When moving into a new house, you probably think to yourself: what are the best bedroom paint colors to use? If you’ve lived in your home for a while, choosing a new paint color for your bedroom could be a game-changer.
Changing the color of your bedroom walls can have a transformative effect. It can improve the quality of your sleep at night, influence your mood when you wake up in the morning, and ultimately set the course for your day.
Here are some of the best bedroom paint colors to use in each of your bedrooms: master bedroom, kid’s bedroom and guest bedroom across four main color families.
Selecting The Best Bedroom Paint Colors For Your Mood
Paint color greatly influences the mood of a room. Choose from these four categories depending on the emotional impact you want to convey:
- Pales: Light and airy colors will feel invigorating and uplifting. Pale pink, green and blue tones feel relaxing in a bedroom.
- Neutrals: Earthy, neutral colors in the grey and beige families will go the distance and keep a calm, soothing appeal for many years.
- Whites: Whites are timeless, clean, refreshing, and will suit any personality.
- Deeps/Brights: Jewel tones add a dramatic flair. They feel sophisticated yet personal.
Best Bedroom Paint Colors: Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is a great canvas to try the latest color trends. We’ve incorporated several of Benjamin Moore’s beautiful color trends of 2020. This is your haven, and a great space to express your personality.
This airy, pale pink inspires and energizes. For a subtle wash of color, try it just on an accent wall. The Benjamin Moore website pairs it with White Heron.
This bubbly green invokes the same refreshing feeling of waking up in a forest.
Riding the line between taupe and gray, this earthy neutral keeps the room feeling grounded.
If you’d rather lean towards the blue side of gray, this shade is a perfect compromise between classic and modern.
A classic cult favorite, Simply White transforms in different rooms and light sources. This French vintage master bedroom has a classic, elegant feel.
I’ve tried this color in our home and it always seemed to look different so try a swatch before committing to an entire wall. Check out my post about Simply White here.
This bold blue looks great as an accent wall behind a bed.
This deep green is just as fresh as a lighter shade, feeling rich and invigorating at the same time.
Best Bedroom Paint Colors: Kid’s Bedroom
Kid’s bedrooms are an opportunity to be fun and playful, but you’ll also want to choose shades that are comforting. I’ve added a bright orange as an option in this category.
No kid’s bedroom paint list would be complete without a pink hue! This dusty blush adds a level of sophistication to keep it from being too bright or cutesy. I absolutely love this pairing of Odessa Pink with Simply White.
This subtle yellow would be so sweet in a nursery – perhaps with a honey bee theme? I love the sunny look of this kitchen from the Benjamin Moore website.
Big Bend Beige
Who says neutrals have to be cold and boring? This warm and inviting pinkish-beige tone has a homey feel that looks great alongside the soft colors of nursery furniture.
This wonderfully neutral white shade has just enough of a blue undertone to keep it from looking too yellow. I used this in Lily’s nursery, and it’s the perfect backdrop for the floral framed wallpaper, which adds a soft splash of color.
Bright colors don’t usually come to mind when painting a bedroom, but kid’s rooms are great for experimenting with fun shades.
It may sound counterintuitive, but orange actually encourages sleep. While you may not feel compelled to use it in a master or guest bedroom (though a terracotta shade could be lovely), Calypso Orange is a fun pick for a kid’s bedroom.
The timeless sophistication of this deep green color can last well into a child’s older years and is neutral enough to still feel bright. I love deep greens, but I never thought they would work in a nursery until I saw this stunning mid-century styled room!
Best Bedroom Paint Colors: Guest Bedroom
In a guest bedroom, err on the side of safer colors to make your guests feel comfortable.
This subtle light blue-green piques interest without being too overbearing.
This whisper-soft hue is as pale a green you’ll find, is immensely popular on interior decor blogs, and is arguably one of Benjamin Moore’s top-selling shades. All the more reason for it to be perfect for your guest bedroom.
This light gray is as neutral as neutral can be. It stays out of the spotlight and will work with any color scheme.
This soft, neutral white works well for farmhouse-chic decor styles and is perfect for shiplap.
Creamy and bright, this is a very popular Benjamin Moore white.
This dark grey is deep, rich and dramatic, but neutral enough for a guest bedroom.
When choosing the best bedroom paint colors to use, try to think outside the box and have a little fun. For example, your first instinct may not be to use a deep shade in your bedroom, but you might love the results!
Which of these Benjamin Moore shades would you love to see in your bedroom?
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