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Bedroom Color Schemes

Stephen Rampur Mar 7, 2020
Trends come and go, but what remains is your eternal sense of style, and your personality, that reflects in the way you add color to your bedroom. Here are a few ideas on color schemes for bedrooms that will help you to define your style and create a space that you can retreat to for some peace.
A bedroom is considered the most reposeful place in the home. It is an area where you can relax and be yourself; hence, bedroom decorating is an important aspect of home decor. 
Bedroom wall color schemes should be pleasant to the eye, stylish, and provide solace. With a wide range of colors available in the market, deciding on a particular color theme as per your predilections can be a really perplexing task. Some guidelines are given to help you.

Color Schemes for Bedrooms

Before considering bedroom painting ideas for selecting a suitable color scheme, you should first have an idea of how you want the place to appear. You need to decide if you prefer keeping it simple, romantic, vibrant, etc. Based on this choice, you may choose from any of the given color schemes.

Warm Color Schemes

Yellow, red, and orange are some very warm and exciting colors to choose from that give the room a bright and gratifying appearance. A good assortment of such warm colors would certainly add up to the bedroom's beauty.
However, you need to make sure that you make use of fainter or lighter shades of such colors. If you utilize darker and brighter shades, the bedroom would appear excessively overwhelming.
It is recommended not to use warm colors in case of small bedrooms, as they will give an impression of the room being smaller. However, some people use darker color schemes for their bedroom, depending on their customized requirements.

Cool Color Schemes

Violet, green, and blue are considered as cool colors, and as the term suggests, these colors render a tranquil appearance when applied on the walls.
A majority of the people prefer to employ these types of colors as they make the room appear calm and peaceful. In contrast to the application of warm colors in small-sized bedrooms, cool colors are used for making the room appear larger.
Any of these or a mix of these colors in a bedroom, makes the room inviting and airier.

Muffled Color Schemes

Muffled colors are those whose luminance is subdued by utilizing a complementary color, usually 'gray'. Accents of such colors render a solacing and a cool effect to the bedroom, which is why they are favored by a major class of people.
The main advantage of a bedroom with a calm and cozy appearance is that you are able to relax in it and get good sleep at night.
Like cool colors, muffled ones are also suitable alternatives for making the room appear larger. If you want to add a romantic touch to your bedroom, the best option is to apply a moonlight color scheme. 
The moonlight color scheme may include black, versatile tones of gray and purple, and also deep tones of magenta.

Guidelines on Choosing Color Schemes for Bedrooms

Ascertain the size of the bedroom and find out whether you need to make it appear larger.
Also determine if you would really need to incorporate any particular theme in the bedroom or want to keep it simple. One of the most important factors that you need to consider is that the color of the walls should suitably match with that of the bedroom furniture.
It is a very good idea to go to a nearby color store and try out several colors from the color palette. Doing so, would help you determine if you have picked the correct combination of colors for your bedroom.
Try to get to know more on various color combinations. Another good idea is to get specific photographs of bedrooms having different color schemes from the color shop.
To get a rough idea of how the bedroom will appear, color a small portion of the wall using any specific color. There are several interior painting and texturing methods available, such as sponging and ragging, which can be used for experimenting on a small portion of the wall.
When it comes to coloring kids' bedroom, the alternatives are numerous, and you have the option of experimenting with different color schemes. In case of a boy's bedroom, you may employ bright and shiny color shades to incorporate a vernal color scheme. Whereas, for a girl's bedroom, you may employ pink or lilac colored shades on the walls.
If you are finding it difficult to picture how the color schemes will appear on the walls, you have the option of browsing the web and trying out virtual interior painting.
All this talk about warm, cool, muffled colors and those for girls and boys bedroom can make you indecisive. In this era, when people are trying to bring simplicity to their life, colors can help a lot. Today, color schemes investing in shades of medium to dark brown are in the vogue.
To get the best of this trend for your bedroom, try mating green with the brown. It is no wonder that these are the most favored colors. This is the most natural color scheme known to the man since the time dawned for him. Shades of green and brown are the most prevalent colors in nature that we evolved in. Try this combination any time to get the result.
Bedroom color schemes have to be chosen in such a manner that they give an idea of your mood, likes and interests. Simply ensure that the furniture, bedding, and curtains should also go with the color of the bedroom walls.