If you're stumped on what colour scheme to choose for your bedroom, then you've come to the right place! Here, we'll go through the various bedroom paint colours to choose from and we'll share our expert ideas and inspiration on how to use them to create a beautiful bedroom. 

We'll also give advice on how to choose the right paint colour to suit your style and personality, as well as how to create features through paint. So, let's get started!


What is the best colour for a bedroom? 

Dark and dramatic bedroom

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There is no simple and obvious answer to this. The best colour for a bedroom really depends on you and your personal preferences. Don’t worry we're not going to leave you with this as a cop-out answer!

Some people prefer light, calming colours like blue, pink or green to help them relax and get a good night's sleep, while others might prefer bright, energizing colours like yellow or orange to help them feel energised and motivated in the morning. 

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which colour best suits your personality and the mood you'd like to create. Consider how the colour makes you feel, and how it will fit in with the other elements of the room, like the furniture and décor. Whatever colour you choose, it’s important to remember that it should be a colour you love, so you can enjoy spending time in your bedroom for years to come!


What are the colour trends for bedrooms in 2023?

Sage green bedroom

According to our interior designers, the colour trends for bedrooms in 2023 will be bold, playful, and eclectic. Darker shades of blues, greens, and purples are predicted to be popular, as well as lighter earthy tones like terracotta and sage. 

Accents of bright and pastel paint colours will be used to add a pop of vibrancy to our bedrooms. Like in 2022, metallics such as gold, silver, bronze, and copper are also expected to be popular to add a luxury touch to the decor. 

Layering different shades of the same colour can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere - more on this later! However, in the end, colour trends for bedrooms in 2023 look like they’ll be all about creating a unique and comfortable space that reflects your personality. 

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What is the most calming colour for a bedroom?

Calming blue and blush bedroom

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You won’t be shocked to find that green is, in our opinion, one of the most calming bedroom colours. In fact, more and more of our clients are seeking green bedroom ideas so they can have an incredibly calming and soothing space to relax and unwind. This is because green is associated with nature and can evoke feelings of comfort and peace. Incorporating green into your bedroom décor can help to create a tranquil atmosphere and bring a sense of balance to the room. 

Shades of sage and olive can create a calming ambience, while brighter shades of green can invigorate and energize. Adding touches of texture, such as plants and wood accents, can also help to create a space that is calming and inviting.


Should bedrooms be painted darker or lighter?

Light Bedroom and Dark bedroom colour scheme

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Well, it depends! First, consider how you want the room to feel, if you want to create an airy, relaxed feel, then a lighter bedroom colour can help you achieve this by opening up a space and making it feel larger. However darker colours can absorb more light and can make your bedroom feel more intimate and cosy.  

Take a look at the image above. This bedroom belongs to our brilliant designer Ria who originally wanted a crisp clean and bohemian feeling space but later opted for a more dramatic and cosy feeling bedroom. She achieved this feel by painting this back wall (Nomad by Coat Paints).  This bold colour creates an eye-catching focal point and adds dimension to the room.


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Bedroom Colour Ideas

Grey bedroom ideas

neutral and grey bedroom

Adding grey paint to your bedroom can be a great way to create a modern and sophisticated look. 

When selecting the grey paint colour, consider the natural light in the room and choose a shade that best brings out the other colours in the room. We cannot stress enough that grey cannot be used only with white or black - it needs more contrast and texture - it needs something bold to contrast with. 


Green and grey bedroom ideas

Green and grey bedroom

Green and grey are great colours to use in a bedroom as they both can create a calm and relaxing atmosphere!

You could start by painting the walls a light shade of grey and then add pops of green through accent pieces like throw pillows or a blanket. You could also choose a darker shade of green for an accent wall, which would create a nice contrast to the grey. 


Green bedroom ideas 

emerald green bedroom

The colour green is said to be associated with balance and harmony. However what shade of green is best for your bedroom?

Use a lighter shade of sage green on your bedroom walls to keep the room feeling bright and airy. This colour also has a natural, earthy feel that can bring a snug, alluring atmosphere to the bedroom. Sage green paint pairs well with so many other colours, allowing you to create a variety of colour schemes and palettes Not to mention it’s versatile enough to be used in both traditional and modern décor styles. The hue is also good for small spaces, as it can create the illusion of more space and it helps to reduce stress, which can help you to relax when you are trying to sleep.

Emerald green paint is very much the other end of the spectrum but used with elegant accessories and grand furniture and  it can evoke a sense of luxury and sophistication. It can also add a touch of vibrancy and life to a room, making it a great choice for someone looking to create a lively and inviting atmosphere Also emerald green paint can help to reflect light and make the room appear brighter and it's such a classic colour that it will never go out of style.


Pink and green bedroom ideas

Pink and green bedroom

It's a great idea to use pink and green paint together to create a vibrant, eye-catching look! 

To start, you want to make sure the colours you choose are complementary. For example, a light pink and a deep green work well together. You can then use a variety of techniques to combine the colours. 

You can use a simple colour-blocking technique by painting one colour first and then using a brush to lightly blend in the other colour. You can also create a striped effect by using tape to create stripes and then painting each stripe a different colour. Have fun playing around with different colours and techniques to create the perfect look!


Pink and grey bedroom ideas

pink and grey bedroom

When painting with pink and grey, the key is to balance the two colours. For bedrooms with a lot of natural light, you can use a light pink with a medium grey for a subtle contrast. 

You could also try using a pink feature wall and a lighter shade of grey for the other walls, or use different shades or grey for the walls and light pink for the ceiling. To add more texture, you could use a grey wallpaper with a subtle pink pattern or a pink wall mural with grey accents. Have fun experimenting and creating the perfect pink and grey bedroom!


Pink bedroom ideas

Pink bedroom

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Adding pink paint to a bedroom can be a great way to brighten up the space and create a unique look. Depending on the look you’re going for, you can use pink paint on one accent wall to create a subtle, yet eye-catching effect, or on all four walls to create a more vibrant and bold look. 

For a more daring look, try incorporating different shades of pink with bold accent colours such as navy, black, or even gold. No matter how you choose to use it, pink paint can be a great way to give any bedroom a fun and vibrant look.


Navy blue bedroom ideas

Cosy navy blue bedroom

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Using blue paint in bedrooms can be a great way to create a calming atmosphere. You can go for a light, muted tone of blue for a more subtle look, or a bolder shade for a more vibrant atmosphere. Navy blue bedrooms are bold and sophisticated.

You can pair blue with other colours, such as white or beige, to give the room a coastal feel. Or you can use different shades of blue in the same room to create a tonal effect. When using blue paint, be sure to use the highest quality paint you can find, as blue can easily fade or lose its vibrancy over time.


Beige bedroom ideas

Beige bedroom

Beige-painted bedrooms are warm and attractive - which is why its so popular! It is also a neutral shade that can easily be paired with other colours, making it easy to decorate and accessorize the space. Beige paint also helps reflect light, making the room appear brighter and more open. Finally, beige paint is very easy to clean and maintain, making it an ideal choice for busy households.


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Bedroom Paint Ideas


Two colour combinations for bedroom walls

Two colour combinations for bedroom walls

Two colour combinations in bedrooms can add visual interest and contrast. Using two colours can also make a small space look bigger, as the contrast between the two colours helps to define the room's shape and size. 

Additionally, two colours can also be used to create a unique look, as you can easily mix and match different shades and tones. Finally, two paint colours side by side can also help to create a sense of energy and movement in the bedroom, as the two colour combinations can be used to draw the eye across the room.


Bedroom wall mural 

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Painting a bedroom wall mural can be a great way to add a unique and personal touch to your space. Bedroom wall murals can also create a sense of tranquillity and peace in the bedroom, and if you decide to paint a large maximalist mural you can give the illusion of a larger space. Murals can also help to reduce noise levels, as the sound waves are absorbed by the paint - who knew?! What's more, painting a mural can be a great bonding activity for a family, giving everyone the chance to collaborate and produce something beautiful together.


Chalk wash paint 

Rust oleum chalk wash paint effect

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Chalk wash paint has a matte finish that can be easily wiped down and is great for hiding imperfections. It's perfect for adding some texture to your walls in a more creative and dramatic way. It also dries quickly, is low-VOC, and is super easy to use.

This is a picture of our talented designer Zarah's bedroom where she has used Rust-oleum chalk wash to create a breathtaking feature wall that ties everything in this room together cohesively. 


Paint a three-quarter wall 

Emerald green three quarter painted bedroom wall

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Painting three-quarters of the wall can be a great way to add visual interest to a room. It can create a modern, eye-catching design while still allowing the other elements of the room to be the focus. This paint technique can also be used to emphasize the height of a room, as the painting will draw the eye up the wall. Additionally, painting three-quarters of the wall can help to break up a long, plain wall, adding visual interest and making the room feel more inviting.

Here is another bedroom in the home of our designer Zarah. She has used this gorgeous emerald green paint in her bedroom to create a phenomenally soothing and creative effect on this wall that otherwise could have remained empty and bland.

If you want to paint a three quarter wall then make sure you check out our video below with Tash Bradley, Head Colour Specialist at Lick to see all the best top tips on how to do this. 

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Painted headboard

Coastal bedroom with  wall painted curved headboard

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Painting a headboard can help create a distinct and beautiful look that is sure to be the envy of all your friends. Additionally, it can be a great way to save money, as you won't have to buy an actual headboard! Painting a headboard on the wall also gives you more room for creativity and can be easily customized to fit any style. Furthermore, painting a headboard on the wall is an easy and inexpensive way to give any bedroom a fresh new look.


Paint the ceiling

Add visual interest and a great pop of colour to your bedroom by painting the ceiling! You can paint it dark colours to help recreate a night sky feel or even wallpaper the ceiling with subtle patterns or a wall mural. This can make your bedroom feel like it has more depth while still creating a cosy feel.


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