Bedroom Color Ideas & Inspiration

What is the best bedroom paint color? 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 color.

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Ready to infuse your bedroom with Benjamin Moore’s unique color? Get inspired by bedroom color ideas and craft a relaxing respite of your very own, informed by the power of color.

Transform Your Bedroom with Color

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

Inspired by the bedroom color ideas in this video? Sample them at home!
Paneled bedroom wall painted in Metropolitan AF-690.

How Bedroom Paint Colors Influence Mood

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

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

Dive deeper into your color journey with tips on shaping Your Personal Color Palette.
Bedroom with nautical-inspired blue striped rug and walls painted in Icicle OC-60.

Our Favorite Relaxing Bedroom Colors

Just breathe.

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

Bedroom with soft blue walls, matching bedside table and chest, and wooden canopy bed.

Sync Up the Perfect Paint Color

When selecting paint colors for the bedroom, take cues from bedding fabrics and window treatments. Find a color that resonates with you from a favorite bedroom accessory and use it as a foundation for your bedroom paint color palette.

Here, soft Bird’s Egg 2051-60 on the walls effortlessly pairs with the blue-accented duvet, throw pillows, and the bedside chest, painted in Wythe Blue HC-143.
Cozy bedroom with bay windows and paneled walls.

Explore Your Bedroom’s Fifth Wall

When it comes to a bedroom paint color ideas, the ceiling is often overlooked. While classic white paint is a perennial favorite, a pop of ceiling color enhances a bedroom's character. Here, Concord Ivory HC-12 is an interesting ceiling color 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 colors 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 color that is a lighter shade or slight variation of your wall color.

Doing it yourself? Get tips in our How-To Paint a Ceiling video to get started!
Modern gray bedroom with walls painted in Arctic Seal CSP-15 and Perspective CSP-5.

Get Fresh, Modern Paint Color 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 Aura® Color Stories® colors: Arctic Seal CSP-15 and Perspective® CSP-5.

Other popular bedroom colors for a clean and contemporary look include white paint colors 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 color on the walls and trim in different sheens to create subtle contrast and a more pared back, Zen-like space.
Get inspired by this bedroom, painted in Randolph Gray CW-85, from the Williamsburg Paint Color Collection.

Interior Design Alert: A Charleston Bedroom

See how traditional architecture welcomes modern lifestyle in this Charleston, South Carolina show house. In this video, designer Mary Douglas Drysdale explains why Randolph Gray CW-85, from the Benjamin Moore Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection, is the perfect choice in this distinctive bedroom.
The palest gray walls flatter a bedroom with fluffy white bedding.

Bedroom Style Ideas

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

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

Relaxing Bedroom Colors

Get into a soothing state of mind with our favorite calming colors for the bedroom.

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