Master Bedroom Paint Color Ideas

The right colors will turn your master bedroom into the personal retreat you crave.

Guest Room With Bright Coral Drapes

Guest Room With Bright Coral Drapes

This guest room features a white and coral color palette. The drapes features a geometric pattern along with the other fabrics in the room.

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Eric Perry

Choosing paint colors for your master bedroom is one of the most important steps you'll take in creating the perfect personal space. Your choices should reflect your personality and decorating style. Because today's master bedroom suites are typically larger than the other bedrooms in your home, you have many options, and you can combine and layer colors to create a unique look.

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If your master bedroom includes a bathroom and a dressing or sitting area, you'll want to plan your colors for all of those spaces as a whole. That doesn't mean the paint colors in your bedroom and bathroom need to match, but they should complement one another. Picking up accent colors in one room and incorporating those colors into the other will create a unified look that will turn your bedroom into a personal suite.

Consider what mood you want to set in your master bedroom. Most homeowners want this space to set a calming mood, with soothing colors. But that doesn't mean that bright or dark colors have no place in your bedroom. If you don't want to go all-out, you can paint a brighter color on one accent wall, then paint the other walls white or a pale neutral shade.

Once you've chosen what color or colors you wish to use, think about how you want to use them.

If you want more color on your bedroom walls, let your passions be your guide. Love green? Green is a great color for bedrooms, because it has elements of both warm and cool, and there is a wide range of tints from which you can choose. Try forest or fern green walls with trim in a creamy white.

Cool and soothing blues are a natural for the bedroom. In traditional bedrooms, deeper shades of blue create a stately backdrop for antiques and classic furnishings, as well as artwork. There are plenty of muted and pale tones of blue that create a soft look for those who don't want a dark color on their walls. Softer blue shades look good with brown accents; pair deep blue and navy with white for a crisp look. Blue and green can also be used together to create a cool, soothing look.

If red is your favorite color, you can use it in the bedroom, but use caution. Red stimulates, and too much of it can be overwhelming. Choose a muted tint, or try using red on just one wall, either behind your headboard or on a wall that has large windows, to break up the intense color.

The same tips hold true for yellow and orange as they do for red. Softer shades will be more relaxing. Even black can work in your master bedroom, but be sure to balance it with white trim, and add color with bright touches such as yellow or turquoise.

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