These are some of the best colors to paint your master bedroom to create a relaxing, calm space that you’ll love retiring to at the end of the day.
image via Consort. Similar paint color: SW Dutch Tile Blue
The Best Paint Colors For Master Bedrooms
The Best Colors to Paint Your Master Bedroom For Sleep
If like most of us you like to sleep in your bedroom, then the paint colors you choose can have an effect on the quality of sleep you get as well as how quickly you actually fall asleep.
Color psychology teaches us that the colors which surround us have differing impacts on our behavior and mood. We already have an innate sense of this. Think about the color red. What mood or feeling does it evoke? Anger, war, danger, strength, passion, desire and love. It attracts attention more than any other color. But did you know that the color red also is known to raise blood pressure? Not exactly ideal when you’re trying to get your 8 hours!
On the other hand, blue is seen as a calm, serene color. It’ll be no surprise then, that blue is considered to be the best paint color for your bedroom in order to maximize your sleep potential.
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What other colors are considered good for sleep?
- Soft yellow
- and surprisingly, orange!
On the flip side, colors to avoid are:
- Any bright primary colors
- Dark Gray
The Best Paint Colors For a Master Bedroom 2020
Personally, if I’m picking master bedroom paint colors and I want to make my room as relaxing as possible, I would steer clear of yellow and orange and instead focus more on the different shades of blue.
One of my all-time favorite paint colors for both bedrooms and bathrooms to achieve that relaxing feeling is Reflecting Pool by Behr. It’s a very pale blue-gray and it looks amazing in every room I’ve ever seen it in, especially when paired with lots of white. If I had to pick the best paint color for bedrooms, I would choose this color every single time.
Bedroom Paint Color: Behr Reflecting Pool via I Heart Organizing
The next color on the same color card as Reflecting Pool is Behr Light French Gray. This is also a really nice color but the blue is a lot more evident. If you have a room with a lot of cool light (like my bedroom) just keep that in mind.
Another nice blue for the bedroom, Light French Gray by Behr
Of course, just because blue may be the perfect bedroom paint color for sleep doesn’t mean there aren’t a myriad of other paint colors that will work just as well for you. Here’s some more of my favorites:
My Other Favorite Master Bedroom Paint Colors
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
via Southern Hospitality
Guest Bedroom Painted Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
via Jenna Kate at Home
Quiet Moment Benjamin Moore
via Aquidneck Properties
A very relaxing master bedroom paint color, Benjamin Moore Healing Aloe
via Life on Virginia Street
Master Bedroom Walls: Sherwin Williams Analytical Gray
via Home Made Lovely
Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Zircon
via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Master Bedroom Paint Color: Benjamin Moore White Dove
via Farmhouse on Boone
Colors to Make a Room Look Bigger and Brighter
So we know you want to get a good night’s sleep but maybe you also need to make your master bedroom look larger and brighter than it is.
In this case, you want to avoid the darker colors like moss greens and oranges, which will only draw the walls towards you, making the room appear smaller. By keeping the walls a lighter tone of blue, gray, or even white, you’ll make the bedroom appear bigger and brighter.
If you have low ceilings, a great trick for making the ceilings appear taller is the paint the ceiling and wall the same shade of white. This has the effect of continuing the color up, thus not creating a harsh line where one color ends the other starts.
Lighter paint colors make rooms feel bigger and brighter
Master Bedroom Makeover via Jenna Kate at Home
Remember the earlier photo of my master bedroom painted Behr Light French Gray? Well, that paint color was far too blue for the cold light my bedroom receives. So the space was repainted with Benjamin Moore Paper White, which is a very pale gray with just a touch of warmth. It made the room feel much bigger and brighter and far less cold.
Master Bedroom Painted Benjamin Moore Simply White
via So Much Better With Age
BM Simply White
via Home Bunch