8 Calming Bedroom Paint Colour Schemes to Help You Unwind
Posted on 31st August 2021 at 10:58
Creating a relaxing colour scheme for your bedroom takes a fair bit of consideration. It needs to be cosy yet comfortable on the eye to help you drift off easily at night, so it's best to opt for subtle colours, rather than vibrant shades. We've put together a selection of dreamy bedroom colour schemes to inspire you when creating your own restful retreat.
White and off-white bedroom colour schemes
White is sometimes seen as a stark, plain, cold colour, but actually, it's a fitting choice for a bedroom, as long as you pair it with the right soft furnishings and accessories. White can be really soothing and peaceful, as you'll see from these room examples below. On the left, the main colour is Chantilly Lace 2121-70, one of Benjamin Moore's most popular paint shades. The dark wood furniture and ceiling beam add texture and warmth, as does the cosy throw and rug. It's the perfect, unadorned look for the minimalist.
In the photo on the right, the off-white wall is painted in 'Portland Stone Pale' from Little Greene. This is the palest shade in the Portland Stone family, which revolves around varying degrees of a soft, putty colour. The wall hooks and furniture in this photo are painted in Portland Stone Deep to bring in an earthy tone, while the pale pink/beige floral wallpaper and furnishings add a touch of femininity to the room.
*Benjamin Moore: Chantilly Lace 2121-70.
*Little Greene: Portland Stone Pale, Portland Stone Deep.
Grey bedroom colour schemes
An ever-popular colour in the modern home, grey is naturally calming and is ideal for creating a relaxed environment. Paired with white, grey looks fresh and sophisticated. In the picture on the left below, the walls have been painted in a warm, smokey taupe – Benjamin Moore Silver Fox 2108-50 in Regal Select, Matte. Baby's Breath OC-62 in Advance, Matte has been used on the ceiling. In the below right image, Little Greene's Lead Colour is used on the walls, and yellow and white furnishings help brighten up the room.
*Benjamin Moore: WALLS: Silver Fox 2108-50, Regal Select, Matte. CEILING: Silver Fox 2108-50, Waterborne Ceiling Paint, Ultra Flat. CEILING RECESS: Baby's Breath OC-62, Advance, Matte.
SKIRTING: Baby's Breath OC-62, Advance, Semi-gloss.
*Little Greene: Lead Colour.
Pink bedroom colour schemes
Not to be reserved for little girls' bedrooms, pale or dusky pink is a great choice for a grown up, tranquil bedroom sanctuary. In the below left image, the wall is painted in Foggy Morning 2106-70, which is part of the Benjamin Moore 2021 Colour Trends Palette. It's a pretty, serene pink. In the below right photo, you'll see Little Greene's very stylish Nether Red. It is actually a muddy red colour, but with just a hint of pink. Read more about 'Nether Red' in this feature we did on the Little Greene 'Stone' collection.
*Benjamin Moore: Foggy Morning 2106-70, ben®, Eggshell.
Skirting: Atrium White OC-145, ben®, Semi-gloss.
*Little Greene: Nether Red.
Dark bedroom colour schemes
For a truly restful night's sleep, consider using a dark coloured paint in the bedroom. A dark shade will instantly give the room a cosy yet contemporary feel. You don't necessarily need to colour drench the entire room in a dark shade; try it on one wall, or part of a wall even.
*Little Greene: Adventurer.
*Little Greene: Ambleside, Aquamarine.
Pick the perfect paint colour scheme for your bedroom
There's nothing better than stepping into a relaxing sanctuary at bedtime. The paint colours you choose are an important element to get right if you want your bedroom to be cosy and comfortable. We hope these pictures have inspired you – give us a call if you'd like some one-to-one advice on paint colours for your specific project.
If you also need ideas for the perfect bedroom wallpaper, we encourage you to visit our in-store wallpaper library and browse the many samples on offer from Little Greene, Casadeco, Today Interiors, Clarke & Clarke, and more.
*Top banner image: Benjamin Moore. WALLS: Silver Fox 2108-50, Regal Select, Matte. CEILING: Silver Fox 2108-50, Waterborne Ceiling Paint, Ultra Flat. CEILING RECESS: Baby's Breath OC-62, Advance, Matte. SKIRTING: Baby's Breath OC-62, Advance, Semi-gloss.
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