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Bedroom Paint Colors: The Best Choices for Better Sleep

There are many ways to achieve a sense of calm, but one of the simplest is by using bedroom paint colors. Feeling stressed? Can’t fall asleep at night? Why don’t you consider painting your walls with a cool, soothing shade?

In this article, we will take a look at a handful of colors you can use, especially when you are trying to create a serene atmosphere in your retreat.

A serene bedroom with calming blue walls and a pristine white bed, creating a peaceful ambiance.
Photo by Christen Ales Interior Design

When you are searching for a way to create a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom, it is important that you use cool hues such as gray, blue, green, or purple to lend a hand in creating this. These bedroom paint colors can help to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as make the room appear more spacious. If you have a small bedroom, then this is a good choice for you.

1. Dark Gray-Blue: Drama with Serenity

One of our favorite bedroom paint colors is a dark gray-blue. It is dramatic, yet still maintains a cool and relaxed atmosphere. If you’re worried about introducing a deep color to your room, it might be a good idea to consider how you can break it up with a decorative headboard or large piece of artwork.

A serene bedroom with dark gray-blue blue walls and a pristine white bed, creating a peaceful ambiance.
Photo by Intermark Design Group

When designing a room with dark gray-blue walls, add plenty of white elements and perhaps go for a classic bright white ceiling to help bounce light around. If you want to warm up a cool color palette, it is best to use warm-hued materials such as wood as well as natural fibers such as sisal, sea grass, and jute to make it feel warmer.

A bedroom with white bedding and soft gray furniture.
Photo by Normandy Remodeling

2. Soft Grey: Lightness with Subtle Tones

Consider a lighter shade of gray for your walls and ceiling. Rooms with pure white walls and ceiling can sometimes feel cold, stark, and uninviting to your home. It is still possible to create a light and bright space by adding a small amount of gray to either one or both of them, but the slight contrast between them gives the space a more finished and less institutional appearance.

Bedroom with soft gray color creating a peaceful and calm ambience.
Photo by Ashwood Designs and Custom Homes

The soft gray color on the walls coupled with the darker gray elements in the space gives the room a very luxe feel – even in the midst of the cool hues. It is a bedroom that could easily pass for a high-end hotel room, thanks to the soft gray wall color.

Bedroom with soft icy blue color creating a peaceful, calm and luxe feel ambience.
Photo by Phoebe Howard

3. Icy blue: Coolness with a Touch of Warmth

For inspiration in choosing colors that soothe and relax, we advise you to look to nature. On a crisp, clear day, the sky’s the perfect color to soothe and relax.

Those of us who want something a little more colorful than gray, but don’t want anything too dark, will love this shade of blue. To avoid a baby blue that is too pastel, look for one with only a slight hint of gray in order to avoid the pastel baby blue that is more appropriate for a nursery.

A luxurious bedroom with a spacious bed and an elegant chandelier hanging from the ceiling and icy blue colors.
Photo by AR Homes by American Eagle Builders

The icy blue color can be used as a neutral in your palette, since it has a touch of gray in it, so it can be paired with almost any color you like since it has a touch of gray. As shown here, if you are looking to achieve a relaxing feeling in your space, combine the hue with warm grays and taupes to make the space feel more spacious.

Bedroom with soft neutral green colors, perfect for creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Photo by Jennifer Robin Interiors

4. Soft neutral green: Nature’s Serenity Indoors

In addition, these are also colors taken from nature that can elicit a sense of serenity and contentment if surrounded by them in your home. Sage, celery, or a light pistachio color can also be a good example. The reason we like these greens so much is that they can be paired with just a hint of color and still feel very elegant and grounded. Again, you need to find a green that has a good amount of gray in it so that it feels more grounded and elegant and not pastel.

A bedroom with a white bed and a cow hide rug, creating a stylish and cozy ambiance.
Photo by Cardea Building Co.

5. Lavender: Sophistication into Sleep Spaces

A muted lavender wall color is a sophisticated option for a master bedroom. Purple is usually associated with stress reduction, so this super soft one is sure to lend a calming aura to your master bedroom.

This color isn’t your teenager’s purple bedroom. There is certainly a chilly tone to it, though, so you must think about how you can counteract it with warm wood floors or warm-hued carpets to counter that coolness. The combination of lavender with dark grays, blacks, and silver tones creates a grown-up atmosphere. The color also works well with silver tones.

It’s a great idea to take some time to think about what bedroom paint colors would be best for your home. Consult with our team of painting professionals for a free estimate so you can make an informed decision. As experienced painting contractors, we’re here to help you transform your bedroom into a peaceful space with the perfect choice of colors.