20 Fantastic Bedroom Color Schemes

The colors of a space probably have the largest initial impact on how you feel in that space. Are the colors soft and dreamy? Are they bold and vibrant? Are they muted and serene? The bedroom is a wonderful place to introduce a color scheme that fits the mood you want to feel most while you’re there. This is different for everyone, but the concepts behind selecting the bedroom color palette are pretty standard.

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If you’re interested in learning more about color schemes for bedrooms, and how to go about creating the space you want, read on. Hopefully you’ll find inspiration and information to help you select your perfect bedroom color palette.

Red, white, and black bedroom.

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Black and white is a classic color scheme, of course, but adding red into the mix just takes the colors to a whole new level of energy. Red is known as the most energetic of all the colors, so it makes a nice pairing with the solid black and white palette. Great color scheme for a modern bedroom that buzzes with inspiring energy.

Neutral grey with a pop of color.

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Soft greys on the walls, ceiling, and larger accessories make for a serene yet contemporary bedroom setting. But vibrant red accents breathe life and personality into the otherwise neutral space.

Cool blue and white.

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Blue and white as a color combination in general is an eternally fresh, scrubbed-clean combo. As the color scheme for a bedroom, blue and white has the same effect. The bedroom of these colors looks friendly, “down-home,” and inviting. Be sure to incorporate some earth tones (e.g., wood furniture pieces) to ground the airy space.

Vintage pink and grey.

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Pink and grey is a classic color combination that can be used in the most adorable of infant nurseries or the chicest of master bedrooms. It all depends on the colors’ undertones, sheen, and dosage. For a charming vintage feel in the bedroom color scheme, keep the pinks pale, almost as though they have faded over time.

Pink and orange bedroom.

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For a bedroom seeking a cheerfully retro vibe, pink and orange is a great color palette to explore. The colors themselves are bold, but the room itself needn’t be floor-to-ceiling tangerine and Barbie. Incorporate the fresh colors into artwork and pops throughout your otherwise airy, neutral bedroom for a fun and rejuvenating bedroom color scheme.

Fresh green and a pop of pink.

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Pink is often associated with babies or young girls, but the truth is, it makes a wonderful accent color in a green bedroom. As a relative of red, pink can play the role of complementary colors with green…more successfully, usually, because the bedroom won’t look like Christmas year-round.

Two-toned neutrals.

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Grey with taupe, cream with charcoal, or tan with ivory all make lovely and calming bedroom color schemes. Pairing two different neutrals together to create a color scheme provides variety in the coloring (thus, more visually interesting) without taking away from the soothing neutrality.

Forest green with earthy brown.

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A color combination found all over the place in nature is one we can certainly take seriously, and forest green with earthy browns is no exception. Although the depth and darkness of these colors could be a little overwhelming, the key to making this bedroom feel alive and inviting is to ensure plenty of natural light. A perfect – and natural – balance to nature-based color palette.

Green and purple.

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It’s easy to get caught up on a color scheme for the bedroom (or any space, for that matter) and have that palette dictate every décor decision for the space. But the truth is, a bedroom color scheme can provide the general inspiration for the overall vibe of the space – the details and décor needn’t be specifically within that palette to be effective. Like this green and purple bedroom vignette. There’s not a matchy-matchy exclusive green and purple configuration, but the vibe is there.{found on amandanisbetdesign}.

Spring green and sky blue.

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The color names say it all, don’t they? These analogous colors (next to each other on the color wheel) have gone together since the dawn of time, and they are a perfect color scheme for bedrooms today.

Modern orange and blue.

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It’s definitely useful to look outside the primary colors when considering color schemes for the bedroom. This soft sky blue, for example, looks marvelous with a deep burnt orange. Plenty of pattern and details make the bedroom look and feel homey as well.

Coastal-inspired blues with creamy white.

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Scientifically, blues and greens are visually soothing. If this is the vibe of your ideal bedroom, we’d recommend getting your inspiration from the seaside. Creamy whites, reminiscent of the clouds or whitecaps, pale aquas like the water itself, grounded by some earth tones (the wood floor here, like the sands of the sea) work together to create a truly serene space.

Sophisticated yet youthful blue and purple bedroom.

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Feminine lavender takes on a life of its own when it’s paired with un-feminine colors. The reason blue and purple work so well together is because they are located directly next to each other on the color wheel. They are called analogous colors. Analogous colors tend to make lovely color schemes.{found on joystreetdesign}.

Deep teal and cognac (or caramel).

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Cognac is a sophisticated, rich leathery tone that benefits from the presence of another color. But, for best results, the pairing color should have deep, rich tones as well. That is why deep teal and cognac go so well together as a bedroom color scheme. The colors are soothing yet serious, sophisticated yet warm. And adding a bit of brass shine into the mix just takes things over the top, don’t you think?

Grey and yellow bedroom.

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This modern color palette has gained popularity in recent years for a variety of reasons. The “colorlessness” feeling that grey evokes is a perfect background for cheery yellow. The bedroom color scheme is sophisticated, fresh, and contemporary – all good reasons for leaning this way in a bedroom’s décor.

Cozy, grounded brown and navy.

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While greys have become the mainstay for neutrality in contemporary colors, this doesn’t mean that browns are out. Rich, deep browns add presence and maturity to this stately bedroom. The somber color is softened by details such as luxurious velvet on the headboard and footboard. Navy is a perfect complementing color – bold enough to be noticed, but in a sophisticated way.{found on helengreendesign}.

Classic red and navy.

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It’s very easy to take a knee-jerk nautical color scheme like red and navy and turn a space into a nautically themed room. But even those without nautical décor tendencies can use the classic red and navy a color combination. Use slight variations of red (coral, for example), and make the deep navy a secondary player (or vice versa) for a fun twist on the classic bedroom color scheme.

Layers of white-like relatives.

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Whether you veer toward the cooler grey side of white or the warmer ivories, a bedroom that is founded upon whitishness tends to fell soft, light, and bright. To complete your bedroom color scheme, add a few grounding elements, such as a navy throw or antiqued metallic.{found on helengreendesign}.

Luxe silver and blue bedroom.

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There’s something about shimmery silver décor that, in many instances, feels luxurious. Adopting this silvery sheen as a primary part of your color palette for the bedroom (as well as its more matte blue counterpart) is a pathway toward a light, bright, and luxe bedroom without feeling overwhelming. Attention to textural details, and the incorporation of mirrored surfaces, keep this space feeling sophisticated and even warm, despite its uber-cool palette.

Black and white bedroom.

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You can hardly ever go wrong with black and white as a color scheme, even (especially?) in the bedroom. The yin and yang of these polar opposites, the stark contrast they exude, makes for an eye-catching and dramatic bedroom space.