What Color Should You Paint Your Bedroom?

What Color Should You Paint Your Bedroom?To some degree, the answer to this question is: any color that makes you happy. After all, for many people, the bedroom is their sanctuary—the room where they curl up with a good book or prop themselves up in bed to watch videos before snuggling down for a good night’s sleep. If you think of your bedroom as your private refuge from the world, you may lean toward calming colors like blue and green. But what about when it’s time to get up in the morning? Do you need a bedroom color with a spicy attitude to help you feel energized and ready to face the day?

Because your bedroom is probably the one room in your home that you think of as your personal domain, you should be true to your sense of style when selecting wall colors. Unfortunately, though, the color that really pops when you’re looking at paint samples may not have the same visual effect when you see it covering your bedroom walls. This is one of the top reasons why consultations with an interior color expert are among the services available from Southern Painting. We have top-notch local painters serving many communities in the Southern United States, and one of our color consultants can take a look at your bedroom and help you satisfy your aesthetic tastes without making a selection you’ll later regret.

In the meantime, here are a few things to think about as you consider indoor paint colors:

Room Size

Your favorite color may be midnight blue, but if your bedroom is small, painting all four walls in that shade may make the square footage appear to shrink, leading to a feeling of confinement. If you just can’t picture your bedroom without the dark color you love, a good compromise might be to adorn one wall with it, then choose a lighter shade of the same color for the other walls to create a beautiful, tasteful effect.

If your bedroom is spacious, you’ll have more color options to choose from. But you may still want to use different shades of the same color to create an accent wall that will give your room a dash of visual intrigue.

Lighting

Sometimes the same sun that sends glorious rays of light through your bedroom windows in the morning can play some cruel tricks on your interior décor as the hours tick by. How colors appear in natural light can vary at different times of the day as well as according to which direction your windows face. Moreover, a color that pleases the eye when bathed in natural light may lose its appeal when the sun goes down and the artificial lights come on. It’s a good idea to view paint samples in your bedroom’s ambient lighting at various times of the day so that you can choose a color that looks beautiful no matter what.

Atmosphere

Color has a lot of influence on our moods, even though we’re often unaware of it. Warm, earthy colors like amber, blush, and terracotta brown can create a cozy feeling of safety, while bold red, orange, and yellow shades are synonymous with high energy. Even if you love red, however, many experts caution against painting your bedroom walls fire-engine scarlet because it could interfere with your ability to wind down and get to sleep. Shades of blue, gray, green, and lavender are often recommended because of their soothing effects. If your heart is set on including a blaze of red in your bedroom décor, you might consider painting your walls a warm beige or soft gray and using red accent pillows or bedclothes to create the look you’re after.

Do you live in the Southern United States? If so, make sure you check to see whether Southern Painting has a location in your community before you embark on your bedroom painting project. Contact us today for more information.

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