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Best Paint Colors for Bedrooms


Are you thinking of painting your bedroom and aren’t sure what color to use? It’s always difficult choosing a color, especially in a room that you want to be nice and peaceful.

Today I’m sharing some popular bedroom paint colors with you as well as a few reasons why some colors work better for bedrooms than others. 

master bedroom with Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue walls

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Best Paint Colors for Bedrooms

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What color paint is best for a bedroom?

Blues, grays, and cool greens are good choices for a restful atmosphere in a bedroom.

Studies have shown that some colors are better than others for a good night’s sleep. If you’re looking for a calming and peaceful shade then you would want to use something with a cool undertone.

Darker colors and create a cocoon-like feeling. Bright and bold colors are best left for accents like throw blankets and pillows, but in the end, go with what makes you happy. That’s what really matters. 

Keep reading for some beautiful bedroom colors shown in real homes.

Sherwin Williams Silver Strand

Here’s a nice soft gray bedroom painted with Sherwin Williams Silver Strand. Karin at Renovated Faith has used bolder colors on her pillows and bedding but the overall feeling of the room is calm and peaceful. 

bedroom with Sherwin Williams Silver strand walls

Renovated Faith

Benjamin Moore Blue Springs

This classic bedroom design by Bria Hammel Interiors features walls painted in Benjamin Moore Blue Springs. It’s a little more gray in reality than it looks in this photo. The gold starburst mirror and pink accents are beautiful in here. 

bedroom with Benjamin Moore Blue Springs walls

Photo by Bria Hammel Interiors

Sherwin Williams Rhinestone Bedroom

Here’s a lovely, soft, cool color that looks great with the warm blush and wood accents. Roxanne at The Honeycomb Home used Sherwin Williams Rhinestone in this cozy bedroom. 

bedroom with Sherwin Williams Rhinestone walls

The Honeycomb Home

Farrow and Ball Setting Plaster Bedroom

Want to feel warm all over in your bedroom? Then paint it with a blush color. This warm and cozy room has wall painted with Farrow and Ball Setting Plaster

bedroom with Farrow and Ball Setting Plaster walls

House Beautiful

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige

For a cozy farmhouse feel, Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige is an ideal color. Soft, warm, and neutral, it makes a nice background for wood accents, neutral linens, and pops of color in this bedroom suite.

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige walls in bedroom

Photo by Bret Franks Construction, Inc.

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Bedroom painted with Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

For an even warmer color on the bedroom walls, try Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. It has enough color to stand on it’s own but still blends nicely with darker neutrals, lighter neutrals, and stronger accent colors. It’s one of the most popular greige paint colors used today.

pretty bedroom with Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray Walls

Photo by Bria Hammel Interiors

Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White

If modern farmhouse style is the look you want, try Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White. It’s a classic white that’s fresh and crisp and contrasts beautifully with the various wood tones and black accents in this stunning bedroom. If you like whites and off whites you’ll love this post too: Best Benjamin Moore Whites & Off-Whites

modern farmhouse bedroom with Benjamin Moore Decorator's White walls

Photo by Crisp Architects

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue

For a serene and peaceful setting, a soft blue like Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue is a nice option. It’s a gray-green-blue and goes great with any style decor. Another gorgeous light blue/gray/green to consider is Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments.

bedroom with Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue Walls

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue Bedroom

Behr Meteorological

Using an accent color is a fun way to add interest and personality to a room. The dark teal accent paint in this bedroom from Making Manzanita gives a nice contrast to the subtle colors in the bedding and area rug.

bedroom with Behr Meteorological walls

Making Manzanita

Behr Ultra Pure White

Here’s a bedroom with a clean and crisp feeling from Love My Simple Home. The fresh Behr Pure White walls are perfectly complemented with the classic navy accents. 

bedroom with Behr Pure White walls

Love My Simple Home

Sherwin Williams Naval

For a room that feels like you’re wrapped up in a cozy cocoon, try using a deep color like Sherwin Williams Naval. In this room from South Georgia Style, the dark wall with white trim is timeless and elegant.

bedroom with Sherwin Williams Naval walls

South Georgia Style

Benjamin Moore Paper White

Another room with white and navy, this one has a more casual, cabin look. The plaid accents and black wrought iron bed give it a modern farmhouse feeling.

This cozy room with walls painted in Benjamin Moore Paper White is from Rambling Renovators.

bedroom with Benjamin Moore Paper White walls

Rambling Renovators

Sherwin Williams Peppercorn

If you’re wanting a bedroom where you can go into a deep sleep, use a darker color like Sherwin Williams Peppercorn.

Blackout curtains will also help keep the room dark and quiet and provide a restful sleep.

bedroom with Sherwin Williams Peppercorn walls

Photo by Rosewood Custom Builders 

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

For a nice neutral color that goes with any style of decor, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is always a good choice. 

bedroom with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter Walls

 H20 Bungalow

MAB Mushroom Cream

MAB Mushroom Cream is a classic tan that will never go out of style. 

bedroom with MAB mushroom cream walls

Atta Girl Says

Here are a few ways to make your room a cozy retreat:

Elements of a cozy bedroom

  • Layers – a quilt with a duvet folded at the bottom of the bed and a few extra throw pillows
  • Soft textures – area rugs and curtains will not only soften the look of the room, they will also absorb sound and make the room quieter
  • Upholstered headboard – an upholstered headboard is an inexpensive way to give your bedroom a cozy designer look. See my favorites here → Upholstered Headboards
  • Bedside lighting – soft ambient light from lamps or sconces are ideal next to the bed
  • Natural elements – add a plant, some branches, or flowers for a zen-like atmosphere
  • Tidiness –  keep things put away for a more relaxed setting

See some of my favorite, affordable bedroom furniture and decor finds here 

→ Favorite Bedroom Furniture and Decor Finds

What’s your favorite paint color for bedrooms? Leave me a comment below and let me know!

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