(Closed) Thoughts on dark/warm paint tones for a bedroom?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: What wall color/tones do you prefer for your bedroom?
    Light/White : (13 votes)
    22 %
    Bright/Cheery (yellow, pink, orange, etc) : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Dark/Warm (gray, blue, green, etc) : (37 votes)
    63 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    8394 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I personally like dark colors. You could always do just an accent wall if you think it might be too overwhelming.

    Post # 4
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My bedroom is charcoal grey. It sophisticated and cozy as hell! Go for it!

    Post # 5
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Our old bedroom was dark chocolate and our new bedroom is dark gray.  I would never have chosen to paint a bedroom that dark but since they’re rentals, I got to experiment with what the last tenants left.  That said, we ended up really liking the darker colors, especially when we want to sleep in on the weekends!

    Post # 6
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Personally, I dislike dark wall colors only due to the cleaning factor.  Dust accumulates really quickly and I wouldn’t like to have to wash walls weekly.  (We have cats though…so we have major dust/dander issues in this house.) 




    Post # 7
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Our bedroom is very warm. We painted it a nice beige colour but also painted two wallsh dark chocolate. It looks amazing with both colours… maybe you can go that route ?

    In design they alway say to make the inner walls, the accent ones.

    Most of our house now has 2 and 3 colours now in each room. All colours compliment eachother and it separates the space pretty nicely.

    You also have to look how the lighting is in your room. 

    I would never paint our bedroom all dark chocolate though, cuz that would be too dark.

    Post # 8
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    In the past two years, I’ve lived in two different places, and the bedrooms in both places were SO different.
    In the first place, I painted the walls a deep chocolate brown. It was seriously gorgeous. I also hung up light-cancelling curtains.
    After about a year in that place, my husband and I bought our new house and I went a completely different direction. I painted our current bedroom a super light greige <-Gray/Beige color and hung up sheer white curtains with all white trim.
    I sleep SO much better in the light-colored room. I thought the dark colors of the first would be calming….not so much!  

    Post # 9
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I’ve never considered our grey bedroom to be dark, but it’s more of a cool/blue-ish grey.  This room gets the most sun of all of our rooms, has two windows and lighter flooring so here’s a pic for your consideration:


    Post # 10
    1448 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It really depends on how much natural light the room gets.  Fiance picked a beautiful muted rose color with lots of warm grey in it for the master bedroom of his condo, and depending on the lighting it can look cozy or cheery.

    Can you post a swatch or Pantone number of the blue/grey you are looking at?

    Post # 11
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Mine is a dark blue, i love it 🙂 maybe a tad lighter then navy but with a hint of green. My furniture is white our light colored, and my curtains are black but i like the darknessof it, definitely cozy to sleep 😛

    Post # 12
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I love our (fairly dark) smoky purple room. Disregard the messy room. (BTW-Sample Dress is for sale,for cheap, it’s a small size 20.)

    Post # 13
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I once had a red bedroom.  It took a while to find the right red, that wasn’t screaming in the sunlight and wasn’t black in low light, but once I did, it was quite lovely.  For those thinking of going red, the winner was Drum Beat from the Home Depot.  I think it was Behr.  It was one of the two major brands they stock.  The sample card looked too dark, but the paint itself was perfect on my walls.  I’m all for color 🙂

    Post # 14
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

    You could choose a lighter blue/grey color instead.  My bedroom used to be this color and it was so gorgeous!  Everyone complimented it.  I intially wanted to go darker but my dad convinced me to go with the same shade, two hues lighter and it was a good choice!

    Post # 15
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Not super dark, but darker. It’s a bedroom, ffs. Dark is good for sleeping.

    Post # 16
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I started with a light yellowy beige, then went to a blueish grey that was really just sort of a light blue (I think it was Behr Skyline Steel), and now have a dark grey (Ben Moore Galveston Grey) and LOVE it!


    And a better pic of the grey.


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