Color Combinations for Bedrooms: Creating a Serene and Relaxing Space

September 23, 2023

After a long, tiring day, all we long for is going back home and diving into the comfortable softness of our beds, forgetting all the anxieties of the day. Our bedrooms become true sanctuaries of peace after the daily hubbub and serve as a respite from the demands of the world and life. After being so tired all day, we want to be in a place that relaxes us. Did you know that even colours have the power to relax you?

Bed covers

When you think about it, it makes sense. You would not choose a bright red colour for your bedroom because that is not a colour that relaxes us. On the other hand, a light mint or sage green would be a calming colour that is truly suited for the bedroom. Colours can significantly influence our emotions and moods, and while vibrant colours can excite and invigorate us, you should choose colours that foster rest and tranquility in your bedrooms. Neutral tones, soft blues, and soothing greens set the stage for a peaceful haven.

Bedroom decor

In this blog, we will take you through the art of selecting the ideal colour combination for your bedroom so that you can transform your sleeping space into a serene haven. Even if you are stressed, you need not be worried about sleepless nights thanks to calming hues that will take away all the worries and anxieties of your day.  

How to pick the right bedroom color combination that suits your home?

Several studies have concluded that lighter colours, cool colours, and neutrals can reduce stress, lower heart rates, and also promote restful sleep. These colours can positively influence your mind and help you calm down and unwind. There are two main things that you have to understand before you can pick the right colour combinations for your bedroom- 

1. Understanding the Color Characteristics

Cool Colors

Cool colours, which include shades of blue, green, and purple, are great for bringing in calming emotions and feelings of serenity and are excellent choices of colours for bedrooms. If you are looking for serenity in your bedroom and for colours that can even lower your heart rate, choose the above-mentioned cooler colours. To promote a tranquil environment, you could choose light blue shades like sky or robin’s egg blue, while sage or mint green can help you add a touch of natural ambiance.

Cool moodboards

To create a cohesive look, you could use various types of vases, flower pots, or plant pots that are cooler shades of blue, green, or purple. To add pops of colour, you could try using flowers with brighter shades of the above-mentioned colours. Besides flowers and vases, try using decor showpieces with vibrant shades of blue, green, or purple. You could also use related shades like mint green or teal.

Neutral Colors

When you simply cannot decide what colour to choose for your bedroom and don’t want to choose any cooler colours like blues or greens, the best way forward would be to go with neutral colours like soft white, grey, or beige. Not only can they be a beautiful, calming background for any bedroom decor style, but they are also chosen for their aesthetic, timeless appeal. The best thing about neutrals is that they not only promote calmness but can also make small spaces look spacious, which is best if you have a small bedroom. You can also get different warm shades of neutrals, like beige with a hint of brown or pink, which can make your bedroom look cozier. You can also experiment with cool-toned neutrals like crisp white or soft grey to maintain an airy feel in your bedroom.

Neutral colours

From showpieces and sculptures to flower vases, there are many decor accents that you can choose to give a cohesive look to your bedroom. You could opt for modern vases with ribbed textures that look chic and yet go marvellously with any decor style. Choose showpieces made from different materials like resin or ceramic, which are long-lasting and low-maintenance, so you can enjoy them for a long time without having to invest too much time or effort in maintenance.

2. Interpretation of Bedroom Paints 

Monochrome Schemes

Monochrome scheme

If you have not already come across this concept, let us make you familiar with it. The word “monochrome” means a single colour. Monochrome colour schemes for a bedroom mean you will use different shades of a single color. This method produces a calming and aesthetically beautiful bedroom ambience. For instance, a monochromatic bedroom can be made stylish and relaxing by using several tones of grey, from light silver to deep charcoal. You can achieve the monochromatic look with several different types of vases and planters in different shades of grey, as well as other decor accents like scented candle sets and photo frames.

Complementary Yet Subtle Combinations

Complementary colours are found on opposite sides of the colour wheel and can be used to create a harmonious and eye-catching contrast. Select complementing colours that are soft and muted to maintain a peaceful bedroom atmosphere. For instance, the delicate balance of calm and intrigue without overpowering the senses can be achieved with the use of gentle lavender and subdued yellow.

When selecting the colour combination for your bedroom, you must consider several factors. For example, consider the mood you want to convey through your bedroom and whether your bedroom colour would go with the overall home decor. You need to experiment with various samples of paint as well as lighting so that you can achieve the desired effect with the colours that you are choosing. The ideal bedroom colour scheme will ultimately turn your space into a tranquil haven that complements both your home and personal style.

Complementary colour combinations

Choose wall art or handcrafted decor accents that showcase red and green colours to achieve an eye-catching contrast. You could choose wall art that showcases orange and blue colours, which are opposite on the colour wheel and thus will complement each other quite well. You could also put individual decor pieces of specific colours, like pink and green together to create an appealing contrast.

Pastel shades that elevate your bedroom 

Pastels are all the rage now, and for the right reasons too! Whether we are talking about fashion in our bedroom or not, you can never go wrong with pastels. Not only are pastels super versatile, but they also add a touch of richness and sophistication to anywhere you use them. Think, for instance, about those baby blues, mint greens, or lavender-muted hues that can make your bedroom look aesthetic and promote a calming ambience to promote relaxation after a long day.

Pastel colours

Pastels have the ability to bring tranquility and a sense of sophistication. Furthermore, they add delicacy and refinement to your home decor. Pastels would look exquisite whether you used them as the primary colour in your bedroom or used them as accents in the form of showpieces, vases, or even planters. Pastels are also a great choice because they allow you to use different decor elements while maintaining a cohesive and harmonious look. Whether you choose a muted pastel vase or a brighter pastel pink statue, they can elevate your mood and bedroom effortlessly.

Trending peaceful bedroom color schemes

1. White-olive

If you are trying to create a refreshing atmosphere in your bedroom, go with the calming blend of white and olive green. Not only does this colour combination exude nature’s tranquility, but it will also help you be calm and rejuvenated. 

2. Lavender-white

Another great colour combination when you are trying to achieve a gorgeous yet calm bedroom ambience is the blend of lavender and white, which is the path to an ethereal ambiance.

3. White-grey

The combination of white and grey is quite timeless, helping you achieve a clean and airy feel in your bedroom while giving it a sophisticated look. If you are a minimalist, this colour combination would be great to help you unwind.

4. Soft beige

A cosy and warm bedroom is the most peaceful one. Use the combination of soft beige shades to achieve that and a restful sleep every night.

5. Beaver - white

A soft, earthy tone, beaver, complements the white colour quite beautifully. Thus, it is the perfect combination for your bedroom exuding calmness and sophistication while complementing your bedroom decor. 

6. Blue-grey

For a cool and calming colour combination, opt for light blue and green, which can help reduce your stress and anxiety and help you relax in your bedroom after work.

7. Pink-sage green

For a sense of balance and harmony and to promote relaxation in your bedroom, choose the harmonious blend of sage green and delicate pink. 

8. Beige-pale orange

Neutrals like soft beige paired with pale orange give a subtle contrasting look that not only adds the perfect warmth but also creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere. 

9. Off white - Rustic red

If you are trying to create a cozy and rustic atmosphere, this colour combination is perfect for your bedroom to help you unwind in a warm and nostalgic environment.  

10. Gray brown-peach

Peach is quite a sweet colour especially when mixed in with grey-brown. It would bring a little vibrancy and also give your bedroom a nice neutral colour scheme, which not only calms you when you are about to go to sleep but also invigorates you when you wake up. 

Bonus tips for creating a peaceful bedroom 

Your bedroom should be a sanctuary of serenity and relaxation, a place where you can escape the chaos of the world and find inner peace. To enhance the tranquility of your sleeping space, consider these bonus tips for creating a peaceful bedroom:

1. Add plants

After choosing the colours for your bedroom, if you feel that there is something still missing, it might just be a dash of green! Add a slice of nature to your bedroom to not only make it soothing for the eyes but also to bring calmness and tranquillity into the ambience, besides improving air quality too.

White planters

Choose simple white planters like these.

Blue Planters

You could also go for blue patterned planters like these to add a touch of intrigue.

Colourful Planters

To add minimal vibrancy to your bedroom, choose colourful planters like these.

2. Have subtle textures on the bedroom walls

Besides the look of your bedroom, having textures, especially on the walls, is important for the overall feel of your bedroom. Choose wallpaper or wall coverings that add intrigue, depth, and warmth to your bedroom. You could also choose small, subtle decor pieces to adorn your bedroom walls. 

Leaf Hooks

Choose leaf hooks that are not only functional but also look modern and decorative.


You could also include a bunting like this if you are feeling creative.

Four Doves Wall Hook

Include minimalistic wall hooks like this, which are not only aesthetically pleasing but functional as well.

3. Make sure your bedroom has enough natural light

To make sure that your bedroom looks light, airy, and spacious, you need to make the most of natural light. Ensure that you are letting in as much natural light as possible in your bedroom. You can pull back the curtains during the day to let in natural light. Also, use sheer curtains to make your room look bright. Natural light has a positive impact on mood and promotes a sense of well-being.

4. Keep your bedroom clutter-free

A clutter-free bedroom is essential for mental peace. Keep your space tidy and organized by regularly decluttering. Invest in storage solutions to stow away items that can create chaos. A clean, uncluttered environment fosters a clear mind and better sleep.

A chaotic and cluttered bedroom can disturb your peace of mind and make you sleepless. You should practice regular decluttering and keep your space neat and tidy to avoid chaos and keep clutter at bay. The best way to do that is by investing in storage solutions.

Crate Stand

Choose a crate stand like this for your bedside table to keep your stationery organized.

Pineapple Trinket Dish

You could choose a trinket dish like this to store small jewellery and essentials.

Jewellery Stand

A dedicated jewellery stand can help you never lose an earring.

Star Dish

You could also invest in cute trinket dishes like this star dish.

5. Keep fresh sheets and pillow covers

Keep updating your bedroom linens to always keep your bedroom looking fresh and beautiful. Besides keeping fresh bed sheets, you should also choose aesthetically pleasing pillow covers. This practice would make your bedroom the epitome of luxury and comfort.

Velvet Cushion Cover

For some luxury, you could choose a velvet cushion cover with a table runner.

Cushion Cover

You could also choose a cushion cover with solid colours to go with your overall decor.

Embroidered Cushion Cover

An embroidered cushion cover could also be a nice touch in your bedroom.

6. Add thick curtains that block street lights at night

Only a peaceful bedroom can lead to a good night’s sleep. This is why, to keep out external disturbances like light noises or bright lights at night, you should choose thick curtains to help you get a restful, uninterrupted night.

7. Incorporate earthy showpieces

To have a cohesive flow of design in your bedroom, you could incorporate earthy showpieces or decor accents that go with any wooden furniture that you might have or any natural stone elements that are part of your bedroom decor.

Buddha Showpiece

Choose a Buddha showpiece like this that looks intricate in a neutral, cool tone.

Meditating Monk Clay Showpiece

You could also choose a similar type of showpiece, but something that adds a pop of colour to your decor.

Wooden Decor

For an intriguing, futuristic element, choose this kind of wooden decor.

By following these bonus tips, you can create a bedroom that is not only peaceful but also a retreat where you can relax, recharge, and find solace at the end of each day.


1. Which are the colors good for mental health?

Our mental health is significantly influenced by colours. While preferences vary, certain colours are typically thought to be good for mental health. Relaxation and stress reduction are promoted by soft, muted colours like serene blues and calming greens. A sense of calm can be produced by using calm, neutral colours like warm greys, soft beiges, and delicate pastels. However, it's crucial to strike a balance between these options and each person's tastes and colour perceptions. The most important aspect is to choose colours that make you feel relaxed and at peace, as this could benefit your mental health.

2. How many colours should be in a bedroom?

Although there isn't a hard and fast rule about how many colours should be used in a bedroom, it's usually a good idea to keep the colour scheme to 2-4 complementary colours. This maintains aesthetic balance and keeps the area from feeling overwhelming. These colours can be incorporated into your walls, bedding, decor, and furniture to create a harmonious and visually appealing look.

3. Should every bedroom be a different color?

It's not necessary to paint every bedroom a different shade. While variation might be attractive, keeping your home's colour palette the same promotes a feeling of cohesion and flow. However, you can add your personal touches to each bedroom by choosing separate accent colours or adding unique home decor items to give each room its own personality while still maintaining a harmonious overall design.

4. Should bedroom colors be warm or cold?

The ambiance you want to create in your bedroom will influence your decision between warm and cold colours. Warm hues that suggest cosiness and intimacy include soft reds, warm oranges, and delicate yellows. Cool hues like blues, greens, and greys promote relaxation and serenity. If you're choosing between warm and cool bedroom colours, take into account your particular preferences and the atmosphere you wish to create.

5. Does color affect room temperature?

Although colours do not directly affect the temperature of a room, they do have an impact on how we perceive temperature. Lighter colours reflect more light and might give the impression that a space is cooler whereas darker colours tend to absorb and hold heat, making a room appear warmer. Instead of relying just on colour selection, it's critical to take insulation, lighting, and heating/cooling systems into account to optimise the temperature in a room.

6. What color makes you sleepy?

Light, muted hues like tranquil lavenders, mild greys, and light blues are typical of colours that promote relaxation and drowsiness. These hues produce a calming atmosphere that can help you relax and fall asleep. However, since everyone has different colour preferences and associations, it's important to pick a colour for your bedroom that you think is the best for your sleep and relaxation.

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