Pink and Red Bedrooms
Country style simplicity makes this bedroom a restful retreat. But lest it come too staid, a deep red coverlet brings saturated color and a jolt of energy to the otherwise neutral white and wood-toned room. Although the pattern of the fabric is restrained, it brings a youthful and modern sensibility to the traditional and elaborately turned four-post bed.
Pretty in Pink
The casual atmosphere of a cottage is the perfect place to experiment with color. In this bubblegum pink bedroom the color coats beaded board walls and ceiling for a fanciful look. The pastel color palette embraces floral motifs for a pretty bouquet of textiles. Yellow-green makes an appearance like leaves in an arrangement of pink, lavender, and red flowers. An old nightstand gets a paint makeover in white to counter the darkness of the wooden bed frame.
Red Bed Frame
Just a splash of red can add the final polish necessary to complete the look of a room. Here, that polish comes in the form of a bed frame painted brick red. It lends a retro-cottage vibe to the blue and tan bedroom.
While red isn't usually considered a restful hue for bedrooms, using a color from the cooler end of the red spectrum tones down the energy and allows the sensual color to envelope the space with cocooning warmth. Luxurious fabrics and deep rose color give this bedroom dramatic appeal. Graphically patterned ikat and linen, and tone-on-tone matelasse create colorful focal points in this simply appointed room.
Chocolate brown walls in this master bedroom provide a masculine backdrop for a bed skirt and tall headboard
upholstered in rosy fabric with a mod circle motif. Silk and cotton accent pillows supply a captivating blend of textures that showcase well against the geometric headboard. A mirrored nightstand brings in another modern silhouette, one that bounces light around the room.
Red will add panache to any bedroom, especially when introduced on a handsome piece of furniture. In this classic blue and beige bedroom, a red console, repurposed as a nightstand, gives the serene bedroom a hint of vibrancy, and the piece's patina adds character.
Pink's long association with little girls makes it an ideal choice for a child's bedroom. The soft pastel combined with white creates an almost dessert-like frothiness in this sweet retreat. Pale pink linens and accent wall get a dash of necessary warmth from the nearly complementary apple green accents dotted around the room.
Modern and traditional, rustic and refined blend beautifully in this elegant bedroom. Ecru walls and white bedding let the upholstered headboard stand out with its stylized botanical pattern in blush pink and gray. The energetic fabric adds an updated look to the classic lines of the furnishings. The sophisticated palette repeats in the soft velvet fringed throw. Next to the bed, a storage-rich dresser wearing aged patina, supports a glossy lamp in sage green.
Savvy, mismatched style wraps this bedroom in warmth and originality that make even unlikely pieces and pairings work together beautifully. The mix of eye-catching red floral curtains, pink bedspread, bed skirt, and light blue padded bench melds textures and patterns to give the room a punch of personality. Walls of pale pink topped by an off-white ceiling create a dreamy envelope of soft pastels. Using flea-market finds, such as vintage nightstands, a chandelier, artwork, and mirrors, as accent pieces enhances the room's unique charm.
White walls separate bands of rich complementary red and green -- both historic colors -- in this pastoral master bedroom. A vintage quilt in red and white covers the simply appointed bed, while overhead the room's chartreuse beamed ceiling was inspired by a vintage toile fabric. A canopy of white mosquito netting and the ceiling to floor draperies add a touch of romance to the Spartan room. Antique furnishings are simple, rustic, and mostly made by hand.
Rich color and pattern combinations are abundant in this pretty bedroom that is as inviting as it is restful. The blend of colors in the bedding makes it easy to pull out a few shades to mix and match and to change the look at a whim with a few switches of accessories. To balance the femininity of a pink floral like this, use a complementary warm apple green on the bed and around the room. A duskier shade of pink on the walls brings a soothing tone to the array of pattern.
This pretty pink bedroom shows just how lively a monochromatic palette can be. Multiple patterns enrich the bedding, window treatments, and furnishings without overpowering the small room. The trick is to limit the playful motifs to one color scheme, in several tints and shades, and mix in solid color accents.
Sophisticated shapes make this bedroom timeless in its design; colorful bedding makes it charming. Pink, coral, and pale green striped seersucker shams and duvet cover provide a light and flirty counter to the solidity of the bed. Floral shams balance the linear stripes and include some of the golden notes found on the woven shades.
Stripes and Checks
For a young boy's bedroom, rely on classic patterns with a masculine edge, such as plaids, stripes, and checks. These more sophisticated patterns will carry the room into the boy's teenage years, especially if they sport a classic red-and-khaki colorway.
Done up in the girliest of shades -- pinks and purples -- this vivacious bedroom revels in all things gorgeous and glamorous. From the gold accents and rich fabrics to the uptown furnishings and vibrant details, this lavish space is the ultimate in luxury. Fabrics appear to have come straight from the high fashion runway. A fabulous fuschia silk moire lines the walls; and rich raspberry cut-silk velvet embraces the bed frame, while stunning silks cover pillows and chair.
The charming salmon pink color scheme for this master bedroom was suggested by the Golden Gate Bridge visible through the bay window. Taking that structure's shade as the cue made selecting the fabrics that provide most of the rooms color a fun exercise in coordinating patterns. In addition to the happy hue, each pink fabric is tied by a circular motif, from the large rondels of the duvet cover to the tiny dots of the curtain panels.
Bedding in Red
When a strong color such as deep crimson seems a bit too powerful for bedroom walls, introduce the color through patterned bedding. In this mostly neutral room, the red linens capture attention and set the tone for the space. A headboard covered in flaxen linen and accented with nailhead trim makes a handsome backdrop for the vivid bedding. Repurposed elements such as an old dresser acting as a nightstand and a white lace tablecloth standing in as a bed skirt add textural and vintage charm.
Adjacent to the bed in this bedroom, a wide bank of windows brings in a flood of natural light. The soft ecru wall color repeats in the carpet, while white upholstery ties the comfy loveseat to the bed. Sage green reappears in a jaunty stripe on the window shades, bringing much-needed pattern to this side of the tailored room. The decorative bed pillow encapsulates the entire color palette in a burst of vivid hues.
Vintage furniture and accessories give this bedroom a cozy, well-loved and well-lived atmosphere that has the feeling of being furnished over time with favored pieces. The blend of styles, eras, and elements works because of the soft and coordinated palette of pink and soft green that ties together the iron bed, repurposed artwork, simple nightstand, and mid-century lamp. Ample infusions of white keep the color palette from becoming too precious, while knits and laces bring in visual depth through texture.
A Touch of Pink
Brown walls give this bedroom a cozy atmosphere but modern flair, in items such as the polka dot pillows and bright pink bolster, keep the style fresh. The candy floss pink brings out the rosy notes in the brown walls and coverlet. Painted furniture adds a hand-crafted touch -- the glazed finish gives it instant patina. Touches of green pop around the room like sprigs of springtime.