Master Bedroom Color Combinations

The right color combination can turn your master bedroom into a relaxing retreat.

Blue Boys Bedroom With Brown Drapes

Blue Boys Bedroom With Brown Drapes

This blue boys bedroom features long brown drapery in the windows, dark hardwood floor, white rugs, chairs, round side table with a glass lamp and sitting area with lamp, table and blanket.

By: Gina Hannah

Most master bedroom suites are larger than other bedrooms in the home, so you have many options for combining and layering colors to create a unique look. If your master bedroom includes a bathroom and a dressing or sitting area, plan your colors for those spaces as a whole.

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That doesn't mean the colors in your bedroom and bathroom need to match exactly, but they should complement one another. Picking up accent colors in one room and incorporating those colors into the other, either through paint or accessories, will create a unified look that will turn your bedroom into the comforting personal retreat you desire.

Most homeowners want their master bedroom to be a peaceful retreat with soothing colors. Neutral colors can be a good choice. Soft beige, taupe and cream look great with natural wood furnishings to create a tranquil setting. You can incorporate complementary shades of the same color to create a layered effect, and add a pop of bright color in your pillows, area rugs, lamps and other accessories to keep your bedroom from looking bland.

Cool blues and purples are also good bedroom color choices, and you can balance brighter tints with white or neutral shades. When paired with brown, soft blues or purples can create a look that is cozy and soothing. Brighter shades of cool colors keep their soothing feel when paired with crisp or creamy white. For even more color, you can add lamps or throw pillows in such complementary colors as yellow, pink or orange.

Green is a perfect color for the bedroom, because it has both cool and warm qualities, depending on the shade you choose. The color of nature, green blends well with natural wood and neutral hues, or with white. Brighter shades of green work well with white, grey or sunny shades of yellow, orange or coral. Choose a sage green as an alternative to beige.

If you love warm shades, you can go as soft or intense as you like. Waking up in a bedroom with yellow walls can feel like waking up to sunshine every day. A soft, buttery shade of yellow looks great with white; create an even warmer look by using natural wood furnishings and accessories, or furnishings painted in deep reds or black. A brighter shade of yellow paired with white creates a crisp look, and you can add extra color by using accessories in other bright colors, such as pink or turquoise.

If you love red, 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. You can also balance out red's intensity with furniture in black or white, and pieces of wall art in contrasting colors.

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