Choosing the right color for your bedroom

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Today’s bedroom is a must-place for tranquil and serene refuge of the day’s strenuous happenings. Master bedroom suites, for example, are typically larger than the other bedrooms in your home, so you have many options to do—rest, sleep, and chill. You even can combine and layer colors to create a unique look.

If your master bedroom houses everything you need to do—to bathe, dress or just sit down, plan your colors for all of those spaces as a whole. Just a caveat: That doesn’t mean the paint colors in your bedroom and bathroom need to match, but they should complement one another. Picking up accent colors in one room and incorporating those colors into the other will create a unified look that will turn your bedroom into the comforting personal retreat you desire.

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This article suggests to “consider what mood you want to set in your master bedroom. Most homeowners want this space to be a peaceful retreat, with soothing colors. But that doesn’t mean that bright or dark colors have no place. You can use a palette of neutral shades to create a look that leaves room for pops of color in your bed linens, pillows, lamps and other accessories. A neutral palette also works well because you can change out your accessories to suit your mood or to decorate for the season.”

If you want more color on your bedroom walls, let your passions be your guide. Love green? Green is one of the best colors for bedrooms, because it has elements of both warm and cool, and there is a wide range of tints from which to choose. With green, you can furnish your room in a modern, traditional or eclectic style. It looks great with pops of complementary colors and furniture that is either painted or bare wood.

If red is your favorite color, you can use it in the bedroom, but use caution. Red stimulates, and too much of it can be overwhelming. Choose a muted tint, or try using red on just one wall, either behind your headboard or on a wall that has large windows, to break up the intense color. Be careful about using bare wood furniture in a room with pure red walls, as the two can clash. Better to go with painted pieces.

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The tips for red also hold true for yellow. Softer shades will be more relaxing, and you don’t want to go with too bright a shade in the bedroom.

Truly, nonchalant and relaxing blue hues are bliss in the eye for the bedroom. In traditional bedrooms, deeper shades of blue fashion a stately backdrop for antiques and classic furnishings, as well as artwork. There are sufficient collections of muted and pale tones of blue that exude a soft look for those who don’t want a dark color on their walls.

Even black can work in your master bedroom, but be sure to balance it with white furnishings, and add color with bright touches such as yellow or turquoise.

In this post, it says that choosing the perfect paint color for your bedroom may seem a little tricky. Luckily, you can make the decision easier by thinking about the environment you want to create in your room, then picking a color that creates that feeling. For instance, you might choose a blue shade if you want a cozy, calming room, or you might go with yellow for a more cheerful atmosphere. Start by looking for style inspiration, then choose a color family and hue. You can also try out different painting techniques to make your room pop!

Which paint should you choose?

Paint comes in a variety of shades as well as in either oil or latex. Homeowners and professional painters prefer latex paint because they can easily clean it up when they happen to have a mess while painting.  The color lasts longer than other types of paint and it is more durable.  It can stay for years still shiny and it does not easily fade, therefore, blistering would not be a problem with latex compared to oil. Based from my experiences with paint, latex works great and so I can I recommend it to use on most of your walls and household uses.

Oil-based paint, however, is great for priming real wood moldings and trims as it tends to seal stains and knots from the wood. There is a downtime, though, for oil-based paint dries longer than a latex paint does. So, give time for drying. Don’t rush. Just wait for it to dry before putting anything on it or else all your stuffs will just stick to the paint.

If you want a subtle and soothing look, you can opt to stay within the same shade and use a unicolor style such as select a variety of shades of blue for subtle color that tends to be soothing. This tends to look good in a bathroom or a bedroom if you want the feeling of calmness. You may also choose your preferred hue and weave the shades. For example, select a darker color for the wall and then another in the same color scheme but different shade and slightly lighter for the trim. Your curtains, towels or beddings as well as accessories such as candles can be varying shades within the same scheme. You can also layer the colors by selecting a lighter green as the base coat and then do a faux paint with a darker green overlay.

This article says, “light color choices such as blues, lavenders, pinks and soft yellows are great choices for a romantic feeling of tranquility and restfulness in a room. If you are looking for a calm ambience in your bedroom, choose lighter shades of either cool or warm colors. Use different textures in your bedding and accessories to make the room even more appealing. Don’t hold to the old rule of one shade and one texture. You will be pleasantly surprised at the effects just changing textures and colors can have on a room.

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It states further that colors such as sage can turn a kitchen quickly into one of comfort and shades of buttery yellows in a kitchen will lend to that feeling baked goodies bring. Shades of powdery blue also tend to yield feelings of tranquility.

As in most of the cases, neutral colors offer sophistication and flexibility within a room. Neutral colors are no longer simply white or beige—but other colors as long as these colors can turn your room into one of elegance by selecting such as almond walls with red toned browns on the trim. You can also add splashes of color throughout the room with a color throw, pillow or vase carefully placed to offset the subtle neutral tones in the room.

Remember this: the lighter color you go, the more spacious the room will appear. So, let’s go to the color of YOU!

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