While we love the calming energy of a neutral bedroom, we also appreciate the energizing, feel good effects of a colorful space. From soft pastels to bold primary colors, there are infinite ways to introduce color in the bedroom using paint, wallpaper, textiles, art, and accessories. Check out these 32 colorful bedroom designs for inspiration.
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Blogger Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess decorated this sunny guest room with a bold, bright yellow and white print wallpaper. A dramatic but airy rattan bed and kilim rug in shades of pink and yellow add a touch of boho design chic.
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In this bedroom design from interior designer Andrea May of Andrea May Interiors, saturated blue wall paint provides a sense of depth and richness that pairs well with dark wood flooring and is contrasted by white trim on the woodwork. The deep blue background makes a great foil for light-colored bedding, multi-colored floral print pillows, and framed art.Continue to 3 of 32 below.
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In this vintage modern bedroom from interior designer Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design, scene-stealing lemon leaf wallpaper in shades of yellow, blue, and green and lovely coral drapery create a cheerful color palette that is offset by neutral bedding, rugs, and furniture.Continue to 4 of 32 below.
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London-based blogger Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell used pastels in shades of lilac, pink, green, and yellow—mixed with dashes of hot pink and bright blue—to add vibrancy to an otherwise neutral bedroom. Introducing color through art prints, exhibition posters, and decorative objects on the lovely London mantel of this colorful bedroom shows how small touches of color used throughout the room can create a bold look with minimal effort.Continue to 5 of 32 below.
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French interior designer Vanessa Scoffier created a headboard accent wall with classic palm leaf wallpaper in shades of green and black at Paris' Hotel Henriette. A black accent pillow and flooring and a minty green duvet cover pull all the threads together into a charming and cohesive design.Continue to 6 of 32 below.
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Black, Rust, and Blue
Interior designer Laquita Tate layered color on top of a black and white base to create a warm and inviting bedroom. A large red-toned stained wood headboard, rust-colored accent pillows, and a turqoise blue painted nightstand add color while the black-and-white base notes of the room keep it feeling calm and grounded.Continue to 7 of 32 below.
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Waterfront Boutique Hotel Vibe
Interior designer Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design created a waterfront bedroom design with a boutique hotel vibe using smoky blue patterned wallpaper, peachy pink curtains, a curvy velvet sofa, and brass vintage accents.Continue to 8 of 32 below.
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Interior designer Vanessa Scoffier added a shot of color and a virtual headboard to this small bedroom at Paris' Hotel Henriette by painting the lower half of the wall in neon yellow.Continue to 9 of 32 below.
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Pink and Black
Mandi Johnson from A Beautiful Mess installed DIY floor-to-ceiling board and batten on the walls to create interest in this spacious bedroom, painting it in a creamy medium pink hue with retro appeal. A crisp white ceiling keeps the color from overwhelming, while black metal '50s-style sconces and a curved upholstered wood headboard add vintage vibes.Continue to 10 of 32 below.
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Interior designer Maite Granda mixed neutral tones on the walls and window treatments with bold strokes of color on the bright Kelly green upholstered bedframe and armchair. She mixed in touches of blue on throw pillows and a diamond pattern rug, and some hot pinks and oranges to add contrast.Continue to 11 of 32 below.
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Sometimes a colorful flea market find is enough to inspire a bedroom makeover. London-based blogger Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell brought this vintage rainbow-striped bedding home from the flea market one day and redecorated the entire room to make it feel right at home. She painted the wall behind her bed in shades of lilac, and added large vertical stripes on the side wall that mimic the pattern of the bedding. It all adds up to a whimsical, faintly nostalgic, technicolor dream of a grown-up bedroom that appeals to the child in all of us.
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Orange, Mustard, and Navy
Interior designer Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design used a rich color palette of dark orange, mustard, and navy in this sophisticated bedroom. A focus on rich fabrics like velvet, a tall upholstered headboard, and layered floor rugs add coziness and comfort. Ivory and brass touches balance the darker tones.Continue to 13 of 32 below.
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Touches of Pink
Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess created a light and airy bedroom with a modern white canopy bed, gauzy white curtains, and vivid touches of bubblegum pink—on the ceiling, and sprinkled throughout the room in accessories such as the planter, dyed sheepskin, and artwork. Touches of greenery add a natural element.Continue to 14 of 32 below.
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Saturated and Bold
Interior designer Cathie Hong of Cathie Hong Interiors used deep saturated green paint on the walls and a rich velvet headboard in a complementary shade of forest green to create a colorful minimalist bedroom with a cocoon effect in this San Francisco home. A muted gold linen duvet cover, a bright gold-toned metal reading light, and a vase of dried yellow craspedia adds a touch of contrasting shine and light.Continue to 15 of 32 below.
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Blue and Orange
Interior designer Mary Maloney of Bee's Knees Interior Design Studio in Hopkinton, MA. created a budget-friendly guest suite using upcycled furniture and shades of fresh blue and coral that liven up the whites and wood tones of the traditional style room.Continue to 16 of 32 below.
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Yellow and Pink
Laura Gummerman of A Beautiful Mess created a happy bedroom design by layering pops of yellow and pink in this light and airy bedroom. A marigold yellow velvet headboard creates a focal point, pink-and-yellow dot wallpaper adds personality, and a pink alligator print and a color-coordinated throw ties it all together. She used plenty of white elsewhere in the room to keep it fresh, adding vintage-inspired '70s globe table lamps and a sputnik chandelier in tones of bright brass to finish off the look.Continue to 17 of 32 below.
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Play of Blues
Creating a strikingly colorful bedroom design doesn't have to mean painting the walls in a bold color. Interior designer Erin Williamson of Erin Williamson Design layered a mix of blue-and-white patterns on the walls, lampshade, bedding, and throw pillows to create a fun and eye-catching guest room design. A vintage brass bed pulls it all together.Continue to 18 of 32 below.
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Mustard and Black
NYC-based interior designer Alvin Wayne painted the walls of this handsome bedroom in matte black that is a clever foil for adding bold strokes of color. Here, he used mustard yellow bedding, rich wood tones on the nightstands, and pale caning on the headboard to create a striking and inviting room.Continue to 19 of 32 below.
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Colorful doesn't have to be bright or loud to produce a feel-good effect. Interior designer Will Brown of Will Brown Interiors renovated this Kansas City, Missouri luxury condo for a pair of empty nesters who were downsizing from a larger home. "This space was imagined with a soft modern and sophisticated palette of muted hues—pinks, grays, ivory and taupes with wood and antiqued brass finishes," Brown says.Continue to 20 of 32 below.
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Interior designer Erin Williamson of Erin Williamson Design painted the walls of this high-ceilinged bedroom in a creamy pistachio hue that highlights the architecture of the room. She added a rug in shades of blue, and warmer tones on the curtains and throw pillow for balance.Continue to 21 of 32 below.
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Cuban-born, Florida-based interior designer Maite Granda used a bold wallpaper in an arabesque motif in this bold bedroom design. Plenty of crisp white and gold metallic pendant lights play well against the primary shades of yellow and blue.Continue to 22 of 32 below.
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Blue Sky Ceiling
Interior designer Erin Williamson of Erin Williamson Design introduced color into this twin bedroom in an A-frame Texas lakehouse lodge—complete with a rustic natural stone wall—by painting the slanted ceiling in a bright and colorful blue, scattering blue accents throughout the room to make it feel purposeful.Continue to 23 of 32 below.
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Interior designer Vanessa Scoffier used color to create a subtle sense of separation in a small twin room at the Hotel Henriette in Paris. Painting each half of the wall in complementary pastel shades of pink and blue is a simple, clever visual trick of the eye that could work in any shared space.Continue to 24 of 32 below.
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Interior designer Desiree Burns of Desiree Burns Interiors covered this bedroom in moody shades of blue for a soothing tonal look. Shades of white on the ceiling, rug, and armchair keep it balanced and light.Continue to 25 of 32 below.
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Kansas City, Missouri-based interior designer Will Brown of Will Brown Interiors turned a dark and drab primary bedroom into a light and airy space that highlights the room's high ceilings. He chose colorful accents in shades of orange and turquoise to add personality to the neutral space. The colorful touches demonstrate that when it comes to adding color to a bedroom, less is often more than enough.Continue to 26 of 32 below.
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This bright and bold take on coastal style from Florida-based interior designer Maite Granda uses a vivid palette of blue and yellow, crisp white, and warm wood and woven rattan accents to create a sharp and harmonious bedroom design.Continue to 27 of 32 below.
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Blue and Camel
Interior designer Emily Henderson of Emily Henderson Design mixes shades of blue with touches of camel leather and wood to create an appealing, fresh, modern bedroom design.Continue to 28 of 32 below.
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If you love the idea of a bright shot of color in the bedroom but don't want the trouble, expense, or risk of painting a whole wall or room, copy this easy idea from interior designer Vanessa Scoffier, who added color defined the bed corner of this room in Paris' Hotel Henriette by painting a neon yellow wrap-around stripe on the wall.Continue to 29 of 32 below.
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The fresh medium-toned green sage paint on the walls of this bedroom from interior designer Erin Williamson Design highlights the A-line of the roof and helps to ground the high-ceilinged space. Rich wood accents, shades of beige and brown on the rug and textiles, and touches of black create an earthy but sophisticated color palette perfect for a weekend getaway.Continue to 30 of 32 below.
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Red, White, and Blue
Interior designer Janelle Blakeley Photopoulos of Blakely Interior Design used a patriotic palette of red, white, and blue in a play of geometric shapes and textures for this bold Rhode Island bedroom.Continue to 31 of 32 below.
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Shades of Purple
Interior designer Karen B. Wolf of Karen B. Wolf Interiors used shades of the same color—from deep royal purple to amethyst to pastel lilac—to create a purple lover's bedroom fever dream.Continue to 32 of 32 below.
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Interior designer Karen B. Wolf of Karen B. Wolf Interiors livened up this bright white bedroom with streaks of hot pink on the window shades, bedding, and walls to give it a high-voltage shot of energy and sass. A gray upholstered headboard adds a grounding note.