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Eye-Catching Paint Colors for the Bedroom

It’s a new year, and for some, this fresh start is the perfect chance to give the home a new look. The bedroom is the first room you see when you open your eyes in the morning, and the last one you catch a glimpse of as you fall asleep at the end of a long day. What better way to freshen your home than to give the bedroom a brand new coat of paint!

Today we feature four paint color possibilities for the boudoir. Each shade is distinct in its own way, not only for its unforgettable hue, but for its versatility. Below you will find an assortment of pictures that prove each color can take on a variety of looks, from traditional to modern. Not to mention, we’ve included some vibrant surprises that will make your space stand out, ensuring that you start the new year in style.

Emerald

We begin with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013: emerald. Elegance, nature, vibrancy–emerald evokes all of these and more. Not to mention, it is the perfect way to bring the verdant wonder of the outdoors in. The color’s jewel-toned depth can add glamour to the simplest of rooms, breathing life and energy into every space. Soothing, calming yet striking, emerald is this year’s undeniable color of choice. Below we see an emerald bedroom with a stunning accent wall that celebrates the power of precious minerals. [from Carlyn and Company]

Emerald bedroom Eye Catching Paint Colors for the Bedroom

Emerald bedroom with mineral style

Emerald also has the ability to look crisp and clean. Even the purest of bedrooms can be freshened up with this shade of green, as shown in the next image. [from Pinterest user Jessie Gray]

Emerald bedroom makeover Eye Catching Paint Colors for the Bedroom

Emerald bedroom makeover

Many emerald rooms revel in Hollywood Regency-style patterns, such as the lattice ceiling below. In addition, plant-themed textiles add a rich feel to spaces decked out in this year’s winning shade of green. [from Lonny]

Emerald green bedroom walls

Emerald green bedroom walls

Our next bedroom was featured in a previous Decoist article on jewel-toned decor. Note how a slightly darker shade of green lightens up when juxtaposed with lamps and artwork in true emerald tones. [from Lonny]

Emerald green bedroom with white accents

Emerald green bedroom with white accents

If you can’t repaint, you can always add accents in your color of choice! Below we see specialty walls enhanced by rich shades of emerald green in the form of draperies. Note how the reflective mirror picks up the verdant jewel tones, enhancing the overall emerald effect. [from Uma Stewart]

Emerald green drapes for the bedroom

Emerald green drapes for the bedroom

Tangerine

Tangerine Tango was Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012. Don’t think this color has faded yet! In fact, it is still a color to watch in 2013! Red meets orange in this fiery shade, which makes a big statement in any room it inhabits. Below we see a vivid tangerine wall, offset by fresh white paint throughout the rest of the room. [from Suzette Sherman Interior Design

Tangerine bedroom

Tangerine bedroom

Speaking of white, accents and trim in this clean hue are particularly striking against the bold shade of tangerine. Note the crisp effect of white furniture, lighting and tabletop decor in the next featured space. [from Bright.Bazaar]

A chic orange small bedroom

A chic orange small bedroom

Another color that stands out against red-orange walls? Purple! Note the bedding below, which makes a statement in shades of magenta and violet. Get all of the bedroom makeover details at Apartment Therapy:

Tangerine bedroom with purple bedding

Tangerine bedroom with purple bedding

Sometimes one bright color is all you need. Other times, there is power in numbers. Yellow, red, orange and fuchsia combine to create one color-happy bedroom in the image below, which was featured in a previous Decoist post on small bedroom design ideas. Sunset shades at their finest! [from House to Home]

A vivid compact bedroom

A vivid compact bedroom

Did you ever imagine that tangerine could be absolutely elegant? The room below proves that this color can epitomize glamour, especially when dressed up with eye-catching furniture in the Hollywood Regency style, as well as artwork and accents in complementary shades of blue. [from Lonny]

Tangerine bedroom with blue accents

Tangerine bedroom with blue accents

Midnight Blue

We now calm things down a bit with a soothing shade of midnight. Why we love this color? It manages to be deep without being dark. It manages to be nautical without being cliche. It manages to be modern without being sterile. And it manages to be masculine without excluding feminine elegance. What’s not to love?! Below we see a midnight blue bedroom from a London apartment designed by Icon Interiors:

Modern midnight blue bedroom

Modern midnight blue bedroom

Thanks to a grated view with an industrial feel, the blue bedroom below has an undeniably modern look. Which makes its metal accents all the more ideal for such a unique space! [from Draw the Line Design]

Midnight blue modern bedroom

Midnight blue modern bedroom

In the next featured room, midnight blue is the perfect backdrop for shades of white, black and lighter azure tones. [from Laura U Interior Design]

Masculine midnight blue bedroom

Masculine midnight blue bedroom

Bring on the crisp white trim! Blue can evoke a sense of summer in every season, thanks to its nautical associations, especially when juxtaposed with white furniture (and round mirrors that resemble portholes)! [from Domicile Interior Design]

Crisp midnight blue bedroom

Crisp midnight blue bedroom

Can midnight blue even appear rustic? You be the judge! Below we see an eclectic display of books and small decorative items set against the backdrop of a midnight blue accent wall. Playful artwork with neon accents keeps the room from taking itself too seriously! [from Hendel Homes]

Midnight blue bedroom accent wall

Midnight blue bedroom accent wall

Acid Yellow

We end with a bedroom paint shade that will knock your socks off! Or at least take your breath away! Acid yellow is vivid yellow hue with just a dash of green. We often see this color combined with natural shades of brown, as shown in the bedroom below. [from ZG Group via Home Design Lover]

Modern acid yellow bedroom

Modern acid yellow bedroom

Next we go ultra-modern in a sleek bedroom space. Once again, brown is the accent color of choice, yet the acid yellow brilliance is confined to the closet doors, shelving, headboard and desk drawers. That’s one way to keep this powerful color in check! [from CIA International]

Acid yellow bedroom

Acid yellow bedroom

We now put a traditional spin on the hue, which looks anything but expected when juxtaposed with vivid shades of salmon and green in the feminine space below. [from JMA Interior Decoration via Home Design Lover]

Traditional acid yellow bedroom

Traditional acid yellow bedroom

Time to get even more girly! This girl’s bedroom gets its power from saturated colors like pink and green. It’s hard to imagine the same effect with plain white walls, don’t you think?! [from Best Home Decorators]

Acid yellow girls' room

Acid yellow girl’s bedroom

We end with a room that achieves an acid yellow vibe by combining golden yellow walls with green flooring. White textiles prevent the colors from overwhelming the space. [from So Scandinavian]

Yellow and green bedroom

Yellow and green bedroom

Which of today’s four featured colors catches your eye? Do you admire the jewel-toned richness of emerald, Pantone’s color of the year? Perhaps you like the tangy fire of tangerine. Or maybe you’re drawn to the soothing elegance of midnight blue. Would you ever defy expectation and paint your room acid yellow? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…


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