When it comes to choosing bedroom decor, it’s no surprise that the most commonly used adjectives include “relaxing,” “tranquil,” and “peaceful.” Energy and stimulation are best left to the living room or kitchen—your bedroom should be your calm room. And to channel that perfect calm, look to your bedroom walls where the perfect hue can set the tone for the rest of the room.
But a soothing color of paint doesn’t have to be boring, nor does it have to be white. Here are a handful of hues that lend a tranquil, yet sophisticated feel to your bedroom without a hint of dull.
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When you think of tranquil colors, you probably think of a moody, misty gray. Cozy Up is one of the best colors to create a serene, peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom. This warm, medium gray plays well with beiges and tans and is a wonderful starting point for a restful space.
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Another clear winner on the color wheel when it comes to tranquility? Blue. Lulworth Blue is an incredibly restful cool hue that pairs well with neutral whites that lack any undertones. It reminds us of a calming day at sea and has an extremely peaceful feeling once painted on walls.
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Though there are many shades of white we love, Alabaster is a great choice if you're number one goal is tranquility. This warmer hue is endlessly creamy and rich and perfectly suited for a great night's sleep. Pair it with other warm colors for a serene feel.
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Purple can be incredibly regal and chic, but also incredibly relaxing and soothing. Spring Purple is a medium purple shade with slight blue undertones. It's a little muted and perfect for a bedroom that needs a little extra dose of color without overpowering other colors or accents within the space.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Many neutrals are incredibly calming, but we love Soft Sand because it adds a layer of soft pink undertones that instantly make a place feel cozier and calmer. Perfect for smaller bedrooms that may lack natural light, Soft Sand is a wonderful choice if you want to maintain a neutral vibe without edging on boring.
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Rose Bay is our boldest hue on the list, but it's rosy feel keep it grounded and tranquil. This pink is on the warm side and pairs well with tans or warm beiges. If you want to add a little extra depth to your space without going overboard on color, try Rose Bay behind your bed or on your interior bedroom door.
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Yes, black can feel tranquil in a bedroom. Cracked Pepper by Behr is a great choice for black bedroom paint because it's a deep and dark, but not quite pitch black. It has a dusty element to it that keeps it lighter and is our favorite choice for a single wall.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Peach is another color that proves muted, tranquil colors don't have to be boring. This soft warm peach boarders on beige, but with more pizazz. Consider pairing it with rich muted colors such as clay for a room full of depth.