Bedrooms Painted in Pastels from Benjamin Moore

Punches of aqua augment the warm gray walls in the master bedroom. Tongue and groove paneling adorns the tray ceiling. Paint: Winter Gates, Benjamin Moore.

Winter Gates, Benjamin Moore painted walls.  Via Martha O'Hara Interiors

Winter Gates, Benjamin Moore painted walls. Via Martha O’Hara Interiors

For some people, pale purple can look juvenile, but by adding black and white accents and elegant accessories, such as the lighting fixture shown in this bedroom, lavender will look mature and sophisticated. This paint color is Slip by Benjamin Moore. Tell us: Have you used tints in your home? Please let us know in the Comments. Read more stories about decorating with color.

Pale purple bedroom with walls painted in Slip by Benjamin Moore via Jackson Paige Interiors, Inc.

Pale purple bedroom with walls painted in Slip by Benjamin Moore via Jackson Paige Interiors, Inc.

Tips – Take a cue from the color palette in the room: If the walls are a cool color (green, blue, gray, purple), choose a cool white trim; if the walls are a warm hue (red, pink, brown, orange, yellow), choose a warm white trim. For cool white trim, try Site White SW7070 from Sherwin-Williams, Full Moon 780E-2 from Behr, Mineral Ash 7006-19 from Valspar or Horizon from Benjamin Moore.For warm white trim, try Creamy SW7012 from Sherwin-Williams, Popped Corn W-B-200 from Behr, Snow Cap 7003-8 from Valspar or Acadia White OC-38 from Benjamin MooreGuide: Trim Color Tips: Get Your White Trim Right.

Gray bedroom walls

Gray bedroom walls

Cool lavender, such as the one shown here, creates a centering, contemplative mood that works well in bedrooms and meditation rooms. Try putting this hue with silver, cool grey and crisp white.

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In this calming room by Aquidneck Properties, the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Quiet Moments in an eggshell finish, while the ceiling has been covered in white-painted beadboard, which adds cottage charm.

via Aquidneck Properties

via Aquidneck Properties

Another option is to bring bold purple hues into your bedroom via textiles, and then pick a lighter lavender shade for the walls. You’ll get a nice hint of soothing color in your bedroom that relates to the bolder hues in the accessories.

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Stunning gray and white bedroom with walls painted in Benjamin Moore Silver Gray 2131-60 and White Dove Trim. From Martha O’Hara Interiors.

Benjamin Moore Silver Gray 2131-60 and White Dove Trim.

Benjamin Moore Silver Gray 2131-60 and White Dove Trim.

Purple Walls

Paint your walls purple! the color of royalty, of riches and of spirituality!

A dark velvety purple in the study as the perfect backdrop to art.

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Purple walls in a modern bathroom.
purple bathroom

Dark plum walls in a masculine, sitting room with wooden floorboards and lush leather armchair.
plum walls

Modern interior with space age couch and dark, opaque purple walls.

dark purple walls

Sophisticated grey and purple bathroom.
sophisticated bathroom

Romantic Neutrals

Romantic shabby chic bedroom design drenched in neutral colors. The thing that really creates a feeling of romance and intimacy in this bedroom is the white mesh canopy above the bed, pinned to the ceiling by hooks. Add some color to the space with well placed cushions and flowers. The beauty of neutral spaces is that you can add different accent colors to suit your whim!

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Bedroom in Turquoise and Aubergine

Gorgeous bright colored bedroom in turquoise and aubergine. The bedspread is a sarong from Bali, think of all the beautiful sarongs and scarves you come across with all the exquisite colors, patterns and textures you can play with. Now you can re-purpose these to create beauty in your bedroom.

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The reflective tranquillity of turquoise, white and purple is ideal for the bedroom.

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Ikat Chairs

Bring a unique and colorful element into your space with chairs covered in Ikat fabric. Ikat is a dying technique that has made a big resurgence in fashion and decor lately. It is an old technique much like tie-dying, but it works like this:

Bindings, which resist dye penetration, are applied to the threads in the desired patterns and the threads are dyed. Alteration of the bindings and the dyeing of more than one color produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. When all of the dyeing is finished the bindings are removed and the threads are ready to be woven into cloth.
The defining characteristic of ikat is the dyeing of patterns, by means of bindings, into the threads before cloth construction, the weaving of the fabric, takes place. Herein lies the difference between ikat and tie-dye. In tie-dye the fabric is woven first and the resist bindings are then applied to the fabric which is dyed.

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Ikat patterns combine well with black and white geometric patterns, you can see the use of the geometric patterns in the rugs in most of these inspirational pictures.

via Vogue Living

via Vogue Living

blue white ikat chairs

Ikat in blue and white

purple ikat armchairs

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ikat chairs

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blue white ikat couch

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ikat red and white

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Colorful ikat chairs

Lavender ikat

Lavender ikat