8 Designer-Loved Bedroom Paint Colors for a Stunning Sleep Sanctuary

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WORDS BY Kelsey Clark

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Published on July 18, 2023

Of all the rooms in a standard home, bedrooms are among the most personal and private. Unlike a living room or kitchen that’s designed with guests’ needs and even opinions in mind, bedrooms are personal retreats that solely reflect the owner’s wants, needs, and aesthetic preferences.

In other words, bedrooms are a natural candidate for fun, bold paint. Whether you’re considering a soft, serene pink or a woodsy green, the following bedroom paint color ideas can imbue your space with charm, comfort, and coziness. The right paint color not only sets the overall mood, it’s also a jumping off point for your entire bedroom design. 

Ahead, find a few of our designers’ favorite bedroom paint colors for both personal and client projects.

1. Into the woods

Bedroom paint color ideas

It doesn’t get any more serene than this deep green bedroom swathed in Benjamin Moore’s Goodwin Green. Complement the hue with a statement Verdure Bois De Chene bed from The Inside, and finish the look with warm wood nightstands.

2. Pretty in plum

Bedroom paint color ideas

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Purple paint will always feel unique, especially when paired with a little Blush Aviary from The Inside and some complementary chartreuse. Take notes from interiors photographer Emily Bolt and create your very own whimsical retreat with Benjamin Moore’s Ruby Dusk on the walls.

3. Moody and modern

Bedroom paint color ideas

There’s just something about a sultry, moody bedroom that feels next-level relaxing. Rich, bold colors like Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal are a great way to make a statement and add drama to your bedroom without overwhelming it. If you’re into more modern, luxe design styles, lean in here. 

4. Light, bright and airy

Bedroom paint color ideas

For a white paint color that simply shines in natural light and is easily accented with pale wood and organic textures (like rattan or woven pieces), we always come back to Benjamin Moore Simply White. When paired with edgy black hardware, a soft green area rug, and layered neutral bedding, an all-white bedroom can feel ultra-cozy. 

5. Storybook pink

Bedroom paint color ideas

We’ll always have a soft spot for airy, whimsical bedrooms, particularly those featuring Summer Melon by Benjamin Moore on the walls. Paired with a soft floral print (Multi Bamboo Garden from The Inside), warm wood furniture, and fresh blooms, the finished look is equal parts cozy and serene. 

6. All about the taupe

Bedroom paint color ideas

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For a moody yet relaxing bedroom that’s just bold enough, take notes from home blogger Ashley Lyn and opt for Sherwin Williams Moth Wing. This rich taupe looks warm in natural lighting and a bit more gray at night, making it a beautiful, versatile bedroom paint color.

7. Shades of blue

Bedroom paint color ideas

We’ll never retire Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, especially in a primary or guest bedroom. We love this versatile blue so much, we even wrote an entire blog post on it. It’s versatile, rich, and moody without going full-on maximalist.

8. Paint it black

Bedroom paint color ideas

If you’re up for a full-on dramatic, saturated space, we’re all about Benjamin Moore Black Beauty. This stunning black paint has subtle warm undertones, making it a perfect match for jute rugs, warm linen upholstery, and cognac accents.

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Words by Kelsey Clark