When it comes to choosing bedroom paint colors, a few key considerations must be kept in mind. First and foremost is selecting hues which reflect light well without becoming overly cool or warm in temperature.
Cape May Cobblestone by Farrow and Ball provides a versatile neutral base, or choose hearthstone Brown for an inviting atmosphere.
Pure White is the ideal paint color to add a fresh and crisp aesthetic to your bedroom, working perfectly in both warm and cool decor styles as well as pairing beautifully with wood furniture and trim.
West-facing rooms also benefit from this hue as it doesn’t read as stark in the early morning light, which can produce red-orange hues that could otherwise appear harsh and harsh. As with any paint color choice, however, be sure to swatch test (as you should all paint colors) because sunlight can alter how a color appears.
Alabaster from Sherwin Williams is another cool white hue with an LRV rating of 84 that offers true neutrality and works beautifully when combined with darker greige or gray paint colors for an elegant, sophisticated aesthetic, as well as with various trim colors.
Charcoal gray paint is one of the year’s hottest trends, pairing perfectly with modern Scandinavian, industrial, minimalistic decor styles and offering serenity to bedroom walls while complementing earthy accent colors such as green, yellow ochre, or camel tan leather accessories.
Dark charcoal paint colors may feature warm, cool or purple undertones depending on which shade you select. Colors with blue undertones like Behr Graphic Charcoal pair best with white trim and baseboards, while those that lean more toward purple or green might complement warm brown or wood trim options better.
Always test a charcoal paint color prior to painting an entire room with it, since its dark hue will alter light differently in different rooms and at various times of day. Because darker paint shades may overwhelm small rooms with limited natural lighting, consider using them only on an accent wall or powder room instead.
With its subtle silvery sheen and its versatility in pairing beautifully with warm or cool accent colors and wood and stone finishes, pale gray paint is a timeless bedroom classic. Additionally, its versatility makes it the ideal option for open concept homes as its color blends in beautifully with many hues.
Stonington Gray is a homey farmhouse-inspired hue with green undertones that makes an excellent option for bedroom walls. This soothing neutral creates an environment of relaxation in any space and serves as the ideal background to accommodate various furniture and bedding choices.
Edgecomb Gray is another top pick, being an adaptable neutral that can take either warm or cool shades depending on the lighting in a space. It can change its hue according to ambient illumination; transitioning from warm brown in dim rooms to cool gray when exposed to bright light.
Sherwin-Williams Sensitive Tint is a soft gray hue with just the faintest touch of lilac that lends character and charm to any space. This hue pairs well with vibrant accent colors like turquoise or aqua as well as neutrals like khaki and charcoal for maximum impact.
Blue is one of the most beloved hues among homeowners for good reason. Ranging from navy to indigo hues, it complements any design style imaginable and works beautifully in every space from office settings to residential rooms. Dark hues add moody drama while pastel tones provide soothing retreats.
Consider iconic cobalt hues such as Patriot Blue 2064-20 or Big Country Blue 2066-30 for rooms featuring classical architectural details, while for something with more of a modern vibe try using shades with gray undertones like Sherwin-Williams Mount Rainier Gray 2129-60 or November Skies 2128-50 for something cooler and gray.
When selecting a darker blue, make sure it works within your space by testing with furniture and accessories. If a sample appears too dark on a paint chip, try applying it directly onto white trim or molding instead. Additionally, tape a black sample next to it so you can compare how it will look with lighting conditions – this way you’ll know it has the desired level of drama!