If you’ve decided to give your bedroom a makeover, painting its walls is certainly the most efficient, yet affordable way to do so. However, many of us experience problems when it comes to choosing the right colour. We are completely aware of the influence different colours can have on the overall character of a bedroom, but we still can’t make up our mind.
Also, it’s not really an easy task, since there are quite a few considerations to be made. Not only does our mood change from one shade to another, but we also have to think about the design and colour of the furniture in the room, as well as our personal preferences.
Luckily, the emergence of colour psychology and the availability of numerous texts on this subject can be of great help when it comes to selecting the right colour for your bedroom. Since most of us use this room only for sleep and relaxation, the obvious choice are those colours that help us do that.
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Over the past several years, we’ve witnessed the increasing popularity of neutral colours in bedrooms. Beige, brown and cream are the most popular choices, either in their matt or bright versions. Their obvious advantage is that they go well with almost any other colour.
If you’re going for a relaxing, stress-free atmosphere, you should definitely consider blue, lavender or some green hues. The last colour oozes energy, balance and nature, while blue suggests a sense of calmness, serenity and it also stimulates contemplation. Lavender is one of the most attractive colours for the bedroom, since it’s associated with happiness and creativity, but it has to be carefully combined with other colours.
Another advantage of such colours is that they usually make the room look bigger and they go well with some pastel colours, which can lighten up the mood. What you shouldn’t do, though, is use dark grey or similar colours in your bedroom, since they can make you feel sad or depressed.
Less obvious choices
Not many can easily imagine orange, yellow or red tones in their bedroom, but they might be just the thing, provided you get the shades right. What you should do is opt for lighter shades, since the darker ones are too overwhelming and will not help you achieve the desired effect.
Another thing you should consider when going for one of these colours is the size of the room, since they tend to make it look even smaller than it actually is. Such colours are a perfect choice if you want to create an accent wall.
Yellow is particularly interesting, because it brings warmth to the room and, if combined well, can help make the room welcoming and relaxing at the same time.
Is white dull?
No, it isn’t. Not only is it the cheapest option, but it also gives you an opportunity to create fantastic and unexpected combinations with other colours and patterns in the bedroom. You don’t have to have a whole wall painted white, but white stripes on a painted wall can completely change the atmosphere.
Not only your walls, but your ceiling deserves a touch of new coat, as well. You’d be best advised to choose a good quality ceiling paint to prevent any peeling.
Have no fear
As we’ve already established, painting your bedroom is not a project that will require substantial funds and you can redo it if you’re not satisfied with the original results. That should help you get rid of any pressure you might have before starting with this project. If you’re not completely happy with the results, you can always change the colour as soon as you grab some free time.