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Choosing the right color in your bedroom, 7 expert tips


Jan 7, 2023
color in your bedroom

The room must be as close as possible to the personality of its occupants. Color is thus a way of creating a universe specific to each person . Cozy nest style by opting for a deep and intense tone or by playing with a palette of neutrals for a bright room, the avenues to explore are endless. Especially since the color has no limit and can be applied to a headboard, a ceiling and even all the walls of the bedroom . Follow the tips of Céline Gerst, color expert for Tollens, and Arnaud Lenoir, interior designer for blackStones, to define the ideal color to feel good in your room .

” Choosing a color for your room is very personal, says Céline Gerst. Everyone has their own feelings, we put aside the a priori.” Beyond trends and elaborate decoration, color is associated with well-being in the bedroom . The affinities with the families of tones must be taken into account. If you are a little lost, it is advisable to turn to your wardrobe to highlight your preferences . With a majority of blue, gray or black, cold tones are recommended . Conversely, with many red, brown or beige pieces, the warm colorsare an avenue to explore.

Highlight your desires to define your color family

Today, the bedroom is a multifunctional place and expectations diverge for this particular room. “In a bedroom, there are often two types of desire, summarizes Céline Gerst for Tollens. On the one hand, those who want a very cozy place , like a boudoir with a wrapped side. The colors are then muted, desaturated. They pull towards black like a burgundy, an anthracite grey, an aubergine violet, an ink blue, a gray khaki, a deep bluish green or even a terracotta. And on the other hand, those who aspire to light colors where the light is important. It’s a palette in neutrals and pastels like a powder pink, matte and soothing shades that absorb the light. The idea is to evacuate tensions with a calm universe.”

Consider light to determine color in the bedroom

The nuance is fine but it is a key criterion. “The notion of light is very important when deciding on the color, notes Céline Gerst. With a room facing north, the light does not change, the lighting is constant throughout the day. It has a very calm side , soothing even if the color does not live with the sun.”

Choose the color according to the style of the place and its furniture

We sometimes forget it, but the character of the apartment or the house is important in determining the colors of the room and the way to apply them. “In a Haussmannian with moldings, the idea is rather to erase all these often imperfect details, says Arnaud Lenoir of blackStones . We then turn to colors of our choice, leaving the moldings white to avoid accentuating them. Painting a section of the wall

Use color to organize spaces in the bedroom

In a bedroom, color is also intended to structure the room , especially if it houses several spaces in one. “Before deciding on the colors, it is useful to know if the bedroom is only a place of night or if there is also life with a desk, for example, questions Céline Gerst. We can then use the color to organize the space by delimiting the work and sleeping area. Depending on the volume, an alcove is created for the sleeping area or a painting is applied as a headboard.”

Carefully determine where to put color in the bedroom

Painting in the bedroom is believed to promote a sense of well-being and encourage good sleep . “We really like to put color at the head of the bed to delimit the sleeping area but also to avoid waking up to the tint”, deciphers Arnaud Lenoir. Even if she is present, she remains discreet. Another aspect, in a child’s room , color is useful to reinforce a protective side. “In the world of children, painting is done on one wall or two walls, recommends Céline Gerst. As they like to feel protected, the bed is often placed in an angle. It’s nice to work on these two walls. .”

By applying color in front of the windows, the color lives throughout the day, depending on the light (a project by blackStones).By applying color in front of the windows, the color lives throughout the day, depending on the light (a project by blackStones).blackStones

Capture all the shades of white for a bedroom

We mistakenly think it simple and classic, white has many surprises in store. In the bedroom, it should be chosen with care, at the risk of having a cold and unwelcoming room. On all the walls, a neutral white but also a slightly warmer tone with a hint of yellow are welcome.

White is handled with care for successful tonal combinations. “White is not always the best to highlight other colors, reminds Céline Gerst. For example, certain earthy shades will not support pure white, which is a little too brutal. You have to find a shade with a yellow. Next to a turquoise or a red, the contrast with the white is desired. But certain light grays also make it possible to sublimate other colors and create beautiful combinations.”

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