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Dreamy Bedroom Color Palettes

By: Karin Beuerlein
August 07, 2015
The key to a dreamy bedroom color palette is to not overdo any single element. If you choose a monochromatic color scheme, mix up textures and patterns. If you go with a bold color mix, offset it with an empty wall or neutral bed linens.
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Photo: Kimberly Genevieve. From: BAM Design Lab.

Gothic Glam

An accent wall in this "gothic glam" guest bedroom is covered in wallpaper from Iris Maschek. A ruby-hued bed adds a pop of color but keeps with the room's moody vibe. Lamps from Voila Gallery connect the space to industrial elements found elsewhere in the home. LIghting is dim, setting the tone for a show-stopping space with a modern gothic mood.

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Contrasting Colors

High contrast makes a stunning visual impact without sacrificing harmony. Blue and orange hues, opposites on the color wheel, are repeated in the wool rug and bedding.

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Photo: Donna Dotan. From: Claire Paquin.

Soothing Yet Bold

A restful color scheme doesn't have to be a snooze. Focusing on two main colors — gray and white — in various hues makes this contemporary bedroom comfortable and inviting. Sprinkling a variety of textures throughout keeps it interesting, while the fresh flowers add softness and life. Design by Claire Paquin

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Red Can Be Restful

Don't be afraid of bold colors — in the right combinations, they make for elegant, soothing spaces. Designer Erinn Valencich layered this bedroom with sumptuous neutral fabrics and finishes, then she added a red cherry on top in the form of lamps and a cranberry silk swag. "It's easy and inexpensive," Erinn says of the swag. "You can buy pre-made curtains, hang them on a short rod and tuck them behind the headboard." The sexy zebra-print bench on the right introduces a bit of whimsy.

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