What are the best colors for your master bedroom? It’s the most personal space in your home, so the colors you choose should make you feel good. However, it’s a good idea to remember a few guidelines. 

Today’s master bedroom suites are typically larger than the other bedrooms in your home, so you have many options, and you can combine and layer colors to create a unique look. If your master bedroom includes a bathroom and a dressing or sitting area, plan your colors for all of those spaces as a whole. That doesn’t mean the paint colors in your bedroom and bathroom necessarily need to match, but they should complement one another. Picking up accent colors in one room and incorporating those colors into the other will create a unified look that will turn your bedroom into the comforting personal retreat you desire. 

Here is a little background on how bedroom colors can affect your mood:

Consider what mood you want to set in your master bedroom. Usually, you should choose peaceful colors, which usually involve neutral shades. This doesn’t mean that you can’t use bright or dark colors; you can add pops of color with your bedding, pillows, furniture, or accessories. A neutral palette also works well because you can change out your accessories to suit your mood or to decorate for the season.

If you want more color on your bedroom walls, go for it. The space should reflect your personality. Green is sometimes one of the best colors for bedrooms, because it has elements of both warm and cool, and there is a wide range of shades to choose from. Green also allows you to furnish your room in a modern, traditional or eclectic style. 

Red can be used in the bedroom, but proceed with caution. Too much read can give you a headache; while you think you love the idea now, you probably won’t once its finished, your furniture is back in, and you wake up in the morning and see it. The effect will be similar to someone turning the light on quickly in the dark, as red is very, very stimulating. If you are going to choose red, go for a muted tone. Or, you can paint just one wall red rather than all of them. Just because the walls aren’t red, doesn’t mean you can’t use it. You can do a red headboard, or a red statement chair, for example. Do be careful about using bare wood furniture in a room with pure red walls, as they can easily clash.

The points for red are also true regarding yellow. You do not want to go too bright in a bedroom. Cool blues are natural for the master bedroom; in traditional rooms, deeper blue shades are a perfect backdrop for antiques and classic furniture; as well as artwork. They The tips for red also hold true for yellow. Softer shades will be more relaxing, and you don’t want to go with too bright a shade in the bedroom.

Cool and soothing blues are a natural for the bedroom. In traditional bedrooms, deeper shades of blue create a stately backdrop for antiques and classic furnishings, as well as artwork. There are plenty of muted and pale tones of blue that create a soft look for those who don’t want a dark color on their walls. Even black can work in your master bedroom, but be sure to balance it with white furnishings, and add color with bright touches such as yellow or turquoise.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Walls should always be neutral in the bedroom. The only exception I think is chocolate brown; I think that’s a great color in the bedroom. Never paint your walls a bold color, you’ll regret it, trust me. Even my daughter who begged me for purple last year is now asking me if she can switch the color. Let your color desires shine through with your decor, instead.

  2. Agreed. Bold colors get very irritating, very quickly. You can do so much more in a room if you leave the walls as a blank canvas (i.e. neutral).


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