Common paint colors are neutral browns, taupe or gray for adult bedrooms, whereas bright shades of green or red are popular in rooms for children. Guest bedrooms are typically painted with blue or yellow colors.
Bedroom paint color depends upon the occupant and should blend with furniture, bedding and accessories. Soothing relaxing colors are suitable for adult bedrooms where sleeping primarily occurs. Warm browns evoke sultry romantic moods. Taupe, gray or tan colors create sophisticated ambiance and sandy brown imitates a spa.
Because children play and study as well as sleep in their bedrooms, paint colors are brighter. Younger children favor blues and greens for a fun atmosphere. Teenage girls choose purple, a brain stimulating color. In guest bedrooms used by visitors, paint colors are muted shades of timeless blue, serene yellow or gender-neutral tan.
In any bedroom with space and natural light issues, use different tones. In a small adult bedroom, paint the walls cappuccino brown and the trim pale cafe au lait to add depth and sophistication. To reflect light in a child's room, paint the walls turquoise blue, jade green or sunlight yellow. For a guest bedroom with southern facing windows, use dark beige paint to create welcoming warmth and comfort.