When it comes to bedrooms, it’s all about colour. It’s the most personal space in your home, so let the colours you love be your guide. However, it’s a good idea to remember a few guidelines.

The Master Bedroom

Today’s master bedroom suites are typically larger than the other bedrooms in your home so you have many options, and you can combine and layer colours to create a unique look. If your master bedroom includes a bathroom and a dressing or sitting area, plan your colours for all of these spaces as a whole. This doesn’t mean the paint colours in your bedroom and bathroom need to match, but they should complement one another. Picking up accent colours in one room and incorporating those colours into the other, will create a unified look that will turn your bedroom into the comforting personal retreat you desire.

Other Bedrooms and Guest Rooms

Warm colours, colours that wrap us in comfort as we settle into bed at the end of a long day, are favourites for the bedroom. Yellows, reds, pinks and other warm hues can help turn your bedroom into a cozy retreat.

Warm colours can take the chill off north or east-facing rooms. They are also good choices in rooms with small or no windows. Warms colours don’t have to be dark; yellow, even in pale shades, is warm, as is peach. There are even warm “whites,” such as buttercream and vanilla. In general, muted shades of warm colours are a good choice if you don’t want to be overwhelmed by colour in your bedroom