The Bed and Bedroom Colour Guide

First added 6th December 2021

By Sophia Rimmer

4 min read

In this guide, we're going to help you choose the best bed and bedroom colour combination to ensure they perfectly match and complement one another. Whether you're designing a bright and colourful bedroom or one that’s soft and calm, here, we'll share ideas from colour theory to inspire you. And hopefully make choosing a bed colour easy.

 

How Do I Coordinate My Bed Colour?

When coordinating bedroom colours you can use three basic coordination ideas from the colour wheel.

  • Complementary Colours: these are colours that are opposite one another on the wheel.
  • Analogous Colours: three colours that sit next to each other on the wheel.
  • Triad Colours: three colours that are evenly spaced around the wheel, in the shape of a triangle.

As we go through this article, we'll be using these ideas as inspiration to help you understand what bed colour is best for your sleep space.

Natural Bedroom Colours

Soft neutral tones work great to create a calm space and atmosphere. Or, they can be used to balance bold complementary colours. Let's explore natural bed colour options...

These natural bed frames are going to work well with similar coloured walls to create harmony. They are perfect for relaxing bedroom spaces. And also, If you love colourful walls that make a statement. We're talking about brights such as blues, yellows, reds, and greens. Whilst these colours look amazing on bedroom walls, they can also be overwhelming when you're trying to sleep at night. This is when you'll need a neutral bed frame to bring back a sense of calm.

Related - How to Design a White Room

 

Dark Bedroom Colour Schemes

You may want to create a sophisticated bedroom aesthetic and choose deep tones of paint such as navy blue, dark greens, purples, and greys. When choosing a bed to match this style, choose an analogous coloured bed. Let's explore what beds are available…

These bed colours are going to look fantastic contrasted against white walls if you really want to make a big statement!

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Colourful Bedroom Ideas

For beautifully bright colour schemes we have colurful beds too...

Pinks complementary colour on the colour wheel is green. Its analogous colours are purple and red. And a triad pink colour scheme includes blue and golden yellow. Any of these colours will look fabulous when buying a pink bed for your new bedroom design.

When it comes to blue, its complementary colour is orange Its analogous colours are green and violet. And finally, the blue triad colours are yellow and red. So there's plenty of choices that'll work well with a blue bed!

Related - How to Add a Pop of Pink to Your Bedroom

All the ideas shared in this guide can be very helpful when it comes to wall paint shopping. Or, bed shopping! Colour theory can be great to help you design your bedroom. For more design inspiration read, Bedroom Designs for Improved Happiness.

 

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