Bedroom Color Ideas Using Pastels

A peek through an open door into a natural sunny bedroom interior with gray and green sheets and cushions on a double bed. Nature drawings on the vanilla wall. Real photo.
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This bedroom designed and constructed by Cardea Building Co. is a wonderful example of pastel colors in a modern and sophisticated room. The pastel green wall color along with bright splashes of red and gold create a well-balanced design. The furniture is unique as well, especially the metallic ottoman or settee in the corner.

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    Pastels Make Small Rooms Look Spacious

    Light green contemporary bedroom

    CG & S Design-Build

    Pastel colors are very popular, especially for bedrooms. This idea from CG & S Design-Build incorporates soft mint green on the walls with bright yellow and orange accents, creating a lively, contemporary bedroom design. This room is small, but the use of these muted colors open up the space.

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    Baby Blue is Manly

    Light blue contemporary bedroom

    Cardea Building Co

    This bedroom designed and constructed by Cardea Building Co. is another great example of pastel colors used to create a fresh, sleek design concept. This baby blue bedroom is a trendy and traditional style that can be used for any gender or age as a bedroom design idea.

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    Use Two but No More Than Three Pastels Together

    Living room in pastel colors

    Design House

    This little sitting area designed by Design House is a wonderful use of pastel blue, violet, and soft turquoise while keeping the room from looking too much like a box of sidewalk chalk. The white trim, books, and other accessories help maintain balance in this color palette idea.

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    Use Pastels as an Accent

    Interior of luxury bedroom
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    This modern bedroom uses white as its main backdrop to create interest and contrast with the dark pieces of furniture. With all these simple and functional decorative elements, the light turquoise pillows on the bed establish the balance needed in this unique design.

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    Use Pastels Versus White

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    This bedroom's wall color paint is white, which produces a wonderful backdrop for the contemporary furniture selected for this room. Another option to white is to use a pastel color to offset black or dark wood finishes. The pink bedding, pillows, and chair in this bedroom are vibrant next to the black wardrobe, dresser, and side table, while the regal black & white rug adds a fun twist.

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    Add Character With Unique Furniture and Accents

    Bedroom Simplicity
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    This bedroom is inviting with its mint green wood paneling, which also serves as a headboard for the bed. The accents, pillows, glass lamp, and neutral shades of brown create balance and interest in this pastel bedroom idea.

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    Pastels Are Perfect for Cottage Style Bedrooms

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    This contemporary design incorporates muted blues and greens creating a quaint and cozy bedroom. The wainscot gives the room character, while the white trim, bedding, side tables, lamps, and chair pull the colors together creating harmony and peace.