Like fellow cool color blue, green feels calm and relaxed in the bedroom. Unlike blue, however, which has more of a tranquil and subdued vibe, green has a fresh vibrancy that elevates it just a bit up the excitement scale. Whether you add just a touch of green or color your entire bedroom in this natural hue, it’s a versatile color that adds harmony to any decorating theme.
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A bohemian look mixes a variety of styles, then adds in a heaping dose of global influences. This bedroom does it right, combining traditional and British Colonial furnishings with accents from all around the world. And of course, a large, lovely palm in the corner, providing the ultimate green accent—a living houseplant.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Here’s a unique bedroom decorated mostly in burnt orange, cream, and turquoise, yet it’s the emerald green walls that spark up excitement. It’s a tribute to green's versatility that you could use those walls as the backdrop to just about any decorating style or palette.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Green and White
You can’t fail when you combine any color with white, but green is especially fresh and vibrant. Soft mint walls provide a calming backdrop to all the white, and the darker green throw blanket adds just enough contrast. Mixing patterns through the sheets, shams, and throw pillows creates another jolt of interest.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Green Goes Wild
Sure, green has the power to soothe, but when you go bright, it also has the power to stimulate. And you’ll definitely feel perky in a bedroom with a gorgeous green-print bed like the one here, along with the shots of hot pink on the bed and the floor. Color this bright is usually best suited for a teen’s or child’s bedroom, but if you have a dramatic personality, you’ll love it in the primary bedroom as well.
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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The softest green walls, a simple four-poster bed topped with a tweedy canopy, a natural rattan window blind, and plenty of green accent pieces throughout the room spells romance with a contemporary twist-proof that you don’t need ruffles and lace to create a romantic mood in your bedroom.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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In this otherwise neutral bedroom, the only touch of green is the bed—drawing all eyes to its simple shape, yet lovely color. The draped cloth canopy overhead adds old-world romance, while the creamy walls and antique chair soften the look even further.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Feeling bold? Love the tropics? Bring a touch of your dream vacation right into your bedroom with a wallpapered accent wall like the one shown here. A big, bold tropical pattern certainly cries out for attention—but by keeping the rest of the room simple, with a fresh green and white palette, bare floors, simple bedding and curtains, and just a bit of fun on the bench and the light fixture, the room isn’t at all overwhelming.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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The easy, casual charm of country décor never goes out of style. Here, it shows off its feminine side in lavender and mint green. The oversize gingham on the bed skirt and shams is fun, and perfectly sets off the more delicate floral print on the headboard. The seagrass area rug and window blind keep the vibe from turning saccharine. It’s a beautiful room; this is country done right.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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What a glamorous, yet subtle bedroom—everything is traditional in style, yet nothing is stodgy or dull. The monochrome sage-green color scheme is very soothing, with just enough contrast from the area rug, the dark furniture, the ornate ceiling fixture, and the many bouquets of flowers around the room.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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This bedroom mixes a traditional feel—the bench, nightstand, area rug, curtains, lamps, and color scheme are all quite traditional in appearance—with a twist of contemporary style in the squared-off, simple four-poster bed and the interesting, subtly patterned wallpaper with a slightly geometric look. Lovely.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Is your bedroom tiny? Then why try to hide it? Instead, fill up space with a marvelous bed that has an overwhelming presence, like the one shown here. Sure, it breaks all the rules, but it works. With the cozy sage green walls, the twisted wooden bedposts, the ornate lamps, and old-fashioned artwork, this bedroom is super cozy. Imagine how snug you would feel in that bed.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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In this bedroom, green works as an accent, calming down the bold, dark brown furniture, the zebra-print rug, and the abstract artwork over the bed. Use green’s power to soothe as a counterpoint to any dark, bold color scheme: black, gray, navy blue, or brown.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Green doesn’t have to be your primary decorating color—use it as an accent to complement most other hues. This bedroom makes excellent use of the 60-30-10 color rule: 60% of the space is brown, 30% of the room is decorated in white, and the remaining 10% is the green accent pieces.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Green is the color of growth, so it’s only natural to use green as your accent color in a bedroom decorated with a botanical theme like the one here. Delicate fern-frond artwork and throw pillows create a peaceful, Zen-like atmosphere, while the wonderful paper-sculpture floor lamp adds another note of airy simplicity.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Dark Green Walls
You might think strong walls are a no-no for a small or dark bedroom, but actually, boldly colored walls can visually enlarge an undersized or poorly lit room. And as a further plus, the soothing dark green used here is very restful and easy on the eyes. If you choose a dark color for your bedroom walls, provide contrast with plenty of white or light accents, bedding, and furnishings.