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Ah, the difference a can (or two) of paint makes. As anyone who’s ever binge-watched design shows on HGTV can attest, paint is powerful. It can completely change the vibe of an entire room without even swapping out decor. So for those who want to switch things up in the bedroom (in terms of interior design, guys!), you might want to start by investing in some new paint.
Of course, I do realize there are a million and one colors out there, and finding the perfect hue for your home can be totally overwhelming. The key is to pick a vibe first. (Just trust me on this, pls!) Ask yourself: Do I want something dark and moody, or do I prefer bright and fresh? Does my bedroom get a lot of natural light or are the windows not doing their job? And, most importantly, consider how you want to feel when you walk into your bedroom after a long day. After all, covering your walls in a new color is a big commitment, and it’s worth considering all the factors before jumping in.
Once you’ve got a handle on what you’re looking for in your bedroom aesthetic, it’s time for the fun part. (!) Rather than shifting through thousands of options, though, do yourself a favor and take a gander at the best bedroom paint colors, below. NGL, you’re bound to find your new favorite shade.
It’s light! It’s airy! It’s giving cottagecore! Garden green is the cute and ethereal paint color your bedroom needs, STAT. This beaut pairs so well with gold decor, neutrals, and bold colors alike. In a word, it’s perfection. And if you’re not totally ready to commit to every wall, try an accent wall to test it out. You’ll prob be ordering more paint within a day. Trust.
If you’re into green but want something a little bit darker, I hear you. Introducing: deep sage. Just a earlier moodier than classic sage hues, this color will look really great paired with pale pinks, light terracotta decor, and a few black accents here and there.
Whipped Cream White
So, you wanna go for something super classic. No problem. Whipped cream white is a luxurious variation on the basic shade (yeah, there’s more than one white!) and can help make even the smallest spaces feel more open. The best parts? White goes with everything—so you can keep your other decor items neutral or go bolder.
Fancy something a lil mysterious? You’re going to fall in love with deep navy. It’s modern without feeling too bland and looks so good with light neutrals (like tan and cream). If your bedroom gets a lot of sunlight, snag this color immediately.
The moodiest of the moody, charcoal is such a gorgeous bedroom paint color. For those who live for a bold moment but maybe don’t want a bunch of bright colors, this is the hue for you. Experiment with lighting, bedding, and other interior details to see what looks best with the color in your own bedroom. Then put a sad record on, because that’s the vibe of this paint.
Soft peach has a low-key beachy feel without being too over-the-top. It’s neutral enough to flow well with both basic colors and brighter ones—but it still piques more interest than a bright white wall. If you’re on the fence about a richer paint color, stick with this cute bb.
Go bold or go home, folks. Peony pink is here to make a major splash in your bedroom. If you’re someone who doesn’t shy away from color, then you should be adding this hue to your cart RN. Layer in some more pinks in your decor and bedding, too, for a chic monochromatic look.
Deep carnation feels kinda like the adult version of classic pink. It’s still technically in the color family, yes, but this almost-mauve hue is a little less playful and a little more sophisticated. Throw some modern art up on the wall and invest in plush bedding to get the whole ~grown-up~ look.
Okay, gray is an underrated paint color. It has a reputation for being a little dark and boring—but if you find the right shade (like lava gray!), it can be such a chic vibe. This hue is effortlessly sleek without being too pretentious. In other words, your bedroom is gonna look so good covered in it.