Friday, January 10, 2014

Top 5 color schemes for bedrooms

The most private space in any home, the bedroom is where you can go all out with personal touches and style preferences. This includes the color scheme, which is always a huge style factor in any room. It’s a chance to make use of your favorite color and explore exciting color combinations. 

Lighter greens look fresh, while deeper greens are stately and can also be more conducive to sleep.

Consider these five palettes for your next bedroom makeover. 

Baby blues

Whether it’s a kid’s bedroom or a master bedroom, baby blue is a perennial favorite. The color is very versatile and can be worked to create a myriad of different styles. It can look polished and grownup with luxurious materials and stately furniture. 

This soothing color can also be a great base color for kid’s rooms or even nurseries, if you add some fun and quirky wall decals and cute lighting fixtures. 

Whichever style you go for, the color brings to mind calm skies and makes for a relaxing bedroom ambiance. You may also mix it up by pairing it with a bright accent color such as yellow, fuchsia or orange. 

Masculine appeal

For those wanting a masculine vibe, a deeper blue may be more suitable. Deep blues are very conducive to sleep and relaxation. It is also a great bedroom color to build a masculine style. 

Choose streamlined furniture and pinstriped beddings to get that clean, no-nonsense look. Use deep blue with white for a fresh and preppy take on the color scheme. For a more mature look, opt for deep browns, especially when considering wood finishes. 

Pretty pink

Pink is a constant favorite color for young girls and even women of all ages. It is unsurprising that many still favor this girlish hue. Go for a more subdued pale pink to create a more soothing bedroom atmosphere, as deep pinks and fuchsias tend to be too exciting as bedroom colors. 

Pair it with lots of white and light wood colors for a more grownup look. For a brighter and younger feel, you may also add pops of yellow or bright green. 

Lush green

Green is a color reminiscent of nature and the outdoors. When employed in the bedroom, it creates a calm and serene atmosphere. Lighter greens look fresh, while deeper greens are stately and can also be more conducive to sleep. 

Be careful when using deep shades, as dark colors may make rooms look smaller. Set the color green against organic neutral colors. Opt for beiges and creams and integrate wood finishes for a look that truly brings nature to mind. 

Classic neutrals

You can never go wrong with neutral colors in any room. They are classic and timeless, making for styles that are effortlessly elegant. You can create many color combinations just with the use of neutral colors alone. However, for a bedroom space, choose warm colors such as beige, cream and warm gray. 

Create a gradation of these colors for a soothing Zen-like atmosphere in the bedroom. - Aislinn Kee 


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