Need help in deciding on bedroom colors

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6/18/2012 at 9:07:28 PM


I need some help in choosing the right colors for my bedroom. I am redecorating my bedroom. The main colors would be black and pink. I came across these color palettes and I love them all! I need help in choosing the better color palette for my bedroom.

Thanks for the help!

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Robert from Robert Graul in Montreal
Date/Time6/18/2012 at 10:15:41 PM

Hello Clariss,

You are much better off to go to your local paint store where they have people who deal with colour palettes as part of their profession. You will be able to have a back and forth discussion that I am sure will resolve your dilemma.

Good luck with your project !


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Date/Time6/19/2012 at 6:58:35 AM

I know a lot of people that are color challenged. In cases like this your best bet is to hire a interior

Designer. Talk to a few of them until you meet the one you feel confertable with. Tell them what you want the end result to look like.

I'm sure you will feel great when it's all done.

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Date/Time6/19/2012 at 9:17:38 AM

Hi Clariss,

The colour palettes you have chosen are lovely but did you notice that none of the dark colours on those palettes are actually black? They are dark browns and one is a dark charcoal. Black can be harsh as a wall paint unless you are going for a very modern look. Maybe use something like Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal as an accent wall against a soft grey (Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter Gray Owl). Or do the room in a soft pink with lots of dark accents. When choosing a pink, pick something that is slightly grey so that you don't get the baby girl pink room. Benjamin Moore Melted Ice Cream is nice.

If you need more help, definitely enlist the services of a professional. Most good paint stores will have a colour consultant that they recommend and even a few good painting companies will offer professional colour consultation as part of their services.

Good luck with your project

Heidi Nyline

Warline Painting Ltd.

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Date/Time6/19/2012 at 9:46:09 AM

Hi Clariss,

One other person commented and recommended you hire the expertise of an interior decorator/designer. This is great advice if you're unsure.

There are several details that we need to know before pointing you in the right colour direction. First of all, the room size, windows (and what size and direction do they face), ceiling height, what type of flooring do you have (or thinking of changing?). Your general age (not need for specifics :), using existing furniture or replacing.

Sometimes, all the inspiration you need is a colour palette (such as your "Pink Haze") or an inspiration piece or fabric (I recommend choosing your bedding first before picking your colours).

Hope this has been helpful. Just remember, there are thousands of paint colours that you can match to your linens, draperies etc, but it doesn't work the other way around!

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Date/Time6/21/2012 at 11:26:15 AM

Hello Clariss

I noticed you did not show your region. In Ottawa, where we operate we direct clients to a professional colour and light coordinator who has experience in guiding clients through this process. It's helpful to use her services, because she keeps in touch with paint, lighting and other suppliers who are constantly presenting new products and shades to the market,

Hope this helps.

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Peter in Calgary
Date/Time5/20/2021 at 10:38:22 AM


I often tell my clients to get that clean fresh look, don't be afraid to paint your walls, baseboards, casing and doors all in a fresh white. I often recommend Benjamin Moore, Oxford White, CC-30 for that fresh clean look.

Need help in deciding on bedroom colors
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Payton in Toronto
Date/Time7/15/2021 at 4:59:34 AM

I don't like the last at all. Too much pink for a badroom. I've recently painted my badroom with light gray color and one wall with dark green. It looks amazing, so cozy!

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Date/Time8/11/2021 at 5:06:31 PM

A lot of great points made here but I just wanted to add one more. It is a good idea to go with a color like white or grey because it can set a tone for decorating.

With colors like pink they are more difficult to decorate around because your room can either become too Hello Kitty, or it could turn in to a teenager dressing himself messy. What I always tell my clients is to picture three steps ahead and then decide. After you choose your color, would you want red or yellow bedsheets? Or maybe a blue desk chair? If you start to see things working as a whole it is a lot easier to make these decisions off the bat.

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