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Bedroom Color Ideas: Which Paint to Pick

Looking for bedroom paint inspiration? Whether you prefer barely there hues or are ready to amp up the drama in your bedroom, we have shade suggestions for all the colors of the rainbow — from red to violet — plus black and white for all you paint purists.

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Photo: Lovely Indeed. From: HGTV Magazine.

Ready to Rock the Rainbow? Read This First

Our color recommendations are representative of the paint color featured in each image but many factors, like lighting, time of day, adjacent materials (rugs and bedding) and paint finish (flat, eggshell, satin or gloss) will affect the final paint color. Before committing to painting your entire bedroom, always start by purchasing a small sample and brushing that onto poster board or cardboard that you can move around the room, testing it at different times of day and next to the room's furniture and fabrics. Check out the painting pointers, below, for more pro tips.

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Photo: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Start a Fire

Red sparks our imagination and feels bold and empowering. It may not be your first choice when selecting bedroom shades but, as this lovely space proves, the right shade of red can create a cozy retreat that envelops you like a warm hug.

Featured Color: Dawning Red, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams

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Wine a Little

A traditional tone that's becoming trendy again, red wine-inspired hues create a saturated backdrop that allows crisp white bedding to really pop. Pair with shades of blue for an Americana feel or keep it classic with menswear-inspired patterns like windowpane, checks, stripes or houndstooth in shades of gray or black-and-white.

Similar Shades to Try: Divine Red, Clark + Kensington or Candy Apple, PPG Paints

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Photo: Spacecrafting. From: HGTV Magazine.

Harness the Power of Pink

Cheery and youthful, hot pink conjures up happy memories and feels invigorating and optimistic, making it a perfect shade to wake up to each day. Although we typically associate the color with kids' spaces, this happy hue can also be used to beautifully brighten up guest rooms.

Similar Shades to Try: Be My Valentine, Dunn-Edwards or Springtime Bloom, Benjamin Moore

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