How Do I Choose the Best Master Bedroom Colors?

M.C. Huguelet

The master bedroom is your personal sanctuary within your home, and as such it should be decorated in colors which enhance the space while making you feel your best. While committing to master bedroom colors may seem like an intimidating prospect, a few tips can simplify the process. First of all, decide whether there are any existing features in the room which you would like to highlight. Then, establish your decorating priorities, such as making the room looking bigger or creating a calm atmosphere. Finally, select a palette of master bedroom colors which fulfills your needs, seeking advice from color experts if necessary.

A color palette can be neutral but very pleasing.
A color palette can be neutral but very pleasing.

Before you begin choosing master bedroom colors, survey your room to decide if it contains any existing features that you would like to retain or highlight. This step can ultimately make color selection easier, as it limits you to those hues which coordinate with existing features. For instance, you may already have a floral comforter which you intend to continue using or a fireplace with a blue tile surround. Any paint, bedding, window treatments, or furniture you introduce during redecoration should suit that preexisting feature.

Light colors can make a small room appear larger.
Light colors can make a small room appear larger.

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Next, determine which aim or aims you wish to achieve by altering your master bedroom colors. If your top priority is making a small room appear larger, you might wish to begin developing a palette by selecting a light paint color for the room’s walls. Conversely, if you wish to make a very large room seem cozier, you may wish to begin redecoration with a “warm” wall color, like brown, which can appear to reduce a room’s scale. Should you prefer to focus on establishing a sense of calm in the room, you might find it more important to begin building a palette around soothing colors, such as various shades of blue and green.

After selecting one or two “core” master bedroom colors, which may take the shape of wall paints, you should develop a complete palette for your room. In other words, you should establish a fixed set of colors which you can then seek out as you select various decorative items for the room, such as bedding, accent chairs, rugs, and so forth. To ensure visual harmony in your room, try composing your palette from colors within the same family, or conversely, from opposite families. If you do not feel confident in your ability to mix and match different shades, consider speaking to a color expert at a paint or home decorating store. Such individuals may be able to provide you with a worksheet that visually illustrates a suitable color palette.

Establish a fixed set of colors before choosing elements such as bedding accessories.
Establish a fixed set of colors before choosing elements such as bedding accessories.

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