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What Color Should I Paint My Bedroom?

By on April 21, 2015 in How we use Color. with 6 Comments

 What color should I paint my bedroom?

Simple question right? Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple.

What are the factors that need to be considered before we even think about a color for the bedroom? Well for me, just one. Who’s sleeping in the room? A man? A woman? Both?

We’d love to choose the latest and greatest color trend for the master bedroom because the market is just flooded with decor to match. What happens if the color is too feminine? Too masculine? That is where the problem lies.

What should we do? Often, when I’m at my color consultation and she loves a color and he has a color in mind as well but neither of them like each other’s choices, a color intervention needs to happen.

We need to get a color compromise.

I have to consider both colors of course but really don’t want to go with either of their choices because I try to keep the color neutral. I don’t mean beige when I say neutral I mean going with a color that neither of them suggested. This way, nobody wins but both are happy because a “new” color was chosen. No sides were taken. It’s a win-win!

Here are some options.

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This is a great color choice for the bedding in a master bedroom. The blue has a nice masculine flair and the flowers soften it up. I chose North Star by Sherwin Williams for a wall color choice so the bedding remains the feature. North Star is soft and coordinates well with the overall look of this room.

 

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Sleeping Angel  by Benjamin Moore is an unusual choice for this room. It really goes well with the bedding but it’s one of those universal colors that are neither “boy” or “girl”. This is also a great choice for a nursery if you don’t know the sex your baby yet. Sleeping Angel is also fitting if your room has poor lighting or faces North.

 

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Talk about sexy! I LOVE choosing a muted purple for the master bedroom. This hue is widely liked by both men and women and it’s one of those colors that neither would have thought about using for their room. Isn’t this pretty? I’m pretty sure I’d choose a color very similar to this one if I had to repaint my bedroom … if Mr. liked it that is! (insert laughter)

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Majestic Blue has a little tropical flair so if you live in Florida and prefer a more colorful, Caribbean feel then this could be an option for you. It’s the perfect color to accompany the orange in the bedding. Bedding a little feminine? Man up the room with a majestic color.

 

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Last but not least, dealing with neutral bedding. More than likely if the homeowners choose a neutral bedding they may be reluctant to go with a bold wall color such as this. Just don’t rule it out. This wall color is cozy, sexy and and clearly masculine which is what this room needs because of the very feminine bedding.

See how we compromise? And that my friends is what choosing color is all about. Like this bedding? You can purchase it from Overstock.com and the colors from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams. I hope I opened your eyes up a bit to some color possibilities that you normally would not have thought of for the master bedroom.

Which color would you choose?

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Donna Frasca
Donna Frasca is an Interior Designer,Color Expert and Virtual Designer who is highly specialized in choosing color palettes for luxury homes, sub specializing in open concepts spaces. She is the owner of Decorating by Donna which is the only company in Charlotte that just specializes in color. She has been featured in publications such as Charlotte Style Magazine, the 42nd Annual Color Forecast Issue of Paint & Decorating Retailer Magazine, enLIGHTenment Magazine and Sherwin Williams STIR Magazine talking about color trends and forecasting. With an extensive career in Graphics and Interior Decorating and Design, she is highly trained to make sure the right colors go into your home. If you live in Charlotte North Carolina, particularly South Charlotte, she would love to design a color scheme for you. If you don't, she has a virtual color consultation service that is also available.
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  1. Jen says:

    What do you think of navy blue for a large master bedroom with cathedral ceilings?

    • Donna Frasca says:

      I think it’s a great idea Jen and the high ceilings will give it a more open feel. If you think the navy will be too much for the room you can just use it on the wall where your headboard is or another accent wall. Also, navy will work well in a room that has ample light of course, it not than you can always add uplighting. It’ll look great – look at Indigo Batik 7602 by Sherwin Williams. I’ve used that color a lot from dining to bedrooms. Let me know how it goes.

      • Jen says:

        Thanks for your thoughts! We have a skylight and and large triple window in the room so light is not a problem. I’ll check out the Indigo Batik color.

        • Donna Frasca says:

          Sounds perfect! One more thing Jen, if you’re painting over an existing color, let’s say a dark color or even a super white wall – you may need a tinted primer. I know the paints today cover well in two coats but I still don’t like using the first coat of my high quality paint as a primer. That’s just me! Check with your paint contractor for advice and enjoy your color!

  2. Wendy says:

    Hello Donna,

    Where did the bedspread that is placed in the sleeping angel room? I think this works very well together! Thanks!!

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