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6 Tranquil Paint Colors for a Dream Bedroom

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Photo by Amy Neunsinger / Trunk Archive. Design by Amy Neunsinger

Photo by Amy Neunsinger / Trunk Archive. Design by Amy Neunsinger

You deserve a bedroom that’s an oasis, a quiet place to rest your head, a secluded sanctuary to escape from the grind. So we picked six calming hues, from the always-lovely white to a soft peppermint green, to help you create a tranquil space perfect for unwinding at the end of the day and lovely to wake up to in the morning.

Ethereal White

The beauty of white in the bedroom is its simplicity. Though white has long been a standard color, a white wall is so much more than basic. The perfect shade of white ushers light in, exuding the essence of calm where you most need it.

We absolutely adore how designer Amy Neunsinger paired her white bedroom walls with a matching white headboard, ruffled comforter, and dresser for a look that has us feeling as if we’re floating in the clouds.

 

 

   Paint Color: Van de Cane by Dunn Edwards

Photo by Annie Schlechter / GMA Images. Design by Karen Robertson

Photo by Annie Schlechter / GMA Images. Design by Karen Robertson

Cool Gray

Gray is a versatile neutral that can elegantly swing light or dark while retaining its serene presence. Take a page from designer Karen Robertson’s drop-dead gorgeous beach-house boudoir. Balance out a stately gray with bright accents (such as turquoise) to give the room a calm but cheerful vibe.

 


Paint Color:
Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore

Gray brings out the vibrancy of other colors such as lavender and blue.

— Karen Robertson, interior designer
Photo by Tim Street Porter / OTTO. Design by Timothy Whealon

Photo by Tim Street Porter / OTTO. Design by Timothy Whealon

Sky Blue

Our go-to shade for peace and calm, light blue reminds us of nature’s simple pleasures: a cloudless sky and a crystal-clear ocean. Pair with soft neutrals to cast a shot of contrast through the room while retaining a tranquil look that’s soothing for the soul.

 

 Paint Color: Skylight by Farrow & Ball

Photo by William Waldron / Contour by Getty Images

Photo by William Waldron / Contour by Getty Images

Soothing Beige

Soft, neutral beige provides a versatile canvas for layering any number of looks. Earthy, laid-back designs with minimalist leanings are currently trending and work beautifully with this particular hue. Think off-white linen sheets, a sheepskin rug, wooden bedside tables, and a punch of greenery.

 

   Paint Color: Stone Hearth by Benjamin Moore

Photo by William Waldron / Interior Archive. Design by Rob Southern

Photo by William Waldron / Interior Archive. Design by Rob Southern

Soft Green

Slightly unexpected, this hue will breathe fresh life into your room while maintaining an air of serenity. We love how designer Rob Southern chose a fun, vibrant fern print to complement the wall color. If your current bedroom furnishings are of the warm-wood variety, this color is a great choice.

 

    Paint Color: Potpourri Green by Benjamin Moore

Photo by Max Kim Bee. Design by Amelia Handegan.

Photo by Max Kim Bee. Design by Amelia Handegan.

Lovely Lavender

Everything about lavender is appealing—even its scent encourages relaxation—so it’s quite fitting for this color to make its way into the bedroom. Steal a page from this elegant bedchamber and play up lavender’s flirty feminine charm with flowery accents. Gold and lavender look particularly fetching together.

 

 Paint Color: Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball

Related: The Paint Colors Designers Use in Their Own Homes >

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6 Responses to “6 Tranquil Paint Colors for a Dream Bedroom”

  1. barbara says:

    lovely colors all

  2. Marianne says:

    We have 3 shades of blue throughout our small Florida home and we love them., The colors we used were BEHR’S “Salty Tear” – my favorite, and two others, “Soar” and “Fresh Water” – The colors make me feel good, I think you could say they’re almost in the aqua family,,,,

  3. disneygrl says:

    We just had an addition built on our home. A master bed/bath and a dining room which will actually be used for a playroom at this particular time. We used Sherwin Williams Lauren’s Surprise in our bedroom…it is a really cool, dreamy blue. Makes me feel calm.

  4. Trish Chasity says:

    Beautiful Thank you for this

  5. Jasmine says:

    My bedroom is pistachio green, all furnishing and decors are white, ivory or silver and they complement each other.

  6. Cheryl Cherniwchan says:

    Love the colors, My bedroom is painted with sky blue ceiling (Alexander blue, general paint), and mayonnaise ( creamy yellow, general paint) It’s beautiful waking up!

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