After working for several years selling equipment for DIY and contractors at trade prices I have come to realise that choosing paint for the walls of your bedroom begins with assessing your own personality. Happy to one person isn’t necessarily happy to another. To create the perfect environment in your bedroom dcor, you need to examine what pleases your own personality. A wide range of colours fit the happy description. Bright colours, such as vibrant blues or greens, might fit your definition of happy, but these might not be the most relaxing colours for your bedroom. Does this Spark an idea?
Begin with your closet and evaluate which colours you like the best in your clothing choices. Often the colours that make us the happiest are the ones we wear every day. This first step can often cut out the wide array of choices on the colour palette and help you slim down choices to a smaller range.
Evaluate your existing bedroom dcor. If you’re planning to retain your existing bedding and curtains, consider a brighter colour from this existing palette. If you’ve chosen to replace your bedding and window treatments, purchase these items before considering which paint colour to choose. Matching paint samples will be much easier.
Consider the effects of colour on you. Red is considered a warm colour that denotes energy and elegance. This colour isn’t typically used in bedrooms, although red walls look rich and warm with nighttime interior lighting. If red makes you happy, then choose any hue to create an exciting bedroom dcor. Consider the mood you’re trying to create with such a powerful colour and tone it down with accent lighting and muted tones in bedding, curtains and wall hangings.
Choose yellow hues to create an overall sense of happiness. Yellow tones are energizing and welcoming, often creating a feeling of a much greater space in smaller rooms. Yellow brings to mind sunshine and daffodils. This colour is frequently used in kitchens and bathrooms, but it can be used to create a happy and warm environment in the bedroom. Don’t go too bright, however, because yellow can overstimulate the senses.
Lower your blood pressure and create a soothing, happy room by using shades of blue on your bedroom walls. Blue is crisp and cool. Bright blues can create too much energy in a room so choose lighter hues for your walls. Blend any blue colour with warmer toned accents and wooden furniture to create a relaxing, happy place that you can enjoy. Turquoise or cerulean blues add style, warmth and interest to a room while still relaxing the eye and mind.
Relax completely by decorating your walls with the colour green. Of all the colours on the palette, hues of green create a soothing and restful feeling more than any other colour. Try colours such as celery, sage or evergreen to create a relaxing bedroom environment.
Consider different hues of purple. Light shades of purple help create a restful, cool feeling very much like blue colours lower blood pressure. Use both light and dark hues of purple to add warmth to the room as well as to create a restful feeling in your bedroom.
Use neutral colours sparingly. If bright white makes you happy, run with it; although many people don’t find bright white walls and ceilings restful once the paint is on the walls. Eggshell or off-white colours are restful but should be blended with the remainder of the dcor to create interest in the room. Use black sparingly as accents only.
Consider your ceiling and woodwork as well. Gone are the days when decorators recommended painting a ceiling bright white. Instead, blend your wall colour by choosing a slightly lighter tone for the ceiling. This creates a feeling of continuity in the room and avoids the feeling of the ceiling being separate from the walls. Choose neutral tones or a colour slightly darker than your walls for woodwork.