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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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.

Bedroom Color Options From Soothing to Romantic

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Kids' Green Bedroom

Cheerful Purple Bedroom

Modern Orange Bedroom

Coral and Kelly Green Bedroom

Pink and Purple Girl's Bedroom

Traditional Girl's Bedroom

Teen's Lavender and Yellow Bedroom

Warm Beige Master Bedroom

Boy's Blue Bedroom

Chocolate Brown Master Bedroom

Contemporary Gold Master Bedroom

Cheerful Light-Green Nursery

Brown Guest Bedroom

Sage Master Bedroom

Grey Master Bedroom

Coastal Blue Master Bedroom

Creative Purple and Salmon Nursery

Blue and Orange Nursery

Warm Brown Child's Nursery

Neutral Colors in a Nursery

Green Bedroom

Black and White Bedroom

Vibrant Green Bedroom

Girl's Pink Bedroom

Red Bedroom

Bright Yellow Bedroom

Boy's Orange Bedroom

Traditional Navy Bedroom

Contemporary Gray and Orange Bedroom

Warm Beige Master Bedroom

Teal Bedroom Office

Traditional Yellow and Grey Bedroom

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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