Video:How to Choose Colors for a Master Bedroomwith Cindy Kunz
Choose colors for a master bedroom that are calming and tranquil, so that you can sleep better. Here are some tips on how to choose colors for a master bedroom.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Choose Colors for a Master Bedroom
Hi! I'm Cindy Kunz for About.com. Today I'm going to help you choose the right color for your master bedroom.
So many people put our master bedroom last in line to decorate. I know I did! Our bedroom got no attention while we worked on the rest of the house. But I took the time to repaint, and let me tell you, now I have a really nice retreat.
When you think of painting your master bedroom, think about peace and quiet and rest and relaxation, maybe daydreaming and things like reading, and of course, sleeping.
Think of Soothing Shades to Choose Colors for a Master Bedroom
Think of pale, soothing colors like a soft green, a cream, maybe a soft gray blue, an ivory color - things that make you think of soothing, quiet, peaceful light. I like to think of a sunrise - the light colors just before dawn.
Head on over to your local paint store and take a look at how they have their paint colors displayed. Maybe you'll see a strip of blues. Take a look at those blues - you're going to see a very pale, soft, soft blue, all the way down to a very deep, dark, mysterious indigo. But they're all blue! So the trick is to find the one that says: sleep.
So look for some colors that are really toned down - not too bright, not too heavy, you don't want to weight down the room, or have too much contrast that's a little too much extra stimulating. But if you really want to go for it and go for the drama, go ahead! Just know that it probably won't help you sleep.
Test Samples in Different Lighting to Choose Colors for a Master Bedroom
Take home some samples of your favorite colors, paint them up on some poster board, and try them out on different parts of your room at different parts of the day. And don't forget to look at them under your bedside light, and first thing when you get up in the morning. The color will really look different.
So sleep well, and thanks for watching! To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.