People think that bedroom color schemes relying on a neutral or monochromatic palette have to be boring, but that is simply not the case. Even though we kept the bedroom colors in this space very monochromatic and, admittedly, in the neutral family, by layering shades, textiles and finishes it produce a very complex and interesting look. There is actually no white paint in the room, instead we used varying shades of tan on the walls, trim and ceiling to give it a very rich and deep look. Then we took inspiration from our very layered wall painting ideas and translated that to the bedding and textiles used throughout the room. We layered different textures of white bed linens to create a plush and luxurious look without adding any other accent colors, and did the same with the armchair and curtains.
When we moved into this new house I knew that I wanted to do something a little bit unconventional with our bedroom color schemes. I have always been a fan of bright bold hues that make a design statement all on their own, so I knew that I wanted to incorporate bedroom wall colors in deep rich shades that would provide a sound foundation for the eclectic style of the space. This beautiful bright (yet relaxing) opaque French blue was the perfect shade to achieve this because it made the colors of the ocean outside the window really stand out. To contrast against the bold master bedroom colors, we also added these ruby red velvet armchairs at the foot of the bed. The combination of the two shades is quite intense but not overwhelming to the space.
When it comes to bedroom color schemes, I tend to play it safe and go with neutral shades like beige, taupe, and grey. I much prefer to let the bedroom design shine with bolder shades and patterns, while the wall paint fades into the background and provides a simple foundation to the rest of the decor. In this particular master bedroom, I felt that a deeper more unique wall paint shade would be overwhelming with the very tall ceilings and large square footage. I wanted to keep the bedroom paint colors a bit more simple so that it does not overwhelm you when you walk in the door because, after all, these are places that are supposed to be a tranquil escape from the rest of the world.
I generally prefer bedroom color schemes like this that feature calming neutral shades with pops of color brought in through textiles and artwork. Perhaps I am an old school designer, but I think that room colour should be a fairly simplistic backdrop to the rest of your decor because it gives you the freedom to switch up your styles and accent pieces quickly and easily without having to completely redecorate the room. For example, you could easily switch up the look of this master bedroom by swapping out the sofa for a neutral beige, adding some deep indigo throw pillows, and a couple of pops of blue in the bed linens for a completely different but equally as beautiful look. With a neutral paint palette, your bedroom decor ideas are absolutely endless.
I was a little bit unsure of what to do about the bedroom color schemes for this guest suite that we actually created by converting our unused back porch. I actually got the bedroom ideas from a house I saw on this sight that quite literally replaced their screens with glass and added a bed. Of course that home was in quite a bit more warmer climate than ours so we added insulation, flooring etc. but the foundation remains the same. I thought it would be need to used wall paint colors that actually tied in the exterior of our house so you did feel like you were camping in the mountain out back. We even kept the light blue ceiling (fabled to ward of evil spirits) to make you feel even more like you are sleeping outdoors.
Most of my friends told me to keep our bedroom color schemes in the nursery simple and serene because we would want the room to be relaxing and calming for the baby. While I definitely see where they are coming from, I think that the best bedroom colors make you smile when you walk in the door and make you want to spend time in there. For me, that shade was this beautiful robins egg blue. I do think that it is light enough that it still provides a tranquil look to the room but I think it is much more fun than your typical beiges and whites that you think of with a neutral palette. Plus, it was so fun bringing in baby boy room ideas to coordinate with the whimsical color palette we chose.