Which color is best for a bedroom? Experts share their tips

Bedrooms are the most personal room in the home, and it can often be tempting to paint the room your favorite color. Studies have suggested, however, that certain colors should be kept away from the bedroom, with neutral schemes and earthy green tones preferred for their calming emotional effects. 

When it comes to bedroom color ideas, if your favorite color is a bright or bold tone, it might be better to use this elsewhere in your home, argues paint experts. ‘The bedroom should be a relaxing oasis, and the colors you incorporate into the scheme will play a huge part in this,’ explains Helen Shaw, UK director at Benjamin Moore (opens in new tab). ‘Before you decide on a color, consider these basic facts: warm colors add energy; cool hues create a more calming atmosphere; saturated color will create a cozy environment; while pale shades conjure an airy feel.’