Bedroom Wall Colors: 6 Bedroom Color Ideas For A Provençal Bedroom
Bedroom wall colors may be all you need to transform a bedroom from blah to dream space. This small bedroom in Southern France, with typical limewashed walls and a simple bedstead, will get 6 virtual makeovers that use only bedroom paint colors and headboard ideas.
Bedroom Wall Colors For A Sanctuary
Purple bedroom wall colors: A lighter purple tone was painted above the gilt 'chair rail' stripe.
Purple bedrooms in bluish plum hues make very intimate and soothing spaces.
Paler tints of purple will give your bedroom a calm, clear feel, whereas deeper bedroom paint colors create a peaceful and very personal 'retreat' space - a serene, calming sanctuary.
Accent color for a purple/yellow complementary color scheme): Use gold for a truly elegant look. If that feels too strong, go for a muted, brassy yellow or mustard yellow.
You can jazz up a simple platform bed by painting a gilt stripe at chair rail height - add a small giltwood ornament in lieu of a headboard, too (fragments look particularly artsy).
Instead of using giltwood, paint or attach a gilt 'tattoo' above the bed - even the simplest designs (e.g. a lozenge) create an amazing effect when they reflect a golden sparkle into the room!
Best wood stain for purple bedroom paint colors: Antique walnut.
Pink bedroom wall colors: A 'chocolate ice cream sundae' combination of chalky, powdery tones.
There's no need for pink bedrooms to look girly and 'princess' - unless you want them to, of course. If you don't, use a chalky tone of pink, with hints of grey or purple, for a gentle and welcoming but non-sugary effect.
Deeper, saturate pink tones are 'advancing' colors (like red), so they will make a space look smaller than it really is.
The elegant lines of a dark wrought-iron headboard look their best against a pale wall. Painted white, the same headboard would stand out better against deeper, darker bedroom wall colors.
Blue bedroom paint colors: Two-tone color scheme with added terracotta and grey.
Blue bedrooms (as well as blue/white ones) spell easy decorating success, and unless you use large vivid patterns, blue bedrooms look invariably calm and relaxed.
The best accent color for blue is its complementary, orange. Don't feel you have to use bright orange, though: natural terracotta, aged golden softwoods and similar warm reddish earth tones work even better (especially in a bedroom).
Blue/yellow are opposing colors on the 4-Primary Color Wheel, and they're very popular bedroom colors, too.
For instant drama (should it be required), paint a 'headboard' as wide as your bed all the way up to the ceiling. (Btw, the ornamental wooden plank on this wall was 'imported' from Swiss chalet style.)
Green bedroom wall colors: Shabby-chic, weatherbeaten green doors are the protagonists in this blue-green, 'natural' color scheme.
Green bedrooms can look wonderful. For a pleasing natural look, always combine several hues of green. Shabby surfaces can give bedroom wall colors that added bit of 'history', a broken-in flair that goes well with vintage bedspreads and antique shop finds.
Best accent color for green: Red is the complementary of green and it always works a treat. Orangey reds as well as muted brick reds and earthy reddish browns (like red ochre) look great, too.
If you use an old door or ancient shutters as a headboard, do age the walls a little, too. Use 'manipulative' surface treatments (as detailed in the article on wall color ideas) to create old-world walls. For example,
◊ add texture, and/or
◊ manipulate the topcoat paint.
Check out this overview of room color scheme tips, and find new ways to generate bedroom color schemes!
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