31 Brilliant Bedroom Color Schemes to Inspire Your Space

modern farmhouse bedroom blue and white comforter
Photo: Laura Moss Photography Corp

Bedroom color schemes are very personal—they can evoke feelings of happiness, comfort, warmth, and much more. Whether you crave a palette of bright colors or prefer a soothing scheme of neutrals for your personal space, find inspiration from these bedrooms that showcase colors perfectly.

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Black and White Bedroom Color Scheme

bedroom with black and white wall and flower painting
Brie Williams Photography, Inc.

Ebony + Powder White + Blush Pink

A black and white bedroom color scheme is anything but basic when accented with shiny brass and blush pink. These light tones soften the high-contrast pairing of two-tone wall colors in this bedroom. Because the room receives plenty of natural light, the dark color on the lower portion of the wall feels grounding rather than overwhelming. When incorporating color with black and white, go with barely-there tones to keep the room's emphasis on its graphic elements. Muted blush pink, present in the floral wall art and throw blanket at the end of the bed, adds subtle interest to this bedroom color scheme.

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Yellow Bedroom Color Scheme

bedroom with neutrals and yellow
David Tsay

Cream + Soft Gray + Squash Yellow + Emerald Green

Combine soft shades of both warm and cool tones to create a dynamic yet balanced bedroom color scheme. Here, squash yellow and creamy white are cooled off with barely-there gray bedding and small hints of deep emerald green in pillows and wall art. Mirrored details on the nightstand introduce a contemporary touch.

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Classic Bedroom Color Scheme

modern farmhouse bedroom blue and white comforter
Laura Moss Photography Corp

Country French Blue + Soft Red + Antique White

Capture the charm and grace of a bygone era with a palette of blue, red, and white in antiqued shades. Keep the colors reigned in and employ a limited range of shades to maintain a sense of elegance. Here, patterned textiles, including curtains, pillows, and bedding, offer muted shades of red and blue. A warm white paint color on the walls gives the room a collected look. The textured, off-white area rug provides a solid neutral foundation, while aged brass sconces nod to the past.

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Globally Inspired Color Scheme

bohemian decor pattern play
Brie Williams

Poppy Red + Orange + Black

Black helps temper the excitement of red and orange, creating a striking bedroom color scheme highlighted with global-inspired motifs. A red-and-black tapestry and matching pillow turn a simple bed into a focal point, while the white bedding and walls maintain a crisp look. Accent pillows and a throw feature ikat prints in soft orange hues that bring global flair to the space.

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Soft White Bedroom Color Scheme

white bedroom with large wooden bed
Brie Williams

Creamy White + Natural Wood + Charcoal

Evoking the look of freshly fallen snow, this cottage-style bedroom combines pearly whites with rich wood tones for a look that is undeniably soothing and graceful. Shiplap walls and muted patterns add texture and dimension to the neutral color palette. Hints of dark charcoal in light fixtures and patterned textiles break up the expanses of white.

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Sunset-Inspired Bedroom Color Scheme

Bedroom with paisley bedspread and star light
The Wilde Project

Burnt Orange + Dusty Pink + Crisp White

Envelop a bedroom in hues inspired by the setting sun, a color scheme that feels perfectly suited for girls' bedrooms. Here, crisp white walls provide a blank canvas that lets orange and pink accents shine. A bright color scheme benefits from a few darker accents for contrast. In this bedroom, a dark, oil-rubbed bronze bed frame and light fixture do the trick.

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Serene Green Bedroom Color Scheme

Woven headboard in green bedroom
Jay Wilde

Seafoam Green + Mustard Yellow + Linen

A nature-inspired bedroom color scheme creates a soothing, Zen-like vibe. In this bedroom, seafoam green and mustard yellow evoke a calm ambience, while natural textures in the woven headboard and basket add subtle interest. The neutral-colored bedding features delicate yellow flowers that tie into the room's organic theme.

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Dressed Up Basic Color Scheme

vintage teal and pink bedroom
Anthony Masterson

Teal Blue + Fuchsia + Off-White

Blue and white are a common bedroom color scheme duo, but throwing in fuchsia takes the scheme from basic to unique. The floral-patterned duvet served as the inspiration and guided the color ratios for this bedroom. Coating the walls, teal blue is used the most, while off-white plays out in medium doses. Fuchsia is kept as an accent, appearing on a throw blanket and in wall art hanging above the bed.

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Modern Neutral Color Scheme

wooden wall bedroom gray, black and white accents
John Bessler

Granite Gray + Down White + Warm Wood

Envelop an expansive room in a blanket of coziness with warm neutral bedroom colors. Here, a wood plank accent wall and simplistic wood furniture form a richly textured backdrop. Small doses of saturated charcoal gray and an abundance of bright white contribute a modern vibe, while a variety of textures, including soft linen bedding, a shaggy sheepskin rug, and knotty wood, add comfort and warmth.

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Timeless Brown Bedroom Color Scheme

cottage-style bedroom with brown paint above board and batten
Jay Wilde

Chocolate Brown + Swan White + Navy Blue

Timeless colors and motifs introduce charm to this quaint bedroom. The deep chocolate brown wall color, strategically used only above the wainscoting, adds richness to the room's palette. A distressed finish on the vintage-look bed establishes a cottage style, which is played up by simple bedding in a delicate navy blue and white pattern.

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Bold Bedroom Color Scheme

tropical green yellow and brown bedroom
Carson Downing

Fern Green + Turquoise + Yellow

For a bold bedroom color scheme, look to lush, tropical hues. An accent wall covered in moody, fern-motif wallpaper sets the tone for this richly colored bedroom. The vibrant green repeats on the floor and trim to envelop the room in verdant color. Pops of egg-yolk yellow and turquoise contrast brightly against the saturated green background.

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Beachy Bedroom Color Scheme

Sand + Weathered White + Sea Glass bedroom furry carpet
Edmund Barr

Sand + Weathered White + Sea Glass

Bring the look of a beach resort home with a palette inspired by a seaside locale. Start with a base of sandy browns and weathered whites, then layer in dusty blues and greens. Think beyond paint when putting together a beach bedroom color scheme. Here, hand-glazed woven raffia wallpaper and slate tiles convey seaside textures.

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Peppy Bedroom Color Scheme

Coral-Orange + Aqua Blue + Latte White bedroom
Dana Gallagher

Coral-Orange + Aqua Blue + Latte White

Neutral walls and furniture in shades of similar warm white create a cloud-like backdrop for vibrant coral-orange and aqua blue. Abstract floral print shams on the bed provide the inspiration for the color scheme and the rest of the room's elements follow suit. To start your bedroom color scheme, find a pillow or bedspread with colors you love and build from there. Often, bedding comes in coordinated sets, but don't be afraid to break them up. Mix and match, or leave parts of the set out. For example, nix the bed skirt that matches the pillows and opt for a version in a solid color that blends with the rest of the bedding.

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Choosing Your Bedroom Color Scheme

Looking for bedroom color ideas that fit your home, style, and budget? You're in luck. We'll show you the secrets for selecting the perfect hues. Learn all about choosing paint colors for bedroom walls, picking bedding, adding accents, and more.

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Cabana-Inspired Blue Bedroom

Pale Azure + Cabana White + Tropic Accents bedroom with natural light
Michael Garland

Pale Azure + Cabana White + Tropic Accents

What could be better than relaxing beneath a comfortable cabana? Bring that feeling to your bedroom with a scheme of watery blue, crisp white, and a few tropical accent hues. For a serene look, keep the color of blue you use consistent and limit bright colors to small doses.

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Modern Garden Color Scheme

Dusty Peony + Grass Green + Pure White bedroom
Reed Davis

Dusty Peony + Grass Green + Pure White

Borrow hues from the garden for fresh, modern bedroom paint colors. Start with a muted version of a floral hue, then pair it with a zingy green and plenty of crisp white. Here, dusty peony walls and saturated tones of grass green punctuate white bedding and furniture.

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Fresh Green Bedroom Color Scheme

Citron + Rose + Cloud White bedroom with artsy decor
Marty Baldwin

Citron + Rose + Cloud White

Just because bedrooms are for resting doesn't mean the color palette has to be boring. Here, a complementary pair (green and pink, a variation of red) provide dynamic contrast. The colors are bright, but not overly rich and saturated, which keeps the look cheery, not overwhelming.

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Boldly Sophisticated Color Scheme

Indigo + Parchment + Gold bedroom with accent wall
Werner Straube Photography

Indigo + Parchment + Gold

Impart a rich feeling in your bedroom with color. In this bedroom, indigo blue walls and equally rich espresso-finished wood floors are offset by shades of parchment and cocoa brown. Using gold as an accent color lightens the look, but the elegant tone keeps in step with the bedroom's sophisticated feel.

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Bright Bedroom Color Schemes

Color can instantly brighten up your bedroom. These three color schemes and bedroom paint ideas show you how to brighten your space in degrees, from partly sunny to full-on bright. We'll show you how to create a look you love.

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Earthy Bedroom Color Scheme

Linen + Pale Taupe + Moss bedroom with textured carpet
John Bessler Photography

Linen + Pale Taupe + Moss

The key to a successful neutral bedroom color scheme lies beyond the colors. Texture, pattern, and a bit of shimmer will make neutrals sing. In this brown and green bedroom, neutrals with the same undertone, ranging from linen to taupe, are punctuated by matelasse bedding, scrollwork carpet, and a mercury glass lamp. Moss green, a shade muted by brown, fits in with the room's neutral colors, while still adding an eye-catching spot of color.

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Modern Purple Color Scheme

Icy Gray + Orchid + Lavender bedroom with patterned wallpaper
David Tsay

Icy Gray + Orchid + Lavender

Purple is making a comeback and looks extra luxurious when paired with sophisticated grays. Mix strong geometric patterns with feminine purple for a look that's fresh, not frilly. In this bedroom, soft lavender bridges the tonal gap between the pale grays in the space and the saturated orchid blanket.

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Gray Bedroom Color Scheme

Slate + Lemon + Cloud bedroom with artwork on wall
Lauren Rubinstein

Slate + Lemon + Cloud

For a stylish and versatile bedroom paint color idea, you can't go wrong with gray. In this petite bedroom, the sleek color palette of gray and yellow makes a bold statement. Serving as the star of the scheme, a cool slate gray on the walls leans heavily toward the blue end of the spectrum. Cloud-colored bedding continues the gray parade, and yellow on the pillows, ottomans, and accessories brings a partly sunny vibe to the grays.

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Warm Neutral Color Scheme

Goldenrod + Pewter + Cream simple bedroom
Emily Followill Photography

Goldenrod + Pewter + Cream

Primary bedroom paint colors don't have to be boring. For an unexpected twist on the popular gray-and-yellow scheme, pair paler grays with muted yellows and creamy whites. Light grays can read as metallic and sophisticated, while not-so-bright yellows are more subdued. Creamy whites with buttery undertones, rather than pure whites, will also read as yellow but in less of a knock-your-socks-off manner. Warmer grays will also do the trick.

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Shimmering Neutral Color Scheme

Silvery Gray + Weathered Wood + Mink bedroom with dark hard wood floors and chandelier
Jean Allsopp Photography

Silvery Gray + Weathered Wood + Mink

Pull together a palette of grays for an instantly elegant space. Keep the undertones warm to make the space feeling extra inviting. Here, soft gray walls stand back and let tall ceilings, beautiful patterns, and sparkling accents stand in the spotlight. Fabrics such as velvet and damask lend a shimmering effect, without being in-your-face sparkly.

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Blue Bedroom Color Scheme

Bright Sky Blue + Cool White + Warm Oak bedroom with natural light from window
Alec Hemer

Bright Sky Blue + Cool White + Warm Oak

Blue is a quintessential classic for bedroom color schemes, but its enduring legacy works in modern settings as well. To achieve the look, sky blue is used with crisp white as well as clean-lined furniture and accessories in this bedroom. The blue wall color maintains the modern monochromatic color scheme, but the lighter shade pulls back the walls slightly to allow the other elements, such as the architectural bed in warm oak, to shine.

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Elegant Neutral Color Scheme

Antique Whites + Crisp White bedroom with traditional decor
Kim Cornelison Photography Inc.

Antique Whites + Crisp White

Forget the notion that your whites have to match. A mixed bag of neutrals can create a visually interesting space with a few simple tricks. Keep your palette of whites within the same family, so that they all share similar undertones. In this bedroom, warm whites in varying intensities color the walls, trim, and bedding. Texture and repetition also bring the palette to life. Using each color more than once makes the mixing look more intentional. Here, light mocha appears on the trim, stool cushions, and shams, while linen colors the artwork and drapes.

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Fresh Cottage Color Scheme

Linen White + Sunny Yellow + Dove Gray bright clean bedroom
Kim Cornelison

Linen White + Sunny Yellow + Dove Gray

White is a go-to choice for bedrooms because of its soothing, simple properties. Plus, it can be interpreted as modern, traditional, cottage, or vintage. In this cheery space, the neutral goes cottage, with splashes of yellow on the bedding and plenty of style-specific accents, such as the wrought-iron bed and eclectic gathering of accessories. Hints of gray keep the color palette crisp and fresh.

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Dramatic Bedroom Color Scheme

Navy Blue + Snow White + Lipstick Pink bedroom with chandelier
Beall + Thomas Photography

Navy Blue + Snow White + Lipstick Pink

Dark bedroom color ideas bring the drama. To balance the look, use a dark color in one large dose and let the rest of the room's elements remain bright. In this sophisticated bedroom, rich navy blue colors the walls and forms a backdrop for the burlap white headboard, bench, and nightstand. Snow white bedding with lipstick-pink trim and white drapes are also eye-catching against the deep blue.

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Pink Bedroom Color Scheme

Blush Pink + Candlelight Yellow + Charcoal Black elegant bedroom
Gordon Beall Photography

Blush Pink + Candlelight Yellow + Charcoal Black

Pale pink grass cloth sets this room aglow and softens the angles of the vaulted ceiling. Mixing white bedding with pink sheets and shams ensures the color remains sophisticated, not saccharine. Candlelight yellow tones in the artwork and a large area rug offer contrasting color, while contributing to the glow of the room. Black brings structure to the bedroom via a curvaceous bed frame, table lamps, and the frame on the painting.

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Oceanside Blue Bedroom Color Scheme

Watercolor Blue + Sandy White bedroom with high ceiling
Gordon Beall Photography

Watercolor Blue + Sandy White

Simple but hardly simplistic, a two-color palette is a welcoming break from a busy world. In this light-filled room, the judicious use of white reflects the incoming natural light, making the blue walls appear almost iridescent. A more saturated palette on the painting above the bed serves as a contrast point and a reminder of just how light and delicate the rest of the room is.

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Contemporary Gray Color Scheme

Dove Gray + Tulip Pink bedroom with dog sitting on chair
Emily Followill Photography

Dove Gray + Tulip Pink

Hints of pink bring a graceful air to a contemporary space. Gray and white patterns, found on the striped rug, damask drapes, and plaid wallpaper, add subtle visual texture, while bright tulip pink punctuates the space. When introducing a bright accent color, use it at least three times in the room so it flows seamlessly.

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