Have you noticed how color can affect your mood? When considering bedroom paint ideas, the right bedroom paint color choice will make a huge difference in how you feel. Famous psychotherapist Carl Jung famously pioneered the concept of color psychology. He was interested in colors’ properties and meanings and believed that colorful art had the potential as a tool for psychotherapy.
Although there are rules on what colors are best for a bedroom, each person has their own preferences and tastes. You may be attracted to an unexpected color whose qualities you may need more of in your life. Forget the traditional rules, pick a color you love and paint your walls.
Bedroom Paint Ideas and Techniques
Painting your bedroom is an inexpensive way to elevate your bedroom’s style. To give your room maximum design effect, go beyond painting the wall a selected shade. There are many bedroom paint ideas and techniques to customize your room. Here are some options that can take your bedroom to the next level:
If you’re feeling adventurous, add some depth to a wall by attaching wall molding in rectangular or square shapes before painting. The wall molding adds a unique dimensional effect to your bedroom. For contrast, choose a different paint color for the molding.
Stripes and Patterns
For a unique effect, try painting a stripe or several on your walls. Stripes don’t have to be uniform or always vertical. A stripe can run horizontally or in a pattern.
Metallic Wall Paint
If your room is naturally dark, metallic paints add a warm sheen to your walls. They require several coats to apply but are worth the final effect. Both Ralph Lauren and Sherwin Williams sell easy-to-use metallic paints in a variety of colors. The wall in the image below is painted in a metallic steel paint color.
Paint the Ceiling
Painting your bedroom ceiling can create a unique visual interest. For a bold look, paint your bed’s headboard wall as a continuous line that carries up to the ceiling, forming a canopy effect like the image below, or add stripes to the ceiling like the black and white bedroom below.
A simple DIY project that makes a big impact in a painted bedroom is a wall dimmer switch. Dimmers are inexpensive and help create the right lighting according to your mood. The ability to brighten or dim a light on command is especially helpful if you’ve selected to paint your bedroom walls in a bold color.
What Colors Say About You
Look at the colors below and choose your favorite. We’re going to take a look at what your color choice says about your personality or what you may need more of in your life.
If you chose grey as your favorite, you like minimalist design and the latest high-tech gadgets. You’re hard working and need a bedroom where you can recharge. Luckily, grey is not only the top contemporary paint color shade of the moment, grey walls are soothing and restful. Picking the color grey suggests you enlist technology or new ways to help you simplify your life.
If you’re attracted to yellow, you’re a perfectionist and a dreamer. Highly intellectual, you have a great mind for abstract topics and business. You’re highly charismatic and make people feel at ease in your company. Choosing yellow says you need to give yourself more time to relax, think and dream.
If you’re not sure about painting your entire bedroom bright yellow, try these tips:
–choose to paint only one wall in yellow
–darken the yellow tone closer to gold for a rich, inviting bedroom
–use yellow as an accent color for bedding or accessories
Orange lovers are highly social and fearless. You love adventure, travel and meeting people. Orange bedroom walls are warm and invoke enthusiasm. It’s one of the top colors of choice in contemporary design. If you’re drawn to orange, it’s time to add some fun to your life (and bedroom walls).
Blue may come in a variety of color tones, but most blue lovers have something in common: a need for peace and harmony. If you chose blue, you’re loyal, have lifelong friends and like a routine. You tend to prefer a space that is clean and organized, so if you chose blue, be sure to not only paint your walls, but also add a little extra storage and organization to your bedroom. You’ll feel more at home and rested in a peaceful, uncluttered blue bedroom.
Choosing mocha means you’re down-to-earth and honest. Reliable and confident, people are drawn to your genuine self. You appreciate the simple luxuries of life and love decorating your home. Being drawn to the color mocha may be telling you that you need to slow down and enjoy more time in nature.
If black is your color choice, you’re mysterious and sexy like the color. Prestige and power are important to you. You’re strong, independent and in control. People who are attracted to black love privacy — black is the perfect color for the protected, intimate space of your bedroom. If you chose black, ask yourself if you need to set more boundaries in your personal and work relationships to feel balanced and in control.
If green was your color choice, you’re easy to get along with, patient and steer clear of drama. Green is considered the most relaxing color. There are many shades of green available, all of which can create a stress-free environment. Is your life a little chaotic lately? That may be the reason you’ve chosen green. Embrace it and create a calm, zen bedroom.
If you also want an environmentally green room, choose interior paints that are low-VOC and chemical free.
Using color therapy in your bedroom is as simple as painting the walls. If you’re considering bold colors and want to ease into things, start small. Paint a single wall, add stripes or use the chosen color as your accent color. Share with us, what color personality did you choose?