12 Bedroom Paint Colors for All Palettes

Bedroom with green paint
Behr Pine Mountain N420-6.

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Many times, the design of your bedroom starts with the color of the walls. Especially if you're starting from scratch, the paint you pick will determine the feel of the whole space and help direct future decor choices. You likely already have a few color palettes you're drawn to, but even so, it can be hard to hone in on the right shade of paint for your walls.

Whether you want to create a serene, peaceful vibe with muted colors like in this space from mylushabobe, or you're more interested in an energetic, vibrant color palette, you'll find plenty of tones to please your palette. There are also hues to help you create a moody or vintage-inspired space.

Here are our favorite shades of paint that we've rounded up to fit your palette personality.

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    Best for Moody Palettes: Moore Gravel Gray 2127-30

    Benjamin Moore Gravel Gray swatch

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    Dark, moody color schemes are very trendy right now—and for good reason. A moody color palette lends a sense of depth and mystery to any space and can feel utterly calming and tranquil in a bedroom. We love a rich gray like Benjamin Moore's Gravel Gray. Many think a deep color like dark gray will make a smaller room feel claustrophobic, but it can actually visually expand the walls and create the illusion of even more space.

    Pair with lighter shades of gray or white or keep things moody with deep colors such as navy or purple.

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    Best for Beachy Palettes: Sherwin-Williams Watery SW 6478

    Sherwin-Williams Watery swatch

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    Whether you are decorating a guest house on the beach or just dreaming of being coastal, a beachy bedroom is a great way to create a space that feels like a vacation each time you tuck in. Sherwin-Williams' Watery is a teal hue with strong green undertones. Pair with off-whites or beiges to create a soothing, calming seaside-influenced color palette.

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    For High-Contrast Palettes: The Spruce Best Home Phantom Black SPR-32

    The Spruce paint swatch in Phantom Black

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    If you want to add an accent wall to your bedroom, a deep, true black like The Spruce Best Home Phantom Black is a great choice. Black paint can be the base of an endlessly chic color palette in any bedroom, especially when paired with cool, bright neutrals like white or gray. Try it behind a bed with splashes of bright colors in your throw pillows or bedding for a high-contrast look that's modern and inviting.

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    Best for Bright Palettes: Behr Brocade MQ4-29

    Behr Brocade swatch

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    Behr's Brocade is a bright, medium purple that is a great choice if you want to add liveliness to your bedroom. Purple is an elegant, timeless choice for a bedroom, but it can also stimulate brain cells, creating an energetic feel in your space. Pair it with other bright shades such as peach, teal or blue for a colorful, youthful palette.

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    Best for Neutral Palettes: Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

    Benjamin Moore White Dove paint swatch

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    When it comes to neutrals, you can't go wrong with a stunning shade of white. If you're struggling with picking the right one, Benjamin Moore's White Dove is a favorite among designers. This shade is a neutral white, but not at all sterile—and while it has slight yellow undertones, they're subtle. It's incredibly versatile and goes well with many shades of paint, but we love it as a base for a neutral, monochromatic room.

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    Best for Muted Palettes: Behr Pine Mountain N420-6

    Behr Pine Mountain swatch

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    Muted color schemes evoke a vintage vibe while remaining tranquil and soothing. Behr's Pine Mountain is a medium, neutral and mossy green that's earthy and modern. It pairs well with whites or other muted shades like mustard or dusty rose for a vintage look that's trendy and updated.

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    Best for a Classic Palette: Sherwin-Williams Barcelona Beige SW 7530

    Sherwin-Williams Barcelona Beige swatch

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    If you're drawn to timeless, traditional bedroom design, it's important to pick a paint color that highlights the symmetry and formal vibe of your space. Sherwin-Williams' Barcelona Beige is a neutral beige that's slightly warm. It's a soft color that provides the perfect background to a classic bedroom. Pair it with deeper tans or grays for a look that will never go out of style.

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    Best for Pink Palettes: The Spruce Best Home Rose Power SPR-20

    The Spruce paint swatch in Rose Power

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    Pink isn't just for little girl's rooms anymore. Decorating with pink is trendy and, when done correctly, can be both elegant and feminine. The Spruce Best Home Rose Power is a medium cool pink that's soft and peaceful. It's a great choice as a backdrop to a pink bedroom and pairs beautifully with other shades of pink or whites and grays.

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    Best Tranquil Paint: Clare Headspace

    Clare Headspace swatch

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    Clare's Headspace is an airy bluish-green hue that's effortlessly calm and cool. It's a great choice if you want a tranquil, relaxing feel in your bedroom. To keep things as soothing as possible, don't mix in too many additional colors—focus on lighter ones that accent the blue and green in this shade.

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    Best for Warm Palettes: Magnolia By the Fireplace

    Magnolia By the Fireplace swatch

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    A red paint like Magnolia's By the Fireplace adds a richness that provides depth and coziness in a bedroom. This deep, rich shade feels both antique and timeless. It pairs well with other warm shades like beige and brown, and is a great choice if you want to add a bit of daring color to your room without overwhelming it.

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    Best for Cool Palettes: Farrow & Ball Stone Blue No. 86

    Farrow and Ball Stone Blue swatch

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    A cool color palette provides a tranquil, restful quality to a bedroom while keeping things light and airy. Farrow & Ball's Stone Blue is a saturated, medium-cool blue that creates an intimate feel in a bedroom. Pair it with cool, stark whites or grays for a breezy look that welcomes natural light.

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    Best for Sunny Palettes: Behr Bicycle Yellow 370A-3

    bicycle yellow behr paints

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    Whether you have a lot of natural light or you want to create the illusion of a sunny bedroom, a shade like Behr's Bicycle Yellow is the perfect canvas for a bright, sunny palette. This happy, medium yellow paint is bright without overpowering the rest of the room. It's lighthearted but still mature, and pairs well with warm white paints or lighter yellows.