Color Trends in the Bedroom

Use this guide for an array of sample color schemes for the bedroom.

Lavender Glamour

This luscious bedroom, created by Los Angeles interior designer Diann Valentine (www.DRValentine.net), pairs soothing earth tones with vibrant gold and glittering crystal for a bold, nontraditional look. "Lavender is by nature relaxing and gives you a feeling of peace, so it's a natural for the bedroom," says Valentine. "The shimmering gold accents in the Venetian wall plaster and the more gold satin-silk comforter wake up the room. I like to use the juxtaposition of different moods and feels."

Valentine always looks for accessories to add a bit of glamour to a space. In this case she chose an ornate bedside lamp and glass vanity table that call back to the days of Hollywood glam but also have a modern feel. "Make sure not to overdo the Hollywood glam," cautions the designer. "One or two accents are great, but crystal chandeliers and heavy velvet drapes in every room can make your home seem like an old movie theater."

Valentine utilized neutrals in this glamorous bedroom to beautifully balance the glitter and gold. The recessed crown molding and the ceiling are eggshell white, and the Roman shade and curtains behind bed are taupe.

Photograph by Alison Duke

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