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Four Considerations for Choosing Bedroom Wall Colors

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If you have decided to paint your living space, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of color options that are available, especially if you are planning to repaint the walls of a very personal space, such as your bedroom. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a paint color for your bedroom.

What are your favorite colors?

A bedroom should be a relaxing space. Thus, consider colors that you enjoy and that still incite a relaxing atmosphere.

If you are a fan of loud, vivid colors, you can still employ some of these tones as accents in the room. Additionally, favorite bright colors can be toned down by the addition of gray. If your favorite colors seem too loud for a bedroom, look for more muted tones in the same color family.

What colors are present in your comforter set?

The color scheme of your bedding should complement that of your walls. If you have already selected the bedding for your bedroom, you can use it to help select your wall colors. Instead of choosing the most dominant color in a comforter set, it may be best to select secondary tones or even accent colors. This can help ensure that one dominant color does not overwhelm your space.

Also, it is important to ensure that the colors selected from a comforter set pair well with a wall. Bright reds or other dominant primary colors may work for an accent wall. However, neutral tones may be more palatable for the majority of your wall space. In addition, if you decide to change your comforter in the future, a neutral wall palette can help you do so without your having to paint the room again.

What types of wood are present?

The dresser, end tables, and headboard in your bedroom should be considered before a wall color is selected. Woods with deep, rich tones, such as mahogany, walnut, and cherry, often look best against a lighter wall color. Light-colored wood, such as oak, may appear washed out if a deeper wall color is not selected.

What are the other hues in your home?

The walls within your home should flow well throughout your living space. Thus, consider the color of the walls of your hallways and other rooms of your home as you select paint for your bedroom. The bedroom colors do not have to match these tones exactly, but they should at least complement them.

To learn more ways to select a great color for your bedroom, schedule a consultation with a commercial painter such as Decorators Service Co., Inc. in your area.