Interior Design Tips for Picking Bedroom Paint Colors

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Regardless of how many hours you spend in your bedroom with your eyes closed and your body fast asleep, making your room a beautiful, safe haven is worthwhile. A well-decorated bedroom will bring you joy, help you relax and unwind at the end of the day, and encourage you to wake up on the right side of the bed each morning.

One of the best ways to give your bedroom the makeover it deserves is to choose the perfect wall color. This can feel like an overwhelming task as there are thousands of hues to choose from.

Here are the top interior design tips for picking the perfect wall color for your bedroom!

Choose Soothing Colors

To create a calm, relaxing atmosphere for your place of rest, many people think cool colors like blue, green, and purple are the most soothing, but warm colors can work too. Both cool and warm tones can provide a feeling of calm if you’re using a less saturated color. So instead of bold, bright orange, it’s better to use a light, muted variation.

You will want to avoid colors that are too vibrant, as these will make your bedroom overly energetic and not ideal for when you’re trying to wind down for the day. If you have a vibrant color that you want to incorporate, you can introduce it through accents, such as pillows and artwork.

Pay Attention to Lighting

Often, we think a paint color looks like the perfect shade, but it appears completely different once it dries. The lighting in your bedroom can change the appearance of paint quite drastically, so interior designers always recommend testing out swatches before you commit to a color.

If you have a smaller space with ample lighting, consider using a lighter paint color to open up the room. If there’s not enough natural light in your small space, consider a dark hue like deep blue to bring an intimate feel to the room.

Artificial light can make the paint look different, so try out several types of light fixtures to get the vibe you want. You can add a dimmer for overhead lighting and supply the room with different options such as table lamps or wall sconces. This will allow you to play with the amount of light to create the mood you desire.

If you need assistance creating the perfect bedroom oasis, our designers at Hudson & Crane can help. Our interior design services range from a complete revamp of your space to adding the final touches to an already well-designed room.

Contact us today at (202)436-1223 and begin planning the bedroom of your dreams!