Bedroom Wall Color Schemes

Your bedroom wall colors set the mood for the entire room. Choose from a wide array of colors for your room's decor to set a mood that is perfect for you.

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We all know pink is the ultimate girl color — nothing else can give a room a feminine touch like this blushing hue. That's what makes it the perfect choice for a girl's bedroom. Highlighting different shades in a floral fabric and pairing it with purple only intensifies its playful appeal.

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The colors you choose for your bedroom walls will set the mood for your personal retreat, and there are so many options. Will you paint? Will you incorporate stripes or other designs in your painting. Will you use wallpaper? Having such a wide range of choices may seem overwhelming; however, if you're armed with information, it can be one of the most enjoyable aspects to your bedroom remodel. Start with the colors you love, and work to find a look that will create the perfect retreat.

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Bright Is Just Right

Designer Gina Fitzsimmons deftly balances vibrant lime and cool blue with crisp, clean white for a look that is both energetic and serene.

Playful Polka Dots

HGTV fan Emily A. Clark certainly knows how to have fun with color. Inspired by the small polka-dot bolster, she replicated the pattern on the wall behind the bed.

Spa-Like Colors

The subtle sea-green color on the walls, window treatments and bed pillows is offset by warm beige accents, which create a spa-like atmosphere. Design by Ann Wisniewski

Hues of Blue and Red

Texture and color fill this vibrant bedroom. Designer David Bromstad combined different hues of blue and red to add drama, while also bringing a calming effect to the space.

Thoroughly Modern Master

Designer Troy Beasley pairs bold geometric shapes with luxe fabrics and an energizing color palette for a look that is appealingly polished.

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Subtle Sophistication

Anchor-gray walls create a soothing, neutral backdrop for metallic touches and creamy bedding, draperies and furnishings. Design by HGTV fan uptownczar

High Style Meets High Tech

Designer Troy Beasley takes luxury and convenience to a new level in this master bedroom. The 12-foot chocolate mohair headboard visually grounds the room while elegantly concealing controls for the room's lighting and electronic devices.

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Intimate Yet Dramatic

To create an intimate look in the bedroom, designer Joseph Pubillones covered the expansive walls in a dark brown color. Light gray horizontal stripes on the fireplace surround complement the bold red artwork and pillows.

A Hint of Lime

An unexpected pop of look-at-me green on the ceiling updates this traditional bedroom. Design by HGTV fan KarenSpirit

Contemporary Colors

The warm gray walls create a strong background against the light and crisp cream-colored bedding. Pops of coral bring a bright splash of color to the bedroom. Design by Ana Donohue

Red Accents

Designer Andreas Charalambous chose a deep-red color for the bedroom niche to create a bold touch in the mostly neutral bedroom. Red artwork and a chaise complete the look.

Think of the overall color look you want, and determine if that shade will work with the size and natural lighting of your bedroom. Color, which brings personality to a room, should reflect what you want from your space. You can let your personal tastes shine through, whether you prefer a palette of bright colors or soothing neutrals.

Peruse websites for color ideas, but also look around you, both inside your house and outside. How do the colors you see make you feel? Which ones feed and nurture your spirit? If you are choosing colors for someone else's bedroom, consider the age of the occupant or occupants.

Some shades, particularly bright colors, may not work as the main color in an adult's bedroom, but could work for a child or teenager.

When choosing wall colors for your own bedroom, think of the colors you love. Many people seek to create a calming look in their bedroom and choose neutral or cool shades. However, if you love the idea of a brighter color in your bedroom, you certainly can use that instead. Consider using a bright color on just one wall or as part of a pattern combined with white or a more neutral shade. For inspiration, turn to your color wheel. For a serene look, incorporate an analogous color scheme with shades that are next to one another on the wheel. If you desire more energy from your colors, try a triadic color scheme, which uses shades spaced evenly apart on the color wheel.

A more monochromatic look, which uses varying shades of the same color, creates depth and serenity if you're using neutral or cool colors. A touch of black in a paint or wallpaper pattern can add a look of sophistication to a room.

As you pull your look together, keep in mind that many designers advise not including more than five large areas of color. Too many wall colors can be distracting and cause visual tension. There are exceptions to every rule, however; go with what you love to create a bedroom that evokes a feeling of "home."

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