10 Relaxing, Yet Sophisticated, Paint Colors for the Bedroom

When it comes to choosing bedroom decor, it’s no surprise that the most commonly used words include “relaxing,” “tranquil,” and “peaceful.” Energy and stimulation are best left to the living room or kitchen – your bedroom is the calm zone. And that calm should extend even to your walls, where the right color of paint sets the tone for the entire space.

But a soothing color of paint doesn’t have to mean boring, and it doesn’t have to mean white. Paint shops are full of hues that keep the pace tranquil, yet are still sophisticated, elegant and interesting. Here are ten paint colors that won’t keep you up at night, yet are anything but dull.

Photo courtesy of  Sherwin-Williams

Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

1. 
Silverplate

This lovely shade of gray gets everything right — it’s light enough to keep the room feeling airy, yet dark enough to make a statement; it’s cool enough to be relaxing, yet the hint of warmth is just enough to prevent any chilliness. From Sherwin-Williams.

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Photo courtesy of  Glidden

Photo courtesy of Glidden

2. 
Antwerp Blue

This calming shade of blue has just enough gray to keep it from being overly bright, yet it’s still upbeat enough for a child’s bedroom. Blue is naturally soothing, but it’s shades like this one that really keep the vibe relaxed. From Glidden.

Photo courtesy of  Valspar Paint

Photo courtesy of Valspar Paint

3. 
Smoke Infusion

Here’s another soft gray, but this one leans towards the warmer side of neutral. This is a great color for a small bedroom, or any room that gets plenty of natural light. From Valspar Paint.

Photo courtesy of  Farrow & Ball

Photo courtesy of Farrow & Ball

4. 
French Gray

Is it gray, or is it green? It’s really a mixture of both, but looks greener in the light, grayer when it’s dim. If you want a midtone color that makes its presence known, yet doesn’t make a fuss, this is the color for you. From Farrow & Ball.

Photo courtesy of  Benjamin Moore

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore

5. 
Water’s Edge

The most relaxing colors are greens, blues and grays. And here’s a hue that combines them all — it’s hard to pinpoint which color is dominant, but depending on the light, it could be any of the three. As a midtone shade, it makes a statement, but never loses its calming touch. From Benjamin Moore.

Photo courtesy of  Benjamin Moore

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore

6. 
Violetta

Here’s proof that pink can be both sedate and sophisticated. This elegant, soft shade of mauve-pink is far from the bubblegum shades that grace children’s bedrooms — this is a soothing pink for grownups. From Benjamin Moore.

Photo courtesy of  Farrow & Ball

Photo courtesy of Farrow & Ball

7. 
Pavilion Blue

It’s a whisper, not a shout — really more of an off-white with the slightest cool hint of blue. If you love the classic, soothing look of white paint, but don’t like the starkness of pure white, this is a great choice. From Farrow & Ball.

Photo courtesy of  Glidden

Photo courtesy of Glidden

8. 
Antarctic Ice

With a name like “Antarctic Ice,” you’d expect the color to be a chilly shade of stark white. But instead, it’s a warmer tone of white with just enough oomph to light up the walls, while still remaining calm and unobtrusive. From Glidden.

Photo courtesy of  Valspar Paint

Photo courtesy of Valspar Paint

9. 
Wool Coat

Warm and snuggly like its namesake, this soft brown has a gray undertone, tilting it firmly towards the relaxed side. If you like contemporary style, but aren’t as fond of the cool colors that tend to dominate the modern look, this is a wonderful alternative. From Valspar Paint.

Photo courtesy of  Benjamin Moore

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore

10. 
Puritan Gray

This midtone gray is close to pure, but the slightly green undertone chases away any potential chill. The color has a somewhat formal vibe, making it a good choice for a traditionally-styled bedroom that still remains relaxed in feel. From Benjamin Moore.

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