Every perfectly serene bedroom starts with the right shade of paint. Anyone who has ever watched a popular home makeover TV show knows that neutral shades in bedrooms are often chosen over more bold colors for their power to calm a space. Feng shui masters have long pondered which shades to use in a bedroom and which ones to avoid, claiming that some help you wind down and relax, while others only rile you up and make you restless. Just think about this: Would your mind immediately go to a cozy restful place if you walked into a bold firetruck-red bedroom? Probably not.
How do you pick the right neutral bedroom color to paint your walls then? It all starts by asking yourself what other colors will be in the space. Do you own mostly warm tones or cool hues? Are you a fan of all-white spaces? Do you get a ton of natural light, or very little? Once you narrow down these answers, you can start to pick the best color for you. Ahead, we highlighted some of the best neutral bedroom colors for all types of spaces and noted what colors to pair them with.
Crisp white walls are ideal for a bedroom with lots of natural light—giving the space a bright and airy feel. Snow Day has just a touch of warmth to liven it up. If all-white feels too simple for you, add in pops of color with your throw pillows and artwork.
Use this deep, warm beige along with other warm neutrals like camel, rust, and tan to create the perfect intimate bedroom bathed in warm honey hues.
This soft and airy blue-green hue brings a sense of calm to any space. Use it with warm white tones to create a serene sanctuary.
Dreamy and whisked-to-perfection, this warm white would cast a soft, delicate feel on any space. It's also the best white for north-facing rooms.
This sandy beige asserts itself with subtle red undertones that would cast a neutral and natural hue on any bedroom.
Use this sandy beige alongside other warm tones to create the perfect monochromatic bedroom.
A pure white can sometimes feel too bright, but that doesn't mean white is off the table. Instead, opt for an off-white like this one that has creamy undertones. This inviting shade envelops your space in warmth and reflects light beautifully—creating the perfect backdrop for a serene bedroom.
Airy and refined, this ultra-pale gray is the perfect mix of warm and cool—and brings a sophisticated vibe to any space. Picture it in an elegant, moody penthouse bedroom, and use it with other warm gray shades and a few brass accents.
Crisp like a fresh pair of white sneakers straight out the box, this pure white is the ideal hue for a minimalistic, modern space. Use it with other hues on the grayscale to create eye-catching contrast.