Best Bedroom Colors  and Paint Schemes
How to Know What Color to Paint a Bedroom

On this page you will find ideas for choosing bedroom colors and examples of popular color schemes.  We have tips on choosing what color to paint a bedroom for kids, teenage girls and boys or the master bedroom. 

Whether it’s a large, imposing master bedroom with a king size bed, a boy’s room filled with sports equipment or a teen girl’s bedroom with a twin bed; the bedroom is a special place where the right paint color is a crucial step in the decorating process.

The most popular colors for the master bedroom are often neutral colors that are both calming and cost efficient. White wall paint with undertones of brown, blue and even red will make way for many bedroom makeovers and changes in bedding in the years to come.

Soft romantic neutral bedroom color scheme.  Natural textures and shades of brown are wonderful with white wall paint

Neutrals are Still the Most Popular Bedroom Colors for an Adult

The primary benefit of decorating around neutral bedroom wall paint is that painting the walls can often be postponed until the paint is damaged since they rarely clash with even the bold and brightest bedding and curtain fabrics.

The number of young couples decorating in neutral color schemes might indicate that neutrals are also romantic colors, which is a very desirable, added bonus.

Teen girl bedroom with hot pink zebra girly skulls and cheetah print wallpaper

Colors for Girls Bedrooms

The pastel or hot pink and black bedroom color scheme is popular with tween or teenage girls with or without the zebra print and the skull graphics.

Beyond price and atmosphere there’s another reason that neutrals are the most popular colors for bedrooms around; they are versatile. How can they help but be when you can completely transform a room from modern, contemporary to medieval and never pop open a paint bucket?

Turquoise blue and white beach teen girl's bedroom decorated with ocean theme decorations including tropical fish and seashells

Best Colors for Bedroom Themes Including Beach Themes and Others

Adults decorate their bedrooms in such a way that they can look forward to a soft restful place to land at the end of the day. Rooms that teen girls have a hand in decorating generally have a color scheme that is anything but peaceful.

They love peace signs but peace? I don’t think so. What they do love is the beach, fun and funky bedroom wall colors. Expect bold, turquoise blue instead of sky blue, ruby red or fuchsia instead of the pink paint mom chose when she was a toddler and bright purple rather than lavender. In fact, if the pastel version of any color is seen at all; it‘s by accident rather than design.

Masculine Colors for Boys' Rooms

Brown and beige are the best boy bedroom paint colors for a reason; they are good "dirt" colors. Boys will be boys and wherever they go, a healthy dose of dirt and debris tend to follow.

A boy's bedroom with tan wall paint will withstand a ton of abuse, looks amazing with blue and is easy to keep clean

Brown Bedroom Ideas
For this reason brown walls in boys’ rooms are a great idea. There’s no need for the color to be gloomy or drab; chocolate brown looks positively delicious as a background for a young man’s favorite team colors.

Dark brown semi-gloss or eggshell paint is easy to clean and as masculine as it gets. If painting your teenage boy’s bedroom in the paint equivalent of a Hershey’s chocolate bar sounds a little dark for the amount of natural light coming into the room, tan wall paint may be best and it looks amazing with so many shades of blue.

If you are still confused and wondering which color to paint your bedroom, take a moment to consider what kind of atmosphere you want to experience in the space. Decide whether the room will be where you relax, have fun with friends or have a romantic interlude. After you think about it, choose your bedroom color schemes with the intended purpose of the space in mind.

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