If you love color but don’t know how to incorporate it, we’re here to help you figure out how to step out of the bland zone. One of the best places to embrace vibrant hues? Your bedroom! The oasis of your home, your bedroom should be a space you love to spend time in. A no-fail way to make it feel fun is to add beautiful colors that you love—not all bedrooms need to be neutral. We teamed up with our friends at Annie Selkie to pair our paint colors with their latest collections and created these colorful bedroom looks to inspire your bedroom color scheme. So if a bedroom refresh is on your wishlist, here are five tips on how to bring more color into your space.
Image by Annie Selke featuring Allium Linen Bedding, Lush Linen Sheet Set, Sky Moon Cotton/Viscose Rug and Dawn Art
1. Let Your Artwork Guide You
If you’re nervous about adding color to a room, specifically about what hues to mix and match, look no further than a favorite piece of artwork. Choosing a print or painting with color combinations you love makes it especially easy to design a room. Simply pull your favorite shades out of the artwork and use it to decide on a paint color scheme, textiles, accessories, and the rest of your décor items. In this example, our stunning blue-green hue Views coordinates beautifully with the artwork and bedding from Annie Selke.
Image by Annie Selke featuring Lolita Linen Bedding, Lush Linen Sheet Set, Goya Carved Side Table
2. Stay in the Same Color FamilyIn love with a certain color? While an entire room in the same thing might feel like a weird psychological experiment, working with different shades of the same color is an easy way to decorate. So if you paint your walls a softer pink like Wing It, try punching up the room with a bright pink comforter. Adding different pops of this color throughout the room feels cohesive and helps to unify the space. Repeat it at least more than once so it doesn’t feel accidental!
Image by Annie Selke featuring Como Sateen Bedding, Brussels Bedding, Tansy Woven Wool Rug, Mountain Mist Art, White Teardrop Lacey Table Lamp, Thalia Coffee Table
3. Play with Pattern
Break up a room that feels like it’s full of solids with a bold pattern. There’s two great ways to incorporate pattern in a bedroom—the comforter and the rug. A colorful comforter is a less expensive way to change up your bedroom, while a rug will be more of a commitment. But with all of the beautiful rug patterns that’s a great option too. Choose a version you love with colors you’d like to incorporate in the room, then you can pull one or more hues out of the rug by choosing other accessories in those colors.
Image by Annie Selke featuring Gloss Blush Art, Lush Linen Ivory Puff Bedding and Lush Linen Ivory Sheet Set
4.Keep It Tone on Tone
If you're afraid of vibrant color and really want your bedroom decor to feel soothing, keep your color palette mostly neutral and incorporate soft hints of color. Opt for a sophisticated neutral paint color like Penthouse on your walls and incorporte accents in soft shades such as off-white, beige, oatmeal, and blush, which all add subtle hints of color instead of having any one standout hue. With colors so subdued it will feel like you’re sleeping in a watercolor painting. Plus, these neutrals all play very nicely together!
Image by Annie Selke featuring Lush Linen Curtain Panel, Beaufort Chaise, Sylva Multi Hand Knotted Jute Rug and Dessie Stool
5. Use Accessories
If you’re not sold on a bold wall color, paint it a neutral that you’ll love for years but add colors through your accessories. Curtains, comforters or a patterned chaise won’t compete with the walls and will be stunning accent pieces that are sure to stand out. They’re easy to swap in and out as your tastes change too.