We'll be the first to admit that waking up early and leaving a cozy bed isn't always enticing. But creating a bedroom that's energizing and mood-boosting can make it a whole lot easier. And since colors and light effect our mood, there's a strong case for a colorful bedroom. Whether you introduce those pops of color with paint, bedding, or artwork, you'll find something to emulate in the gorgeous examples of colorful bedrooms below (even those color-averse readers).
This lavender oasis is proof that you can decorate with color while still being understated. Though it's bursting with purple, this little nook also exudes a calm, serene energy. The key is to stick to a color story of muted pastels. In this case, the designer worked within a purple spectrum while keeping things interesting with contrasting textures, shapes, and finishes. And who says paint has to be limited walls? This geometric painted floor tells us otherwise.
While we often think of bright whites and crisp, light hues when trying to open up a smaller space, there's also a strong case for going darker. In fact, inkier tones are known to amplify smaller spaces, especially those with little natural light. Not to mention, it sets the right mood in the bedroom. To keep it from feeling too dark, opt for lighter bedding and modern light fixtures. It also helps to bring the outdoors in with plenty of greenery and nature-inspired finishes.
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Though this icy shade of blue definitely makes a statement, it doesn't overpower the space nor overwhelm the eye. That's because it's consistent. Since this bedroom is basically a cocoon of light blue, there's a strong sense of cohesion and personality. So if you have a favorite color, too, and don't see it changing any time soon, why not let it be theme of your bedroom?
If you're wondering how to decorate a kid-friendly bedroom that will age well with your child, here's your blueprint. Even a sophisticated city apartment can afford to go wild with color in a kid's space. The trick is to opt for classic investment pieces and timeless prints that can be dressed up or down in a variety of ways. For example, this primary-hued Italian Sputnik-style chandelier is a striking statement that also happens to put the imagination into full gear (is anyone else seeing a spaceship?). The trellis-print cloth on the walls also plays with color and shape while still being grown up at heart.
The light blue bed hanging makes the room feel open and airy, with a color scheme reminiscent of a beach getaway.
If you want to keep color from overpowering your space or you simply want to give your room a little more shape, color blocking is your solution. There are plenty of ways to play with this design trend, from more subtle and simple toning treatments to full on murals. This bedroom is somewhere in between. If you like what you see, try painting your paneling and leaving the walls light. Then opt for a low-to-the-ground bed to show it off even more.
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Not all bedroom paint colors need to steal the spotlight. In fact, sometimes neutral hues give the space a more timeless and open feel while also allowing other design highlights to stand out more. This bedroom uses a classic shade but still manages to incorporate plenty of color variety, from the warm tones in the photography and chair to the rich navy blue headboard. The black lacquer side table is the perfect finishing touch.
There's no doubt that yellow represents cheer, so if you want to spread warmth and energy, this is the color for you. You'll love how the bright striped ceiling brings in a more playful element to the more traditional guest room set up.
In a Florida getaway, peachy blush walls contrast with curtains in a green linen—and we're definitely taking notes. The whimsical apple painting complements the green accents throughout the space while showing off a fun character. The lesson? Never underestimate the power of abstract art. Blush pink also pairs nicely with steel blue gray tones and even bright red for an unexpected contrast.
Thanks to the bright pinks, purples, and oranges, this wallpaper help soften the edges of an octagonal bedroom. Colorful accents like pillows and bedding as well as a sherbet carpet carry the color scheme throughout the rest of the space. The crisp white ceiling and bed frame keep things streamlined.
This bedroom isn't just a living space, it's a work of art. Our eyes are immediately drawn to the hypnotizing black painted stripes that trace the architectural DNA of the house itself, beautifully modernizing the bones of the Victorian home. The moody, lush throw pillow and end blanket add just a splash of color, which is really all you need in a space like this.
If you a choose a whimsical multi-colored wallpaper to anchor the bedroom, you'll be able to pull out various colors and reflect them throughout the space. Pale purple pops up in the custom headboard, while deeper and brighter shades emerge in the ikat accents. We also spot pink in the vase and sky blue in the garden stool. A textured, neutral rug helps balance things out, but it's the wallpaper that invites you to use so much color.
If you love mixing prints, design traditions, colors, and textures, you'll want to take notes from this eclectic bedroom. The gingham curtains help create a focal point in this colorful farmhouse master bedroom, while the powder blue walls assert a sense of joy and whimsy. For a similarly eclectic vibe, don't be afraid to mix and match.
You could add fresh flowers—or you could go all out with floral wallpaper (or both). Now you'll have blooms no matter what season it is. This lovely blue floral wallpaper adds color and sets the tone of the entire space, all in one fell swoop.
This bedroom is a showstopper, plain and simple. And while it's doing a lot right, the standout feature is that seamless transition from wallpaper to curtains. Boasting the same exact print, the drapery and wallpaper work together to create a really personalized aesthetic and feel—it truly is a sanctuary. The bedside table, lamp, and reading chair reflect the traditional design, while the reptilian trunk and bold magenta throw blanket bring the bedroom into the contemporary moment for a wholly unique contrast.
Getting creative with color is always something we can get behind, especially when it's executed as beautifully as this. Instead of sticking with the traditional coastal blue and white, this beach house bedroom takes a bohemian approach. Mixed patterns and texture create a cozy feel. And while it's a little less traditional, it still communicates a strong sense of place.
Though subtle, you'll notice that these walls are actually really innovative when you take a closer look. If you prefer texture-rich neutrals, consider covering your walls in wood paneling instead of simply painting them. Opt for the same finish as your floors so they transition effortlessly and achieve consistency.
Blue is one of the most relaxing colors ever, which is part of why this aqua bedroom is so dreamy. The Roman shade and matching bed cushion add some pattern to create dimension.
A hand-painted silk wallcovering turns a New York City master bedroom into an actual paradise. The valances around the window and mirror add a global feel, and are upholstered in the same bold, emerald fabric as the headboard. The color scheme ensures that this room bursts with energy and life while also being totally liveable.
A Canadian townhouse's guest bedroom exudes warmth with terracotta walls. A large, statement piece of art helps break up the dark color. Though brown isn't exactly the most obvious paint color when decorating a bedroom, this warm nook makes a strong case for it. The fact that it's unexpected makes it perfect for anyone who likes to experiment with color but doesn't love bright neons and playful pastels.
It's always a good idea to consult the color wheel at every step of the decorating process. Knowing which colors complement one another will make everything easier, from ideating to shopping, and, of course, living within the final result.
Aqua is flattering in almost any space, and never goes out of style. In the master bedroom of this Long Island home, blue walls are a cool counterpoint to the deeper hues in the fabrics.
This bright, cheery room strikes the perfect balance between kid-proof and adult-friendly, making it great for those transitional teenage years. As we mentioned, it's always a good idea to invest in more timeless furniture, while letting personality shine through in accent pieces and décor. The existing red carpet was paired with hand-painted blue walls, which really elevate the room.
Not only do these bright turquoise walls add color, but the vibrant, patterned pillows make it feel extra fun. A large window and white bedding keep it feeling light & airy.
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Here's more proof that blue and orange work well together. But more importantly, bunk beds never looked so chic and grown up. The South Carolina bedroom has bold blue bunk beds accented with a geometric pattern, and features built-in bookshelves for late-night reading. We love that they're facing opposite directions, too.
Navy blue literally never goes out of style. A textured, rattan bed helps add a fun, boho edge to the traditional color.
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No one would have guessed this room used to be a sad little attic. With a dressing room below and a spot for sleeping up top, this two-level bedroom is a boho dream come true. With colorful lighting and plenty of print play, it's basically like living inside of a kaleidoscope.
Love pink, but fear it's too childish? Choose a bolder fuchsia. Contrast it with a grounding color, like green, and then instill a sense of order and refinement by creating symmetry with your lighting, side tables, and seating .
This master bedroom has a very retro feel to it thanks to the pink, tangerine, and lavender color palette, paisley linen, and zigzag pattern on the floor.