The Most Popular Bedroom Paint Colors

Because the bedroom is where you go to rest, sleep and relax, the colours you paint the room should make you feel calm, relaxed and at peace. This is why many popular bedroom colours are airy and light. These colours are meant to transform your bedroom into a personal retreat.


In colour theory, the only neutrals are grey, white and black. In interior design, neutrals are grey, beige and any colours mixed with grey if grey is the dominant colour. Neutrals are cool and recessive, and they match most furniture. These colours bring a touch of sophistication and warmth to a room without making a bold statement, making them among the most popular colours for bedrooms--and really, all rooms.


Pastels are warm or cool colours that have been lightened with a lot of white. Popular pastels for the bedroom include lavender, light yellow, light sea green, soft pink and shades of powder blue. These colours add a feminine touch to a bedroom and look fabulous paired with floral decor, other light pastel colours and white furniture and accessories. These colours have a bright, clean quality that works well in small bedrooms without a lot of natural light.

Earth Tones

Popular bedroom earth tones like sand, tan and sage create a sense of warmth and intimacy. These colours match well with natural wood and shades of brown. Like neutrals, these colours are generally recessive and calming, but earth tones are more committal to a shade of a specific colour, and furniture should be made to match that colour.

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About the Author

Leslie Rose has been a freelance writer publishing with Demand Studios since 2008. In addition to her work as a writer, she is an accomplished painter and experienced art teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in art with a minor in English.