If you’re getting ready to paint your master bedroom I applaud you. Most of us spend so much time making the main spaces of our home beautiful, closely followed by our kids’ rooms. Our bedrooms are usually the last place in the home that gets our attention. I’ve rounded up 15 master bedroom paint colours that are winners and will create a soothing retreat for you to hide away.
As a colour expert, I know how paint can alter any space and once you give your bedroom the attention it deserves, you’ll be amazed at how transformative it can feel. If you’re unsure of where to start when considering making a change, read this post. I’ve answered all your questions about what to consider when you’re painting your space. Now let’s find out which colours I recommend.
15 MASTER BEDROOM PAINT COLOURS
1/ BENJAMIN MOORE COLLINGWOOD
SOURCE: Heathered Nest
This colour is a chameleon that will create the most tranquil feeling in your bedroom. It’s a soft warm gray with the smallest hint of purple as an undertone. Since you’re using this in your bedroom and will likely see it in dim lighting most often, you will need to be sure you enjoy a hint of purple or violet. If you do, this is a winner.
2/ BENJAMIN MOORE SOLITUDE
SOURCE: Centered by Design
There’s no subtlety with this one, it’s a definite colour. Blue is such a great choice for the bedroom because of its calming effect. The gray undertones in this will keep it from looking like it belongs in a kids bedroom. And it will play well with just about any colour you want to mix in.
3/ BENJAMIN MOORE PROPOSAL
SOURCE: Interiors by Color
Yes it’s pink and while I realize that not everyone can convince their partner of the beauty of pink, it’s worth a try. This is the softest pink and it tends towards the cooler side but it’s also got a vibrance that keeps it from being sickly sweet. This feels grown up and sophisticated and looks super modern. Just be sure to add some strong colour to go along with it. You want to avoid another neutral. Instead, try any deeply saturated colour like navy, black or even something punchy like red and orange.
4/ BENJAMIN MOORE PINK DAMASK
SOURCE: Two Delighted
In spite of its name, this colour can actually look more like white than pink. It has a hint of yellow and would be a great background colour if you’re looking for a colour that will disappear but still look fresh and clean.
5/ BENJAMIN MOORE BALBOA MIST
This colour creates a beautiful backdrop so if you have bedding that is on the loud or bold side, this is a good choice. I think of this as a very soft greige because, depending on the light in your space, it can read both gray and beige. This one is popular for a reason and it’s a safe choice for any room but I love it for the bedroom.
6/ BENJAMIN MOORE MOUNTAIN AIR
SOURCE: Benjamin Moore
It’s hard to find images of this colour but you can see here how calming this colour is. Green is a really good choice if you’re trying to create a retreat to get away from things for a while.
7/ BENJAMIN MOORE MOUNT SAINT ANNE
Here’s another blue that will help to create a spa-like retreat to escape the noise of your family and pets (tell me it’s not just me). This blue has a hint of green so if you liked the suggestion of Solitude this will give you an option to consider. You can see even from this image that it will change according to the light in your space. While the wall behind the bed looks quite bright and clean, the corners take on a deeper hue. I love colours like this in bedrooms because they create movement in the colour.
8/ BENJAMIN MOORE SANDLOT GREY
SOURCE: Benjamin Moore
If sand met pink, this is what would be created. This is a colour that doesn’t get enough attention IMO. It’s not screaming pink but it’s got the warm undertones of pink added to a sandy neutral base. And if you’re struggling to convince someone who shares the bedroom with you that pink is perfect, this is your colour. It will give you the pink notes you’re after but will be neutral enough for all parties to be happy.
9/ BENJAMIN MOORE RAINTREE GREEN
There’s a good reason that we use green in bedrooms. It’s the colour of nature and there really isn’t anything that can calm our nervous systems as quickly as a walk through a park or a forest. If you truly want to create an oasis, this one is worth investigating.
10/ BENJAMIN MOORE OYSTER SHELL
SOURCE: Home Bunch
It’s hard to nail down this colour. It’s blue, it’s green, it’s white but actually it’s all of those mixed together to make one spectacularly soothing colour. And most of us want that for our bedrooms. It’s a beautiful backdrop for stronger colours so consider this if your furniture or bedding is a deep colour that needs attention.
11/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEA SALT
This is one of Sherwin Williams’ most beloved colours and you can see why. It’s actually a green base with gray undertones but in rooms with little light it will look blue. So if you want a colour that’s soothing but ever-changing, I would encourage you to give this a try.
12/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS CONTENTED
SOURCE: Knock Off Decor
Sage green has always been a popular choice for bedroom colours but homeowners find it difficult to pick this on their own. Often they end up with something way too green. Well fear not because Contended has you covered. It’s most definitely sage green and it has enough gray in it to keep it from ever looking bright green.
13/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS SMOOTH STONE
SOURCE: Sherwin Williams
Smooth Stone is a perfect taupe. It’s warm but it does have a hint of purple in its undertones. If you want a space that feels like a cocoon you’ll love this colour. It pairs well with other neutrals but add a bit of white and you’ll see it come to life.
14/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS ANEW GRAY
SOURCE: Room Solutions
Greige lovers, stop looking. This is your perfect pick with a perfect harmony of gray meets beige. It’s also really straddling the line between warm and cool. It’s really just the perfect greige.
15/ SHERWIN WILLIAMS LIKEABLE SAND
SOURCE: Building Bluebird
We’re wrapping up my favourite 15 bedroom paint colours with this beauty. I would describe this as a sand colour with hints of pink or peach. It will change less than a neutral but you’ll definitely notice a change as the light of the day changes.
There’s a lot of things to consider when picking a paint for your bedroom but the most important question to ask is how do you want to feel? Is this a retreat from your day or do you need this space to energize you? Paint has the ability to create a tranquil, calming space but if you spend most of your time there during daytime hours, you might need something more bold that lifts your mood. Let me know what you decide and happy painting!
If you know your design style but you struggle with which paint to use, take a look at my Made-For-You paint palettes. They take the guesswork out and give you the confidence to get started.