Purple is an often overlooked hue that lends a regal elegance to a bedroom. A blend of red and blue, purple paint can be dramatic and moody or bright and cheery. It can make you feel energized in the morning and calm in the evening. You can create a light and airy space with a pale lavender. Or go the opposite route, and make your bedroom feel cozy and luxurious with a deep, rich plum. Plus, if you're not sure about purple on all of your walls, it can make for a lovey accent wall color behind your bed. And it can suit many different decor styles.
- Color Family: Purple
- Complementary Colors: Green, yellow
- Pairs Well With: Yellow, orange, green, gray, brown, black, white
- Mood: Bold, rich, luxurious, creative, intriguing
- Where to Use: Interior walls, accent wall, accent furniture
Here are some of the best purple paint colors for every style of bedroom.
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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 can work well in a primary bedroom.
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Clare is a fairly new player to the paint scene, and its shades cater to the discerning home designer 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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For those who are a bit skeptical of purple's ability to serve as a good paint color, The Spruce Best Home Lilac Sand is an inspiring choice. With subtle purple undertones, this shade can come off more as a gray or a taupe depending on the lighting. But you still get that hint of purple color in there for an overall interesting but fairly neutral appearance.
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Lite Lavender is similar to Wink in tone, but it 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. And it will look especially classy with some metallic accents.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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 whole room, especially with neutral linens that will let the wall color shine and keep the overall vibe comfortable.
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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. It's also a great choice to make the detail of white trim and doors pop.
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A little fuller and richer than Rare Wine, Benjamin Moore's Dark Purple is a bold, warm plum. Pair this luxurious color with gold accents for a bedroom fit for royalty. The deep color can add dimension to a small bedroom and make it feel larger. And it also can create a cozy vibe in a large space.
When going from light to dark walls, it’s recommended to use a gray-tinted primer. That way, you’ll need fewer coats of paint to achieve solid coverage.
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Many of the purples on our list are slightly muted, but Glidden's 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.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Blush is a timeless color, 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 a space without being too bold.
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Benjamin Moore's 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.