A Guide to Bedroom Colour Schemes

A Guide to Bedroom Colour Schemes

Colour can affect our mood and our happiness, so naturally, it’s important that the room we sleep in is decorated or painted using colours we find relaxing or enjoyable.

Of course, it’s ultimately down to you on how you’d like to decorate your space, but we hope you’ll find this bedroom colour scheme guide useful!


We think terracotta is a very underrated colour! It’s not just for plant pots and tableware, it can be brilliant to accessorise with. Try breaking up the deepness of the terracotta with whites and creams to create a balanced colour scheme. It works well with minimalistic decor, as well as a more rustic and natural interior.


Green is a great choice for bedding, decor and paintwork. Whether you want a darker, bolder green as a feature wall or a softer, cosier green all over, it gives a calming feel and calls back to nature. Woody and earthy tones & nature-inspired decor complete this colour scheme.


Many people back away from this colour due to its youthfulness or fear it may be too garish. Don’t fear! Pastel pinks can bring a feminine and soft feel to a room, while blush pink is great if you have a neutral canvas you’d like to add some pop to.

White & Cream

If you’d rather use white & cream, it’s a great neutral and relaxing colour to use as a base or as a wall colour. It’s great to create a clean and comfy atmosphere in a room and is perfect in master bedrooms. You can use pops of colour to add a bit of energy to your space, and if your room feels too empty or ‘clinical’, you can add pillows, rugs, blankets and art to add a more comfortable, homely feel.


Darker blues are great for accessorising or as a statement wall, while soft blues work to create a calming and mellow room. White, green and light greys are brilliant complementary colours to use with blue, such as on bed sets, photo frames and ornaments.

Orange & Yellow

You might think that bright colours like orange and yellow would be too overbearing or uncomfortable in a room but used in the right way they can be perfect and create a happy, sunshine feel to a room. Brighter yellows & oranges should be limited to one or two items like wall art or a feature wall, but calmer yellows & oranges such as pale yellow, apricot, sand and peach can be used to decorate your bed, walls and other accessories like throws and cushions.

Our top tip is to use a colour swatch book and compare any desired colours to your room to see what goes and what doesn’t.

We hope this colour scheme guide helped! Here at Made Interiors, we can also offer advice on how your fitted furniture can complement your space, whether you have already decorated or plan to after installation. To come in for a visit, book an appointment either through our website, give us a call on 01536 697996 or email us at info@madeinteriors.uk.