The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s the room where you go to relax and spend quality time with your loved one (or to binge watch Jane the Virgin on Netflix – we’ll take either). The bedroom also has one of the most important pieces of furniture in the entire house – the bed. Everyone wants a warm, cosy bedroom that reflects who they are, and it should have a killer colour pallette. We’ve all browsed through Pinterest and found our dream bedrooms that look like they’ve been plucked right out of an Ikea or Home magazine.
With the right colour scheme, you can create the ultimate dream bedroom. After all, colour holds so much power, and can change the way you think and feel when you’re surrounded by it. Before you decide on your favourite colour scheme, you need to think about the kind of mood you want to create in your private space.
Are you after a place where you can go an escape the struggles of modern day life? Or do you dream of a soothing spot to hide away and curl up with a book at the end of a long day? Are you after a vibrant room that gives you the energy you need to get out of bed in the morning (this is a myth). Whatever environment you want to create, there will be a colour scheme to help you. You don’t even have to re-paint the whole room – from changing your bedroom wardrobe doors and drawers, to adding throws, cushions and accessories that inject a splash of colour into your room, there are many ways to create the bedroom of your dreams. Here are our favourite bedroom colours.
Blue is one of the most relaxing colours out there, and with so many different shades and tones, you’ll find the perfect blue for your bedroom. Whether it is a dusky blue that gives the illusion of an open space, or a dusky blue that will bring out certain features of your bedroom, you can create a calming and cosy space. Oak bedroom furniture such as wardrobes goes really well with duck egg blue, and is perfect for a smaller bedroom. High gloss white or champagne coloured chest of drawers and cupboards suit deeper blues, and look perfect in bigger rooms.
Navy blue is an excellent choice for white or light grey rooms – navy blue pillows, trims and accessories will add depth and sophistication. What makes blue such a great choice is that each shade helps you create a different look. Turquoise blue offers a tropical vibe, where as a royal sapphire blue gives more of a regal and elegant aesthetic – for a clean look, choose blue handleless bedroom doors.
If you want your bedroom to have a country style vibe, then green is perfect. Pastels and moss shades of green go perfectly with wood elements, and will really open up the space in any room. For example, floral bedding with light green walls and beech wood bedroom furniture. For something a little more shocking, picture dark green walls with mahogany furnishings – everytime you walk into your bedroom, you’ll feel like you will feel like you’re on an exotic holiday.
Combine white high gloss bedroom furniture and light fittings with a rich plum statement wall and green bedroom furnishings, and you have a sophisticated and contemporary bedroom design. Mint green with oakgrain mussel slab bedroom doors and furniture and statement light fixtures offer a regal aesthetic.
You may not think it, but white is a great colour for both small and spacious bedrooms, as light bounces off white, giving the illusion of a larger and more open space. White bedroom furniture is easy to come by, and whether it is high gloss, painted shaker doors or matte, you can guarantee it will look amazing.
What makes white such a great colour for your room is that it goes with almost any other colour. From pinks to greys, greens, blue or purples, whether you want white as the accent colour or main colour, with the right accessories and furnishings, you can create the perfect white bedroom.
When it comes to choosing your colour scheme, make sure you try a variety of different colour swatches – you can find out which colours go together, and it will give you the opportunity to add some bold colour to your bedroom. Yellows and pinks create an intense scheme, so do purples and greens. You should research and experiment. You can also try giving your bedroom some style and depth with an oversized textured headboard, fluffy rug, satin furniture and so much more. Different textures in your bedroom with give it more depth and personality.