9 Tips On How to Choose a Color Pallet for Your BedroomPosted on: June 22nd, 2016
The bedroom is where you want to spend quality time, relax, and decompress from the day. Choosing the color tones for your bedroom depends on the ambiance you want to create. Before choosing a combination of colors in the bedroom keep these few tips in mind.
1. Pick A Style or Theme
The right color of paint can bring a theme together, but the wrong one can completely ruin the atmosphere. Stick with white, black or similar neutral tones for a modern space. Give your room and exotic twist with a bright cinnamon or apricot hues. Choose ivy or rich hues to create a more traditional feel.
2. Think About Mood
In a bedroom do you want the feeling to restful and soothing, or dramatic and intimate? Cool, soft, neutral colors create a quieter feeling while stronger colors create a dramatic ambiance.
3. Pay Attention to Lighting
A strong color might be too bright and overpower when use on all the walls. Although overpowering, it might be effective when used as an accent wall with indirect light. This is the reason paint stores have light boxes; Natural daylight shows the truest color, incandescent light brings out warm tones and yellows, and florescent lighting casts a sharp blue tone.
4. Consider The Size of Your Bedroom
If you have a smaller space, you might consider lighter shades on the walls since a lighter shade creates a wider, more open appearance. With larger spaces you can experiment with bright and rich hues that create a cozier ambiance.
5. Try The Color Before Committing to It
Take advantage of sample colors! Paint a corner of one wall with the color of your choice to see how it looks with your rooms lighting. If you love it, move forward with it. Otherwise, paint over it and try another color.
6. Play Up Monochromatic Schemes
Think one color is boring? Make subtle variations or create a bold color within a color scheme of contrasting paint finishes. For example, use related colors, or try a single color in different finishes for walls and trim in once space.
7. Save Your Boldest Colors for Accents
Bold, bright colors can see too energetic and overwhelming in the bedroom if use as a main paint color. Instead, choose a town-down shade for your paint and introduce bright splashes of color by using other design details.
8. Consider Using Multiple Paint Colors
Traditionally walls are painted with a single color, but you can add drama and depth by painting one wall a different color. This accent wall tends to be a more vibrant shade than the other walls and offers a bold statement to any room.
9. Choose Different Paint Finishes
Single colors used on walls and trim take a new significance when applied in different finishes. For example, wall and trim colors can remain the same hue, but used an eggshell (A less reflective matte) on walls and a satin or semi-gloss finish to the trim it creates a subtle accent. The color will appear slighting different on each surface. It’s a good way to create a cohesive look in rooms with many windows and doors, and relatively little wall space.