Want to wake up on the sunny side?
Opt for a warm shade for your sleeping space. Warm tones are great options for north or east facing rooms, or for rooms where windows are few and far between. Warm colors catch and extend natural light, keeping bedrooms from feeling chilly. At the end of the day, bedrooms with warm tones are cozy, comforting, and cocoon-like. Switch on a lamp, and wrap up your day with a warm, even glow. Below, we’ll offer several shades to warm up your space.
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Sunny shades don’t have to be super saturated to have an impact. Opt for soft, muted yellows for a cheerful, livable bedroom. Pale shades will open up a space and boost natural light. Mellow yellows heighten afternoon light, with a nod to Tuscan summers.
Shades to try: straw, primrose, butter, lemon, mustard, ocher
Pair with: rose, mint, lilac, moss, indigo, willow
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Don’t think you could live with orange? Think again! You’ll be surprised at how versatile and livable this color can be. First, choose a muted orange that’s been toned down with a healthy dose of brown. Think warm, stuccoed walls or terracotta tiles- shades of orange are timeless fixtures in countless cultures. From classic to contemporary, desert shades are all the rage. Pair a warm, russet wall with a windowsill of cacti and succulents.
Shades to try: russet, rust, cay, apricot, peach
Pair with: sage, sapphire, ivory, charcoal, navy
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Use red to add a bolt of energy to your bedroom. Strong reds work best as an accent, used on trim, door jambs, or baseboards. Alternately, paint a single wall red as a focal point behind your headboard. Many artisanal rugs are dominated by red elements- pair these with white rooms and natural wood.
Shades to try: oxblood, crimson, cayenne, brick, paprika, pomegranate
Pair with: eggshell, ebony, cerulean, emerald
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Warm grey is the neutral of now, and serves as a chic version of taupe. Be on the lookout for ‘greige,’ a hybrid between gray and traditional beige shades. Warm gray tones are an easy way into a cozy bedroom- the shade goes with just about everything. Have a bedroom set and accessories that you already love? Freshen your walls with a warm gray for a bit of a boost.
Shades to try: dove, charcoal, slate, graphite, dusk, stone, steel
Pair with: blush, cream, carbon, teal, palladian blue
Want to keep it classic? You can’t go wrong with warm white.
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Want to keep it classic? You can’t go wrong with warm white. White bedrooms feel open and airy, adding a calm, uncluttered ambience. Warm tones of white keep rooms cozy, while elegantly offsetting fine furniture and great art. Try an all white approach for an upscale feel- from weathered white furniture to plush white bedding, you’ll rest in resort-worthy style.
Shades to try: ivory, bone, buttermilk, alabaster, parchment
Pair with: smoke, cayenne, burgundy, teal, midnight
With these warm shades, your days will start bright and end right. Stretch out, curl up, and be ready to rise and shine!
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