Bedroom Paint Color Advice?

July 19, 2018

Our new bed frame is black and we switch between grey and brown sheets/comforter throughout the year. I am getting ready to paint our walls, but am not sure which color will look decent with either comforter set.


Any suggestions? I prefer no white and would like a soothing color (nursery in our room).

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November 22, 2015

I have a bedroom with a black bed and black and gold bedding. What colour should I paint my walls?


November 23, 20150 found this helpful
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Pale gold for the walls, but you need an accent color--something restful. Greens and blues and other pastels are considered restful, but I am not sure--a golden peach maybe. This is tricky. Thanks for the challenge.

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September 7, 2010

Okay, I'm 15 and my room needs a serious make-over. My bed has a black head and foot board. My favorite colors are onyx black, crimson red, and midnight blue. I wanted to paint my whole room black, but you know moms. Anyway, she said I can have one base wall black, but I don't know how to go from there. And yes I'm goth. I need some serious help. Please and thank you!

By Sarah from Petersburg, VA


September 7, 20100 found this helpful

My daughter (19 now) is also into the goth look and when she did her bedroom, we also compromised! She ended up with a deep, dark gray on 3 walls and black on the fourth. She then used blood red as an accent color (pillows on her bed), little pottery jars, etc. Perhaps you could do the same thing by also using midnight blue in accessories for your room.

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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

In addition to all black walls making the room very dark and difficult to light, it's hard to paint over. I'd try white or a very pale green or blue (blue must be in the same blue family as midnight, just lighter) for the other three walls. Curtains/drapes, gothic artwork on the walls, pillows and all accessories could be black, red or midnight blue. It could be very dramatic! I think the lighter-colored walls would give the room a more spacious feeling while retaining the drama of the dark colors. Other wall decorations on the lighter walls could include one or more gothic outfits or articles of clothing on decorative hangers, gothic posters, long strings of beads (black, red, midnight...), a couple of huge black butterflies with red/blue on wings. Good luck with your project!

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September 9, 20100 found this helpful

Remember that black lace is relatively cheap, easy to install and easier to remove. Don't count out your mom's advice and reservation dear. She recognizes your desires but she also knows you probably won't be goth forever. If you go with one black wall, then a blue you two can agree on, then black lace over those walls, you can both be happy.
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September 9, 20100 found this helpful

I was going to suggest using fabric but I love Poor But Proud's idea even better! Both black and red paint are horrid to try to paint over even with using a coat or two of primer so please be kind to your mom and color the walls with fabric of some sort instead. Also, you can use the fabric or lace again for another project. ;-)

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September 9, 20100 found this helpful

A foster mom told me this idea years ago and it has always stuck with me (she wasn't my foster mom but a friend), to allow each of the children their own space and allow them to express themselves she did one of two things; one was use cloth to cover walls and such in the colors the children loved, and the other was either make or build a large box (imagine footlocker type) and allow them to decorate it in any color or fashion (within reason) they so chose, and they could then also have throw pillows on their beds to match the rest of the room.

So instead of the black walls, maybe get some fabric (you can buy those light weight gauze type curtains pretty cheap) and if they don't come in your color, try dyeing) and then getting a footlocker for the foot of your bed (you can add a pillow or pillows to it to make a bench) and use lots of other pillows to accent the colors. Then no one will notice the light color walls, she might even let you have all 4 walls if you use fabric. (Curtain rods make great hangers along the walls too.)
Hope that helps and remember, one of these days. You may decide to change from the goth look.

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September 10, 20100 found this helpful

One black wall and 3 cream walls would look good with lots of silver and/or gold accessories on them. You can get gold and silver paint to customize picture and mirror frames. You could then have just a few red accents, a vase ? a cushion ? a mobile hanging from the ceiling ?

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September 20, 20100 found this helpful

Instead of painting the walls hang a black sheet, this way you can add anything to it without damaging the walls. Try pleating it before you hang it, this will make the room cozy. Add silver to your black, this will lighten things up a little. If you are allowed to paint things like a lamp, or a desk chair, paint them silver and add red or blue designs on them. Cover your dresser with a black sheet, paint anything on it you like.

Remember to stick with one highlight color, either red or blue. Add your red or blue highlight color all around the room so your eye travels around the room. Another thing you can do with the black sheets is draw on them with bleach and a paint brush, try this on a small piece of fabric as the bleach will bleed (use a small brush). Cover or paint your lamp shade, again put some kind of design on it so the light will shine through. Hang silver chains on the edge of the lamp shade, or silver yarn. Silver ribbon put around the edge of the lamp shade. Try finding silver or black contact paper and trim your mirror. Cover your bed with a black sheet add silver ribbon, make some pillow cover with silver material add red or blue ribbon.

Ask your mom first before trying any of these suggestions. I don't want you to get in trouble. Good luck!

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January 15, 2020

I have just decorated my bedroom and have painted it a light cream (Dulux natural calico). Then I painted my chimney and bed wall a copper patina effect (Craig and Rose paint). So it's basically copper with a turquoise kind of pattern that I've made over some of it. You can see a photo of what it should look like on their site. It is meant to look like a rust effect.

I have a few grey pieces in the room such as a light shade and storage box and I painted my furniture navy. I have no idea what colour curtains to go for? I thought navy, then maybe grey or black with a gold pattern. I have no idea and need help. I spent a lot of time with the paint and I want the rest to come together. Thank you for any help given.

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March 10, 2018

I have tri colored tan carpet in my bedroom with other oak wood. What would be a good color choice to make my room appear larger and brighter?

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December 23, 2014

I have pink curtains and medium-dark wood furniture. Would blue walls work well in my bedroom?

By Kim B from England


December 24, 20140 found this helpful

I think it would give your bedroom a very soothing and inviting Victorian/Federal look. Quite charming if you add a heavy fabric floral patterned spread - maybe baby cabbage roses? Just my opinion if that helps.

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April 3, 2013

I painted my bedroom with two different colors. My large wall is nautical blue and the other three walls are cream. Something is wrong. It doesn't look right. Can someone offer suggestions?

By Chris B


April 4, 20130 found this helpful

Who knew shades of white could be so complicated! When I buy paint I tend to defer to the little picture books in the paint isle. They do it for a living and know which ones look best together. Besides repainting, maybe you could get some accessories the cream color to hang on the blue wall. Maybe something with cream/beige shells?

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April 4, 20130 found this helpful

You may want to extend the nautical blue into the 3 beige walls...maybe a few accent lines. If you bring in a 3rd color, such as red, it may come together better. Or consider painting the beige walls white.

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April 5, 20130 found this helpful

Rooms often have two to three colours. Main (really should be neutral, so if you change your decor later, you won't clash), trim is a second but not as dominant colour. Often this will be crown molding, baseboards, window frames, etc. You can make this earth tones like sage, light pumpkin, to name a couple, or jewel colours, dark sapphire blue, emerald green, ruby red, etc. Last will be your accent. This will be the least used. Accent colours will tie in the first two. Accents are usually things like throw pillows, vases, pictures/frames. Often accent colours have a lot of pop, are extremely bold, and a little bit will go a long way, just as too much will overpower.

Maybe it isn't a missing colour you are needing, but theme. You said your wall is nautical blue. Without going overboard, maybe art with beach scenes or old ships on the sea, or lighthouses could be introduced.

As for bedding, I personally would go for cream with a piping of nautical or have it as a secondary. If you have it as primary, your bedding may not exactly match your wall. However, if that does not bother you, then by all means, both choices would be viable.

Just be careful when working with dark colours. In small rooms, dark colours can make a small room tiny and stifling. Make sure if you use a very dark colour in a small room, it is not the dominant one, or you have a lot of natural light, as well as a mirror to bounce the light around. Dark colours in a very large room can make it seem not so large or intimidating. It also absorbs sounds a little better than lighter ones, I believe.

Yeah, this is a novel of an answer to a paragraph of a question, but I hope I helped and/or gave you some fresh ideas.

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September 14, 2015

I have a comforter set that is white with black trim and a dark bed room set. What color should I do my walls and use as an accent?

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January 26, 2015

I am moving into a house that has dusty rose for the carpet, which can not be changed. I have oak furniture and would like to know what colors would go, bedspread, throw, wall color, etc. I don't want anything to frilly.


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October 18, 2014

I am redecorating a spare bedroom which already has gold curtains, mahogany wardrobes, and a dark-wood floor. Wat color do you suggest for the walls? The bedding has gold, pale green, and dark and light pink.

By Val

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March 23, 2014

I have a gold comforter and brown curtains. What color paint would you go with on the walls?

By Amy O.


March 24, 20140 found this helpful

Beige or ivory would be good for the walls . Then you could accessorize with orange, blue or turquoise for throw pillows, vases or picture frames.

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March 28, 20140 found this helpful

Consider a very pale mint green. Sounds odd for a bedroom, but if pale it is very pretty. Changes "color" as the sun light moves across the room.

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October 17, 2011

I have mahogany colored cherry wood furniture. What would be a good color to paint my walls in this room? Thank yo.u

By Terri


October 18, 20110 found this helpful

I would stay in the warm family of colors range. Perhaps peach, apricot or a copper color?

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October 19, 20110 found this helpful

When in doubt it is always green for me. Nature tells us that green goes with everything, green grass, green trees, green leaves, etc. Of course you have to choose between the different shades of green that you want.
Karen in Salem beautiful Oregon

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July 26, 2016

I live in a mobile home, and I want to repaint my kitchen. My cabinets are light brown and my counter tops are a plum color. The walls are vinyl wallpaper that you paint over and they have like grape looking stuff on wall. What color should I paint it?

And in my bedroom, I love to change my curtains and bedspread a few times a year, so what color would be good for me?

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I want to change the color of my bedroom. My bedroom furniture and bedroom set is black and the carpet I got is white, but I don't know what colors will look nice on the walls. I was thinking probably of painting the ceiling white and two walls gray and two burgandy. Can you help me please?

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May 17, 2016

What color should I paint walls to go with a cream color canopy bed? It is a fairly small room and the entire house is dark, but I want to lighten it up to make the room appear larger.


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November 15, 2015

What colour goes well with maple and white bedroom furniture? I am slightly colour blind, so I really need help. I am revamping the bedroom with a fitted wardrobe.

I will be buying new carpet, curtains, and painting the walls.

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