30 Stylish Bedroom Color Schemes That Create Cohesion

Front view of a bed and end table with pink, green, white, and brown decor

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When it comes to decorating a bedroom, one of the first decisions you need to make is the color scheme. Whether you decide to decorate in neutrals or something a little bolder, the right color scheme can set the stage for a comfortable and personalized space. However, it can be tricky to create cohesive bedroom color schemes without carefully considering all the elements of the design, including paint colors and bedding.

If you're ready to bring some color into your bedroom, here are 30 bedroom color schemes to help inspire you.

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    Black and White

    Beautiful black and white bedroom

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    Black and white is a timeless combination. This bedroom color scheme can totally transform a space depending on which color you use as your lead hue. By leading with black and keeping accents and accessories white, you can create a moody, sensual space that is effortlessly chic.

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    Pink and Muted Green

    bedroom with olive walls and pink accents

    end_of_the_row / Instagram 

    When done correctly, pink and green can lend a vintage, timeless feel to a bedroom like in this space from end_of_the_row. Opt for muted shades of green (think sage or olive) and barely there pinks (like blush or rose) to keep the color scheme feeling suitable for adults. Go too vivid, and you risk creating a space that feels overly childlike.

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    Burnt Orange and Neutrals

    Bedroom with burnt orange bedspread

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    If you've never considered using orange in the bedroom, this design from its_all_about_the_house might make you reconsider. An understated burnt orange with brown undertones pairs beautifully with neutrals, such as white or tan. Opt for a neutral with warm undertones to play the best with the brown shades in the orange.

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    Green and White

    Bedroom with green accent wall

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    Green is a tranquil color that's perfect for a soothing bedroom, especially when paired with a neutral like crisp white. This hunter green bedroom from renovating_number_16 is the perfect inspiration for a green and white color scheme. It is a great choice in particular for midcentury modern or moody bedroom themes.

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    Pink, Orange, and White

    Bedroom with pink walls and orange bedspread

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    If you are looking for a happy, mood-lifting bedroom color scheme, consider pairing pink, orange, and white like in this room from helloimaubs. Pink and orange are close together on the color wheel. But when you add in white it helps to break up the two vivid shades and keeps the combo restrained and not overwhelming.

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    Red, White, and Blue

    Bedroom with blue and red accents

    Studio Peake

    While it's possible to go over the top with a red, white, and blue color scheme, this bedroom from Studio Peake proves it can also feel understated and subtle. Allow the blues and whites in your room to take center stage, and weave in red accents throughout the space. Because red is such a fiery, bold color, it's best to keep it subtle to maintain a tranquil, calming space.

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    Peach and Tan

    Bedroom with peach walls

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    Peach is a subtle hue. But when you pair it with tan shades, it really becomes the focal point and can appear brighter and more vivid. This bedroom from classycasita is soothing yet cheery. The peach walls add just enough color without feeling overwhelming.

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    Maroon and Gold

    Bedroom with maroon and gold details

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    For a color combination that's a bit glam, consider a deep maroon paired with gold accents, as seen in this bedroom from maritfolland. Maroon is a moody shade that works well as an accent wall or in a rug or bedding. It is strong enough to compete with other bold shades, such as gold or mustard yellow.

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    Navy and White

    Bedroom with a dark blue wall

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    Looking for a timeless color scheme? Navy and crisp white will always be a classic pairing, and this bedroom from jennifer.paro is proof why. Navy lends depth to any room. And when paired with a contrasting bright white, it feels sleek and stylish. This combo works well in a coastal theme or a modern bedroom.

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    Green, White, and Gray

    neutral bedroom with green bedding

    Anne Sage

    Green, white, and gray make for a lovely neutral bedroom color scheme. The combo provides a bit of color but still maintains an understated, minimalist feel. The soft, muted blue-grays and washed-out greens in this tranquil bedroom from Anne Sage give the space a vintage, timeless feel. And the creamy white walls prevent the cool colors from taking over.

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    White and Wood

    Bedroom with lots of plants and white bedding

    Black & Blooms

    This Scandinavian-inspired space from Black & Blooms features simple white walls and bedding with natural wood accents. The wood prevents the white from feeling too stark and cold. A light wood tone works well to keep the space feeling bright and airy, but you also can go with darker stains for a more grounded feel.

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    Black and Gray

    Bedroom with black walls and gray bedding

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    If moody is your thing, this design from devon_grace_interiors is the perfect bedroom color scheme inspiration. Black paint is one of the bolder color choices you can make in a bedroom. But when it's paired with lighter hues, such as grays and whites, you prevent the room from feeling too dark.

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    Tan and White

    Bedroom with tan color scheme

    Hannah Tyler Designs

    If a dynamic neutral look is up your alley, a tan and white color scheme like this one from Hannah Tyler Designs is a great alternative to an all-white bedroom. The multiple neutral shades give the space visual interest and depth. But they don't take away from the simple look and feel of the bedroom.

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    Olive, White, and Mustard

    Bedroom with olive walls

    House 9 Interiors

    This olive, white, and mustard color scheme from House 9 Interiors is a beautiful, unique combination that's perfect for bedrooms with vintage flair. Olive is a subdued, relaxed hue that feels as calming as it does trendy. When paired with a bolder color like mustard, you create a comforting but rich color scheme.

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    Red and Brown

    Bedroom with leather headboard and red pillow

    Jessica Nelson Design

    Although this bedroom from Jessica Nelson Design is mostly white, it also features two rich colors: red and brown. The brown creates warmth in the space while still feeling neutral and comforting. And the red brings in just a pop of color for visual interest.

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    Purple, Teal, and Gray

    scandinavian style bedroom with mauve, teal, and honey yellow color scheme

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    Purple and teal might be too strong of colors to use excessively in a bedroom. But when paired with a dominant neutral gray, they make for perfect jewel tone accents to add some richness and interest without feeling overwhelming. Plus, they look great with natural wood tones.

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    Pink and Gold

    retro style bedroom in pastel colors

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    A soft pink can feel too childish on its own. But when paired with a rich gold, it becomes a sophisticated bedroom color scheme. Using different shades of pink and gold further up the design factor, making this bedroom feel chic yet soothing.

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    Red, Blue, and Yellow

    primary color bedroom with modern furniture

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    Primary colors aren't always easy to work with due to their boldness. But when you use red, blue, and yellow in moderation, they can create a comfortable color palette for a bedroom. This color scheme works well in a bedroom where the wall and floor colors are similar shades, so the whole space doesn't feel too color-blocked.

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    Gray, Yellow, and White

    small bedroom, decorative pale yellow and gray triangle wallpaper on one wall, wooden bedside table on either side of bed

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    For a bedroom that feels soft and airy with just the right amount of color, consider a color scheme of a light gray, yellow, and white. Adding yellow into the mix prevents the white and gray from becoming too cold. And it brings some cheer to the space without being a huge shock of color.

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    Gray and White

    gray and white bedroom with large wooden mirror

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    Gray and white is a popular color scheme for good reason. It's simple, it can fit many decor styles, and it can accommodate most accent colors. You also can easily switch out accents without having to change the main colors of the room. Choose warmer tones of gray and white, so your bedroom still feels cozy.

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    Navy and Taupe

    Pastel blue abstract painting above king size bed in elegant bedroom with gold accents

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    Like navy and white, navy and taupe is a classic color pairing that will stand the test of time. In this case, the taupe makes the color scheme a little more chic than basic white, and it warms up the space. Gold or brass accents are an effortless way to add even more sophistication.

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    Orange and Charcoal

    Gray shag area rug in contemporary urban bedroom

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    Orange and charcoal isn't a bedroom color scheme for everyone. But if you like things on the bolder side, it could be a great choice. Use the orange just as an accent in the room, such as on your textiles. Bringing in charcoal as a rug is a great way to anchor the space. And keeping the walls a neutral white helps to balance the vibrant orange.

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    Blue and Gray

    serene bedroom with blue wall

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    For a calming, spa-like bedroom, go with a muted gray and blue color scheme. Picking tones that are fairly similar helps everything blend in the space, which is soothing on the eyes. And bringing in some natural greenery is the perfect way to complete this bedroom oasis.

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    Pastels and Neutrals

    warm bedroom with desk

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    Pastels might feel like they're for a child's room. But they also can create an effortlessly chic adult bedroom. Use a creamy neutral on the walls, so the pastels don't dominate. And bring in just two or three complementary pastel shades as accents. Natural wood rounds out the simplicity of the space.

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    Mauve and Cream

    bedroom with pink bedding

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    Mauve is the perfect whisper of a color that's just one step up from a neutral. And when paired with cream, it creates a cozy and comfortable color combination that still feels stylish. Add pops of gold and black to up the elegance of the color scheme.

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    Yellow and Turquoise

    bed with yellow headboard and turquoise accents


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    If you're looking to create a supremely cheerful bedroom, consider yellow and turquoise. These colors are sunny and bright, evoking beach house vibes even on gray days. Combine them with a clean white, so they don't overwhelm the space.

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    Red and Gray

    Grey and red blanket on bed next to table with lamp and plant in bedroom interior with painting.

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    Fire engine red everywhere wouldn't make for the most restful sleep space. But accents of vivid red mixed with a warm gray and other neutrals can create a stylish and visually appealing bedroom. This color scheme works especially well in contemporary designs.

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    Gray, Black, and Gold

    Grey blanket on bed against the wall with black posters in bedroom interior with gold accents


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    For a luxurious bedroom color scheme, consider a mix of gray, black, and gold. Grays on the walls and bedding prevent the space from feeling too bold. And using black and gold as accents adds instant richness to the room.

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    Crimson and Green

    Simple poster hanging above bed with many cushions and green blanket standing in bedroom interior with golden furniture

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    A bright red and green would likely feel too reminiscent of Christmastime. But deep crimson and rich forest green jewel tones make for a lush, swanky bedroom color scheme. Gold accents work perfectly with this duo, creating a posh and warm space.

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    Purple and Charcoal

    Purple linens in a bedroom

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    Purple tones can work very well in a bedroom, from soothing lilacs to bold magentas and rich violets. The key is to balance them with a neutral like these charcoal gray walls. The mix of purples and charcoal feels regal and sophisticated, and the color scheme is perfect to darken a bedroom that gets a lot of natural light.