We’ll be the first to admit that waking up early and leaving a cozy bed isn’t always fun. But, creating a bedroom that’s energizing and mood-boosting can make it a whole lot easier. Since colors and light affect our mood, there’s a strong case for a colorful bedroom. Whether you introduce those pops of color with paint, bedding, or artwork.
You’ll find something to emulate in the gorgeous examples of colorful bedrooms below:
Light Lilac for Bedroom
This lavender oasis designed by Cathy Chapman is proof that you can decorate with color while still being understated. Though it’s bursting with shades of lavender, this little nook also exudes calm, serene energy. The key is to stick to a color story of muted pastels. In this case, the designer worked within a purple spectrum while keeping things interesting with contrasting textures, shapes, and finishes.
Blush Pink in Bedroom
If this whimsical bedroom doesn’t make you blush, we don’t know what will. “Exuberantly feminine, yet resolutely chic” was designer Jonathan Berger’s motto for decorating this Brooklyn townhouse. Berger found the suzani on eBay, while and the curvy Venetian-inspired headboard is covered in Nouvelle Orleans, a cut velvet from Clarence House that resembles ironwork but, of course, is much softer to the touch. The antique Napoleon III rope ottoman covered in an Aubusson tapestry adds a French country chic feel to seal the deal.
Take a cue from this bedroom designed by Danielle Colding and match your upholstered headboard to the walls. Here, the studded border adds a touch of intrigue but blends right into the beige color behind it for a timeless look.
Who says beige is boring? Dependable, versatile, warm, and subtle, it’s one of the best paint colors for a bedroom. A super light taupe shade will contrast just enough with crisp bright interiors while also injecting some warmth into space. It also brings to mind long walks on a sandy beach. Add pops of cheerful colors with decor and throw pillows.
Royal Purple in Bedroom
Window treatments will make a bedroom more comfortable for lazy morning sleep-ins, but if your room is super bright, a deep shade of royal purple on an accent wall like Krsnaa Mehta did here will help absorb light while still adding vibrant personality.
A Canadian townhouse‘s guest bedroom exudes warmth with terracotta walls. A large, statement piece of art helps break up the dark color. Though brown isn’t exactly the most obvious paint color when decorating a bedroom, this warm nook makes a strong case for it. The fact that it’s unexpected makes it perfect for anyone who likes to experiment with color but doesn’t love bright neons and playful pastels.
This bedroom is a showstopper, plain and simple. And though some may say white is the absence of all colors, we’d argue this one is making quite a statement. In fact, sometimes neutral hues give the space a more timeless and open feel while also allowing other design highlights to stand out more. This attic bedroom, designed by Amber Interiors, uses a pure, cool shade of white that really energizes the entire space.
Responding to an unusual Y-shaped floor plan required a strategy to pull light from all directions to create a range of shifting light experiences: Moody and subtle to the south; bright and open to the east,” explains the designers behind Arent & Pyke. For a moodier bedroom that isn’t full-on dark, try a steel blue like this one. And then lighten things up with colorful linens and keep things streamlined with bright a white ceiling and modern bedside sconce.
Instead of painting your walls, add a statement ceiling in the bedroom, as the design duo at 2LG Studio did here. It draws the eye up and keeps things interesting. This shade of sage green is also a lovely color that’s at once grounding, calming, and fun
These are some of the warm shade colors that can be used in your Bedroom.