Warm Color Scheme
All warm colors have a natural affinity for each other so a color palette of yellow and red makes a cozy combination in this small bedroom. The antique wood bureau brings more warmth to the room and enhances its traditional style. The white ceiling, trim, and bed linens provide neutral visual breaks and keep the palette light .
Daisy-yellow walls create a happy background for this welcoming bedroom. Softened by white woodwork, beaded-board wainscoting and headboard, and a whitewashed pine floor, the yellow makes a sunny statement reiterated by the charming little footstool. To cool down the sunshine color, baby blue, azure, and apple green complete the color palette in the bedding, cafe curtains, bench, and rug .
Color with Character
Butterscotch tones add warm brown notes to this charming and traditional bedroom where color and paint create character in a small space. The rich yellow walls are painted to mimic wide wooden boards, while yellow and ivory toile linens, yellow chintz valance, golden sconces, and the bold contrast of an iron bed combine to produce a look that?s simple yet sophisticated .
This serene bedroom makes judicious use of color and pattern for a nearly neutral color palette that promotes relaxation. Dashes of buttery tints dot the room but the comfy chaise is the only element that is solidly yellow. Cool tones of sage green and sky blue complement the color with cool hues. Window treatments, an upholstered bench, and the eye-catching hooked rug capture all the colors of the scheme in equal measure .
This cookie-cutter bedroom lacked focus, so an accent wall papered in a pretty yellow-and-white pattern gives it the visual interest it needed. The paint is matched to the wallpaper on the accent wall for a cohesive look. Though the room is vibrant, repeating the same color keeps it calm. Shades of yellow, with hints of ivory and beige, unify multiple patterns. The upholstered bed frame sport solid fabrics as a quiet foundation for patterns. The drapery motif works because it?s of a smaller scale than the other patterns in the room .
A mix of styles and cultures brings warmth and personality to this streamlined bedroom. The stage is set with pale yellow walls that complement the sunny aspect of the bank of lightly dressed windows opposite the bed. The handcrafted bedstead, too, injects color with bright yellow paint and powder-blue bedding accents. A midcentury reupholstered chair and sleek console bring the sleekness of metal framing. Ethnic collections in dark, rustic wood add both patina and global sensibility .
In this traditional-style master bedroom, vanilla walls provide the lightness it needs to keep it from appearing too stuffy and heavy. The dark four-post bedstead and nightstands dominate the room, but the bed gets a bit of lighthearted yellow and white toile pattern on the coverlet so it doesn?t take itself too seriously. Glossy white on the trim and ceiling serves as a foil to the deep charcoal carpet.
Canary yellow bedding gives this nearly neutral bedroom something to sing about. Beige walls, walnut flooring, and a patterned brown ottoman provide a neutral foundation that keeps the small space from feeling cramped. White on the angled ceiling visually lifts the height of the room while a nubby white rug lightens the dark flooring and adds sink-into softness. White linens, nightstands, and shades put the spotlight on the yellow quilt and shams. At the window, a cool watery aqua adds a cool contrast .
A Depression-era quilt got the color party started in this lively bedroom. Sunny-yellow figural and striped fabrics dress the bed and windows and tie the sky blue wicker chairs to the other furnishings. A simply striped blue-and-white cotton rug lightens the dark-stained walnut floors. Paneling, window muntins, and ceiling trusses provide a white-on-white series of geometric lines and patterns that add visual depth and interest without intruding on the already active group of fabric patterns .
A restful palette, cozy bedding, and the right nightstand make this bedroom a cocoon of color and comfort. The one-color scheme is easy on the eyes and just as easy to pull off. Vary the intensity of the color by keeping walls a couple of shades lighter than the bedding. To keep the palette from veering too far toward a sweet pastel scheme, add plenty of neutrals such as this bordered rug, graphic charger artwork, and the tiered night table. Add texture with a tone-on-tone wallpaper pattern, nubby throw, and crocheted pillow .