19 Ways to Add Color to Boring White Bedroom Walls
Come on, you can do it: Go beyond the typical white and beige we see in many bedrooms and experiment with a paint color that is oh-so-you instead. Your bedroom is one of the best places to represent and you and your style—so why not paint it a hue that’s as colorful as you are?
Whether you’re drawn to calming bedroom paint colors like grey and blue or dare to be bold with brights, we hope you’ll draw inspiration from the stunning rooms below. Need some guidance? Don’t worry: We’ve gathered tips from designers on how to select the perfect shade as well as what to keep in mind during the paint shopping process.
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1. Embrace Your Green Streak
2. Think Pink
3. Pick a Powder Blue
4. Back to Black
What’s black, white, and chic all over? This colorful Australian house tour. While we do appreciate soothing colors, there’s nothing like a bold black when done right (Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black is a similar option). Plus, the ornate white headboard adds the right amount of drama. Like what you see? Take a look at some of our other favorite black rooms.
5. Go Gray
Blogger Erica Van Slyke of Designing Vibes used Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams in her master bedroom. “I was looking for a lighter gray with a hint of warmth and softness,” she says. “Not only does this shade provide softness and slight warmth, but it also reflects the ample natural light in this room beautifully.”
6. A Sunny Shade Bring on the Sun
7. The Softer Side
8. A Midnight Blue Marvel
Valspar’s dreamy Dutch Licorice stands out even more, thanks to the gorgeous wall paneling in this guest bedroom. Blogger Casey Finn of DIY Playbook examined many different shades before settling on an option she liked best. “When it comes to choosing the perfect paint color, it’s all about the samples,” she shares. “But it’s always worth the extra effort to try out the colors in your home and to see them in person.
9. A Splash of Seafoam
When it comes to picking from many bedroom paint colors, select a hue that you naturally gravitate to. (Yes, even if it’s not the popular choice.) Light greens like this one aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but your bedroom should reflect your personality. As this Australian house tour proves, going with your gut certainly pays off. This color is close to Behr Seafoam Green.
10. Pick a Pastel
Moving into a space with a paint color that isn’t within your usual palette? You may enjoy keeping it around nonetheless! That’s exactly what happened when Kim Hazel of Styled With Lace purchased a lake cabin with pre-painted pale green walls (the color is close to Behr Cabbage Leaf). “I wasn’t sure I liked it at first, but since this is just a weekend summer house I haven’t changed it but just decorated around it using bedding and furnishings I already had,” she notes.
11. Opt for Aqua
Love calming bedroom colors? The aqua hue in this artful home is kid and adult-approved. If you’re looking to expand beyond shades of blue, add cheery, yellow accents such as a light pendant or set of curtains. Add a splash of Blue Ground by Farrow and Ball to your own space.
12. Tangled up in Blues
13. Get Olive Green Happy
14. Show Your Spunk With a Pinky Orange
There’s no need to design a serious-looking space if cheekier hues are calling your name! Strike a balance between sophisticated and spunky by pairing a bright orange hue with French-styled side tables. Let this bold bedroom show you how it’s done! Get the look with Behr Juicy Passionfruit.
15. Favor A Funky Hue
Love a gallery wall as much we do? Take a cue from this Victorian house tour and splash your walls in a moody shade. Frames and other accessories will stand out more against a dramatic backdrop. It looks beautiful paired with mostly black, white, and green pieces. The color used here is Farrow and Ball Forrest Green.
16. Bring on the Blues
17. Make it Magenta
Bright magenta will certainly make you feel extra positive every time you walk into your sleep space. This Toronto-based bedroom does an excellent job of tying the wall color into accessories like the lumbar pillow and woven art piece. To replicate the look, try using Artful Magenta by Behr in your own space.