Bedroom Colour Ideas
The average person spends one-third of their life asleep, so why would we settle for anything less than perfect for our bedrooms? It should be our oasis of calm where we can decompress and really unwind. Colour and decor go a long way to achieving that.
To get you started on your dream bedroom, here’s some of our best bedroom colour ideas.
Neutral tones like Dusky Morn give a calming peaceful feel to a space. It perfectly sets the tone for a bedroom where you can relax, unwind, and drift off. The natural textiles contribute a cosy wistful vibe, taking this bedroom to an ethereal level.
This beautiful warm beige is so versatile that you can use it as your only colour or as the base for something brighter.
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Dare to be different
This bedroom is bold, attention-grabbing, and full of personality. But that doesn’t mean it’s not relaxing. A calming space is all about somewhere you feel comfortable in, and this bedroom certainly achieves that.
While the colours are vibrant, they’re still grounded in natural-occurring shades. The deep earthy tone of the khaki contrasts the smoothie-like pastel peach to create a naturally striking look.
Thoughtfully planned out accents in the mustard yellow cushions and flashes of pink tie it all together.
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Deep inky blacks like Bass Note aren’t typically found in a boho bedroom. But true creativity doesn’t come from following conventions. Pairing the jewel hues with the boho decoration of the room makes this bedroom a real gem.
The rattan headboard, dried plants and cosy blanket introduce lighter natural tones to an otherwise dark room. The vintage-inspired cushions maintain the theme and add flashes of pattern for variety.
It’s very easy to picture yourself with a book in hand settling down for the night.
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Mustard’s warming brown undertones help it feel less stimulating than some other yellow tones. It’s almost golden in some lighting so it’s the perfect choice for your bedroom. Its sunset warmth is comforting and relaxing with the added bonus of helping you wake up happy.
The tonal shade of yellow offset Golden Sue to create a flowing scheme. The contrasting grey and rich browns help to ground the yellow and the panelling of cream stops the yellow from overpowering the room.
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Shades of grey
This sumptuous bedroom is a real luxury. The grey panelling is indulgent yet elegant and wouldn’t feel out of place in a hotel. The pop of yellow in the artwork adds a striking focal point, complementing but disturbing the heavy greys and browns.
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Transporting you to the tropics
Close your eyes and you could swear you hear rain on the forest floor. Taking its cue from tropical colours, the mint greens add a brightness which is complemented by the dusky pink. This ties perfectly with the tiny hints of wallpaper and helps to lift the darker shades of green, but the white keeps the scheme centred.
Plants are a fantastic addition to bedrooms. Some like aloe vera release oxygen at night which can help you get a better night’s sleep.
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Mimic the night sky
This cosy alcove looks like the perfect place for a restful night’s sleep. The solid grey nook is reminiscent of deep midnight skies, and we can’t think of anything better to look at while we fall asleep. By focusing on a contrasting colour, the alcove is the focal point of the room and looks super stylish when offset by white. The subtle touches of colourful accessories help to add depth and softness to the overall look.
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Everything about this room is calming (including the dog!). The imposing shade of black is perfectly broken up by the natural panelling and white furniture. The flashes of red in the bedding helps to tie the whole look together to create a bedroom that’s so comfortable, you’ll find yourself making excuses to get under the duvet.
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A masterclass in colourful minimalism
This room is a brilliant example of colourful minimalism. The wall is almost neutral with pink undertones which are picked up in the rug and chair. The greeny-blue cabinet and chest of drawers help to emphasise the same shade in the rug. Then the orange and brass bed frame cut through it all and bring out the warmth of the room and floorboards. It’s simple but effective and a great way to align your minimalism and colour-loving tastes.
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Half-height panelling makes a fantastic alternative to a headboard and gives you more creative control. This flash of teal is like a dusky summer morning and is extra responsive to light - it gets darker in low light and brighter in sunlight. The yellow offsets the teal perfectly and contributes to the sunny feeling of the bedroom.
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Bringing nature to the bedroom
Fancy a cat nap? Natural sandy tones are fantastic at making a bedroom feel calm and relaxing. The addition of plants brings an effortless flash of colour while maintaining the overall inspired-by-nature theme of the room. This is underscored by the geometric shapes which help the room feel tranquil with their regularity.
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Green tones give a softer approach to grey walls, and also help with that connection to nature. The dark walls in this bedroom give a beautiful backdrop to place wooden furniture against and also for the copper pendant lights to hang above. Battlefield is the colour of choice in this bedroom but also Greenish Grey is lovely for a shade that is a touch lighter with an even greener tone to it.
As pink as a petal
Soft pinks are feminine, calming and nurturing in a bedroom, especially when combined with the right other colours. Here, the pink is mixed with a soft, warm white shade of Blanc de Blancs which gives balance and freshness to the room. The sage green bedside table gives that quirky touch, and the coordinating bed linen ties everything together beautifully.
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Among the lemon groves
French Mustard is a rich, earthy shade, which lends itself well to a bedroom with an abundance of natural daylight. This shade is perfect for creating a feature wall, or ceiling in this case, blended against paler, tonal colours of warm whites or butter yellows.
Some of the best bedroom colours for smaller bedrooms are those which are dark and sultry. Dark bottle greens, such as the Thunderbolt shade used in this bedroom still give that fresh, earthy vibe, but are also very sensual and seductive. Add in some structural furniture, quirky artwork and a couple of simple filament bulbs and you have a space that is intelligent yet playful at the same time.
Everything is peachy
Warm peach and coral shades can’t help but give off vibes of summer. The Coral Curry shade used in this bedroom space works really well with the curved lines of the arch and an added freshness is infused with the ice-white skirting boards and upper section of the walls. The tonal sofa and artwork complete the look for a room that is cool and cohesive.
Surrounded by citrus
Yellow is a shade synonymous with fun and play. So, what better colour to use in a kid’s bedroom? Using a mellower tone of yellow, for example, Weathered Kumquat ensures that the space is still calming and nurturing while teaming it with other pastel shades makes the space feel playful and perfect for development.
Modern industrial vibes
Steel grey shades, such as Secret Mission, naturally give an industrial feel to a space that is both modern and chic. However, when it comes to softening down the metallics, soothing yellows and warming terracotta help to inject a bit of life and soul into the room. Plus, the addition of plenty of greenery and plants softens the overall effect too.
This mint green bedroom feels elegant and fresh. The walls are painted with Sheer Elegance, while the soft pink tones from the cushions and artwork give a femininity that is soft and calming. This bedroom décor works especially well in a room where plenty of natural light is available. Dog and disco ball optional!
What two colours go well together in a bedroom? Well, although there are plenty of shades that will blend well together in harmony, sometimes it can really make a statement to have two colours that are clashing. This boutique bedroom uses Happy Heart and Woolly Mint - a great two-colour combination for bedroom walls that is both fun and quirky, but also stylish and chic. The further addition of the blue radiator really adds that wow factor to complete a space that is high up in the design stakes.
A den in the mountains
When it comes to colour combinations in a child’s bedroom, a subtle mix can have a big effect. In this little explorer’s bedroom, the combination of Silver Moss, Sprig of Sage, and Misty Rainforest form the mountain peaks, while the simple wooden den bed blends in effortlessly with the landscape surroundings. Using these earthy tones offers a deep connection with nature and the outside world, which is perfect for young adventurers and nature lovers.
The classic black and white bedroom is a timeless décor style that oozes sophistication and Parisian chic. It’s a two-colour combination for bedroom walls that will never go out of fashion and gives a real five-star hotel feel. Fresh, white bed linen completes the look, as do simple pieces of décor such as the silver clock behind the bed. Finish off with petite pots of tonal floristry. The black paint used in this room is Nevermore.
Putty in your hands
This bedroom has a natural, Mediterranean appeal, which is largely down to the Peaceful Taupe walls offering that perfect balance of calming cream and warming terracotta. When you further enhance your bedroom décor with oak flooring, bamboo furnishings, and wicker lamp shades, that connection to the Med is increased, especially if you also choose orange shades for your bed linen, just like you would find in Southern Spain or the Balearics.
This bedroom is another example of a space with a soothing Mediterranean vibe interpreted in a slightly different way. The nurturing Toffee Coffee walls offer warmth and comfort, while the iron bed frame symbolises simplicity and an unfussiness that is often associated with Italian and Portuguese interior design. Simple prints and a tonal rug complete the glorious rustic appeal.
Beige is a natural, calming colour for a bedroom, which also blends really well with a number of other peaceful shades. Beige bedroom walls could take a variety of different hues, from warm earthy beiges with green tones to those with more pinkish notes.
Grown up pink
Pink comes in a range of depths and tones, but none so pretty and sophisticated as this Brazilian Rose shade. Ideal as a ‘grown-up’ shade of pink, it’s ideal for a bedroom without the desire to be too feminine or sweet. The shade looks fabulous on top of panelled walls, giving it further depth, and is complimented perfectly with an antique brass bed frame and earthy bed linen and cushions.
Soft & sensual
The owner of this delectable bedroom chose Cocoa Dust for a bedroom colour that subtly blends with the soothing tones of their cat’s fur. Everything about this bedroom is reassuring and relaxing, and you can just imagine the perfect Sunday lie-in from this bed – complete with mug of tea, a good book, and the morning sunlight rays shining in from the side window.
A green retreat
Stylish yet subtle, this bedroom has been made elegant using the textured panelling behind the bed combined with the rich tones of the Secret Retreat shade. The freshness of the white linen and white bed frame are really highlighted against the dark background and the wooden furnishings round off an earthiness that is at one with nature.
Childhood dreams don’t come much more imaginative than this gorgeous and inspiring bedroom. Fleecy Dreams is used for the lower half of the wall, which has been given a scalloped painting effect and forms a soft and playful backdrop for the mini kitchen playset.
Everything placed in the room is pastel-perfect and creates a space that is ideal for both play and rest.
An eclectic mix
Bedroom colours don’t have to follow one specific colour scheme. If you are looking to create a striking, bohemian-style bedroom, then you can be experimental with as many shades as you like. Bohemian style is all about mixing and matching different colours, patterns, and textures to create a unique, eclectic look.
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