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.

Colorful Ideas for Bedroom Walls

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Cranberry Red

A bold red wall color is the perfect backdrop for sleek black furniture and simple menswear fabrics. Neutral decor lets the bright red shine in this transitional bedroom.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Slate Gray

Dark gray walls and carpeting are mixed with warm browns for a cozy feel with an organic vibe in this spacious guest bedroom.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Luscious Violet

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn mixes purple walls with luxe velvet and a glamorous four-poster bed for a look that radiates femininity.

Bold Black

An all-black room doesn’t have to be gloomy. Chic accents like the tufted headboard and Sputnik chandelier add a high-fashion feel to this dramatic bedroom by designer Blanche Garcia.

Emerald Green

Flowing white draperies and bed curtains pop against the luscious green walls and ceiling in this romantic master bedroom.

Soft White

While white rooms can occasionally come off as stark or boring, mixing various shades of white through furniture, bedding and accessories is an easy way to keep your bedroom soft, calm and inviting.

Photo By: Trevor Tondro

Sunny Yellow

Dark furniture makes light yellow walls pop, while varying shades of yellow in the bedding and pillows add depth to the room.

Delicate Blue

Soft blues pair with bronze accents for a design that is both calming and colorful. Bright pink accents light up the room and lend a fun touch to the serene space. Design by Mary Jo Fiorella

Sparkling Silver

A silver silk headboard sets the stage for this monochromatic bedroom, while delicate details such as the antique crystal Empire chandelier and mirrored nightstand showcase the ethereal silver theme. Design by Linda McDougald

Warm Brown

A base of warm brown is highlighted by gold accents in the pillows and elaborate chandelier. Soothing blues complement the two hues, creating a rich, inviting palette. Design by Nile Johnson

Bright Orange

This bold bedroom by designer Kimball Starr is not for the faint of heart. Gorgeous tangerine is instantly uplifting in this well-appointed space. A mix of patterns in the curtains, rug and pillows keep the room feeling fresh and trendy.

Glitter and Gold

Repetition of golden hues mixed with sparkling accessories is a recipe for an ultra-glam design in this lavish bedroom by designer Anisa Darnell.

Warm Beige

Light and airy in beige, this bedroom design by Linda Woodrum is anything but bland. Gorgeous patterns and textures throughout create interest and add depth to the peaceful space.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Pretty Pink

Eclectic and feminine, this sweet pink bedroom by designer Casey Noble mixes fun fabrics, abstract art and soft pastels for a look that exudes a girlish charm.

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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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