Warm Colors: Get the Right Combination for your Bedroom

Tired of your monotone home? Learn how to combine colors that will bring warmth, peace and tranquillity to your bedroom.
Warm Colors: Get the Right Combination for your Bedroom

Last update: 11 December, 2018

Choosing the right colors can be a real challenge, as knowing what will look best in your home can be a complicated matter. In this article, we’ll explain some of the important aspects of combining warm colors in your bedroom.

Your main objective is to choose colors that you’ll enjoy seeing everyday. After all, it’s never pleasant to live somewhere that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Why use warm colors?

Warm tones are vibrant colors which express feelings of tranquillity and positivity, but also help give the impression of privacy and seclusion.

You could say that they can have a direct effect upon the mental state of an individual, and, as happiness is a symptom of good health, an impact on their health and well-being.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have cool colors. These are eye-catching, and convey very different feelings: excitement, activity, tension, cold…

Warm colors create feelings of warmth and tranquillity.

Types of warm color

Not every color is going to convey the same feeling or the same sense of character to every person. With this in mind, we recommend the following colors for your bedroom:

  • Earth tones (ocher, light brown…): these go well with other bedroom elements. They convey feelings of stability, neutrality, and tranquillity.
  • Maroon: it’s easy to decorate on a maroon background, and there are so many colors to combine it with. However, it is also strong enough to take center stage in your bedroom decor. It gives off feelings of relaxation, warmth, calmness and a sense of versatility.
  • Warm yellows: don’t use strong or garish yellows; it’s far better to use a warm, orange-yellow tone. This is a peaceful color which is sure to brighten up your room.
  • Purple-red: an elegant tone with a bit of a difference. It can be more difficult to combine with other colors, but it offers a sense of originality which you can’t get with many other tones.
Earth tones are some of the most beautiful warm colors, and you can use them to bring a sense of peace and tranquillity to your room.

Color combinations

The key to getting a great color combination is being able to combine the color of the walls with the elements that surround them. Think seriously about the look you’re trying to create before you start.

It’s important not to change your mind halfway through. If you have a goal, go for it, and don’t experiment with combinations as you go along. This will only cause problems in the harmony between the elements in your room.

Warm colors attract other decorative elements, complementing them to create perfect combinations.

When it comes to the furniture, the link you create between it and the walls should make the room seem more spacious and create a sense of continuity – two signs of great interior decor.

However, you shouldn’t use warm tones for absolutely everything. Try to create a visual balance between warm and cool tones.

Having one decorative object or piece of furniture in cool colors will contrast with the warm background, helping to highlight it and give it more prominence in the room.

Plus, warm colors (earth tones, reds, and maroons) bring a feeling of vitality, strength, consistency and gravity, feelings which cool colored pieces of furniture generally cannot convey.

As for bed sheets – which play a vital role in our bedroom decor – choosing dark colors such as grey, dark blue, or black, will create the perfect combination.

Dark reds are harder warm colors to combine, but get it right and it will be stunning.

Style and color combinations

Don’t let your bedroom become monotonous. Instead, use balance and contrast to create energy and a sense of harmony. But, do you know which colors look best with which style?

Firstly, earth turns are an essential part of the rustic style and will combine perfectly with other colors, such as green.

As for wood, its warmth and strength mean it works perfectly with the rustic style.

The best warm colors for rustic bedrooms are:

  • Terracotta
  • Dun brown
  • Ocher
  • Dark brown

If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance and glamour to your bedroom, chocolate brown is a great alternative. It goes great with white or even other dark tones.

Another, completely different style, is minimalism. The straight lines and the smoothness of minimalist designs give it its simple yet distinctive character. But which colors work best with this style?

Dark colors, like black or dark blue, work in harmony with the straight lines and the simplicity of the forms. However, maroon is also a great color to bear in mind.

When it comes to minimalism, we recommend that you avoid earth tones. Instead, use white to add a feeling of purity to your minimalist decor.

The ideal colors for minimalist decor are:

  • Maroons and reds
  • Dark tones in general: black, dark blue, dark gray…
  • White and cream
  • Wood
Grays are some of the most elegant warm colors you can find.


Remember all this advice and you’ll be able to achieve your ultimate goal: bringing warmth to your bedroom. It’s important to understand that you’re not just painting a surface, you’re aiming to create the perfect combination of colors and styles.

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