Colors to Paint Bedrooms

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Colors to Paint Bedrooms
Create your perfect bedroom by choosing the right colour. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Many people have an idea of what colour they'd like to paint their bedroom, then they get to the paint store and that idea becomes skewed by the thousands of different colour choices available. But instead of determining the colour or hue you want to paint your bedroom, first consider the overall look of your bedroom to find your perfect colour.

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Relaxing Color Design

Plenty of people want their room to feel like a relaxing oasis or spa so they can unwind and sleep in peace. According to Care 2 Make a Difference, there are a few colours that will calm and relax you. Paint your room in greens and/or blues to create a spa-like feel in your room. Light greens like moss, asparagus, celadon and pear and light blues like powder, baby and iceberg all will give you a calm and serene room. If you prefer more neutral colours, consider painting your walls a light brown tone like fallow, fawn or khaki, and then accent your room with light green and/or blue pillows, blankets, photos or bed linens.

Chic Color Design

If you're looking to spice up your bedroom, consider some modern colours and styles. Paint your room a deep burgundy shade in a flat paint. Then, with the same colour in a high-gloss paint, paint glossy pinstripes onto your walls for a modern and fun look. If deep red is a little too much for you, tone down the colour with some art work on your walls. Take your favourite photos or family pictures, and print them out in black and white. Hang the pictures around your room in black frames, or rest them on several black shelves.

Neutral Color Design

For something soothing and relaxing, but with a more modern and sophisticated feel, consider painting your bedroom in earth tones. Paint your walls in light brown or cream, and accent your room with chocolate brown frames, shelves, floor rugs and accessories. For some more colour, accent your linens with olive green pillows or blankets. If you want a little more exciting colour, paint your room in light gold tones, accenting the walls with chocolate brown, beige or cream.

Blending Colors

If you're still stuck on what colour to choose for your bedroom, consider blending the colours of the rest of your home with your bedrooms colours. For example, if your home--or even just the hallway where your rooms are located--is primarily painted a light green, paint each one of the rooms a shade of green but in a slightly different hue. If your home is primarily painted beige, paint the bedrooms in creams, butter yellow or light browns. This way, your rooms will remain cohesive to the rest of your home, but each room will still have its own character.

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