Paint Color For Our Cool and Warm Bedroom?

Paint Color For Our Cool and Warm Bedroom?

Aaron Able
Mar 17, 2010

Q: My boyfriend and I have been hoping to get some ideas on what color to paint our new bedroom. Usually I'm all over the paint chips and have too many ideas, but I'm stumped on this one. My issue is: we have a "warm" wooden bed, and the DwellStudio Perch comforter set, which also has warm colors (dark reddish orange and dark brown), and very "cool" dressers and nightstand…

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…The nightstand and dressers are from the Travel collection by Pagnon & Pelhaitre for Ligne Roset, and are a ribbed aluminum with milk glass tops. Oh, also, the new bedroom has hardwood floors, which adds to the warmth.

I've looked at all kinds of paint chips and can't figure out what color would best complement both the cool industrial look of the dressers and the warmth of the wood in the room and the comforter. My landlord is OK with us painting, but he did say, "Nothing too extreme." Extreme is a pretty loose definition for me. I'm taking it as, "No fuchsia or otherwise very bright and loud walls." Any neutrals, light colors, and probably most dark natural looking colors would be OK. Thanks, we'd appreciate any suggestions!

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