The Bedroom Paint Colours Every Pro Uses
When it comes to painting your home, the choice is truly personal. But with the myriad of hues and their tonal variations to choose from, the decision process can be excruciating. It’s hard enough choosing a kitchen paint colour, let alone one for the all-important boudoir. And aside from the paint, there are emotional implications. If you’re a terrible sleeper, you might want to consider dark colours to ward off insomnia, but if you’re an early riser, then soft and warm tints will help get you up in the morning while still encouraging that cosy feeling.
Still unsure which coloured path to go down? Don’t stress. We turned to the pros who’ve applied more than a coat or two in their time and know what works best. Ahead they share their favourite colours guaranteed to have you sleeping sound in the chamber of your dreams.
“I’m a little biased when it comes to my favourite paint brand as I have my own. It took over a year to perfect, but I am obsessed with it. For bedrooms, I gravitate toward colours that soothe and are dark. So I choose deep complex pigments because anything you put against them looks and feels grander and edgier than it really is.” — Abigail Ahern
“This TriBeCa apartment is one of my favorites! The whole apartment is gray and silver, so we wanted to run the theme into the bedrooms, too. For the master bedroom, I used Benjamin Moore Coventry Grey as it has this classic tone that worked perfectly with the charcoal bedhead and the brown fur. The moment we painted the space, it just elevated the feel of the bedroom.” — Tali Roth, Homepolish
“Pale gray blue that looks good with literally everything. It’s also a gender-neutral colour, but you can take it into a more masculine or feminine direction with the other colours you bring into the space. I love it with other shades of blue, and then black and white with pops of colours like red and olive green. It’s one of those colours that changes a bit depending on the time of day and the lighting in the room, which keeps things interesting.” — Max Humphrey
“I love pale colours in bedrooms: off-whites, soft grays, ivories. There’s something really peaceful about a pale palette, and if kept fairly monochromatic, it can also be very sophisticated. I’m also a huge fan of white bedding. Even when I use a mix of textiles on a bed, the sheets are usually white with colour tints. White makes for calm spaces that are also quite chic.” — Betsy Burnham, Burnham Design