6 Soothing Paint Colors for Bedrooms

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There are certain colors that are said to promote calmness and relaxation. What better place to use them than in your bedroom. Check out the best soothing paint colors for your bedroom.

The master bedroom is the most personal space in your home. So choosing a paint color is going to determine the feel of your room. Being that 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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Relaxing Bedroom Paint Colors

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. 2 great light colors are Benjamin Moore Mocha Cream or Sherwin Williams Lady’s Slippers.

Benjamin Moore Mocha Cream

mocha cream walls

Photo Credit: Carla Moss Interiors

Sherwin Williams Lady's Slippers

Sherwin Williams Lady's Slipper
Sherwin Williams Lady Slipper

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 color is Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze.

Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze

Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze SW9132
Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze walls

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. A lovely darker blue gray shade that works well in a room with a lot of natural light is Benjamin Moore Normandy.

Benjamin Moore Normandy

Benjamin Moore 2129-40 normandy
Benjamin Moore Normandy Walls

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Very little natural light?  I’d say the obvious choice is going with a lighter paint color. Even if the room is larger, lighting plays a big role on 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 or Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore.

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed
Sherwin Rainwashed Walls

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Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

Benjamin Moore HC-170 stonington gray

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. 

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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 differently than a swatch on your home.  So choose a few colors you want to try and swatch those babies. LARGE swatches too! 

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Trust me choosing the wrong paint color is an expensive mistake you do not want to make.

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