What is the best paint color for a bedroom? Here, we turn to ten pros for trending bedroom paint colors and tips on how to design a bedroom optimized for rest and recharging. Whether you lean toward zen bedrooms or prefer bold color rooms, these takeaways will help you create a deeply personal space to escape the day and find solitude.
“Warm, yet invigorating, Benjamin Moore’s Marmalade is a yummy choice—like biting into a juicy, freshly peeled clementine.”
—Jamie Drake, Drake/Anderson | New York City
“Bedrooms should emote a calming, intimate enclosure and should, therefore, be swathed in a warmer or deeper tone than the rest of the home.”
—John McClain, John McClain Design | Los Angeles and Orlando
Embrace the power of pink.
“The trend of pink has been strong and many were predicting it was over, but I don’t think that’s the case. I love a Moroccan desert rose color mixed with pale grays, black highlights and pops of yellow. Chic, unexpected and timeless.”
—Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Martyn Lawrence Bullard Los Angeles
Lean into petite spaces.
“I like to go dark in a small room; painting it light won’t make it feel bigger. Embrace the coziness.”
—Sarah Montgomery, Sarah Montgomery Design | Chicago
“A hint of purple makes rooms soothing while at the same time being warm. A soft but deep color looks good on everyone, no matter the time of day.”
Beckon the blues.
“Whether it’s a guest bedroom or primary suite, an ombre of blue paired with a soft white turns any room into its own oasis.”
—Design West | Naples, Florida
Stick to the classics.
“There is something to be said for a soothing palette. Gray, white and lavender will never fail you in a bedroom.”
—Sarah Vaile, Sarah Vaile Interior Design | Chicago
Use subtlety to make an impact.
“I love a creamy neutral that creates the perfect, warm backdrop.”
—Nicole Fisher, BNR Interiors | Hudson, New York
Create a statement sanctuary.
“Go white, gray or deep navy for bedrooms. I love a moody or soothing feel for a snooze. We are all so stressed, running around all day long. Alternatively, black is powerful—and makes super statement—but can be a fun, bold way to mix it up.”
—Susie Novak, Susie Novak Interiors | Oakland, California
Look to the sky and the sea.
“I love a blue primary bedroom. Adding color to your sleeping quarters creates a timeless design.”
—Sandra Asdourian, Sandra Asdourian Interiors | Naples, Florida
Explore the best hues for home with tips and trends from designers across the country. See what's hot in 2023 color trends, read up on today's top paint colors for bedrooms—plus dive into designer favorites for best blues, neutrals, greens, earth tones and more.