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Bedroom Colors

A bedroom is personal and private. As a single or young adult, the bedroom serves as a personal retreat and the platform to spring personal growth. Color sets the mood and overall feeling we have while spending time inside. Room hues that are unappealing leave us feeling distasteful toward this room and will limit the amount of time we enjoy spending inside. The colors in this room should reflect on one's inner self and every attempt by you should be to deploy your favorite array of colors into this space. Color is a very powerful tool and psychologists agree that our mood can be affected just by interacting with specific colors.

Coloring any bedroom begins with the bed itself. Remember earlier when I mentioned that the bed is symbolic of your own personal throne and everything else in the room is molded and shaped to amplify your throne. This same principle holds true for colors. Most professional designers agree that it is far harder to match a bed comforter with wall color than it would be just to pick a favorite comforter and stroll on down to the hardware store to find a paint that matches the bed cover. Most paint supply retailers will even offer to mix or match a specific color found in the bedspread design.

Dark shades on the walls are generally harder to work with inside the bedroom especially as the sun sets and lighting becomes scarce. If you find that charcoal is the absolute perfect match to your room, be sure to include plenty of lighting fixtures to help keep the room feeling lively well into the evening hours.

Feng Shui and Choosing Bedroom Color

Any bedroom color schema should consist of 3-5 color elements. There are a number of tools readily available online to help decide what shades go well with other shades but in the end it is all up to personal taste. Use the tools to get more suggestions, but remember that these tools are not scientific measurements and are not always accurate.

Wall space is the greatest source of color found inside the bedroom so be sure to take a great deal of care when finalizing your wall color decisions. Painting is by far the easiest way to add vast quantities of your favorite hues, but it is definitely not the only means to do so. The walls account for about 60% - 75% of the total available surface area found inside the bedroom and this figure can be almost directly translated into an overall percentage of color. Let me clarify, without any decorations, the color splashed onto the walls will account for about 60%-75% of the total color found inside the bedroom just from paint alone.

It would do well to select a wall color that gently opposes our own personalities. I say gently because that is exactly what I mean, if you tend to radiate a fiery personality it would do you well to find a shade that is calm and collected like a cream, or mild brown tone. Let the amount of fire in your personality determine the leniency of the hue. Implement your favorite fiery colors into the room design through decorations, carpeting, and trim.

Paint on the walls comprises most of the color that will be found inside the bedroom, secondary colors must be incorporated through decor and furnishings. The ceiling, floor, trim, and decorations account for the other 25%-40% of the color that you will find inside of the bedroom. Decorations and trim are areas with potential to let your personal taste shine. Take full advantage of this situation using shades that appease and extend your personality traits.

Bedroom Color Tips

  • Don't be afraid to take some risks when finalizing color choices.
  • Using one powerful secondary color choice will prove more appealing to the eye than two or three different shades.
  • Secondary colors should compliment both your personal taste and wall paint.
  • Ceilings and floors colors work best when they are in the background and reasonably unnoticeable.

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