Bedroom Color Schemes – Ideas and Tips
Your bedroom is the most personal room in your house, the most intimate, the most private. Even if your bedroom is small, you can still make your bedroom’s color scheme comfortable, inviting, and personal, as well as a luxurious place to share with your partner.
A simple way to give your bedroom a redo without breaking the bank is to refresh your bedroom’s color scheme or color palette. Whether you desire a calm oasis or something that feels bold and energizing, your color scheme sets the mood and look.
From the colors of your bedroom walls to your décor and accessories to your bedding, all of these elements (and how they work together) contribute to creating a color palette that evokes the desired effect you want.
Begin by Setting The Intention of Your Bedroom Color Scheme
Before you decide on your bedroom color scheme, it helps to first decide what kind of bedroom environment you want, and then set an intention. What’s the mood and feeling you want to create? Is it calm and tranquil like a beachside retreat?
Is it the look of a well-designed, 5-star luxury hotel? Or is it eclectic with a boho-chic vibe? Whatever makes you love to be in your bedroom, where you feel like your most authentic self, that’s what you want to clearly express in your intention. Then your intention becomes your guiding principle.
Bedding Color Schemes
Now that you have your intention, it’s time to assess your bedroom. But where to begin? Since your bed is the primary focal point of your bedroom, it makes sense to look at your bedding and how it coordinates with the rest of your bedroom’s color scheme (and vice versa).
Let’s say your intention is to create a tranquil, beachside oasis. Does your bedding express that feeling or look? When you imagine a relaxing beach getaway, what colors come to mind? The colors of sand, sky, sea, and maybe palm trees?
What you just visualized is the starting point of your color scheme: whites, tans, blues, and greens. From there you can even narrow down the choices to one or two primary colors (for example, white and tan), and then the other colors could work as your accent colors.
Best Colors for Bedding
Taking our oasis example, how can you color coordinate your bedding so it evokes that seaside retreat? If your walls are already painted a shade of white, a simple way is to continue with a similar shade for your bedding.
White (and different shades of it) is the one color that always adds an airy, breezy look to any space. It’s especially great for a small bedroom space, giving it a more spacious feel. Or if your bedroom tends to be dark, it adds light.
Should bedding match wall color?
Not necessarily. The key is to coordinate and complement your bedding with the wall color. So even if your walls are white, your bedding can be white or not—it really depends on your personal taste.
You might not want a room that is overly white, which might make it feel too cool and stark. Instead, you might want to warm the space up through your bedding, infusing color and contrast.
So, you could complement the white walls with a duvet cover or comforter in one of your accent colors, like a shade of blue or green. To bring in more of nature, your cover could even have a palm leaf pattern or a beautiful blue abstract pattern to evoke the sea and sky.
For example, we have a selection of 3 Piece Printed Duvet Cover and Sham Sets that would perfectly fit your dream for a bedroom oasis. Made with our signature best-selling Eternal fabric, these sets are durable, easy to care for, ultra soft, and woven for breathability and year-round comfort. As a bundle, it makes embellishing your bed super easy!
But if you’re in the mood for something airier and lighter, we have some lovely options. The Lux 3 Piece Duvet Cover and Sham Set offers a palette of exquisite, soft, yet complementary colors—white, ivory, linen, whisper gray, and graphite—that can work with absolutely any bedroom color scheme, and especially if you’re looking for a set to create your bedroom island getaway.
If you’re looking for bedding with texture, we have a stunning collection of top-of-bed blankets/coverlets and matching shams that you can mix and match.
Versatile and exceptionally crafted with 100% European-made long-staple cotton, these coverlets will feel and look better over time.
Your bedroom oasis awaits you!