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A guide to edroom paint colors

In a house, the bedroom is a space that epitomises privacy. Therefore choosing appropriate wall paint colours for the bedroom needs to balance between personal sentiments and decor. This article will show you how you can be systematic yet creative when deciding on bedroom decor.

Preparations and calculations

Prior to contemplating on painting ideas for bedrooms, it helps to focus your attention to other critical details. They include factors such as budget, room size, furniture colour and your mood. These, in turn, will let you keep the big picture in mind through the entire colour selection process. Budget and room size Smaller rooms will need lighter shades to make them look spacious, while slightly darker shades or green paint colours will greatly accentuate the warmth factor in a larger room. However, in doing all this, you must be mindful of your bedroom decoration budget, otherwise it will easily spiral out of control. Furniture colour and lighting A mis-match between furniture and wall paint colours will only increase the scope of the interior decoration work. Therefore, it is always best to think of a bedroom colour that will be compatible with the furniture and lighting, otherwise, you may have to do furniture painting later. Mood Unlike with paint colours for living rooms, you need to take your spouse’s and your temperaments into consideration when choosing bedroom paint. Since the bedroom is an area for rest and sleep, its colours should result a relaxed and calming effect on the occupants.

Color choice

Understanding the progression of colour, its types and the various ways of mixing and matching multiple tones will provide you with better and more creative bedroom colour ideas. Additionally, factors such as the finish of the paint and its compatibility with furniture will equally contribute to the overall look. Cool colours and contrasts Violet, green, blue and their different shades have a calming influence and therefore are apt choices for colour schemes for bedrooms. Further, creating a contrast between tones for the ceiling, walls, mouldings, window frames and doors will give the room as sense of versatility. Finish A glossy, matte or textured finish injects further life into your bedroom. Gloss creates more drama while matte will suit those with a low penchant for reflected light. Textures on the other hand add to the character of your bedroom.

Extra Tips

Since it is important to keep the master bedroom ideas in sync with the furniture, drapes and upholstery in there, it is best to go out paint shopping with swatches and colour cards pertaining to them. Finally, always remember to test a colour sample first before actually applying it to your bedroom wall.

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