Bedroom Colour Ideas & Inspiration

Neutral bedroom painted in Wish AF-680 with white cathedral ceiling in Baby's Breath OC-62. Neutral bedroom painted in Wish AF-680 with white cathedral ceiling in Baby's Breath OC-62.

Bedroom Colour Ideas & Inspiration

What is the best bedroom paint colour? Just like the room itself, the answer is always: it’s personal. Browse these beautifully painted bedrooms and get inspired by the transformative power of colour.

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Transform Your Bedroom with Colour

Seeing is believing. Explore the powerful impact a range of expertly chosen Benjamin Moore paint colours has on one bedroom. Paint colour highlights from the video include:

Inspired by the bedroom colour ideas in this video? Sample them at home!
Black and white bedroom with modern light fixture and hardwood floors

How Bedroom Paint Colours Influence Mood

Do you need a wake-up spark to motivate you? Or do you prefer a cocoon for a pure respite? Keep these colour tips in mind:

  • Soft, warm colours are often used for cozy and intimate spaces
  • Cool hues create calm, yet refreshing atmospheres
  • Deeply saturated paint colours energize and envelop

If your ultimate goal is simply a tranquil bedroom, you can never go wrong with neutrals, off-white and soft gray paint colours. Keep this in mind while decorating guest rooms, as well: Balanced, relaxed hues are perfect for welcoming guests into your home, no matter how long they stay.

Dive deeper into your colour journey with tips on shaping Your Personal Colour Palette.
Blue bedroom with colonial style furnishings and fireplace with brick and crown molding

Our Favourite Relaxing Bedroom Colours

Just breathe.

Eager to choose a soothing bedroom colour scheme that drifts you effortlessly off to dreamland? Check out our favourite calming colours and use them as your guide.

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Light bedroom with white walls and a large light pink circle behind white bed with pink throw blanket and a basket chandelier.

Pretty in Pink

Against cool White Heron OC-57-painted walls, soft pink of First Light 2102-70—the Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year 2020—really pops.

The light pink graphic circle adds playful drama to this bedroom, while gold accents lend a luxurious touch.
Cozy bedroom with bay windows and panelled walls

Explore Your Bedroom’s Fifth Wall

When it comes to bedroom paint colour ideas, the ceiling is often overlooked. While classic white paint is a perennial favourite, a pop of ceiling colour enhances a bedroom's character. Here, Concord Ivory HC-12 is an interesting ceiling colour choice paired with Metropolitan AF-690 on the lower panel insets and Barren Plain 2111-60 on the upper panels.

Especially in a small room or a room with a lower ceiling, lighter ceiling paint colours can make a room look larger and taller. We love Summer Shower 2135-60, Beacon Gray 2128-60, and Hollingsworth Green HC-141. Look for a ceiling colour that's a lighter shade or slight variation of your wall colour.

Here, the Smoke 2122-40-painted ceiling gives a sky-like energy to an otherwise off-white room.

Doing it yourself? Get tips in our How to Paint a Ceiling video to get started!
Panelled bedroom with coordinating grey tones

Get Fresh, Modern Paint Colour in the Bedroom

Consider a contemporary edge for your bedroom. Here, the simple, clean lines of modern design pair perfectly with layered grays, as seen in this room, painted in striking Colour Stories® colours: Arctic Seal CSP-15 and Perspective® CSP-5.

Other popular bedroom colours for a clean and contemporary look include whites like Simply White OC-117 and Soft Chamois OC-13, and soft grays like Classic Gray OC-23, Gray Owl, OC-52, and Paper White OC-55.

Try this for a sleek, modern look: Use the same colour on the walls and trim in different sheens to create subtle contrast and a more pared back, Zen-like space.
Light blue bedroom walls with white built in desk, a large bed with light and dark blue pillows and comforter.

Explore More Paint Colours

Use our interactive colour tools, download colour brochures, see colours by family, and more!

A serene bedroom features Benjamin Moore paint and Gluckstein Home bedding.

Bedroom Style Ideas

Get expert bedroom design tips from our Colour and Design Team and Canadian-based designer Brian Gluckstein.

Bedroom with nautical-inspired blue striped rug and walls painted in Icicle OC-60.

Relaxing Bedroom Colours

Get into a soothing state of mind with our favourite calming colours for the bedroom.

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