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Friday, July 20, 2012

What Colors Do YOU like in YOUR Bedroom?


Design will always be subjective, and so will our color choices. I find when it comes to our bedrooms we will choose a color that gives us a particular feeling.

I know in choosing the colors for my master I definitely went for a feeling of tranquility that the ocean gives to me.

I wanted a soft, soothing, ocean feeling. Soft blues of the sky, white of the clouds, a soft linen color representing the sand and blues and greens found in the water.

When I enter my bedroom at night I have to say I take a deep sigh, and I am ready to be transported to a good nights sleep.

All the above images are of my very own master bedroom/bath area.  

As you read in my previous post we will be getting a new bed (hopefully!)I thought I would show you some of the images that inspired me when we went looking for a new bed.

It was important to me that the new bed maintained the original look and feeling of the existing bed. Here are some of the rooms that inspired me………

This bed is very close to the look that my new bed will have. It has a darker frame with lighter fabric. It even has a bench at the end of the bed with a linen gingham fabric similar to mine.

I love the soft muted tones using mostly creams and whites.

The walls in this room are very similar in color to my wall color. I love the all white bedding. This is the direction I think I will be going.

Another all white bed with just a soft touch of color and an over sized bolster. I love an oversized bolster or lumbar pillow on beds or sofas. I am probably going to have a soft linen colored lumbar pillow made for my room.

The softness of blue and white is so appealing to me. I do find it hard to find just the right blue with just the right softness. It seems as if most of the blues I find are either to gray or a tad dark for my taste.

This room has all the colors that I love, plus a pop of green. I love the botanical leaf prints on the wall. Notice the monogrammed lumbar pillow, this is what I have in mind for my bed

This room is done in all white and linen. I find this very soothing also, but would love it more if the walls were a soft shade of blue. Gorgeous bedding!!

In this room blue is more dominant. It is equally as soft and soothing as a room with more white.

These are only a few of the rooms that inspire me, if you would like to see more you can go to my Pinterest boards, just click on any of the titles below and it will take your right to my inspiration boards….

I am curious, what color, and feel do you like for your own personal bedroom?

Bed update: I just received a call, and our bed is in a truck on its way to Ethan Allen!!



Woodside Park said...

Hi, Kathysue -
Love the mosaic tiles in your bathroom. Are those glass or porcelain tiles? They have such a fresh luminous look. Your bedroom is very pretty and serene. I also like cool and calm ocean colors.

Stacy CUrran said...

I have almost the exact same colors that you do, even in the bathroom! But of course I used a lot of black, too, like the zebra rug to make it a little funky. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I wish I did more like yours. Go figure!!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Hi Kathysue,
I'd love to redecorate my bedroom in white, cream and soft blue. Right now, it's a light beige, black and dark purple.
I decorated the space for my hubby. His favorite color is purple, and of course, almost every man seems to like black!
He feels very comfortable in the room and loves the color palette. I can live with it if it makes him happy!
Have a wonderful day,
Wendi xo

carol jane said...

Oh my goodness! Your room is gorgeous, and i want to take a nap right now. So pretty and soothing. Those are the exact colors I WANT to use in my bedroom. Right now I have a lot of greens and ivory. Just ready for a change. What color/brand paint is used on your walls? I want to go out and get it right now!

Connie said...

Your bedroom is wonderful. I could be very contented there. I especially like the mirrors above the bed-side tables. This a space often left blank.
I find blue and white comforting and soothing and I don't grow tired of it as quickly as say..red.
Last fall, I used Benjamin Moore- Polar Sky and we really love it. It does not have aqua tones but is blue with only slight gray undertone. You don't look at it and think "gray". I would encourage you to look at it in the store and see what you think.
I have added more white and soft green in the decor.

The enchanted home said...

Hi there...all soooo pretty! My favorite of all are the light soft colors, the palest hint of blues, ivories, to me it makes a room feel like a pesonal oasis..a refuge for the soul at the end of a long hard day. I love your bedroom.......so pretty and inviting.

Love this post, and hope you have a great weekend!

Merlin said...

I love a setee' at the foot of the bed - easy to lean back and put on those summer sandals!! franki

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely, kathysue. mine is just a hair more gray than yours. (oops, did I just put "gray" and "hair" in the same sentence? not good.)

yours is so restful seeming! enjoyed this post very much...donna

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Kathysue, I love your room and can't wait to see that new bed! Any news yet? We think alike. Our room is also white, cream, soft blue walls, (Silver Strand by Sherwin Williams)with some gold fors accent, and mirrored bed side tables. Still working on the bath...

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I like to change my bedding from Winter to Summer. I am thinking of all NEW colors in the new house but not sure just what yet. I do know I am going to do one guest bedroom and bath in all blue and white and lots of blue and white porcelains! Can't wait!

NanaDiana said...

I love the "feeling" of your bedroom. I have a soft greige paint color with drapes that are a shade lighter. Our bedding is layered with cream and off-white and the furniture is a dark rich wood (hubby's choice- not my own). It is the only room he really wanted the dark wood in so I caved....lol

The master bath echos those colors and I have a separate bath/vanity area that I have pumped up with a bit of soft blue and rose and green.

Hope you are having a great day- xo Diana

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your bedroom is so soothing...such pretty soft and traquil colors. My bedroom is a variation of the rest of the house ~ rose, cream and green.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your bedroom and bath as always, Kathysue! Good news about your new bed!...hugs...Debbie