Paint Colors for Bedrooms 2012

Your bedroom serves as a retreat, a calming place to unwind in after a long, busy day. Bedding should be soft and inviting, and only have a TV in this room if you can hide it behind cabinet doors at night. If you plan on repainting your bedroom this year, look for paint colors that create a relaxing atmosphere. The 2012 palettes feature plenty of hues that do just that.

Neutral Aura by Behr
If you prefer your bedroom to be a warm collection of neutral shades, this palette soothes while being just that. Paint walls with the sandy Haze and the ceiling with Popped Corn. Stick with bright whites for bedding.

Blues by Sherwin Williams
The blues and grays of rivers and lakes influence this soothing palette. For a bedroom with the calming feel of a waterside retreat, opt for the blue of Lobelia for walls and gray Upward for the ceiling. Dynamic Blue on walls and Undercool on the ceiling is another option, one that offers a bit more pop. Keep bedding in the same color family or opt for soft whites.

Earthen Hues by Benjamin Moore
Not everyone has a significant other with whom they share their sleeping space. For women, this allows for more of a feminine touch in bedroom décor. In this palette, Kept Love Letters stands out. Use its blushy pink hue on the walls and pair with the glossy Crisp Linen or the heavenly French Macaroon above. Again, choose bedding that complements the wall color, taking the samples with you to the linen store.

Calm by Glidden
Lavender has long been used to calm, and this palette from Glidden embraces the herb. Palest Lavender on the walls and Dove White on the ceiling make for an airy, relaxing atmosphere. For a more unisex feel, opt for Grey Heather and Silver Birch. Textural bedding in shades just a bit darker would continue the calming theme.

Vintage Masters by Ralph Lauren
This luxurious palette includes a wide range of colors, all inspired by hues used by the world's master painters. Standouts include the blue-green of Renoir, which pairs nicely with lighter Celery. Once again, choose bedding that complements wall color.

When choosing paint colors for your bedroom, hit the closest home improvement store for samples first, then consult a professional painter regarding not only application but selection. The professionals at ProTect painters will help you narrow your options, steering you away from colors too vibrant or overwhelming for a bedroom. Your painter will even apply samples to the walls so you can see how the colors change with the light throughout the day.

When it comes time to paint, your ProTect painter will prep to ensure a smooth application, then apply the appropriate number of coats. Hiring a professional painter allows for the job to be done in the least amount of time and with minimal hassle. This proves especially important when painting your bedroom, as you don’t want to be without your nightly retreat.

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This post is a part of our 2012 Paint Colors and Trends Series.

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