Help with Master bedroom paint color and decoration ideas
June 22, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We're moving to a new house and would like some ideas for the paint colors in the bedroom. The rest of the house will be mostly painted with a light taupe, but for the master bedroom I'm thinking to have a grey/slightly blue light paint color for the walls and an accent darker grey color behind the bed. Ceiling will be white. We'll be getting all new furniture and accessories so we're considering wood headboard (slightly curved) or simple looking black four post bed for a more dramatic look. Also not sure about window treatments or how to create contrast but not make the room too dark or serious. The wood floor will be refinished to a dark espresso finish and we'll have white crown molding trim. Please advise in any design/furniture/color and decoration ideas for our master retreat! Some pictures attached (the furniture in there are not ours but the previous owner's). Thanks in advance!
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What sort of light do you get in the bedroom? Bright southwest? I would guess more northeast. Plus looks like a lot of trees. Maybe grey/slightly blue would make room feel too cold. I would also not leave ceiling harsh white. Even painting it a warmer white will help it not feel like it was forgotten.
June 22, 2012 at 7:02pm     
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The light is southeast but not crazy bright because you're correct, there's lots of tress in the backyard. I will definitely consider painting the ceiling a warmer white! Thanks so much for the great suggestion!
June 22, 2012 at 7:45pm   
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Benjamin Moore makes a soft gray that looks almost silver. If you use the warmer white suggested above for trim and ceiling it would be so beautiful. I think gray walls with your espresso floors would be very understated and sophisticated. Decorate with lots of silver and blues and to keep it from being way too masculine, pops of a pretty pastel color like lilac. Any woods keep dark and moody. For window treatments keep them simple and tailored simple white shears if you don't have to block light. Lined white crisp linen if you do.
June 22, 2012 at 8:37pm     
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Wow thanks Faireden, it sounds like a modern spa retreat with the colors you suggested! I am so excited to get some sample paint to try on poster boards this weekend! Will try lined white crisp linen maybe with white shears in the back...
June 22, 2012 at 8:45pm   
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I recon that a white ceiling will automatically kill anything you do. If you like, you could use Benjamin Moore above on the ceiling and moldings, and a darker grey on the walls.
June 22, 2012 at 10:08pm   
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Hi bonnieteng, I would start with looking at images such as the houzz website, and also it might help to visit a fabric store and pick out a pattern / design that you like and start layering the room with textures and patterns. The wall color is actually one of the last things usually being picked as there are endless choices compared to fabrics.

Good Luck.

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June 23, 2012 at 6:36am   
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I find this room very inviting and unexpected-consider all shades of white and cream.
June 23, 2012 at 7:35am   
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Last photo looks like a semi gloss on ceiling. I have heard this is also a great way to help light bounce around room.
June 23, 2012 at 7:46am     
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your plans and the suggestions i have read sound lovely for you. i wonder if something for the bed instead of more wood might have a greater impact and compliment the silvery gray walls adding a sparkling rather than subduing vibe. i just like metal and mirrored funiture and lots of glass with one stunning wood something when i have an impressive wood floor as you do. would you consider louvered shutter type closet doors to add some texture? sounds like a fun project. good luck
June 23, 2012 at 8:01am     
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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
Try Nickel 2119-50 by Benjamin Moore. This is a perfect gray/blue color. I would contrast the walls with light furniture, like white nightstands or mirror. I really love the upholstered beds with modern lines. I would suggest a white or pale fabric on the bed to contrast the walls. Take a look...

If you stain the floors dark, look for a great rug that will anchor your bed, usually an 8x10 or 9x12 works for a bedroom. I would suggest something fun and transitional to compliment modern lines on bed, like this...
Your room also looks big enough for a seating area or bench in front of your bed. Blues, creams, and tans all look great together. Perhaps some tan lounge chairs with a table in between close to the windows. Hope this helps, good luck with your project.
Charmean Neithart
June 23, 2012 at 8:21am   
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