I think it’s fair to say that most of us reading this blog are adults (or so says our birth certificates even if our minds “partially” disagree:)) So because of this likely fact, I think that wanting your home to feel like it’s an “adult space” especially when it comes to the master bedroom, is pretty relatable. That’s not to say that adding in whimsical and even child-like elements isn’t highly encouraged (we are the “let’s get weird” blog after all). So since we are here to teach, the easiest and most cost-effective way to get your adult space in order is by choosing the right bedroom paint color. And for this post we actually mean color.
Just so we’re clear, this is not a post that is going to condemn white walls because in the right room white walls can be magical. BUT what if you are craving something more for your bedroom? What if you want to create an oasis of color, be it moody or light/fresh? Now THAT is what this post is here for.
You may notice that the yellows, reds, and oranges of the color wheel are not in this post (even though we of course encourage and do not discriminate against them). But, in our experience and in our little bit of research, cooler tones simply tend to be more calming and don’t you want to be calm in your bedroom? I think so.
Now, to make sure we were giving you the best info possible for you to make an educated paint decision, I scoured the internet and Instagram to find the colors we love in actual bedrooms (well mostly bedrooms). Because a simple paint blob on a graphic doesn’t quite cut it. Let’s dive into these colors, starting with the most natural of them all – green.
Green Bedroom Paint Colors
Everyone in the office immediately fell for this very light, cool mint paint color as soon as they saw the post (also one of this year’s color trends). So I guess there’s no need to continue. JK. This is just the beginning, my friends. I love this soothing color being the accent wall in this room because of how subtle and neutral it is, but I also think it would be so pretty on all four of those walls. Options, people!
This room is a SHOWSTOPPER and you all agreed when Julie featured it last year. But the quiet hero of this space is that muted, calm green roman clay. The color helps to softly ground the space and because of its plaster-like finish it creates so much visual texture
Roman clay is not really paint but actually a plaster-like finish. So unless you have experience or like a good ole fashion DIY challenge, hiring a professional is encouraged.
For those you looking for a more “happy” and saturated green paint color, let me introduce you to this wonderful hue. Aside from my initial love of that integrated sconce action, I love that this green makes this otherwise very modern master bedroom, playful. It’s all about balance.
Ok I know this is a kid’s room and we are trying to be very adult in this post but that color is too good to not mention. It’s both a little moody and happy. The perfect muted forest green. Also, I still can’t get over that ceiling.
When I first saw this photo, I physically felt the need to immediately curl up with a book and a cup of tea while wearing softest pajamas ever and never leave this bed. If you are looking for a rich, moody green then here you are. Cozy accessories sold separately.
Warm Bedroom Paint Colors aka Blush
Again I know this isn’t a “bedroom” but if cooler-toned paint colors aren’t your thing then consider this delightful, pale blush. It’s both modern and warm and I dare you to wake up unhappy.
Or if you wanted a deeper, “modern” dusty blush then this one is perfect. It looks like the paint equivalent to a warm hug (but one that’s still neutral enough for everyday life).
This calm, warm bedroom went viral a few years ago because it’s basically a tonal lover’s minimalist’s dream. I myself still love it and the paint color as much as I did when I first laid my eyes on it. I also wanted to add it because it’s a similar but much more affordable option to the setting plaster color:) Everyone wins.
Grey and Black Bedroom Paint Colors
You may recognize this bedroom from the Orcondo days and when I was looking back I couldn’t help but ogle over the soft grey (almost green) paint color. It looks like how a spa feels.
This very beautiful and luxe color is one we have loved for some time now. Check out this wall paneling post to see what I mean. But as luck would have it, the craftsman house we just featured has it all over as the perfect accent color. It’s one of those soft blacks that screams sophistication.
When I saw this color on Remodelista I knew I had to include it. Iron Mountain is a slightly warmer (brown undertones) version of Railings. So if you want to go dark and moody but a little warm then this is your guy.
Blue Bedroom Paint Colors
Grey-blue I can’t quit you! Rhymes aside this color is heaven. Moody without being too dark and mature without being stuffy. Can you say EHD approved?
This color is for the true blue lover (especially if you follow in Sarah Sherman Samuel’s footsteps and go the tonal route). I also love that it almost has a hint of dark teal in there. The only word that really comes to mind is delicious. If there was ever a sexy bedroom, this would be it.
This blue is our tried and true (that’s the last of the rhyming, I promise). My eyes can’t get enough. The color is so beautiful that you don’t even need art. The color is the masterpiece of this master bedroom. And in case you wanted to know where we have used it here you go: The Reading Nook | The Final Big Kitchen Makeover Post | My Best Friend’s Los Feliz Home (the dining room)
Last but certainly not least is this moody dark grey-blue. This stunning room was designed by the incredibly talented William Hunter Collective and then styled and staged by us. So we can attest that this color in both pictures and in person is stunning. Only very coolest adults could handle this color:)
Ok, soooo I think it’s about time to get painting, no? I hope that if you were thinking of upgrading your bedroom and painting it into the relaxing oasis you deserve, that you are fully on board now. Remember that paint can and will transform your space. The best part is that if it’s not right then it’s just paint and you can always try another color:)
Love you, mean it.
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