What Color to Paint Your Bedroom

Choosing paint colors for your bedroom can seem overwhelming, but can be fun if you follow a few guidelines.

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The colors you love to wear, to have around you, reflect your personality and tastes. When choosing paint colors for your bedroom, the number of choices can seem overwhelming. There are no hard-and-fast rules, but it's good to keep some guidelines in mind.

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 about the rooms you spend time in, and how they make you feel. Do you prefer a room that is light and airy, or dark and cozy? Do you prefer solid hues on your walls, or paint with some type of pattern? Stripes, stencil patterns, sponge painting and textures can add a touch of style to any bedroom. Consider your decorating style. Smaller patterns lend themselves to a more traditional look, while larger patterns and geometric shapes, bold stripes and sweeps are more compatible with a contemporary look.

For a tranquil, spa-like space, soft neutrals with touches of warm browns and cool, soothing blues are good choices. Soft green hues can also create a calming effect. White can also create a soothing atmosphere; pair it with soft shades and neutrals or, for a contemporary looks that pops, bright or black accents. Lighter shades and pastels can also help a small room feel larger and more airy, and touches of a bright shade will turn your bedroom into a cheery space.

Whether you're choosing paint for your bedroom or a family member's room, consider the occupant's age. For a room in which adults will sleep, neutral shades are popular, but don't be afraid of color. Rich reds and warm browns can create a sultry and romantic mood, while gold tones can add a touch of luxury. Consider an accent wall, such as the wall behind the bed's headboard, in a bright or dark color if you feel reluctant about adding too much color. You can also choose a muted shade of orange or yellow for a cheery look that doesn't overwhelm the room.

Bright reds and oranges may not be the best colors for adults seeking a space to unwind in the evenings, but bright colors can work well in children's rooms. If a bright shade is your child's favorite, go for it. The same goes for purple; a favorite of teen and tween girls, purple stimulates brain activity and is a good choice if your child studies in her room. A kid's bedroom is a great place to stray from traditional colors, so let your child use his or her creativity to create their perfect space.

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