Bedroom Paint Color Please!

by Tanya
(Chicago, IL)

My bedroom is similar to this room

My bedroom is similar to this room


I have a small room with wooden flooring (I still have to choose the color but I think a darker color will look better) and wooden cupboards.

My room has a tall ceiling which extends to the wall behind the bed area, which has square hollow area.

Being a 19 year old girl I want an elegant, different and lively room. The room should not look dull.

I don't have an exact picture of my room but it somehow resembles the enclosed picture. I have to start from scratch and choose a theme for my room.


Tanya, if you are starting from scratch, I would suggest that you buy your bedding, wall art and other accessories FIRST. Because those items will determine your wall paint color.

It's much easier to match paint color to fabrics and decorations used in the room, than the other way around. And once you have your bedding and drapes in front of you, you will be able to pull paint color ideas right from them.

Seeing how irregular the shape of the walls and ceiling is in your bedroom, you will want to paint the whole thing the same color (to help "disappear" all the awkward corners and transitions).

For this reason, it's best to choose the lightest of the accent colors to match your wall color to, or a harmonious neutral.

And to get your creative juices flowing and discover your personal decorating style, try the exercise in this tutorial.

I hope this gives you some direction!

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Your room
by: Martha

It's really hard to recommend anything based on your description and this picture, but I think you got some good advice.

by: Julie

I totally agree with picking out your furniture and wall decor first! I've tried painting first in the past and took me forever to find the right bedding and wall art to match the paint.

I would definitely paint the single wall behind the bed a different color to give the illusions that the ceiling is higher then it is, giving the room an open look.

Try to go with a lighter color for the room so you can work with the nice lighting you have from the window behind your bed.

I hope you best on your upcoming project and would love to see pictures!


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