What color paint to choose for a bedroom?

United States
February 17, 2011 12:29pm CST
I painted my bedroom 5 years ago. I did a light blue and under the chair rail I did light green. At the time it was a very calming area. Now when I walk into my bedroom I feel sad. I really want an up lifting color like a red but not sure I want to leap that far. What color or colors make you feel warm and cozy? Or would you paint the walls a neutral color and just put in some bright pops of color around, like lamps,vases,curtains,etc. It's a medium size room and I fully want to re-do it. Thanks for any advice.
7 responses
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
20 Feb 11
A lighter color of yellow, orange, pink, peach and brown, mainly radiate warmth, as there is a nuance from the red color in it. Another way is to have one wall in one color and the other three walls in a matching color. You can have a darker color on one wall and a lighter color the other three walls. It is also good to consider what furniture you have. Do you want to highlight your furniture? Do you want to wake up in the morning looking at the walls feeling happy? All colors have impact on our emotions. The wholeness view of a room can make an incredible effect on us humans. Try to match the furniture, the materials with the walls giving you a full impression.
• United States
20 Feb 11
Thank you for your imput. I have very dark woods in my room. Most is dark cherry with light swirls in the wood. So it very dark in there right now even with my light blue paint I have now. That's why I think I'm going to try a red like color(not red), but I like what you said on like a peach or maybe citrus color but mute it down. I like the idea about having a focus wall one color and the others another color. It's going to take some time to figure it all out.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
21 Feb 11
Are there more than one person to make the final decision in what color you should paint the bedroom walls. You can take a piece of paper. Cut out squares boxes in the colors of your interior, furniture , cushions, etc. Then you make longer rectangles square boxes , which is the walls as a frame for it all. You can match it all getting the wholeness impression in a good way, before you put the paint on the walls. I hope my attempt is comprehensible.
• United States
17 Feb 11
Well two years ago i changed my room but before i changed it, it was Yellow and i loved it. Yellow is my favorite color its just color that can cher you up and make you happy. Its a good color and i love it, not to sure for you as some people think it is to bright of a color to use in a bedroom. But then again its your opinion. Since i changed my room i have down white walls with black chair rail and on the bottom half of my walls is a light pink color. Its a very light mutual colored room. It is colors i like and its a girly room and just so me at times. Its like im a little girl all over in my room. I love it so much.
• United States
17 Feb 11
When I was a teenager I had yellow walls in my bedroom. It was nice and I liked it, but once I was getting near 20 I had to change it. Now I have the colors I described. I wanted to get rid of bright yellow to something mellow. For the past week I have been starring at my blue walls wishing it was more cheery and still have a cozy feel. I really like the idea of having a bright color under the chair rail. That way it won't be too overwhelming. I think I may try this, get a couple sample colors to see if I like it. Thank you.
@Arkine (216)
• United States
6 Apr 11
You may want to consider researching Feng shui. I know, a lot of people are skeptical about this sort of thing, but if you do the research you will find that a lot of the interior decor of Feng shui really do stem from research and observation of human nature. Colors really can affect our moods, whether or not we like to admit it. Another thing to keep in mind is that our personalities and preferences continue to develope throughout our lives, what may have been appealing five years ago obviously isn't now. Your style has changed. Therefore, you need to change the bedroom to complement your new personal tastes. Take yourself "window shopping" find things that appeal to you and write down the colors and styles of those items. This should help when chosing a color scheme and additional decor.
@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Well, red is considered over stimulating for a bedroom. I have mine painted purple, but I LOVE purple... if it makes you said, do paint it white or at least a neutral color for a while and put some of those color pops in and see what appeals to you. Then you can do one wall and see if it still appeals.
@Ichiru101 (286)
• United States
17 Feb 11
I think you should consider orange. Maybe like a pale red orange.Or possibly only paint one wall orange. It would really bring out the curtains. And maybe add a little modern flare
@sexyice (874)
• Latvia
17 Feb 11
Green - green color really calm. I have a white paper with green flowers, looks really good and one wall white with green stripes, efficient look.
• United States
17 Feb 11
I would never paitn my room red. I want to paitn my room yellow. I think yellow it uplifting and cheerful. I think the purple and green on my wall is getting gross to me. I want a neautral change and fast.