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70 of The Best Modern Paint Colors for Bedrooms

Updated July 18, 2019

If you’re need a change in the bedroom, you don’t necessarily need to revamp the entire space. New bedroom furniture, decorations and flooring can cost a pretty penny at the end of the day, and not everyone is inclined to make such a dramatic change to start with. In many cases, simply changing up the paint in a room can give a space a major facelift.

If you’re not sure what kind of paint to use or what color combinations go well together, fret no more! We have a fabulous lineup of some of the best modern paint colors for bedrooms with varying color combinations that are sure to get you inspired!

Modern Paint Colors for Bedroom

#1. Pale Pallet

Misty, Sherwin Williams 6232

This wonderfully pale pallet is set in Misty paint by Sherwin Williams. The relaxing pale grey color on the walls virtually matches all of the rest of the room. Instead of looking washed out or boring, this room actually has a lot of depth to it, even without contrasting colors.

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#2. Peppery Gray

SW7674 Peppercorn, Sherwin Williams

This room is painted in Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams. The smoky, peppery gray color is a more prominent theme throughout the room, but oddly enough, there isn’t too much gray due to the contrasts. The matching embellishments such as the bedspread and furnishings only bring out the smoky gray.

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#3. Blue Escape

Valspar Paint – Fountain Mist

Escape into a blue façade with this wonderful paint by Valspar Paint in Fountain Mist. The color is as light and airy as the mist you’d feel from an actual fountain. The clear, blue presence of the walls makes the hanging art look especially gorgeous with such a crisp canvas to sit on.

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#4. Pale Blue

Slate Blue 1648, Benjamin Moore

This gorgeous bedroom would be the perfect setup to go rest, take a load off and drift into a peaceful sleep in. The color of the walls is Slate Blue by Benjamin Moore. Just as one would expect a slate color to be, this brighter grayish blue offers hints of lavender that make the room absolutely stunning.

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#5. Purple Dream

Benjamin Moore #2115-5- Iced Mauve

This bedroom is peaceful in a subdued lavender color. The color is called Iced Mauve by Benjamin Moore #2115-5. The color is almost like a frosted lavender color and equally as serene. This would be an ideal color for a baby’s nursery or even a master bedroom.

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#6. Light Blue

Sherwin Williams, Glass Slipper: SW – 1632

This color is almost a whitish blue, with crisp notes of cream and bright highlights in pale blue. The color is Glass Slipper SW – 1632 by Sherwin Williams. This more pale color is a great way to revamp a bedroom because it has the freedom of white walls with a touch of added color.

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#7. Vivid Green

Sweet Pea 2013-30, Benjamin Moore

Green is totally in these days. Green cars, green kitchen sets, so why not green bedrooms? This fantastic, bright green color is sure to be eye-catching as well as make the room feel happy and pleasing to be in. This would make a great color for a kid’s bedroom or even a swanky art studio.

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#8. Pale Green

Sea Salt SW 6204 – Green Paint Color, Sherwin-Williams

This room is almost the exact opposite of the vivid green we saw in the last photo. This pale green color is called Sea Salt SW 6204 by Sherwin Williams. The room in this photo feels more serene with this more subdued color opposed to the previous, louder green color that dominated the room.

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#9. Magic Purple

Vintage Charm, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom is set in a magic purple hue in Vintage Charm by Benjamin Moore. The color is a deep, mysterious purple that is perfect for a more modern bedroom since it’s not a typical color you’d see in a bedroom. The color makes the other colors of the room stand out beautifully.

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#10. Cream Dream

Ivory White 925, Benjamin Moore

This wonderfully serene bedroom features plenty of light colors. The cream walls are paired well with all the oak furniture and the cozy bedding. This would be a perfect bedroom setup for a country house or even a guest house near a lake. The colors all coincide well together.

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Popular Color for Bedroom

#11. Beachy Bedroom

Wickham Gray HC-171, Benjamin Moore

This popular color is a great hit among decorators near beaches, such as Florida and California. This beachy color is called Wickham Gray HC – 171 by Benjamin Moore and there’s a reason it’s so popular among beach goers due to the tropical vibe it gives off.

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#12. Clean Atmosphere

Topsail by Sherwin Williams SW6217

There’s something about light and airy colors and tones that make a bedroom feel clean and comfortable. In this bedroom, popular color Topsail by Sherwin Williams is painted on the walls, helping to bring out that crisp, clean feeling.

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#13. Modern Bedroom

Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball

This classic, yet modern bedroom has a darker swing to things, but it just works with this glorious color. The color on the walls is Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball, and the color is sweeping with mysterious intrigue. This would make the perfect paint for a master bedroom, adorned with modern embellishments.

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#14. Bright Yellow

Valspar Paint – Butter Cookie

This wonderfully happy and bright bedroom is a platform for this fantastic color by Valspar Paint. Rightfully named Butter Cookie, this color is sure to bring out the best emotions and help you leave your worries at the door. It’s nearly impossible to be down in a bedroom this bright and sunny.

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#15. Pink Paradise

Pink Eraser 2005-50 by Benjamin Moore

This wonderfully pink bedroom would be the ideal setup for a children’s room. This color, Pink Eraser by Benjamin Moore, brings out some of the most mellow, yet happy tones, ideal for a children’s playroom or bedroom. You don’t see this more subdued pink color so often, so it’s definitely a modern spin.

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#16. Grays and Yellows

Sparrow AF-720, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom features plenty of calming gray attributes with some mellower yellow colors thrown into the mix. The main ingredient to this charming set up is the wonderfully gray walls in Sparrow by Benjamin Moore. This would make a great colorscape for a master bedroom.

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#17. Lake Colors

Ceiling: Sherwin Williams Pure White 7005,
Wall: Benjamin Moore stony brook

This bedroom’s walls look as if you’ve become submerged in a clear, blue lake. The color on the walls is Stony Brook by Benjamin Moore and the classic white color on the ceiling is Pure White by Sherwin Williams. These two colors combined make a great nature scene come alive in the bedroom.

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#18. Oceanside Bedroom

Barnboard CC-572, Benjamin Moore

This calming Oceanside bedroom features a wonderful base color, Barn board by Benjamin Moore. This deep-set color of the walls creates an interesting canvas for the rest of the bedroom, allowing the wooden furniture to stand out.

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#19. Classic Bedroom

Martha Stewart 8073 Birds Nest Match

This classic, vintage inspired bedroom has all the right color schemes to make this room feel pleasant and calm. The color of the walls is Birds Nest Match by Martha Stewart. The rest of the room’s decorations and furnishings pair well with the more subdued color.

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#20. Pale and Peaceful

Just Walnut, Dulux

This bedroom emanates that calming effect. With all those subdued colors, you’d have to be pretty fried not to feel at peace in this bedroom. The color of the walls is Just Walnut by Dulux and is a mix of eggshell and cream. The gorgeous color allows the natural light to shine through the bedroom.

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#21. Tropical Paradise

Silvermist, Sherwin Williams

This bedroom emanates that calming effect. With all those subdued colors, you’d have to be pretty fried not to feel at peace in this bedroom. The color of the walls is Just Walnut by Dulux and is a mix of eggshell and cream. The gorgeous color allows the natural light to shine through the bedroom.

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#22. Seattle Inspired

Fizzle, DE5715 Dunn Edwards

This refreshing bedroom is completely Seattle inspired by the use of dark wooden furniture with a more modern color scheme. The walls, for example, create a calming space in the bedroom, allowing the clean look of the furniture to come through. The walls are Fizzle by Dunn Edwards.

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#23. Teal and Blue

Calypso, Sherwin Williams

This wonderful bedroom is set in a bluish teal color that is adoringly modern. The color of the walls is Calypso by Sherwin Williams. This fun, vibrant color is sure to be the hit of the house since it’s not only fun, but calming, as well.

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#24. Medium Tones

Crisp Romaine, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom is set with medium tones, from everything from the walls, to the bedding to the floor. The walls are in Crisp Romaine by Benjamin Moore and allow for the bedroom’s more modern setting to flourish through. This is a great master bedroom idea.

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#25. Contemporary Bedroom

The blue is Distance from Sherwin-Williams

This bedroom is wonderfully contemporary – something you’d find in a swanky neighborhood in Portland or Austin. The blue walls are in Distance by Sherwin Williams and really let the rest of the interesting elements within the room shine through.

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#26. Transitional Bedroom

Benjamin Moore 1509 Spanish Olive

This peaceful bedroom has plenty to talk about. It’s not entirely common to see a full carpeted bedroom these days, so the fact that there is carpet is an interesting feature in itself, but the way it blends with the walls is especially interesting. The color of the walls is Spanish Olive by Benjamin Moore.

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#27. Happy Blue

Benjamin Moore, MT. Rainer Gray

This more subdued blue setting throughout this bedroom is set in Mt. Rainer Gray walls by Benjamin Moore. The setting of this bedroom is especially happy due to the great wall paper right outside the bedroom itself. You can’t go wrong with floral patterns.

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#28. Beige Walls

Olympic, Stormy Weather (D16-3)

These walls bring in a calming effect due to the more subdued beige color. The color is called Olympic by Stormy Weather and this bedroom is truly made because of it. All of the furnishings and bedding has been hand-picked to match this calming color.

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#29. Girl’s Bedroom

Churchill Hotel Vanilla, Valspar

This bedroom could be heaven for a little girl or even pre-teen. The hot pink attributes really make the colors in this bedroom pop. The foundation, the beige walls in Churchill Hotel Vanilla by Valspar, really help all the other attributes stand out on their own.

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#30. Blue and Coral

In the Midnight Hour 1666, Benjamin Moore

Do blue and coral commonly go together? If they don’t, then they certainly need to start. The color scheme of this bedroom is marvelous and entirely modern. The color of the walls is called In the Midnight Hour 1666 by Benjamin Moore. Truly gorgeous!

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#31. Beach House Ready

Muralo Bluestone path 021-3 Matte

This wonderful bedroom would be the perfect space near a beach inside a waterfront property. The color of the walls is Muralo Bluestone Path 021-3 Matte. The color makes a wonderful canvas for the lighter elements throughout the room, such as the white ceiling and gauzy bedspread.

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#32. Tan Walls

Gladstone Tan 1106, Benjamin Moore

These wonderful tan walls have some gold inside the color, making it a more bold choice for the bedroom. This color can work well with almost any type of décor and color scheme depending on preference and taste.

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#33. Pale Blue Walls

C2 C2-8035, Haddon Hall Match

This bedroom is fresh and airy with this wonderful pale blue color standing out on the walls. The color is C2 C2-8035 Haddon Hall Match. This is a great wall concept for a bedroom that wants to feature more prominent pieces in dark wood or even for a room with darker, wooden floors.

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#34. London Fog

Pigeon Gray 2133-50, Benjamin Moore

Any fan of the bergamot heavy drink will see this room and think of the tasty beverage instantly. The wispy gray walls are the perfect match for the more subdued flooring and bedding colors. This whole atmosphere is reminiscent of a London rainstorm and has the bedding to keep you cozy.

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#35. Royal Ready

1099 Byzantine Gold, Benjamin Moore

This wonderful bedroom features a royal feeling with the heavy drapes, intricate brick décor and strong bedding. The color of the walls is 1099 Byzantine Gold by Benjamin Moore and really ties the whole room together. These are all bold furnishing choices, but the wall color helps encompass that royal feeling.

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#36. Clean and Gray

Amherst Gray – Flat, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom feels like a forest after the rain. The gray walls are reminiscent of a passing rain shower, while all the white and tan furniture and embellishments remind you of the rays of sunshine peeking through the clouds. The gray walls are Amherst Gray by Flat, Benjamin Moore.

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#37. Sage Green

Garden Path 466, Benjamin Moore

Perfect for anyone who enjoys long strolls through the woods, this sage green room is a wonderfully modern concept. The walls are colored in Garden Path 466 by Benjamin Moore and invokes a mossy, woodsy feel to the whole scene.

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#38. Minty Green

Palladian Blue, Benjamin Moore

This minty green color scape makes this bedroom feel airy and light – almost as if you’re biting into a minty green chocolate candy. The color of the walls is set in Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore and the furnishings within this bedroom match the theme perfectly.

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#39. Mossy Green

Antique Jade, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom is a wonderfully modern inspired setting with a pale, comforting green motif. This is the kind of bedroom you could imagine to stay in if you’re visiting a swanky bed and breakfast out near the country or within the city limits of a woodsy town. The color of the walls is Antique Jade by Benjamin Moore. Notice how all the furnishings within the bedroom match the color of the walls.

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#40. Pale and Sunny

Toasted Pine Nut, Sherwin Williams

This happy bedroom features a more mellow yellow color that makes the room feel comfortable. The color of the walls is Toasted Pine Nut by Sherwin Williams and this would be a great idea for a guest bedroom in a house close to the lake.

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#41. White and Cream

Linen White, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom features gorgeous, classic cream walls that are brightened up by the color of the bright white ceiling. This is a perfectly modern example of how powerful color combinations can be. The darker wood furniture stands out exquisitely against the more subdued colors.

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#42. French Countryside

Wall: Hollingsworth Green, Benjamin Moore
and White Dove, Benjamin Moore for the Ceiling

With a bedroom setting like this, you can easily pretend to be vacationing on the French countryside. The color of the walls are in Hollingsworth Green by Benjamin Moore with the ceiling being painted in White Dove, also by Benjamin Moore. This is a great way to make a bedroom feel classically chic.

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#43. Burnt Pink

Cool Lava by Benjamin Moore 2088-50 in Flat Latex finish

This bedroom features a lot of classic attributes – everything from the sleek wooden furniture to the interesting wall art. One of the most prominent aspects of this bedroom is the richly colored walls in Cool Lava by Benjamin Moore 2088-50 in Flat Latex Finish. The walls are super with these attributes.

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#44. Modern Magic

Farrow & Ball London Clay

This predominantly gray bedroom idea, but with plenty of interesting features to make this room feel completely modern. The color of the walls is London Clay by Farrow & Ball, and only adds to the light play that is found with this intricately cut skylight. The whole room seems to be multifaceted.

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#45. Stacked Cream

Stormy Weather, Sherwin Williams

This ceiling feature is an interesting way to add height to a room, and the fact that they are painted in various cream colors is only made a highlighting accent by the darker gray walls. The walls are set in Stormy Weather by Sherwin Williams and help tie the room tougher without any further distraction.

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#46. Blue and Brown

Dunn-Edwards, Adobe (DEC726)

You simply can’t go wrong with a bedroom set in blue and brown colors. This bedroom, obviously a child’s bedroom, is no exception to this wonderful color scheme. The walls are set in Adobe DEC726 by Dunn-Edwards and helps keep the prominent brown color intact when paired with dark blue.

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#47. White Hues

Evening White 907, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom is set in cream hues and white tones, creating a vibrant, full of light space you see in the picture. The colors set within this bedroom are custom painted using colors by Benjamin Moore. This is a great way to add space and light into a room, even if you don’t have a lot of space to work with.

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Bedroom Color Trends

#48. Lake House Bedroom

Pratt and Lambert 7-23 Crème Liqueur

This lake house bedroom has all the modernity of a lake house bedroom with a more modern spin on the color aspects. The color of the walls are Crème Liqueur 7-23 by Pratt and Lambert and feature a berry-heavy maroon tone that doesn’t overpower the tones in the rest of the room.

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#49. Trendy Contemporary

Rockport Gray HC 105, Benjamin Moore

This trending contemporary bedroom setup features plenty of interesting color aspects. The walls, for example, are set in Rockport Gray HC 105 by Benjamin Moore, and brings out that smoky gray color that is so prominent right now. The equally dark flooring creates an interesting, modern space.

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#50. A Warm Fire

Firenze AF-225, Benjamin Moore

This modern rustic bedroom color pairs well with the bedroom’s bold decor. The solid, fiery, rust color that comes through in the Firenze by Benjamin Moore creates a gorgeous base that allows the stark white accents to contrast beautifully. While this side of the color wheel is often reserved for kitchens and dining rooms, it really works with this bedroom setting.

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#51. Modern and Earthy

Templeton Gray HC-161, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom casts both modern and earthy tones with various colors throughout the room. The color of the walls are Templeton Gray HC-161 by Benjamin Moore and sets an earthier toned compared to the interesting flooring. The cream carpet only ads brightens to the space and allows other colors to shine.

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#52. Sheer Beige

Going to the Chapel 1527, Benjamin Moore

These walls are painted with the trending color going to the Chapel 1527 by Benjamin Moore. The more subdued beige walls allow the space to be intriguing, without taking away from any of the decorative embellishments throughout the bedroom. The headboard is my favorite part of this bedroom.

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#53. Strawberry Cheesecake

Innocence SW6302 Paint by Sherwin-Williams

This bedroom looks good enough to eat, just like a piece of fresh strawberry cheesecake! The bedroom walls are wonderfully subdued pink in Innocence SW6302 by Sherwin Williams and features just enough cream into the mix to keep this pink from being too, too pink.

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#54. Flat Gray

Windy City by Benjamin Moore

These modernesque flat gray walls are painted in Windy City by Benjamin Moore, and act as a modern canvas to the more subdued colors throughout this bedroom. This is a great way to incorporate some of the more subdued colors in carpeting and bedding, but keeping a room more interesting with dark walls.

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#55. Deep Blue

Oceanside, Sherwin Williams

These deep blue walls are perfect for this rocking kid’s bedroom. Clearly a pre-teen or a teenager’s bedroom, the intricate ceiling is made clearer by the deep blue of the walls. The color of the walls is Oceanside by Sherwin Williams and adds some peaceful blue hues into the mix.

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#56. Green and Turquoise

Overt Green SW 6718, Benjamin Moore

These two colors combined create a pretty interesting effect inside this swanky bedroom. This just goes to show how important it is to pick a wall color to be the more prominent source of color since there will be more wall space to cover up. The walls truly do act as a canvas, after all.

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#57. Rustic Bedroom

Alloy – C2-971

This bedroom is inspired by that farmhouse chic look, and definitely has the walls for it. The color of the walls is in Alloy C2-971 and makes the room feel clean without too much distraction. This is a great example of how great prominent gray walls can be.

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#58. Victorian Blue

Kensington, Benjamin Moore

This Victorian themed bedroom has plenty to show off. The deep blue walls paired with the accenting mustard color is not only striking, but gorgeous to look at. These two colors combined are a trendy example of just how great two interesting color choices can pair together.

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#59. Creams and Pinks

Ceiling color: BM Raspberry Mouse,
Wall: BM HC-83 and the trim color is C2 Milk Moustache

This bedroom looks as if you’re peering inside a little girl’s dollhouse dream. All these colors in combination create a truly interesting space. The color of the ceiling is Raspberry Mousse by Benjamin Moore, while the wall color is HC-38 by Benjamin Moore and the trim is C2 Milk Moustache.

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#60. Peaches and Cream

Nearly Peach, Sherwin Williams

There definitely needs to be more peachy tones in the world. This bedroom color concept is absolutely stunning and perfect for a summer revamp. The color is Nearly Peach by Sherwin Williams and reminds me of delicious peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

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#61. Storm Clouds

Pewter 2121-30, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom looks like the calm after the storm with all these great gray and purple accents. The color of the walls is Light Gray and the interesting bedspread only adds more intrigue into the space. I swear, you just can’t go wrong with gray walls as the prominent color.

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#62. Perfect Kids Bedroom

Combination of orange, yellow and navy blue colors

Look how happy and full of life this bedroom is! These colors combined, the orange, yellow and navy blue, make for the perfect kid’s bedroom or nursery scene. Again, interesting colors combined is a great way to set a different tone to any given space.

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#63. Elegant Bedroom

Sherwin Williams “Rainwashed”

This classic, almost vintage Victorian inspired bedroom features plenty of elegant embellishments to make the space intriguing. The color of the walls is Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams, and acts as a delicate canvas to all these interesting embellishments.

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#64. Mellow Blue

Sherwin Williams’ Composed, SW6472

This mellow blue color on the walls is called Composed SW6472 by Sherwin Williams. This is an ideal color for a more modern, artistic bedroom that features only minimal embellishing or distracting elements. The color of the walls alone is enough to add intrigue into this given space.

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#65. Pink Pop

Weimaraner AF-155, Benjamin Moore

Another bedroom with prominent gray walls, this bedroom is brightened up due to the white bedding and pink pops throughout the bedroom. Gray is a great canvas or wall color that allows other colors to stand out to their maximum potential.

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#66. Space Blue

Big Country Blue 2066-30, Benjamin Moore

This is the best kid’s bedroom concept I’ve seen. So much science and space integrated into one space is sure to spearhead a brilliant mind! Your child can fall asleep under his or her own sky full of stars with this deep blue sky color. The attributes are clearly hand painted, which makes the space much more special.

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#67. Green Walls

Sycamore Tree 539, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom has sort of a spring green feel to it. The accenting art right above the bed is what truly stands out against such an interesting wall color. This is the perfect example on how important it is to properly coincide decorations with the more prominent color in the room.

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#68. Corkboard

Saddle Tan 1124, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom’s walls look almost like corkboard. With some cream and tan paint and some texturing, you can easily create this same look inside your bedroom revamp. Adding texture to paint, or just using textured paint is a modern trend that is truly taking off.

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#69. Jewel Blue

Lake Victoria 668, Benjamin Moore

This bedroom is island inspired in a clear jewel blue. The walls add so much character into the space, but the decorations are just as important. Just check out that mirror’s frame, it almost looks like bits of broken sea glass that created this interesting mosaic décor.

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#70. Cream and Orange

Cappuccino Froth CSP-1055, Benjamin Moore

With so many different variations of orange – burnt, bright and neon, it only makes sense to have a prominent cream colored wall to keep the colors at their most vivid. A subdued wall paint can really help the attributing decorations stand on their own and won’t add more distraction into an already interesting space.

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Conclusion

So, which colors were your favorites? Are you partial to the more modern bedroom wall concepts or are you leaning more toward a classic vintage feel? Whether your color palettes include greens, blues, purples or pinks, there are so many interesting options within this article to help steer you on your way to a completely modern revamped room.

Have any experience with wall paint and intriguing color schemes? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to share your insight and experiences in the comments so we can all get some perspective into new paint projects!