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The Best Bedroom Paint Colors for a Restful Retreat

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Sometimes you get so tired of your current bedroom’s look, there’s nothing you want to do more than take everything out and paint your walls a new color ASAP. But picking out the best bedroom paint color is trickier than it might appear at first glance. After all, as Drew often says, your bedroom is a private oasis, so it is important to choose colors that resonate with you and will help you rest and recharge. 

While you want to make sure the rest of your bedroom decor matches, starting with a central shade will give you a good anchor that you can build the rest of your design around. Especially if you choose one thoughtfully, since studies have shown some colors are scientifically proven to lengthen and improve your sleep at night. So if you plan carefully, you won’t have to sacrifice either your sleep or your style to create a gorgeous and restful personal retreat.


Blue is one of the most popular colors for a bedroom, and for good reason! In one survey, participants slept for an average of seven hours and fifty-two minutes in blue bedrooms. Not too shabby! Another report even suggested navy may be the most relaxing color of all. Not only does it soothe the mind, but it also slows the human metabolism, so maybe you’ll be less likely to find yourself craving that midnight snack.


Since it’s light and neutral, white is a great color to consider. It makes coordinating the rest of your decor easy, and it also evokes cleanliness, simplicity, and fresh beginnings.


Green is another color that easily relaxes the body since it brings to mind the beauty of nature. There are a lot of great shades to pick from to freshen up a space, but Drew and Jonathan highly recommend light blue-green paints, as they are less likely to fade in the shadows.


While a harsh gold can be difficult for your eyes to take in, soft, pale yellows are a great way to add some cheer to your bedroom. The right shade can evoke joy and optimism without feeling like you need sunglasses.


If you want to combine the luxurious feel of purples with the cleanliness of whites, then lavender is a great choice. It’ll make you feel regal, plus if you need to work in your bedroom, it will stimulate your creativity without being as overwhelming as other dark shades.

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