Choosing the right colour for your bedroom

Highlight your desires to define your colour family

Today, the bedroom is a multifunctional place and expectations differ for this particular room. Those who want a very cosy place, like a boudoir with a wrapped side. deaf, desaturated. They draw towards black like a burgundy, an anthracite grey, an aubergine purple, an ink blue, a grey khaki, a deep bluish-green, or even terracotta. And on the other hand, those who aspire to light colours where light is important. It is a palette in neutrals and pastels like powdery pink, matte and soothing hues that absorb light. The idea is to evacuate tension with a calm universe.

Work on colour associations in the bedroom

Once your desires are set, the colour palette becomes a great playground where you like to have fun with unique weddings full of personality. “We can handle colour with a major shade and a specific one through painting but also accessories, textiles or furniture, suggests Céline Gerst. If we apply a neutral major tone, an anthracite grey, for example, we create a contrast with brighter tones such as almond green or greyish-blue. When you start with a mastic beige, you can add a touch of ochre, tones between khaki and yellow which work more in shades.

In keeping with the times, dark or very marked colours emerge from the shadows and take over the house. “These colours with a lot of character are sufficient on their own, continues the expert. We are sometimes tempted to combine several shades together but it is not always necessary.” 

Take into account the light to determine the colour in the room

The shade is fine but it is a key criterion. “The notion of light is very important in deciding on the colour, notes Céline Gerst. With a room facing north, the light does not change, the lighting is constant throughout the day. It has a very calm side. , soothing even if the colour does not live with the sun. ” 

In order to realize the effect of light on colour, it is advisable to paint a board or sheet of 50 x 50 cm and hang it on the wall for a whole day. Over the hours, we notice the evolution of the colour. 

Choose the colour according to the style of the place and its furniture

It is sometimes forgotten but the character of the apartment or the house is important in determining the colours of the room and the way to apply them. “In a Haussmannian with mouldings, the idea is rather to erase all these often imperfect details, indicates Arnaud Lenoir of Blackstone’s. We then turn to the colours of our choice, leaving the mouldings in white to avoid accentuating them. Painting a section of wall without going up to the ceiling will also give a feeling of space to the room. In a loft-style apartment, the architectural elements being strong, we go more towards neutrals to highlight them. ” 

Another strong element, the furniture defines the appropriate colours in a room. “In a room with light wood furniture, for example, we recommend soft colours such as pastels”, continues the interior designer. The essence of the wood, more or less dark, the size of the furniture, and its volume are decisive. In a small bedroom with little light and a large walnut wardrobe, we tend more towards light colours to avoid darkening the room (unless you want to create a cocoon effect).