You’ve probably heard me say over and over again with my DIY home decor projects and decorating tips that paint is the best and least expensive way to makeover a room. Well, we have one room left in the house to paint, the guest bedroom.
E and I have gone back and forth as to what color to paint this room. The main color of our house is a darker gray. Each room in our house is a different color. The second floor is divided by color with one side a very pale gray and the rooms on the other side of the floor very bold colors.
A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the makeover plans for the guest bathroom. I decided to wait to decorate because I wanted the color scheme of the guest bedroom to tie in with the bathroom. Below are images of what I am working with and as you can see, the rooms are next to each other. There isn’t a closet separating my office and the guest bathroom. I was a little hesitant with how the gold and purple would look right next to one another, but I love it!
Our original thought was to paint the room the light gray of our bedroom, to me, it would throw things off balance. What does that mean? My office is a bright gold and the bathroom is a bright purple. If we painted the guest bedroom a light gray, from left to right, it would be a bold color, bold color, light color.
I’ve decided it will be one of the following colors; the gold from my office, the purple from the guest bathroom, or the lighter shade of orange-based on what is in my office. I know…those are three very different colors and will give me a different look, but I’m going to be a little daring with this room! If it doesn’t work out it’s only paint so… I can paint over it.
One of the important things when it comes to painting a room is how it will look. No brainer, right? The problem is that paint looks different online, on a swatch, in the bucket, and on your wall. That’s why it’s so important to get swatches and paint them on your wall so you can make a final decision.
Tips for Finding Paint Colors For Your Bedroom
When searching for colors for your bedroom, here are a few things to consider:
- You spend a lot of time in your bedroom. Find a color you truly love.
- You don’t have to rush to find a color. Painting is quite the task and not something you want to have to change often.
- Choose a color that when you open your eyes, makes you happy and provides a feeling of ease and peace.
Choose a color that will help you relax. You don’t want to have a bedroom color that makes you feel wired and amped up.
Even though I’ve used these colors in the house before, the cans are empty so off to Home Depot I go to get some samples. Wish me luck and I’ll keep you updated on how it goes!
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