Bedroom Color Schemes Using Color Complements

Green and pink bedroom with pink chair

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When looking for color ideas for your bedroom, consider using a color complement scheme; it's a wonderful way to add some vibrant, original, and fun color combinations to any bedroom style. So, what are color complements? Color complements are the colors across from each other on the color wheel, such as orange and blue or purple and yellow. When these colors are side-by-side they create a striking contrast, which can be wonderful when you are looking for some exciting color combinations. Check out these color complement ideas from professional designers and homeowners that will help you choose your bedroom color scheme.

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    Orange and Blue Eclectic

    eclectic orange and blue bedroom with touches of yellow

    Dazey Den

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    Yellow & Purple Modern Bedroom

    bedroom with white walls, light purple bed frame, yellow comforter, accents of gold and purple glass


    This contemporary bedroom designed by Porter House Designs is a great example on how to use yellow and purple. These yellow and violet stripes – a current and very popular painting technique – are striking together and a fun effect in this bedroom idea along with purple accent pillows, an animal print bedspread, and white lamp.

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    Red & Green Contemporary Bedroom

    bedroom with white walls, a cherry printed bedspread, bright green pillows and bedside table lamp,

    Ellie Mroz Design

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    Red and Green Vintage

    bedroom with bright green headboard and plants, red pillows and blanket, elegant bronze chandlier


    Purple and yellow is another color duo to consider for your bedroom like this modern bedroom. This deep purple wall color is paired wonderfully with neutral pieces, such as the white canopy bed, furniture, glass lamps; but the contrast of the soft yellow bedding creates the balance needed for this lively bedroom idea.

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    Orange & Blue Contemporary Bedroom

    blue and orange modern bedroom

    Yael Weiss

    This modern penthouse bedroom is a wonderful idea for an orange and blue color scheme as well as a studio or loft bedroom layout. The muted pastel blue walls are cool and calming but the added accents of orange on the bedding, accent pillows, and artwork draw your eye around the room creating a spacious bedroom.

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    Red & Green Guest

    bedroom with mostly green and white colors, red footstools at end of each bed

    Britt Design Studio

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    Soft Yellow & Purple Bedroom

    children's bedroom with purple and yellow accents

    Whittney Parkinson

    This fun and playful eclectic bedroom designed by Beckwith Interiors is a wonderful use of a yellow and purple color scheme. The plum accent pillows add just the right amount of punch needed to balance the mustard yellow accent wall behind the bed. The use of a neutral color side table, desk, window treatments, modern plastic chair, and headboard create the harmony needed to balance out this great design idea.

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    Orange & Blue

    blue and white bedroom, small bouquet or orange flowers on nightstand

    Maite Granda

    About This Term: Primary Bedroom

    Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.

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    Yellow & Purple Modern Modern Eclectic

    purple and yellow bedroom with white walls, floating shelf with plants and artwork, chandelier that looks like a birds cage


    This modern bedroom designed by Kendall Wilkinson Design is another great example of how to use yellow and purple shades. The gold and lavender toile pattern wallpaper, canopy, vintage furniture, and accent pillows are combined gorgeously creating a charming and sophisticated bedroom design. There are many patterns and textures in this bedroom but the color scheme, which incorporates white, keeps the design balanced.

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    Red-Orange and Blue-Green

    bedroom with burnt orange-red cushion headboard, floral green-ish blue wallpaper, green and blue throw pillows on bed, snake plant in corner


    This charming French country style bedroom is another great idea on how to use the color complement’s red and green. By using a sage green wall color and accents of red in the French toile curtains, plates, and bedding is a simple, creative way to combine this color combination within a quaint, traditional bedroom idea.

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    Differing Personalities

    bedroom with twin beds, one with blue accents and the other with orange

    Cathie Hong

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    Orange and Blue

    orange and blue boho style bedroom


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    Purple and Yellow Eclectic

    brightly colored eclectic bedroom with purple walls, triangle pattern comforter, vintage style yellow dresser


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    Red and Green With Plants (boho)

    boho style bedroom with warm red, decorated with plants, a painted tan half circle mural over headboard

    Mocha Girl Place

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    Purple and Yellow Contemporary

    bedrom with yellow and purple color scheme, green accent pillows and white walls,

    Iman Stewart/Photographer: Anthony Voltsinis