We all want our bedrooms to encourage a sense of peace and serenity, so it’s important to make sure your room’s color scheme isn’t doing the opposite by appearing too intense and abrasive. Turn your bedroom into a serene retreat by incorporating one of the following nine color schemes—just don’t hold us responsible if you never want to leave.
The Best Calming Bedroom Color Schemes
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Gray and Brown
Decidedly masculine yet still chic, this daring combination is best when balanced with white and ivory tones. Keep things upbeat by opting for light bedding, but keep your furniture dark to enhance the mood.
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Restoration Hardware Adler Leather Tufted Headboard (from $975)
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Anthropologie Etched Arcadia Mural ($298)
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Burgundy and Ivory
Prevent an all-ivory room from feeling too sweet by punctuating the design with rich burgundy elements. The introduction of this dark, sultry color adds a dash of rock ‘n roll to an otherwise serene space, resulting in a layered and complex look.
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Zara Home Plant Design Quilted Bedding (from $36)
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Avosetta Home Burgundy Velvet Pillow ($128)
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Gray and Charcoal
This pairing creates a cozy, enveloping vibe that’s enhanced by the variety of textures in these similar tones. Layers of gray make for an elegant space that suits a range of interior styles.
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Jayson Home George Tufted Bed ($2950)
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Faribault Woolen Mill Herringbone Wool Blanket ($215)
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Mint and Tan
We love this fresh, unexpected color combo for a bedroom design. The union is a satisfying blend of warm and cool tones.
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Pottery Barn Leather Lumbar Pillow ($150)
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Target Threshold Percale Sheet Set in Mint (from $28)
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Blush and Gold
This feminine, happy combination walks the line between sweet and chic while maintaining a warm, welcoming vibe. Add elements of black and gray if you want to make the space more sophisticated, or mix in white for a girlier look.
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Layla Grayce Junction Flatweave Rug in Pink (from $223)
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West Elm Metal Cube Side Table ($199)
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Goldenrod and White
Nothing says bright and cheery like deep yellow mixed with crisp white. The mix is positive and refreshing, and if you opt for this combination in your home, we guarantee you’ll almost always wake up on the right side of the bed.
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Crane & Canopy Embroidered Marigold Sheet Set (from $149)
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Lamps Plus Ovo Table Lamp ($100)
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Blue and Teal
For a moody, cave-like bedroom, we love the use of deep blues and greens together. The subtle contrasts create depth while the jewel tones evoke luxury. If dark walls are intimidating, start off gradually by incorporating accessories in these colors into your décor until you’re ready to go all in.
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Canvas Home Ombré Linen Pillow ($50)
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1st Dibs Vintage Midcentury Teal Table Lamp ($1250)
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White and Copper
A bedroom decorated in these luxurious and glamorous colors is a place you’ll look forward to returning to every evening. Utilize rich textures to keep the eye interested in a neutral room and restrain your use of copper accents to prevent the look from becoming too over-the-top.
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Overstock Silken Ivory Shag Rug ($377)
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Etsy Ikat Pillow ($30)
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Black and White
A perennial classic for a reason, black and white is the ultimate combination of hard and soft. This sophisticated pairing will always be in style and works well in both masculine and feminine spaces.
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Crate & Barrel James Nightstand ($399)
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