The Most Perfect Colour Combinations For Bedrooms You'll Ever See
Creating colour combinations in the bedroom needs to be done with care. Your home should be a reflection of your personality, and the colour is a crucial factor in adding character and individuality. Our Co-Founder & Interior Design Expert, Steph Briggs, shares her tips for adding the perfect colour to your sleep zone.
Opting for pastels doesn't have to mean boring. I love to add a subtle hint of ice-cream pink or sorbet lemon to a room. A beautiful wool herringbone throw on a bed or draped over the arm of a bedroom chair can freshen up a room and add a cosy extra for those winter nights. Keep your interior styling and complementing colour choice simple. I prefer taupe, grey and vanilla in this colour combination.
Going To The Dark Side
Contemporary design and modern spaces can often lend themselves to more adventurous colour schemes. Picking a dark, rich colour such as Annie Sloan Wall Paint in Amsterdam Green in a room can add opulence and grandeur, especially in a large modern space. If you are choosing a dark tone for the walls in a smaller room, create 'highlights' to lift. For example, a big piece of art on the wall, natural bed linen and accessories will pull through some light in a dark bedroom theme.
With a vast choice in this colour tone, grey is such a fabulous colour to play with in a bedroom space. From slate to warm grey with pink and mauve undertones, it makes a beautiful shade to work with. Mixing two shades of grey and adding texture can offer dramatic colour combinations which work in any property, period cottage or industrial studio flat. Grey is one of my client's favourite 'go-to' neutral shades of choice. A slate grey sheepskin rug on an engineered oak wooden floor continues the theme, adding texture and warmth to this cool colour palette.
Metallics have been a continuing interior design theme for some time, and I love how they bring an industrial feel to a space. From beaten copper wall tiles through to silver and gold highlights in a room, this interior design trend works really well for clients who love an impactful space that reflects their passion for contemporary design.
A Bright Idea
A bright sunny shade of yellow can really lift a small dark space and beats magnolia for a 'feel-good' factor! However, if the idea of bold & bright colour on your walls feels you with fear, you can still inject some colour through your choice of soft furnishings, bed linen, furniture and accessories. A combination of grey and a bright primary colour keeps a super balance between bright and cheery and relaxed and sophisticated. Choosing a tonal grey counterbalances the bold injection of colour to give the room a more grown-up feel.