Paint colors for a bedroom shouldn’t be selected on a whim. The average person spends about 33 years of their life in bed, and while one paint job isn’t going to take you through that entire span, chances are that your next paint job will stick around for a while. And with the many, many hours you’ll spend in your bedroom, that space will influence how you fall asleep at night, how you interact with your partner, the mood in which you wake up, and so much more.
Make your bedroom a place that restores you in the several hours you spend there, rather than a place that drains you. Choose paint colors that will suit the mood and feel you need.
Consider the Mood
You’ll find all sorts of expert opinions on the colors you should choose for your bedroom, but don’t let those opinions cloud over your true nature and needs. What mood do you want to feel in your bedroom? Do you want to feel cozy? Relaxed? Energized? Clean? Fresh? The paint color should reflect how you hope to feel as you end your hectic day — and as you begin anew the next day.
A Soft, Gentle Mood
If you want a gentle oasis for your bedroom, think pastel colors. When you use a color story of muted pastels, you create a serene place of reflection and relaxation. Bold colors like purple can be softened down to light pastels that welcome you in.
Amplify Your Small Space
It’s seems counter-intuitive to put black on your bedroom wall, but dark colors can actually make smaller spaces look larger — and can help out if you’re lacking in natural light sources. Don’t drown yourself in dark, though. Balance a dark wall with light bedding and accessories.
Cool and Soothing
While snuggling into a pile of blankets is cozy and comfortable, it becomes less comfortable when the room is too hot. In fact, sleep hygiene experts recommend keeping the room cool — between 60 and 67 degrees — for optimal sleep. Choosing a cool color tone will complement the cool temperatures, helping set your mind up for a relaxing night of sleep.
Energy and Balance — and Even Some Relaxing
Green is a versatile color for the bedroom, bringing with it both a feeling of energy and relaxation. It’s a beautiful color for balancing the rest of your room — regardless of your style. It works equally well in traditional to modern design styles. Evoking feelings of nature, green is also grounding, which is perfect for sleep.
Just a Little
If you struggle to commit to a color — or feel as if you might become overwhelmed with an allover color, but still want it in your bedroom — think about how you can bring it in in little doses.
A red accent wall won’t overpower the entire room, but could bring in an energy you want to feel. Include paneling on the bottom portion of your wall that you paint one color, while leaving the top a neutral color. Install a chair rail, and paint the bottom color lighter or darker than the top.
At New Life Painting in the Avila Beach area, we love to see our customers smile when they see how the right color paint can transform their room. Let us help you create the oasis you dream of. Contact us for a free quote .