These 9 Serene Bedroom Color Palettes Feel Simultaneously Calm & Chic

Written by: Kelsey Clark

You may take the occasional nap in your living room, practice self-care in your main bathroom, or even unwind after work in your sunroom with a glass of wine. But of all the rooms in a standard home, the bedroom is where relaxation is paramount.

While we love a bold accent wall or eye-catching pop of color, we’d argue that all of your design choices, from the bedding to the color palette, should work towards the end goal of rest and rejuvenation. Save the stimulating patterns and awe-inspiring wall art for your home office or living space.

When curating a soothing space, color palette is a logical place to start. We’ll spare you the lecture on color psychology, but your chosen scheme in any given room will set the atmospheric tone. Ahead, Havenly designer Kelsey Fischer shares the soothing bedroom color palette ideas she has bookmarked for design projects:

1. High Contrast Neutrals

Doze off in a sea of calming neutrals like taupe, beige, and gray, with a hint of bold black for good measure. While the overall palette leans serene and neutral, the high-contrast black adds just enough drama.


2. Coastal Blues & Grays

Soft blues and wispy grays could be considered the quintessential calming color palette (not to mention a Coastal Grandmother favorite). For a truly serene bedroom that is basically a design lullaby when you walk through the door, opt for soft gray, warm cream, and barely-there blues.


3. Boho Natural

Earth tones take inspiration from — you guessed it — mother nature, and will therefore always lean relaxing. From soothing stone gray and warm white to soft ochre and a hint of blue, this bedroom color palette is just as timeless as it is relaxing.


4. Warm Neutrals

Not only is this timeless color palette incredibly soothing, it’s completely on-trend (ICYMI: warm neutrals are the new gray). If you love the organic modern look, opt for layers of ivory, beige, taupe, mushroom, and a hint of rich brown (preferably from a vintage rug). Does it get any cozier?!


5. Moody Organic

Thanks to the neutral earth tones and the hints of moody blue and black, this palette is perfectly balanced, sophisticated, and a touch bold. It’s design-forward and visually arresting, while still offering an air of calm.


6. Calming Pastels

There’s something soothing about baby-soft pastels — there’s a reason they’re commonly used in nurseries. This palette of barely-there blues, warm blush, and soft ivory will have you counting sheep in no time. 


7. Periwinkle Pop

The smell of fresh lavender is known to relax the nervous system, and we’d argue that the same can be said for lavender decor. While this palette leans a touch glam with black and brass finishes, the layered beige and ivory bedding, plus a soft periwinkle pop, feels perfectly calming.


8. Country Blues

Nothing says serene quite like layers of calming blue, from rich navy to subtle gray-blue. Paired with the rich brick and warm wood flooring, the effect is tranquil and a touch country-inspired (down to the fresh wildflowers). 


9. Dark & Moody

One could argue that a dark, moody color palette is just as relaxing as a soft one, especially in a bedroom. Wall-to-wall shades of deep navy, denim blue, and soft slate gray create an all-encompassing mood that’s absolutely perfect for an afternoon nap.

Want a calming bedroom room of your own? Work one-on-one with our expert interior designers for just $129 per room. Get started today with our style quiz.


This article was originally seen here.

Check out our other blogs

Understanding the House Plan Approval Process: A Journey from Dream to Reality

Embarking on the journey of building your dream home is an exciting endeavor. It's an opportunity to bring your vision to life, create a space uniquely tailored to your lifestyle, and invest in your future. One key milestone in this journey is navigating the house plan approval process, which might more

The Great Indoors Meets the Wild Outdoors: The Art of Blending Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Once upon a time, in a world where walls could talk and ceilings could sing, a revolution was brewing. Homeowners were yearning for a magical union between the cozy indoors and the untamed outdoors, and architects were more than happy to oblige. This enchanting marriage of indoor and outdoor spaces more

Seizing the Moment: Why Now is the Perfect Time to Build Your Dream Home

There has never been a more opportune moment to bring your dream home to life. The current landscape of the housing market, advances in construction technology, and a renewed focus on sustainable living are converging to create the ideal conditions for building a house. In this blog, we will delve more

A Timeless Romance: Reviving Classic Architectural Styles in Contemporary House Plans

Once upon a time, in a world filled with charm and elegance, classic architectural styles enchanted us with their beauty and grace. Fast forward to the present day, and the allure of these timeless designs has been rekindled, capturing our hearts once more. Contemporary house plans are now more

Why Builders Should Have A House Plan Library

Having a large library of house plans is a valuable tool for builders. Not only does it provide more options for clients and allow for customization, but it can also help to save time and reduce costs. Here are the top six reasons why builders should have a large library of house plans: 1 - It more