be a sophisticated retreat from the stresses of the world. But all it takes is a stressful paint scheme and you could ruin your ability to relax and rest. And if you’re not an interior designer, you might not know what colors to pick and which to avoid.
The colors you choose for your different rooms reflect your unique personality. A lot of us won’t think much about color, other than picking one we like. But it has a daily affect on us all.
Room color can be a mood and thought influencer. And it can affect everyone in different ways. Certain color groups do tend to get similar reaction for a lot of us though. Any variations usually come from the different shade ranges of those colors. But this is why it’s so important to take more consideration over the colors you choose for your home.
Your chosen colors can seem to change the size of the room and the items that lay within it. If you arm yourself with some basic knowledge on how colors affect you, it’s not hard to pick the right scheme for you.
Bear in mind each color has it’s own psychological value. Think about how you feel when you see certain colors. How they influence your emotions from calm all the way up to rage.
To create a peaceful, harmonious home, you should choose your colors with care. Think about what mood you want to create.
Then, look at the color ranges that will help you achieve that desired mood. Home decor magazines, blogs and websites are great for inspiration.
You don’t want to pick more than 3 or 4 for any one room scheme. Using too many colors can make a room feel cluttered, busy and incohesive. It won’t flow in harmony together for one feeling/mood. Ask your interior painter if you are unsure.
Let’s look at the bedroom as an example. You want to achieve a calming feeling. Set the mood to relax you and help you unwind after a busy day as this will help your body rest and rejuvenate. Here are some calming colors that will help you achieve this.
For true serenity in the bedroom, don’t overlook what white can offer. White walls tend to make smaller bedrooms look more spacious.
It can also create the ideal calming blank canvas for minds that are busy and struggle to shut off. Include accents like rugs, artwork or pillows to add a little class and personality.
For these, pick another calming color that’s perfect for the bedroom and keep it simple. Otherwise it might overwhelm the calm you’ve already created.
If you want to keep to a more muted palete, but white is too stark, consider grays. Blue-grey is a color that inspires quiet-strength and order. If you value organization and clean spaces, this could be a good fit for you.
Blue-gray won’t overwhelm small spaces either like some dark blue shades can. If you want to use darker blues, have blue-gray as the base, and use the dark shades for accent colors.
Another neutral but calming color that’s a good pick is a muted gray shade. Gray is an emotionless color which, actually, helps it to balance out our mood and feelings.
Using a muted gray accent wall, or decor helps promote feeling at ease in the bedroom space. You can combine this with white woodwork, green potted plants or even pastel fabrics. It will help balance it out as a whole.
We’re focusing on some neutrals first as they’re the most calming category of colors. Colors like beige and tan rank right up the top. Beige can help you turn off to it all and get the rest you need.
Like with white, you can use other calming, gentle colors to tie in a complementary scheme. Sea green, gray and soft mint are good choices for beige.
You might not think of taupe as a bedroom color, but it definitely is. It’s a strong choice for those looking to get the feng shui of their bedroom right.
Taupe is a color that encourages feelings of control and peace. You should use it as a wall color, and bring in pastel or other calming colors and potted plants to lighten up the space.
While yellow is one of the brightest color on the spectrum, a light yellow can be soothing. It helps you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
But you want to stick to a pastel, pale yellow, nothing too bright. You can use darker, more mustard shades in artwork and fabrics to also mute it and tone down the brightness.
Gold is most associated with success, wealth and affluence. If used in a sparing way, in the bedroom it’ll help promote feelings of prosperity and confidence.
Consider using gold picture frames, or lamps that have gold accents. Or you could use some soft furnishings that use gold alongside other calming colors.
Orange is often associated with emotion strength and our physical energy. For bedrooms, the perfect shade would be apricot or peach shades.
You could then branch out into some deeper, reddish-orange hues with your accents. But the main colors should stay pale so as not to overwhelm the mind.
Pink is more than a feminine color. Choosing a dusty pink is a very calming option for your bedroom. For those of you who fear change and the unknown, dusty pink can help you feel more secure.
It’s also a brilliant accent or starter color for any pastel schemes. If you want to use it as an accent to any of the neutral colors, it works here too. Soft dusty pink throws or soft furnishings will tie in any calming neutral scheme.
Earthy, terracotta shades of red can actually ground your mind and promote calm. It’s a good way of bringing in warmth to a bedroom that remains calm and relaxing.
Especially in more rustic style homes. It works well with wood accents, faux fur and fleece blankets and big, rustic furniture.
Lighter shades of pastel purple are often associated with peace and tranquillity. Pastel purples work well as wall colors, but they can also accent any neutral calm colors you choose.
The key is not to go overboard and overwhelm your scheme. If you want to use it for accents, tie it in with a rug, or a blanket and some cushions on the bed. But keep it simple.
Taking light purple a step further, lavender is the perfect bedroom purple shade. It’s a light shade of purple that has a slight blue tint to it. It’s regal, relaxing and doesn’t become overwhelming.
Use it as a wall color, a feature wall (light print that uses a lavender background or vice versa). Or use it in accent schemes as soft furnishes, wall art and fabric prints.
Nothing is more relaxing that the ocean. Sea blue can take you there, creating a tranquil, peaceful serene bedroom. But take care with pastel blues so they aren’t left chilly and cold.
Sea blue is a light, but warm shade. You can balance it out using warm accent colors with ease. Consider an accent wall, or pairing it with another calming warm tone like beige or taupe.
Turquoise is the perfect choice for those looking to blend calm, with a creative spark. It’s the perfect mixture of order (from blues) and vibrant rejuvenation (from yellows).
It works well with schemes using wooden accents, herringbone textures and soft pinks. It’ll leave you with a rustic, charming bedroom full of personality, but still calm.
Sage green is a representation of nature. It’s a calming color that stands for tranquillity and rejuvenation. In a lot of cultures, it’s also a color that represents luck and renewal.
Use this as a wall color, or as an accent color for the other neutrals. It works well with colors like beige and taupe. Further enhance that calm of nature by using pot plans with this color. Tied in with light wood shades and bamboo, you’ll have the perfect sanctuary.
So there you have it! Use any of these calming color scheme in your bedroom, to create the restful sanctuary of your dreams.
Our bedrooms are where we go to relax and rest, ready to face a new day refreshed. It’s important that you help your mind and body switch off and recharge with the right color schemes.
Don’t use too many different, contrasting colors. Your colors should blend, complement each other and all bring something to the table. If it’s not adding anything, take it out. Otherwise you can overwhelm the eye and you’ll struggle to relax and wind down.