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6 Soothing Paint Colors for Bedrooms

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Looking for a calming color scheme for your bedroom? Here are the best soothing paint colors to create a relaxing atmosphere.

The master bedroom is the most personal space in your home. So, choosing a paint color will determine the feel of your room.

Whether your bedroom is strictly for relaxing and unwinding or it’s an all-one space where you put on makeup and do your hair. You want the space to feel comfortable.

Since the master bedroom is your personal space, you want to go for colors you gravitate towards and will enjoy. Before you choose a color, though, there are a few things to consider before making your decision. 

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The first major component to consider is the size of the room. A smaller room does much better with light, airy colors. Choosing a light color for a smaller room will give the illusion of it being larger and more open. A few great light colors are Benjamin Moore Mocha Cream, Sherwin Williams Lady’s Slippers, and Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige.

Benjamin Moore Mocha Cream

mocha cream painted walls in master bedroom with bed and bench
Photo Credit: Carla Moss Interiors

Sherwin Williams Lady’s Slippers

Sherwin Williams Lady's Slipper
Sherwin Williams Lady Slippers painted master bedroom with bed and chairs
Photo Credit: At Home in Arkansas

A larger room tends to be able to handle a darker color without closing the room in. My master bedroom, for example, has extremely high ceilings, and the room itself is long and narrow.  I was able to go with Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray for the paint color. It’s certainly not the darkest color, but in a smaller room, it has the potential to make it seem that way.  Another beautiful, darker green paint color is Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze.


Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze

Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze SW9132
Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze painted  walls in bedroom with window
Photo Credit: Sherwin Williams


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How is the lighting in your room? Do you have tons of natural light beaming in? If so, the choice is yours. A light color will do wonders for your already beautifully lit room, and a darker color will bring in a cozier atmosphere. Benjamin Moore Normandy is a lovely darker blue gray shade that works well in a room with a lot of natural light.

Benjamin Moore Normandy

Benjamin Moore 2129-40 normandy
Benjamin Moore Normandy painted Walls with canopy bed
Photo Credit: Factory, Paint & Decorating

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Very little natural light?  I’d say the obvious choice is to go with a lighter paint color. Even if the room is larger, lighting plays a big role in how large a room actually feels.

What mood do you want to set for your room? The master bedroom is your place to unwind in undisturbed relaxation. It’s your peaceful retreat. Your wall colors should encourage rest while creating a tranquil atmosphere. A great relaxing color is Rainwashed Sherwin Williams, SW Sea Salt, or Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore.

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

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Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

Benjamin Moore HC-170 stonington gray
bed and night stand in front of gray wall
Photo by Annie Schlechter / GMA Images. Design by Karen Robertson

Sticking with neutral, more subdued colors is a great way to keep your room grounded. Using your bedding and accessories is a great way to add that pop of color you want and love to your room without being too overbearing. 

Don’t start painting until you have the right tools!



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Don’t Forget!

Finally, as I say in all my paint color posts, make sure you swatch the paint colors you are thinking about using. The colors you see on the computer look different than a swatch on your home.  So, choose a few colors you want to try and swatch those babies. LARGE swatches, too! Trust me choosing the wrong paint color is an expensive mistake you do not want to make.

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These peel & stick paint samples are super affordable and allow you to test a paint color in all different areas of a room without the mess of a traditional paint sample! 

 You know how I feel about testing paint colors, it’s a must! 

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womane placing Samplize peel & stick paint samples on the wall

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