These Inviting Colors Will Make You Want to Paint Your Bedroom Right Now

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The power color holds in design is immeasurable. Each shade deployed throughout your home tells a story and expresses your own personal decor style. And within the bedroom, the color scheme needs to promote rest and relaxation while being energizing enough for those mornings when you need help getting out of that cozy bed. Selecting the right calming tone or mood-boosting color scheme can be a challenge, though. A shade too dark may make a smaller apartment bedroom feel a bit cavernous, whereas a loud, electric color can make more spacious rooms feel too overwhelming.

The key to picking the best bedroom paint color is to take time and test how different shades look and feel within the room. It's important that you love the color both in daylight and nighttime; try placing a few swatches throughout and living with them for a few days to see how they work within the space. Once you've spent ample time with the color, you'll have a better idea whether or not it's the one for your space.

Need a little more guidance? We asked top designers for their go-to bedroom paint colors—including the best white paint colors. Whether you’re looking for a shade that embodies tranquility or one that adds a dramatic edge, you’re sure to find the right color in one of these 42 beautiful bedroom paint ideas.

Cornflower Blue

Cornflower blue trim adds delightful contrast to the textured seagrass wallpaper on the walls of this Nantucket bedroom. Leaning into the home's seaside surroundings, fashion designer and homeowner Veronica Swanson Beard worked with designer Michelle Holland to incorporate nautical-inspired art and objects into the space.

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Ngoc Minh Ngo

French Blue

Soft blue walls, silk draperies (Fabricut), and red window shades create an unexpected French color scheme in the primary bedroom at Atlanta's Pink Palace designed by Melanie Turner. The headboard boasting antique Italian scrollwork completes the room's European look.

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Mali Azima

Colonial Green

Designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas pulled color inspiration from the artifacts and landscape of Colonial Williamsburg for the rooms at the Nelson-Galt House. The verdant walls in the bedroom animate a reproduction Hepplewhite-style bed.

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Annie Schlechter


Light flooding in from the bay of windows illuminates the russet-colored walls in the guest room of this Yellowstone Club ski hideaway by Suzanne Tucker.

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Roger Davies

Airy Lavender

According to Renvy Graves Pittman's decorator playbook, lavender is an underutilized neutral that exudes romance and tranquility. Pale lavender walls bring a sense of serenity to the sprawling bedroom at her Bel Air estate. Club chairs and sofas covered in solid purple fabrics (Manuel Canova) carry the shade throughout the room with ease.

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Miguel Flores-Vianna

Sandy Beige

Designer Miles Redd pulled inspiration from the breathtaking landscape and lively community for the interiors of this historic Block Island retreat. In the primary bedroom, sand-painted grass cloth walls “give them texture but feel beachy and old-fashioned, like they’ve always been there,” says Redd.

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Eric Piasecki

French Green

Verdant shades and traditional English style sing throughout Esther Cayzer-Colvin’s Wiltshire manor house. French green walls complement the dramatic canopy fabric dressing Cayzer-Colvin’s bed (Christopher Clark Workshops) which happens to be a copy of the V&A’s Garrick Bed.

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James McDonald

Sea Blue

Eastern and Western aesthetics artfully meld together in this well-traveled Delaware beach house by designer Mona Hajj. The antique Syrian drawers and the floral drapery (Osborne & Little) create visual interest against the soothing blue walls in the guest bedroom.

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William Abranowicz

Luxe in Neutrals

Watery blues and warm yellows bring the neighboring sea inside the walls of this South Carolina bedroom. Designer Amelia T. Handegan painted the room's walls Sandy Brown by Benjamin Moore. The bergère is in a Fortuny cotton paired with curtains in a Larsen wool. The tester bed is by Niermann Weeks.

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Max Kim-Bee

Slate Blue

Dallas-based designer Meredith Ellis found color inspiration for a secondary bedroom at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in the vibrant blue rooms of Mount Vernon. Benjamin Moore's Providence Blue provided a strong base for a mod wallcovering by Leah O’Connell Textiles and modern artworks. Accessories from OKA further add to the room’s well-collected appeal.

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Nathan Schroeder

Ballet Slipper Pink

For this London rowhouse bedroom, designer Gary McBournie needed to find a wall color that complimented the owner's series of 19th-century framed seaweed presses. Enter a muted blush shade that illuminates the collection displayed across the walls and flawlessly ties in the rosy tones of the floral canopy fabric (Lee Jofa). The bed linens are by Prates.

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Luke White

Faint Aqua

Leontine Linens founder Jane Scott Hodges used Pierre Frey’s Mortefontaine fabric to inform the color scheme of her dramatic boudoir in New Orleans. The faint aqua and sky blue tones in the floral fabric are repeated on the bedroom walls and glossy trim. The paint colors are Oval Room Blue and Light Blue, both by Farrow & Ball.

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a dramatic boudoir where his broad bed niche nearly matched her own alcove and is draped with thirty yards of fabric
Alison Gootee

Whisper of Peach

Relaxed peach tones warmly envelop the primary bedroom in this New York pied-à-terre by designer Robert Passal, providing an approachable backdrop for distinguished art pieces. An oil painting by Cynthia Packard glows over the flared-headboard bed by Dmitriy & Co.

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Stephen Kent Johnson

Satin Eggshell

While the rest of the rooms in her 18th-century Charleston, South Carolina, home burst with color, designer Ceara Donnelly decided to keep things neutral in the primary bedroom. The silky walls (Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball) cast a warm glow over the towering canopy bed (Luther Quintana Upholstery) and proper settee (Soane Britain). The chandelier was found at Guinevere Antiques.

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a cream yellow and green bedroom
Brie Williams

Brittany Blue

Bubbly blue walls (Brittany Blue by Benjamin Moore) spark creativity in the office area of this Bronxville bedroom by Carrier & Co. Flora drapery (Holland & Sherry) frames views of the home's bountiful gardens. The raffia-and-bronze-gilded desk was designed by Carrier and Company for Century.

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Annie Schlechter

Chalky Gray

With striking lucite-framed prayer scripts (Lucky Fish Gallery) acting as the room's centerpiece, architect Ken Pursley opted for a chalky gray shade (Hardwick White by Farrow & Ball) to cover the walls. The custom bedding is made from Perennials fabrics with Rogers & Goffigon trim.

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a collection of lucite framed prayer scripts hangs over the bed
William Abranowicz


In this airy Bronxville, New York bedroom, crisp white tones accentuate the room's vaulted and coffered ceiling. Matouk linens dress an upholstered winged bed (fabric, Fermoie) with a painted wood frame. The window sofa is by Lee Industries.

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Annie Schlechter

Big Sky Blue

In this Montana bedroom, designer Palmer Weiss railroaded Pierre Frey’s Indo-Persian medallions across the guest bed. The botanicals are hand-colored copper engravings, circa 1840. On the walls, a serene sky blue shade allows the luxe textiles and artwork to really shine.

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Francesco Lagnese

Earthy Red

This red accent wall in a suite at Crosby Street Hotel in New York, designed by Kit Kemp, creates a rich backdrop for the room's exaggerated floral headboard. Pastel blue nightstands balance out the room with a pop of coolness.

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Simon Brown

Sunny Yellow

In this Montana guest room by designer Palmer Weiss, an ochre faux-bois wall finish byWillem Racké “speaks to the rustic setting in a fresh way,” says designer Palmer Weiss. A patterned linen valance (Peter Fasano) crowns a Federal-style bed. Sconce, Visual Comfort. Drapery fabric, Holland & Sherry.

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Francesco Lagnese

Soothing Sage

In this Georgia bedroom, designer James Farmer picked up a sage-green shade from the ikat pattern used on the tester and Euro shams (Schumacher) for the walls.

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Jeff Herr

Snow White

In this Montana bedroom by Palmer Weiss, creamy white walls echo the winter landscape outside, while a four-poster hickory-log bed with a woven rush headboard (Rusticks) balances delicate Ottoman-inspired florals (Robert Kime). Bench upholstery fabric, Clarence House.

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Francesco Lagnese

Polished Powder Blue

In this suite at Claridge's in London, varying shades of powder blue on the walls, trim, headboard, and curtains create a sophisticated, tranquil atmosphere.

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Forest Green

This Palmer Weiss-designed Montana guest room's deep green channels the natural hues of the pine-and-spruce forest (Brown Green by Fine Paints of Europe). Spindle headboard, Beautiful Bed Company.

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Francesco Lagnese

Glamorous Whites

In this Hamptons main bedroom designed by Alex Papachristidis, a glossy, warm white lends a glamorous background for silver and gold detailing throughout the space. Light reflects off the silvered glass bubbles (Rob Wynne), making them appear as though they are floating across the room. A pair of reading lights from Tisserant Art & Style flank the bed covered in a fabric by Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa. For a similar paint shade, try Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore.

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William Abranowicz

Brick Red

Muted brick red tones in this Nathan Turner-designed guest bedroom make the space feel surprisingly cozy, thanks to its connection to the ranch’s earthy setting. Topped with cotton-wool blankets (Pendleton), the custom bed was created by a second-generation California furniture maker to resemble original California Monterey pieces. The wall paint color is Picture Gallery Red by Farrow & Ball.

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Victoria Pearson

Watery Blues

Fittingly named “Sweet Dreams,” the pale blue shade covering the walls of this Celerie Kemble-designed bedroom echoes the watery tones from the deepwater pass seen from the window. The custom palm guest bed features a verdigris copper finish meant to give the quirky piece an authentic, weathered patina look.

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Douglas Friedman

Inky Blacks

As Colonial Williamsburg’s first Designer in Residence, Anthony Baratta looked to the past when picking this bedroom’s inky black trim and warm metals reminiscent of millwork in the House of Burgesses room in the Capitol Building. “It’s not typical of my palette, but closely studying the past pushed me into the future,” he says. The designer’s own collection of William Hogarth prints offers the space a look at what kind of artwork would have hung in the home during the 18th century. The trims paint color is Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore.

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Annie Schlechter

Patterns and Creams

In the master bedroom of this Alabama ranch, designer Mark D. Sikes uses inviting patterns and hues to embody the vibrant personality of his client. The creamy White Tie wall color by Farrow & Ball complements the playfully patterned drapery and bench upholstery by Colefax and Fowler. The upholstered bed is Highland House.

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Amy Neunsinger

Sunset Tones

In his Palm Beach owner's bedroom, Lars Bolander warms up the walls and cathedral ceiling with a romantic, tobacco-colored glaze. The French doors are framed by striped taffeta curtains. The bed is topped by a quilt from a market in St. Tropez, France. For a similar, lively paint shade, try San Carlos Tan by Benjamin Moore.

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Thomas Loof

Crimson and Classic

Globe-trotting designer Katie Leede mixes vintage treasures with bold, glossy reds to bring relaxation and worldly beauty to her Crosby Street master bedroom. The fiery walls are in Farrow & Ball’s Incarnadine. The headboard was made from a vintage suzani fabric.

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Melanie Acevedo

Serene Seas

Designers Bunny Williams and Elizabeth Lawrence embraced this Mediterranean-style villa’s Palm Beach setting by playing with difference hues of blue throughout the guesthouse. A Paul Borgese bed is topped with Matouk linens. The custom canopy is in a Lee Jofa fabric. For a similar wall color, try Misty Blue by Benjamin Moore.

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Francesco Lagnese

Ocean Views

The high-gloss tropical color in this bedroom designed by Jennifer Garrigues mixes with worldly furnishings to add an exotic feel to the Kips Bay Show House. Garrigues upholstered the headboard with a linen fabric from Zoffany, and the bedding was made for the room by DEA Palm Beach. For a similar rich blue color, check out Deep Ocean by Benjamin Moore.

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Nickolas Sargent

Pretty in Pink

Designer Melanie Turner uses lush textiles and soft blush tones to swathe the nursery in this Atlanta home. The pale pink awakes the whimsical spirit of this 1934 Regency-style house. The curtains, bed canopies, Baby Braithwaite chair and ottoman, and Lee Industries armchair are all in C. & C. Milano fabrics. The wall color is in Pink Ground by Farrow & Ball.

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Mali Azima

A Tasteful Clash

Chartreuse walls and China blue drapery flow seamlessly together, creating a room guests are sure to talk about in this Southampton escape. Designer Amanda Nisbet used Limelight by Benjamin Moore as the accent wall color. The custom bed is in a Sister Parish Design fabric with Matouk linens. The custom chaise is in a Manuel Canovas fabric. The stool is by Tucker Robbins, and the floor lamp is Amanda Nisbet for The Urban Electric Co.; the carpet is by Studio Four NYC.

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Max Kim-Bee

Gray-and-White Dreams

The understated gray-and-white palette in this Connecticut bedroom designed by Timothy Whealon creates a soothing mood. The room is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pointing. The custom bed and armchair upholstery are in a Les Indiennes fabric. The bed linens are Casa del Bianco, and the bench is in a Chapas Textiles fabric.

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William Waldron

Textured Browns

Designer Nick Olsen plays up the varying shades of chocolate by mixing different textures throughout this New York home. The leather headboard by Global Leathers pairs well with the Schweitzer linens, and the bed skirt in a Brunschwig & Fils stripe. The table lamp is by Christopher Spitzmiller, and the sconce is by Visual Comfort & Co. Walls in Bittersweet Chocolate by Benjamin Moore.

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Joshua McHugh

Timeless Hues

In the master bedroom of Thomas O’Brien and Dan Fink’s Long Island getaway, timeless blush walls accent the historic craftsmanship of Louis XV-style chairs and a 19th-century Chinese Ningxia dragon rug. The chairs are covered with a Pierre Frey silk velvet. The paint color is Tissue Pink by Benjamin Moore.

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Francesco Lagnese

Peaceful Greenery

The rich green color and pedigreed antiques in the master bedroom of architect James F. Carter create a surprisingly cozy escape. The walls are Benjamin Moore’s Cushing Green. The Regency chair and stool are from Niall Smith Antiques. The sconces are Reborn Antiques from John Rosselli & Associates.

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Annie Schlechter

Mix of Art

The art collection in this Hamptons bedroom takes center stage with the help of a white, gallery-like backdrop. The walls are China White by Benjamin Moore. The quartet of works are by Knox Martin, and the bedding is Ralph Lauren Home.

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Quentin Bacon

Golden Touch

Captivating florals and golden intricacies enliven the rooms of James F. Carter’s Alabama home. The canopy and bed skirt are in a Jane Shelton fabric with bedding from Traditions Linens. The wall paint color is Edgy Gold by Sherwin-Williams.

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Annie Schlechter

Modern and Masculine

Gold furnishings tone down the masculine fabrics and colors in this master bedroom of Houston fashion designer Laurann Claridge. The walls are Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray. The bed and coverlet are from Legacy Home. The chair is in a Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher fabric. The Baker chests are vintage from 1stdibs.

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Tria Giovan

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