Is your favorite color the “right” color for the walls of your bedroom? We spend one-third of our lives asleep, so it’s important to take every aspect of this space into consideration. A bright red bedroom will create a much different mood than, say, a lavender or a chartreuse one. What makes you feel most at home? Here are a few points to help guide your color choice:
Consider neutrals: One easy way to go with is a with a neutral color like white, beige or gray to give your room a clean canvas.
If you want color, narrow to cool or warm colors; you’ll cut your color choices in half. If you’re going to go with a bold color, I suggest going all the way. (In other words, if you want bold, go for that bold shade that’s dark and dramatic; don’t wimp out and pick a paint chip a few shades lighter.)
Remember that the sheen of a wall can have a huge effect on how a color is perceived in a room, so know the finishes available and how they might transform your room.
Finally, don’t paint an entire room before stepping back to see if you like a color: Use paint swatches to test small areas of the color in all different types of light. And be sure to seek out color suggestions by finding out the colors used in your favorite house tours.
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