How To Pick Bedroom Colors

Looking for the best bedroom colors? Looking for interior paint ideas and tips on how to paint a bedroom? You can repaint a bedroom with style using our step-by-step bedroom painting instructions!

Step 1

Bedroom Colors - Picking Paint Colors For Your Bedroom

Interested in the most popular bedroom colors? Then read our how to paint a Bedroom guide on this page for the most recommended Bedroom colors and paint project How-To's to assist you through your Bedroom updating project!

When you decide to paint your bedroom you must first stop and try to reflect on the point of the room you are deciding to add some color to. For many people the bedroom is a retreat of complete and total escape - your retreat where you can go to be away and quiet after a long and stressful day at work. For many others a bedroom is a elegant retreat. If it is a nursery it may need to express their interests or help boost creativity schoolday. If you're painting a room for guests it may be better to give a sense of comfort. These are important things to take into account when choosing a palette of bedroom colors.

Some of the most private spaces in your home, bedrooms are one of the best rooms to incorporate your unique personality by using the right paint color. Introduce even more bedroom colors by incorporating paintable storage desks and furniture for additional personalization.

Bedroom Colors - Choosing Cool & Relaxing Bedroom Paint Colors

Like a walk down a forest path, a muted green like Succulent Leaves PPG1131-6 paired with Appalachian Trail PPG1105-5 can create a forest-like escape when you paint your bedroom. Try Only Oatmeal PPG1112-3 for painting your bedroom trim and furniture. Complete the look with a burst of color like Beach Bag PPG1117-5 for your accents and decor. Relaxing bedroom colors help you wind down at the end of a long day.

  • Succulent Leaves PPG1131-6
  • Beach Bag PPG1117-5
  • Only Oatmeal PPG1112-3
  • Appalachian Trail PPG1105-5
Bedroom Colors - Choosing Cool & Relaxing Bedroom Paint Colors

Bedroom Colors - Choosing Warm & Inviting Paint Colors For Bedrooms

Choosing neutral bedroom colors like Subtle Suede PPG1099-4 to use in your wall and pairing it with a bright color like Brass Mesh PPG1209-6 can bring warmth and energy to a space without making it overwhelming. Use Dusky Dawn PPG1005-1 as your trim color and find decor and furniture in Dark Granite PPG1005-7 for contrast and stability.

  • Subtle Suede PPG1099-4
  • Brass Mesh PPG1209-6
  • Dusky Dawn PPG1005-1
  • Dark Granite PPG1005-7
Bedroom Colors - How To Choose Classic Off-White & Neutral Paint Colors For Bedrooms

Bedroom Colors - How To Choose Classic Off-White & Neutral Paint Colors For Bedrooms

Multiple tans and off-whites can create a soft, cozy environment and are a great choice for bedroom colors. Use a sandy off-white like Deserted Beach PPG1104-3 as your wall color with Willow Springs PPG1007-1 as your trim color. Find furniture and decor in Drops of Honey PPG1090-4 and Stony Creek PPG1097-5 to complete the look.

  • Deserted Beach PPG1104-3
  • Willow Springs PPG1007-1
  • Drops Of Honey PPG1090-4
  • Stony Creek PPG1097-5
Bedroom Colors - How To Choose Classic Off-White & Neutral Paint Colors For Bedrooms

Painting Ideas - Paint Your Bedroom Virtually!

See bedroom colors from these collections on your very own walls by uploading a photo to our online visualizer and virtually painting your bedroom!

Step 2

How To Paint A Bedroom - Choose the Right Paint!

Transform your personal space with our premium PPG Pittsburgh Paints® products. Our low odor and easy-to-apply paints will help make your bedroom painting project a breeze.

Regency<sup>®</sup> Paint + Primer in One Interior Latex Paint
  • Paint + Primer In One
  • Resists Stains
  • MPI® Approved

Regency®

Paint + Primer in One Interior Latex Paint

Our finest interior paint + primer in one with excellent durability that also repels stains.

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Wonder-Tones™ Interior Latex Paint
  • Durable Finish
  • High-Hiding Finish
  • Scrub-Resistant

Wonder-Tones™

Interior Latex Paint

Versatile, all-purpose interior paint with excellent coverage & application.

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Kilstain<sup>®</sup> WB Interior/Exterior Acrylic Latex Primer
  • Seals Many Stains
  • Excellent Coverage
  • MPI® Approved

Kilstain® WB

Interior/Exterior Primer

Exceptional multi-purpose primer with excellent adhesion and coverage that also seals stains.

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Step 3

How To Paint A Bedroom - Choose the Right Sheen Of Paint

Hide surface imperfections in bedrooms by choosing a touch-up-friendly flat sheen of paint for your bedroom. Also consider eggshell's rich, low-sheen finish to transform your bedroom into an oasis.

Flat

Flat

Choose a flat sheen as your go-to for dining and living rooms, bedrooms and ceilings. Flat paint is great for hiding surface imperfections and ideal for touch-ups.

Eggshell

Eggshell

Areas with medium traffic, such as dining and living rooms, bedrooms and hallways are great candidates for eggshell’s rich, low-sheen finish.

Satin/Lo-Lustre

Satin/Lo-Lustre

This sheen is not recommended for painting a bedroom.

Semi-Gloss

Semi-Gloss

This sheen is not recommended for painting a bedroom.

Gloss

Gloss

This sheen is not recommended for this project.

Step 4

Choose The Right Paint Supplies For Your Project!

Select the right paint supplies to achieve a more professional result and finish your projects more quickly with little hassle. Our PPG dealers offer a wide variety of painting supplies to complete any project.

The Basics

The Basics

  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint Roller
  • Paint Roller tray
Other Items You May Need

Other Items You May Need

  • Caulking & caulking gun
  • Putty knife
  • Sanding paper
  • Masking tape
  • Drop cloths
  • Wiping rags
  • Poles
  • Step ladders

Step 5

How To Paint A Bedroom - Prepare To Paint Your Bedroom!

Select the right paint supplies to achieve a more professional result and finish your projects more quickly with little hassle. Our PPG dealers offer a wide variety of painting supplies to complete any project.

How To Paint A Bedroom - Prepare the Room!

How To Paint A Bedroom - Prepare the Room!

When it comes to learning how to paint your bedroom, you must first make room for the paint!
Remove pictures, curtains, and switch and outlet cover plates from your bedroom walls. Arrange drop cloths to protect flooring and any areas not to be painted.

How To Paint A Bedroom - Fix & Clean the Surface

How To Paint A Bedroom - Fix & Clean the Surface

Fill holes, imperfections, and cracks in the bedroom walls with caulk or spackle. Use a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust on walls and baseboards. 

How To Paint A Bedroom - Tape off Areas

How To Paint A Bedroom - Tape off Areas

Tape off woodwork, windows and other areas not to be painted at the time.

How To Paint A Bedroom - Prime the Surface

How To Paint A Bedroom - Prime the Surface

Be sure to prime any new or bare surfaces and problem areas. If you have chosen a color that is substantially lighter, you may also need to prime.

Step 6

Bedroom Colors - How To Paint A Bedroom

Great job making it this far with learning how to choose Bedroom colors and apply them in your Bedroom renovation project! You’re now ready to begin using those Bedroom colors to paint your Bedroom. Start painting your Bedroom from the top down, working from unpainted areas into wet, painted areas. Oil paints take longer to dry and allow you to brush across the surface several times for a smooth, even finish. Latex paints dry faster and only one or two strokes are needed. Please refer to the Product Label, TDS or MSDS for safety and detailed application instructions before using paint for your Bedroom.
How to Paint A Bedroom with a Brush

How to Paint A Bedroom with a Brush

For best results with a brush, dip half the length of the bristles into your paint. Tap the brush gently against the side of the can, but do not wipe it across the lip. Hold the handle near the base, applying light pressure with your fingertips to make the bristles flex slightly.

How to Paint A Bedroom with a Roller

How to Paint A Bedroom with a Roller

For best results with a roller, slowly roll it back and forth in the lower end of your roller tray until it is well covered. Then use the ridges in the upper portion of the tray to remove excess paint. Roll on the paint using even strokes to ensure a uniform look and coverage.

Paint the Bedroom Ceiling First

Paint the Bedroom Ceiling First

Start with the ceiling first. Using a brush, paint a two-inch-wide strip on the ceiling where it meets the wall. Then, start in a corner and begin rolling across the short length of the ceiling, continuing to where it ends.

Painting the Bedroom Walls

Painting the Bedroom Walls

Tape off any woodwork, window frames, and door trim first. Paint a two-inch-wide strip along the areas near the trim with a brush. Then, using a roller, create the letter "M" on your wall. Fill in the area, rolling from left to right until the surface is completely painted. Remember to roll on the paint with even strokes to ensure a uniform coverage.


Thank you for taking the time to read our Picking Out Bedroom Colors guide. If you are searching for other interior paint ideas, please check out our Kitchen Colors guide or read through our Bathroom Colors guide.

(This Bedroom Paint Colors Article Was Updated: Wednesday 11-Nov-15 10:46:09 UTC)