Curating a calming ambiance that is conducive to sleep, should be your priority when designing a bedroom. The simplest – and most effective way – to craft a space for sleep is through color.
White bedroom ideas are a timeless, enduring choice, and will work regardless of your style of home. In her main bedroom, American actress and dancer Jenna Dewan has used white to add a crisp, sophistication to her space.
‘White represents purity, innocence, and new beginnings, as well as cleanliness and clarity,' explains Patrick O’Donnell, brand ambassador for Farrow & Ball. 'It can be used everywhere in the home but is very successful in the bedroom and any room where you want to create order and with little distraction. It is also an ideal foil for a well-curated room of art and furniture.’
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Interior designer Tamsin Johnson agrees that the benefits of decorating with white can be fundamental to how a space is perceived. When choosing the best color for a bedroom, it is vital to think about how you intend to use the space. White can provide a blank canvas that allows you to bring focus to certain aspects of a room.
'I love the calmness that you create when you have a neutral palette in a room,' she says. 'But this choice doesn’t have to mean boring: you can create an interesting and exciting space by layering different tones, such as off-whites and beige, then introducing a range of caramels and even accents of brown or black.
In Jenna Dewan's bedroom, it is clear to see that white and brown is a winning color combination for a bedroom. With a color spectrum stretching from cappuccino and taupe to rich chestnut and dark chocolate, decorating with brown, especially when paired with white, offers a vast scope for creating all sorts of looks, from sophisticated and tailored to calm and nurturing.
In a world where everything at times feels so fast-paced, more and more people are turning to quieter color palettes and combinations to create a sense of calm and stillness.
While bedroom color ideas are important, It also pays to consider texture in interior design, whether it’s a pattern, such as a jacquard fabric, or through mixing finishes, like a matt wall with gloss paint on the ceiling. These elements create interest that will make the monochromatic white room sing.
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