Bedroom Color Ideas & Inspiration

A sunlit bedroom with light gray-painted walls, a white cathedral ceiling with beams and a large paned window. A sunlit bedroom with light gray-painted walls, a white cathedral ceiling with beams and a large paned window.

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. 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 color journey with tips on shaping Your Personal Color Palette.
Sleek, Wolf Gray-painted bedroom with black bedframe, red and white bedding, two swing-arm lamps, and stacks of books.

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.

Explore Relaxing Colors
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 Color of the Year 2020—really pops.

The light pink graphic circle adds playful drama to this bedroom, while gold accents lend a luxurious touch.
Cream bedroom with sky blue ceiling and a matching blue bedframe including light pink curtains and pillows.

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.

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!
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 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.
Light blue bedroom walls with white built in desk, a large bed with light and dark blue pillows and comforter.

Explore More Paint Colors

Use our interactive color tools, download color brochures, see colors by family, and more!

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.

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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