How to Choose Paint Colors When Designing a Bedroom


Choosing the perfect color for our bedroom walls may be nerve-wracking and time-consuming, but you don’t have to go through it alone. In this article, I will share about 5 tips plus a bonus tip to assist you in your paint-decision making and what you need to consider when choosing a paint color to paint your bedroom.

Relaxing Pastels

Pastel Colors on your bedroom walls can create a relaxing and serene atmosphere. It is light, soft, and calming, thus encouraging rest and relaxation.

The best pastel colors for bedrooms include:

  • Yellows for optimism and joy
  • Soft blues for sleep-inducing and concentration
  • Greens that refresh and energize
  • Peach for delicate but not too girly
  • Soft Pinks for feminine and modern feels
  • Lavender for grandeur and superiority

Pastel Colors are becoming a popular color, especially for bedrooms.

The great thing about pastel colors is that they make your room look big and capacious. But keep in mind to keep the bedroom balance by putting the right color of accessories and furniture that will match your bedroom wall. Pastel colors are perfect for you if you also love a cottage-style bedroom!

Consider the amount of natural lighting available

Interior designers always suggest trying swatches before choosing the final color for your bedroom walls. Maybe you’ve tried to have interest in a paint color but got disappointed when you tried it on your bedroom walls. “Why does it look entirely different?”, you might wonder.

That’s why you must consider how much natural lighting is available in your bedroom when choosing the right paint color for your walls.

You can choose lighter colors if you have a smaller space with abundant lighting. However, if you have a bigger space, darker shades of paint color won’t hurt. On the contrary, white is the best for you if there's insufficient natural lighting because it is the most reflective. But you can also opt for sapphire a deep shade of navy blue or dark gray color (charcoal) if you want a romantic feel while simultaneously accomplishing a sense of splendor.

The Colors You Want to Avoid

One of the main purposes of our bedroom is to have a place for rest. It should be a pleasant place, and bright color paint is not a good element to achieve that. Bright shades of red, purple, orange, green, blue, and pink are active, luminous colors that will make it difficult to relax and fall asleep quickly.

If you like “black,” it’s definitely a trendy color, but it’s not the best color for your bedroom, especially if you have symptoms of depression. A pitch-black room can feel extreme and can promote feelings of anxiety. Thus it’s not ideal.

Choose Timeless Colors

Timeless colors are still one of the best choices for your bedroom walls. These neutral colors are always safe.

In-demand neutral colors include:

  • Shades of White
  • Beige
  • Ivory
  • Gray
  • Taupe
  • Charcoal

These neutral colors perfectly blend with other bright colors in your bed, closet, dressing table, or wardrobe and other essentials in your bedroom thus it will make your room background pleasant to look at and much cleaner.

Interior designer Grant K Gibson stated, “I love to keep the color of a bedroom simple, classic, and timeless.” Take it from the expert himself.


Choosing the right paint color for your bedrooms takes time. It may not be as simple as you think, as even professionals still are a challenge for them, but you don’t have to be anxious about it. That’s why you need to have some trial and error because the colors can vary in artificial and natural lighting.

Keep in mind that what works best for others may not work best for you. So do your research well. Consider as well looking at those colors at different times of the day and in different weather.

Bonus Tip:

It’s better to buy your furniture and place it in your bedroom before choosing the best paint color. Seeing the whole picture will help make the decision easier, and this gives the best impact in picking the right one.


Always use a primer to ensure that the chosen paint's actual color is accomplished. A no-brainer idea but something many people have missed. Use it in whatever colors you picked, white is not an exception. But prime it twice when painting over a dark color.

So, there you have it, I’m excited about your painting process!

Don’t forget to enjoy yourself and have fun. Happy bedroom wall painting!

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