Purple is an often-overlooked hue that lends a regal elegance to a bedroom. A blend of red and blue, purple can be dramatic and moody or bright and cheery. Purple can make you feel energized in the morning and calm in the evening. If you've never considered decorating with purple, it's a wonderful and underrated paint color for bedrooms.
Whether you want to create a bold, bright space for those early mornings or you're looking for a muted or deep shade suited to great sleep, we've rounded up the best purple paint colors for every type of bedroom.
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Best Lilac: Benjamin Moore French Lilac 1403
Lilac is a fresh, unexpected color that lends a playful, fun vibe to any room. We love Benjamin Moore's French Lilac because it's a rich tone that doesn't feel too saccharine. While this shade is lovely in a nursery or kid's bedroom, it also looks mature and works well in a master bedroom as well.
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Best Muted Purple: Clare Wink
Clare is a fairly new player to the paint scene and its shades cater to the discerning millennial who wants a paint color that's unique. Wink is a light, muted purple with hints of gray. It feels like a more adult periwinkle and works well with darker muted tones or bright whites.
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Best Light Purple: Sherwin Williams Lite Lavender SW 6554
Lite Lavender is similar to Wink in tone, but is blended with more purple pigment. It has light pink undertones and plays well with warm whites or moody tans. It's a lovely color for any size bedroom and feels soft against rich furnishings. This subtle purple can work in nurseries just as well as in adult bedrooms.
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Best Medium Purple: Magnolia Webster Avenue
If you want to fully embrace the purple hue, consider a paint color as rich as Magnolia's Webster Avenue. This dusty, berry-inspired hue has red undertones and pairs well with rich wood furniture and either white or natural wood trim. We love it as an accent wall or throughout the room.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Best Dark Purple: Valspar Rare Wine 1011-9
Valspar's Rare Wine is a blackened purple shade that's full of intrigue and mystery. It's a stunning choice for an accent wall behind your bed, creating an instant focal point in the bedroom and eliminating the need for a headboard or a lot of wall art.
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Best Plum: Benjamin Moore Dark Purple 2073-10
A little fuller and richer than Rare Wine, Benjamin Moore's Dark Purple is a bold, warm plum. Pair this regal color with gold accents for a bedroom fit for a queen (or king). This deep color will make a smaller bedroom feel larger or create a cozier vibe in a large space.
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Best Bright Purple: Glidden Regal Purple 56RB 09/302
Many of the purples on our list are slightly muted, but Regal Purple is full of color. This bold, bright purple packs a punch and is perfect for anyone who wants to saturate their bedroom in color. A vibrant color such as Regal Purple acts as an instant focal point in the bedroom, diminishing the need for excessive accent pieces.
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Best Pink-Purple: Benjamin Moore Peace and Happiness 1380
Blush is everywhere these days, and Benjamin Moore's Peace and Happiness is the perfect blend of soft pink and light purple. This unexpectedly sophisticated shade is perfect for a chic bedroom with white or brass accents. The pink undertone adds instant personality to your space without feeling too feminine.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Best Gray Purple: Benjamin Moore Heaven 2118-70
Heaven is a gorgeous, misty purple with heavy gray undertones. This moody, cool shade is incredibly tranquil and adds just enough color to create dimension while still remaining fairly neutral. Try this shade with deep muted purples or yellows for a vintage look.
No matter your bedroom style, there's a purple shade that creates the perfect ambiance for your space.