Calming Bedroom Colors

When it comes to decorating a room, color is everything, and no space is more important than your bedroom. The bedroom should be your sanctuary—a place where you can unwind in the evening and feel refreshed in the morning. Colors and accents play a large role in your decision whether you’re incorporating feng shui into your bedroom style or simply deciding how to decorate a small bedroom.

Bedroom colors and moods complement each other and set the tone for a restful night’s sleep. While some color choices are subjective, others have the same effect on the majority of us. Start feeling more zen with these 15 calming bedroom color schemes. Colors are incredible visual tools that have been shown to influence your mind. Each person has a unique relationship with certain colors. Colors have an effect on you, according to professional psychologists.

If a color can affect your mood or first impressions, don’t you want a bedroom that immediately puts you in a state of calm relaxation? We’ve compiled a list of calming bedroom colors for you, but keep in mind that everyone’s interpretation of each color will be different. Follow your instincts.

White, light grey, and beige

When it comes to colors, it’s often best to start with an airy base color like light gray, white, or beige. These soothing colors have a way of brightening and expanding a space. They are the ideal foundation for incorporating other colors, whether you use them on three walls with a different color as an accent wall, saturating your room with these base colors in your bedding, such as  Bamboo sheets, or accent furniture and décor.


Blue has always been a favorite for bedroom colors, whether it’s an icy blue, a deep ocean blue, or something in between. Natural colors are always a good place to start when looking for calming colors. A cloudless blue sky greets you when you step outside on a beautiful day. If you live near a beach or a lake, the blue water is what draws you in.


Green is another prominent color in nature! An earthy sage may wash over you with a sense of calm, whereas something a little deeper may recall your first visit to a rainforest-themed spa. Green and blue are equally beautiful when combined in a room as they are in nature.


Muted lavender may be the right color to put your mind at ease, and it pairs well with silver or gold. Set up your lavender aromatherapy, and your bedroom will be your peaceful haven in no time.

Sea Blue

Over the bed, there is a light blue wall design. Every time you enter your bedroom, transport yourself to the sea. Sea blue symbolizes peace and tranquillity, making it an ideal choice for a peaceful bedroom. However, keep in mind that the softer styles necessitate a certain amount of finesse. To add some variety, consider adding an accent wall or using something as simple as a darker toned picture frame.

Pastel Purple 

Purple bed decor with a tribal rug. While deep purple is associated with sadness and frustration, lighter purple shades (or a form of lavender) are thought to be peaceful and tranquil. Pastel purple works well as a wall color or as an accent color to any neutral, but don’t overdo it. It can be incorporated into your area rug, tabletop frames, or even a blanket draped over the back of a chair.

Dusty Pink

Dusty pink bedding with a green wall. While pink is traditionally associated with femininity, dusty pink is a soothing color for any bedroom. Dusty pink as a wall color or accent will help create feelings of security if you have a fear of the unknown. Dusty pink works well as an accent color in any pastel color scheme. Consider incorporating a dusty rose nightlight or lamp into your décor.

Sage Green

Green accent wall with bedroom decor in sage green. Sage green represents nature, making it a symbol of renewal and peace. Green is associated with good fortune and renewal in many cultures. Use potted plants to bring out the true nature of your bedroom. Your sanctuary will be complete with leafy foliage, decorative pots, and perhaps even a little bamboo.

Light Yellow

Yellow bedroom accessories. Yellow is one of the most vibrant colors on the spectrum, making it an excellent choice for a bedroom that will make you feel refreshed and vibrant. Remember to use something muted to ground the bright yellow. Deep tones in photography, frames, and furniture will prevent you from flying too close to the sun.

Pale Orange

Decorated pale orange bedroom. Orange is associated with both physical and emotional strength. Choose a muted orange, such as apricot, peach, or a light orange-red, for master bedrooms. As a nightstand centerpiece, place some branches in a whimsical vase or use custom candles.

Muted Gray

Gray bed with blanket and accessories. Gray color schemes are essential in any calming master bedroom. Gray is emotionless, which helps to balance our emotions. Any bedroom will feel more at ease with a muted gray accent wall or decor. This color will be balanced by white photo frames, green potted plants, or even pastel pillows.

Rustic Red

Bedding in rustic red with a wood headboard. Choosing the right shade of red for your bedroom can make or break the design. An earthy red terracotta can help ground and calm your thoughts. A soft, earth-honed red can be used to bring a soft, relaxing warmth into a rustic home’s master bedroom.


Paint isn’t the only way to introduce a soothing color into your bedroom. Renters may not have that option to begin with. You can still incorporate those soothing colors with the following: Think wood as a call to nature, plush rugs, scenic paintings, bedding, window treatments, wall planks, or plants.

There is no doubt that the world of color has a significant and personal impact on each individual. Take the time to discover the colors that soothe and relax you. Use those colors to create the ultimate relaxing bedroom.