30 Two-Color Combinations for Bedroom Walls That Double the Impact
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Published on 03/25/23
Is a feature wall your style or are you looking to jazz up basic shiplap with a bright hue? Whatever the case, creating a two-tone bedroom with wallpaper, paint, and more is sure to make a big statement.
Take a look at the examples below to envision just how you could pull-off a bedroom makeover with these two color combinations for bedroom walls.
Dark Blue and Warm Gray
Interior Impressions’ classic, coastal bedroom combines two complementary paint colors: dark blue and warm gray for an ocean-inspired design that doesn’t lean too nautical. The homeowners, who spend part of the year in Florida, yearned to update their neglected primary bedroom and turn it into a relaxing getaway.
Purple and Pink
Lucy & Company
A bedroom with two many colors can quickly become chaotic. Lucy & Company looked to the color wheel for soothing, harmonious colors in this bedroom: purple and pink on the walls, with green accents like pillows and side tables.
Yellow and White
Two yellow accent walls bring a sunny spin to Dazey Den’s primary bedroom. A DIY mural, painted in Deserted Path by Dunn Edwards as well as white, brass curtain rods, and light from Hudson Valley Lighting make it a cheerful place to snooze.
Off-White and Bubblegum Pink
Dekay & Tate
This luxe guest bedroom from Dekay & Tate is calming with off-white walls yet a bubblegum pink ceiling brings in an element of fun.
Sage Green and Gray
Design: Ajai Guyot / Photo: Ellie Lilstrom
Ajai Guyot transformed her client’s basic bedroom into a tranquil bed-and-breakfast-inspired space. Behr’s Muted Sage paint and Coquette, a black-and-white, almost gray floral paper from Wallpaperie, bring the wow factor.
Green and Off-White
Design: Julie Rose for Emily Henderson Design / Photo: Sara Liggoria-Tramp
Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room is the perfect paint color for designer Julia Rose’s primary bedroom. A green accent wall, baseboards, and door pair with black-and-white nature prints, neutral bedding, and vintage side tables.
White and Tan
This bedroom from Canadian designer Reena Sotropa is small yet impactful. The 550-square-foot Calgary condo ticks the boxes with plenty of storage, jewel-box moments, and floating shelves.
Pink and White
Design: Emily Henderson / Photo: Tessa Neustadt
Children’s bedrooms are the perfect place to experiment with a fun wallpaper. This nursery from Emily Henderson for her daughter, Elliot, is whimsical and pretty with a pink mural, Target furniture, West Elm glider, and circular rug.
Black and White
Erica Bryen Design
While bunk rooms are typically built for kids, this Chileno Bay, Mexico, room from designer Erica Bryen brings edge and sophistication with a black-and-white wallpaper and pops of pink.
Brown Patterned Wallpaper and White
Black Lacquer Designs
This suite from Black Lacquer Design hits all the right notes. The 1920s West Hollywood bedroom is now intimate, elegant, and comfortable with an upholstered pink bed, accent wall, and contemporary art.
Navy and Cream
Travis London/Studio London
Designer Travis London’s Miami bedroom is pattern-filled with a Restoration Hardware bed upholstered in Jim Thompson Fabrics’ Serengeti, a crystal chandelier, and pink-and-green lamps. A mutli-colored mural from Lindsay Cowles frames the space without competing with the other pieces.
Yellow and Green
Design: Sarah Stacey / Photo: Avery Nicole Photography
The Mengarie, a new hotel in Fredericksburg, Texas, from designer Sarah Stacey features suites full of regal color like green and yellow, maximalist wallpaper, and canopy beds.
Green-Gray and White
Design: Studio Q Designs / Photo: Nova Soul Imagery
A four-poster bed already set the tone for this bedroom but Studio Q Designs added more visual interest with a green-gray wallpaper accent wall, curtains, and striped pillows.
Dark Teal and Dark Green
Design: Avery Cox Design / Photo: Lindsay Brown
A 1920s Austin home was given the ultimate facelift. Designed by Avery Cox, this historic bungalow is filled with Art Deco finds, a rich palette, and English-inspired kitchen. Its only bedroom is made cozy through all-over color, Benjamin Moore Sea Teal on the walls, Benjamin Moore Dollar Bill Green on the ceiling, and a subdued mural.
Black and Cream
Design: Emily Henderson Design / Photo: Tessa Neustadt
Black, white, blues, wood, and metallics were the starting point for this bold Los Angeles bedroom. Cream walls complement a large patterned black-and-white wallpaper, keeping the space feeling put together and inviting.
Navy Blue and Pink
Design: Amity Worrel & Co. / Photo: Lindsay Brown
This fun children’s room from Amity Worrel & Co. has navy blue wallpaper with tropical foliage and pink leopards, a purple painted ceiling, and polka dot rug. What’s not to love?
Pale Blue and White
Design: Haven + Home, LLC / Photo: Abigail Jackson
Sometimes the best designs are the simple ones. This pale blue-and-white bedroom from Haven + Home has a tufted bed, wicker baskets, and blue bedding.
Mauve and Gray
Design: Black Lacquer Design / Photo: Sara Tramp
This alluring Los Angeles bedroom from by Black Lacquer Design brings in an array of texture from wavy wallpaper, a mauve velvet headboard, and snuggly boucle chairs.
White and Pale Gray
Design: Sarah Wittenbraker / Photo: Kristin Kilpatrick
Cole & Son Nuvolette wallpaper is a winning choice for this high-rise residence designed by Sarah Wittenbraker. Light pink, cream, black, and brass set the tone for a restful night’s sleep.
Wine and Black
Design: Amity Worrel & Co. / Photo: Lindsay Brown
Wine-colored walls and Schumacher wallpaper make this little one’s room polished and playful. Designed by Amity Worrel & Co., the rest of the home is equally divine with 13 different wallpapers.
Navy Blue and Wood
Design: Design Lines Signature / Photo: Abigail Jackson
Designer Judy Pickett used navy walls and a wood ceiling to make this traditional bedroom’s white accents stand out.
White Paneling and Gray
Design: Miretta Interiors / Photo: Abigail Jackson
Miretta Interiors chose white paneling and gray for this tranquil bedroom. White nightstands with punches of blue and green complete it.
Black and Off-White
Design: Interior Impressions / Photo: Spacecrafting Photography
This St. Paul, Minnesota, condo from Interior Impressions combines black, white, and natural materials for a sophisticated retreat. Once a dated high-rise, the new design focuses on quality finishes, comfortable furnishings, and muted accessories.
Dusty Pink and White
This San Francisco Edwardian home designed by Cathie Hong maintains its original character but with plenty of color and functionality like this bedroom with dusty pink built-ins.
Yellow and Teal
Designer Dani Dazey of Dazey Den has yet to meet a color she doesn’t like. This bright blue, yellow, and orange bedroom is full of vibrancy.
Wood and White
Erin Williamson Design
Erin Williamson livened up a lakeside A-frame in Texas with an organic accent wall, black four-poster bed, and funky decor to give the space a pop of color.
Sage Green and White
Gray Space Interiors
This Philadelphia bedroom from Gray Space Interiors pulls in multiple shades of green and geometric pattern through bedroom and behind-the-bed accent wall.
Teal and Coral
Design: Ginny Macdonald Design / Design: Sara Tramp
There’s nothing better than a fresh floral wallpaper. This traditional Piedmont, California, home got a refresh from designer Ginny Macdonald, which included a sweet children’s room.
Cobalt Blue and White
This blue and white accent wall brings some Moroccan-inspired style to a bedroom, with pops of yellow with the cushions.
Light Wood and Forest Green
Michelle Boudreau Design
This architectural bedroom from Michelle Boudreau Design has quite the unique headboard, customized with wood slats brought up to the ceiling for an impressive effect against the forest green wall.
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Color is a universal prism through which we perceive reality. How to add colors to the interior – we understand in practice.
If life seems gray and boring, you just need to add a new color to the interior of the room, and we will tell you in the article which shade to choose and how to match it to the situation in the apartment. Look at examples of how, with the right accessories and textiles, you can add color to the interior of any room – from the kitchen to the living room.
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The color scheme of a room can affect the mood and well-being of a person, so it is important to choose wisely. For the bedroom, it is recommended to choose more calm and gentle shades that promote relaxation and relaxation, while for the workspace, you can use brighter and more stimulating colors that will help increase concentration and attentiveness.
It is also important to take into account the interaction of the selected color with the rest of the interior elements in order to create a harmonious combination
Set color accents in the interior
A neutral background can be complemented by bright splashes of color by adding a variety of accessories to it. Multi-colored pillows, colorful bedspreads and cozy blankets are perfect for this purpose. These elements not only add brightness and liveliness to the room, but also maintain the overall style and theme of the design. Accessories can be easily replaced with others to change the atmosphere in the room if necessary.
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Bright colors in the interior of the hallway
The hallway is the first and last impression of the apartment, so it should be bright and positive. Focus on wooden elements – doors, architraves, skirting boards.
Choose from bright and vibrant colors such as blues, reds or rich yellows. Solar shades will give every morning and evening a charge of positive emotions and energy. But it is very important that the chosen shade fits the overall style of the room.
Open shelves in the interior
With the help of open shelves, you can create unique decorative compositions in the interior. With their help, it is easy to add brightness and sophistication to a plain wall. Hang one large or several short open shelves, and arrange beautiful large plates vertically behind deep bowls and mugs.
In order to enliven the entire arrangement, it is recommended to add a lush flower in a pot – it will give liveliness and freshness, become a kind of center of attention, completing the composition on the shelves.
Interior like nature
If you want to add a piece of nature to your home, you can take into account an interesting way to decorate the living room – place a tree in a tub in the room, which will serve as a compositional accent and create a feeling of being in nature.
An unusual interior element will enliven the space and create an atmosphere of calm and harmony, bringing with it the freshness and vitality that can be felt in nature.
Add peach color to the interior
Previously, everyone tried to decorate the living room in soft pink shades, but now a new favorite has come to replace it – peach tones. These fresh and delicate tones bring a sense of warmth and coziness to the room, while adding a touch of sophistication and elegance.
The use of metallic and shimmery finishes will complement and diversify the peach palette, creating trendy and modern combinations.
Indoor Green Party
Group houseplants for a cozy and fresh indoor mini garden. If there is not enough space for all the plants on one surface, you can hang some of the pots in a planter. This will not only make efficient use of space, but also add visual depth and dynamics to the interior.
As a result, you will create a real green corner filled with life and natural beauty, which will bring a feeling of freshness and comfort.
Antique Silver and Bronze
Antique Silver and Bronze are gorgeous hues that add sophistication and elegance to interiors. These metallic colors work beautifully with rich inky blues to create amazing harmony and contrast. Together, these elements will enliven and enrich your interior, giving it a unique and inimitable style.
Gold Plated Cutlery
Liven up your kitchen or dining room with new cutlery or crockery. If you purchase appliances in noble and elegant shades of dark gold, even a seemingly ordinary kitchen will take on a sophisticated look.
Complete your look with a custom set of serving plates that will add sophistication to your feast. For example, gold cutlery goes well with black plates.
Liven up the interior with a bright color bedspread
Sometimes it is enough to put a bright blanket or blanket on a bed or sofa in a room to revive and refresh the interior. This small but significant accent will have a significant impact on the overall look of the room. Such a bright addition will look especially impressive against the background of a plain wall, creating a spectacular play of contrasts and giving the interior a new dynamic.
White paint will brighten any interior
To create the perfect neutral background for accessories and compositional accents, just paint the walls pure white. This simple step will allow you to highlight and highlight the beauty and significance of each decorative element that you add to your interior.
Your collection of jewelry, paintings or other art will stand out against a pure white background, creating spectacular and harmonious compositions.
Mix interior colors
An interesting way to make a wall less boring is to paint it two different colors. This method allows you to create unique visual effects and add playfulness and originality to the interior.
You can choose two similar colors that harmonize with each other, or mix two contrasting shades for a more expressive effect.
New bed linen
Buying new bed linen is not only an update in the look of the bedroom, but also a new mood. With the help of a picture and color scheme, you can control the atmosphere in the room, creating the right mood – passion, relaxation, thoughtfulness. To complete the composition and give the bed a special charm, you can add a few decorative pillows – they will be the final touch that gives the bed a complete look.
Colors and inspiration for your teen’s room
From whimsical to inspiring, help your teen create the perfect space with Benjamin Moore’s color palette.
A teenager’s room is more than just a place to sleep. This is the first living space that a boy or girl disposes of at their discretion. What’s more, it’s a multifunctional space where they play video games, listen to loud music with friends, pore over textbooks, worry about their first love, and plan for the future. To help your teen gain confidence in colours, spark their creativity and create the perfect space for you, use Benjamin Moore’s inspiring color palette specifically for teens. And then let your teenager prove himself in the ability to create something with his own hands and invite him to learn to paint the walls together!
Walls: Bermuda Blue 2061-30
Top wall: Tropical Seaweed Green 2030-20 , bottom: Hunter Green 2041-10
Walls: Van Deusen Blue HC-156
Top wall: Crystalline AF-485, bottom: Cushing Green HC-125
For the savvy teenager who understands design
For a reserved teenager who values privacy
Old Blue Jeans
For a carefree teenager who loves to have fun.
For an energetic teenager who is constantly on the move
Walls: Sea Star 2123-30, Finish: Cloud Cover OC-25
A teenager’s room is a multifunctional center of the universe
To visually divide the space into several zones – for study, recreation, etc. – make some accent walls. For example, the wall next to the study table can be painted in the energetic shade Rhythm and Blues 758 to stimulate interest in learning, and the wall where the favorite chair and bookcase is located can be painted in the deep green shade Dragonfly AF-510, better creates a library atmosphere.
In the room pictured, a loft bed with built-in bookshelf creates the perfect space for a teenager who loves to nibble on the granite of science. An accent wall in the fresh shade of Sea Star 2123-30 creates a calm contrast with the trim and ceiling in Cloud Cover OC-25, and separates this area from the rest of the room.
We also love using Victorian Trim 2068-50, Aspen Skies 1656 and Coral Buff 024 for finishing. If your teenage daughter is in love with boho chic style, use the palette of Creamy Satin 1087, Serendipity AF-205, Peaches’ n’Cream 040 and Boca Raton Blue 711.
“Involving teenagers in color selection increases their self-confidence and gives them a sense of belonging and responsibility for their personal space”
– Sharon Greek, Benjamin Moore color and design expert
Wall: Caliente AF-290
Bold colors for a teen’s room
From deep reds to dark purples and hot pinks, bold colors go hand in hand with the creative impulses of teens. If bold paint colors are your plan, opt for furniture, linens, and accessories in neutral tones. This will allow the walls to speak, and when your teen is ready for a change, you can easily change the color instead of having to re-buy expensive items like a bed.
In the teenage picture’s lively room, walls painted in Caliente AF-290 make the perfect backdrop for bedding with a simple stripe pattern, while minimalist wood bedside tables and a modern wall lamp balance the bright space.
If your teenager wants to paint a room in a shade that is as bold as their character, check out Scandinavian Blue 2068-30, Surf Blue 2056-30 and Fire Dance 2171-20.
Walls: Arctic Seal CSP-15
Dark colors for a teenager’s room
To create an “adult” atmosphere in a teenager’s room, use black or charcoal paint colors on an accent wall, trim or ceiling. In the room pictured, Arctic Seal CSP-15 on the accent wall blends in well with Perspective CSP-5 on trim and other walls. A rich red velvet armchair and blue-grey linens bring a subtle and easy-to-change splash of color. Simple paintings on the walls complete the color scheme, while white window trim fills the room with a sense of airiness. If you want to style your teenager’s room in a similar vein, here are some other dark colors to look out for: Oxford Gray 2128-40, Cup of Java 1246, and Flint AF-560.
Wall: Mt. Rainier Gray 2129-60, Ceiling: Lily White 2128-70, Table: Million Dollar Red 2003-10
Wall Decor, Organized Chaos
The teenage version of the wall gallery is a mess of personal photos, postcards and inspirational pictures neatly organized in one place.
In the room pictured, a strategically placed wallboard serves as a haven for a creative explosion. Shade combination Mt. Rainer Gray 2129-60 on the walls and Super White OC-152 on the trim create a stylish look, while Lily White 2128-70 on the ceiling completes the calming palette, reminiscent of a cloud in the sky. A red accent table brings a splash of color, while astronaut bedding reflects the teen’s love of play and adventure.
Do you want to help your teenager create a place to store all sorts of things? Use the soft Odessa Pink HC-59, Urban Nature AF-440 or Smoke 2122-40 to create the perfect backdrop for chaotic creative collections.
Walls: Shadow Gray 2125-40
Neutral Grays for a Teen’s Room
If your teen has an eclectic taste, go for soft neutral grays. They are the perfect backdrop for pops of color and personality through paintings, print bedding, abstract sculptures, rail lights and more.
In the room pictured, the combination of an airy Shadow Gray 2125-40 on the walls and Wedding Veil 2125-70 on the planked ceiling with exposed wood beams creates a soothing cocoon. Checkered bed linen provides graphic texture, while a contemporary table lamp makes the space look contemporary.
Here are some more popular neutral grays to create a subdued backdrop for your teen’s many eye-catching accessories: Gray Owl OC-52, Thunder AF-685 and Arctic Gray 1577.