13 Not-White Bedrooms That Still Feel Serene

13 Not-White Bedrooms That Still Feel Serene

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Nancy Mitchell
Feb 2, 2018
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Here at Apartment Therapy, we're big lovers of color. But we also understand that when it comes to the bedroom, you want to create a space that feels calming and restful. Is it possible for a space to be colorful but also incredibly relaxing? If these 13 spaces are any indication, the answer is yes.

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An unexpected shade of aqua graces the walls of this bedroom from Sight Unseen, which still feels serene thanks to the room's streamlined, minimal furnishings.

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I happen to love the look of dark colors for a sleeping space, and this hunter-green bedroom from Boston Magazine is no exception.

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Here's another hunter green space, this one from My Scandinavian Home. Mustard and mauve make unexpected but lovely accents.

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If you want a foolproof way to add color to your bedroom but still create a relaxing space, go for pastels, like this beautiful lavender in a room from Domino.

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Navy blue makes for a rich, relaxing atmosphere in this bedroom spotted on Old Brand New.

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Even very bright colors can create a relaxing space if the rest of the room is kept to a minimal color palette. In this space from Skona Hem, via Lushlee, turquoise walls add a vibrant, energizing touch, but the wainscot and black-and-white accents keep the space from feeling too overwhelming.

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I've always found blue to be a calming shade, and the particular shade of blue in this bedroom from My Scandinavian Home (also in the lead of this post) is especially relaxing.

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Khaki is definitely having a moment right now, and it can look particularly elegant in a bedroom, as evidenced by this space from The D Pages.

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Blue on blue on blue is particularly nice in this bedroom from Nordic Design. White bedding (with a delicate border) keeps things looking sharp, crisp and inviting.

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Does this count as millennial pink? Whatever color it is, I'm particularly taken with this rosy bedroom from Domino. (The koala bedding isn't too shabby, either.)

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I'm not quite sure what to call this color—dark aqua, maybe?—but paired with bright red, as in this bedroom from Dimore Studio, it strikes a perfect balance between energizing and relaxing.

A rich forest green pairs beautifully with white (and a touch of gold) in this bedroom from Svensk Fastighetsformedling, via o Design Ideas.

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And finally, as this space from Nooks proves, you can't go wrong with mint.

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