5 Ways to Bring Color Into Your Bedroom

5 Ways to Bring Color Into Your Bedroom

5 Ways to Bring Color Into Your Bedroom

Our bedroom is a place where we spend a significant amount of time. It's where we go to relax, unwind, and get a good night's sleep.

What if your bedroom is dull, uninspiring, and does not reflect your personality? While bedroom design doesn't necessarily affect sleep quality, having a warm and comfortable space can make us feel more at home.

Adding just a hint of color to your bedroom can transform the entire room, breathing life into our homes and allowing us to showcase who we are. Let's take a look at how to add color to a room, striking the perfect balance between comfort and style.

Why incorporate color in a room?

Color psychology tells us that color can significantly affect our mood and how we feel. This can translate to the spaces where we live, eat, sleep, and spend most of our time.

Red, for example, may be used to stimulate appetite, while indigo may promote mental health, and yellow is suggested to be helpful in treating arthritis. In some cases, LED lights may be used in conjunction with color to treat some sleep disorders.

While adding color to a room may seem like nothing more than a home decor choice, we can see that there are actually other potential benefits to having more color in your bedroom.

Choosing color and color combinations

Choosing a color palette may be exciting to some while overwhelming to others.

Creating satisfying color combinations can be as easy as choosing one color as a base (maybe your favorite color or a color that invokes a specific memory for you) and building a monochromatic palette with different hues, shades, and variations of that color. Or it can be as complicated as working with a base color that fits current bedroom design trends and building a palette with various complementary or accent colors.

For those that love color, a maximalist approach can be a creative opportunity to play with bright colors, bold prints, and to experiment with different decorating styles. For those looking for a simple way to add color to a room without the big commitment of planning and coordinating color combinations, a neutral base can be built up with a single bold pop of color.

There are a variety of resources on color theory and inspiration to be found at every corner, whether from nature, home design magazines, or the internet.

How to add color to a space

Once you've made the decision to add color to your space, your possibilities are almost endless. But we all need a place to start!

1.) Incorporate different patterns

Patterns can add a unique and exciting element to any space.

Exciting patterns can be found in various textiles, furniture, art, carpets, and bedroom accessories. A colorful pattern piece can be used in a neutral environment as a statement piece or to draw the eye to the color you choose for your space.

Consider using a colorful rug with bold prints or throw pillows with playful patterns. These patterns can be mixed and matched to create a fun and visually appealing look.

When mixing patterns, the key is to find designs that complement each other and create a cohesive look. One of the easiest ways to do this is by choosing patterns from the same color family. For example, if you have blue in your palette, you can incorporate multiple patterns in different shades or hues of blue.

While it is possible to incorporate multiple colors into your bedroom using patterns, it takes a little extra color theory knowledge to make a cohesive space that isn't overwhelming.

2.) Add an accent color

If you're not ready to commit to a full room of color, adding colorful accents to your room is a great way to start.

Accent colors are small pops of color that can be easily changed if you decide you don't like them. You can use accents to add personality and character to your bedroom.

There are many ways to incorporate accent colors to your space.

Throw pillows

One of the easiest ways to add color to your bedroom is by using throw pillows. If you have neutral bedding, bright-colored throw pillows can make a significant impact. Choose pillows that complement or contrast with your bedding and another decor.


A colorful rug can help tie a room together. You can choose a rug with bold patterns or stick with solid colors. If you have a lot of neutral tones in your room, a bright rug can add a pop of color and warmth.

Colorful artwork

Artwork is a great way to add color to your bedroom. You can choose pieces that feature your favorite colors or that complement your existing color scheme. If you have neutral or white walls, a bold, colorful piece of artwork can be the perfect accent.

Colorful accessories

Adding colorful accessories to your bedroom can be a lot of fun. You can choose items such as vases, picture frames, or decorative objects that are brightly colored. These accents can be used to highlight certain parts of your room or add pops of color throughout.

Create a focal point

Another way to add accent color is by creating a focal point in your room.

This could be a brightly colored headboard, painted window frame, colorful furniture, or bold print on one of your walls. By creating a focal point, you draw attention to a specific area of your room and add a splash of color at the same time.

Start by choosing one or two accent colors that complement your existing color palette. For example, if you have white walls and a neutral palette, you can add a pop of color with a colorful throw pillow or a bright-colored vase. These accents will draw the eye and create interest in your room without overwhelming the space.

3.) Start with a good base

One of the simplest ways to add color to your bedroom is by utilizing bedroom basics!

Bedsheets are an excellent starting point for adding color to your bedroom. You can choose bed sheets in various colors to suit your style, opting for a light or dark color base.

When choosing bed sheets, consider the color palette of your room. If you have a neutral color palette, you can add color with bright and bold sheets or a colorful duvet cover. Alternatively, if you have a colorful room, you can choose sheets in a neutral color to balance the space.

High-quality bedding is an essential investment in your overall well-being. Starting with a good base, such as comfortable and supportive bedsheets, can set the tone for the rest of your bedroom design.

When selecting bedding, consider the material, thread count, color and pattern, and ease of care. Choosing comfortable bedding can ensure a good night's sleep, which is essential for your physical and mental health.

High-quality bedding is a luxurious addition to your bedroom design and an investment in your overall health and well-being. With comfortable and easy-to-care-for bedding, you can create a peaceful and inviting sanctuary that will promote rest and relaxation every night.

4.) Use your walls

One way to add color to your space is to get your paint brush out and go for the walls!

This author loves to take on a painting projects and enjoys brightly colored statement walls. That said, painting an entire room, or even an entire wall, may not suit everyone's style or schedule.

Wall decals are a fun and easy alternative to add color and personality to your bedroom walls. You can use decals to create a unique and eye-catching accent wall or add interest to your bedroom's dull corner.

Wall decals can be found in various styles, from abstract patterns to whimsical, intricate designs. When choosing wall decals, consider your room's color palette and choose a design that complements it.

Wall decals are also an excellent option for creating a room design that can be easily adjusted. Decals are easy to apply and can be removed without damaging the walls.

5.) Add Plants or Other Natural Elements

Adding plants or other natural elements to your bedroom is a great way to bring color and life into the space. Plants not only add color, but they also have health benefits. They can purify the air, reduce stress, and improve your mood.

Choose plants that are easy to care for and that thrive in low-light conditions. If you don't have a green thumb but still want a way to brighten a space, freshly cut flowers can do the trick.

Other natural elements, such as unfinished wooden furniture or wicker basket decor pieces, can add texture and interest to your bedroom.

Bottom Line

Incorporating color into your bedroom can be both fun and easy.

There are many ways to play with color in your space, from painting entire pieces to simply utilizing different textiles, fabrics, art, or even plants. Anyone can create a space that is both stylish and functional.

Knowing color theory and other design best practices can help create a more cohesive look, but adding color to your room doesn't have to be rocket science. Mellanni makes it easy!

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