How to Find the Best Bedroom Color Scheme
As if decorating your bedroom isn’t difficult enough, picking the right color can be a real nightmare! What colors should you use? Sadly, there isn’t a universal answer for this – the color you are going to fall in love with might be off-limits to somebody else, and vice versa. Your perfect color depends largely on your decorating style, the size of the room, whether or not there’s natural light, your budget, and your own personal preferences. Not to mention that your bedroom should fit into general décor of your home. While finding the right color may seem like mission impossible, here are some useful tips and ideas which can help you narrow down the choices.
Pick soothing colors to help you sleep
Your bedroom should be an oasis of peace and tranquility, a place for you to go, relax, and gather strength for a long day ahead. This is the reason why you should think about painting your room in cool soothing colors which will help you relax and fall asleep easier. Look for inspiration in nature and you’ll be able to create a relaxing oasis just for you. Shades of green and brown will make you feel like you’re in the woods or in a field of clover, while different shades of blue will make you think of bright blue sky and the depths of the ocean. These colors will create a calming vibe which will help you fall asleep much easier.
Why not use your favorite color?
This is such an easy choice that it really comes as a surprise when people don’t think of it right away. Simply paint your bedroom your favorite color (or combination of colors if you need versatility). Are you in love with pink or can’t imagine your life without different shades of green? No matter what hues you love, there is always a perfect shade that will make your bedroom look beautiful. Find inspiration in your closet: what’s the dominant color in there? If you have any color that makes you feel good and cheerful, you shouldn’t hesitate to bring it into your bedroom and combine it with more neutral hues: bright yellow works well with gray and white, indigo with beige and gold, and lavender with icy gray. Color blocking is a great tactic so use it to place some of your most favourite picture frames, colorful wall clocks, interesting art and shelves.
Dark to light
If you’re looking for something that will not be too much of a risk, you should decorate your space from dark to light, vertically. The easiest way to make any space look good is to start with the floor and work your way upwards: darker color values for the floor, medium color values for the walls, and finally light values for the ceiling. You shouldn’t leave your floors bare – place soft rugs beside the bed so you can step onto it when you wake up in the morning and not worry about freezing. This is a nice replica of the natural environment because in nature the ground beneath our feet is always dark, while the sky is always lighter.
Use apps to help you
If you’re indecisive and wouldn’t like to paint your room only to discover that you don’t like the color the moment you’re finished, you should use one of the modern apps which allow you to virtually paint your walls. You don’t need tester pots nor do you need to paint your walls different colors before you decide what you want – simply use an app and pick the color you love.
You never know where you’ll find inspiration for your bedroom: it might come from a photo you stumbled upon while you were reading an article, you might get inspired by your favorite flower or a colorful insect, and you just might wake up with a great idea. Keep an open mind and try to look everywhere for inspiration, because you never know where the perfect color combination is waiting for you to discover it.
AUTHOR BIO: Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration. twitter.com/joycesemma and www.facebook.com/emmajoyce00