Over the years, bedrooms have really expanded their function; now they’re being used for much more than sleeping. They’ve transcended their intended purposes into acting as dressing rooms, studies and home offices. Even without the multitude of uses that bedrooms now provide, choosing the right paint color for the walls is pretty important. Of course painting the walls in white is always an option, but only if you are certain that you don’t really care about your home’s aesthetics. If you do prefer your bedroom looking pleasing to the eye, you’re going to benefit from this guide.
Starting from Scratch
If you’ve just moved in and there really is no furniture for your wall color to match, or have decided to do a full-scale remodel with a new bed, nightstands and everything else, you will benefit from a wide spectrum of available wall colors. As mentioned, going with white is always a possibility, but one that will make for a bleak, soulless experience. Think about more interesting colors; for example, certain shades of green will go a long way to make your bedroom look interesting, but also quite comfortable to look at. Sure, you can experiment with whatever color and shade you please, but keep in mind that repainting is going to be somewhat of a problem if the oranges, yellows or bright reds turn out to be a poor choice.
Match it with Your Furniture
On another hand, if you are perfectly satisfied with your furniture items and only want a simple repaint, you’re probably looking at a narrower set of color choices. Luckily enough, this also makes the whole thing significantly easier. For example, a wooden furniture set goes perfectly well with green walls, while gray walls play great with black, sleek items. However, you’ll want to avoid your ceilings, walls, rugs and furniture being all of the same color – this will doubtlessly make your room look and feel monochromatic and, well, somewhat unnatural and cold.
Look into Accent Walls
If you haven’t heard about accent walls, you’ll be happy to learn that achieving this look is easier than it sounds. Simply put, having an accent wall means painting a single one in a different color than the rest. This tends to give a room a feel of diversity and makes it look more interesting. Additionally, an accent wall will give you more matching options. Be careful to properly match it with the rest of the room – going with white is the most popular choice, but there are other options – as long as the colors match, anything goes.
Accentuate Your Bed
Even though it is used for a variety of purposes, a bedroom is still, well, a bed-room. Regardless of how small it is, putting your bed front and center is the best choice. In order to accentuate it even more, you can paint the wall, the ceiling and the floor in a color that matches your bed. However, this is done in a particular way – at the width of your bed’s backside, draw a wide ‘line’ stretching all the way from the floor, via the wall, to the ceiling – this will not only make your bed appear larger, but it will provide a cozy bedroom vibe. Keep in mind that the color of this ‘line’ is, naturally, going to be different than the rest of your bedroom wall colors, so looking for a deal when shopping for painting paraphernalia is the way to go – buying premium paint is definitely a smart choice!
Choosing a timeless, classic color palette for your bedroom is always a safe choice, but white is boring. Instead of making your bedroom look like an asylum, choose bright colors that will appear white, yet somehow warmer – if you’ve never heard of creamy, grant beige and cotton, look into these colors for a classic combination. You can always add layers of these three, which are somewhat compatible; you can even use one of them for your accent wall!
So, there you have it, we hope that this guide will help you not only in choosing the right paint color for your bedroom, but also that it will give you more than a couple of interesting ideas to boost your design creativity.