Monday, August 15, 2011

Soothing Paint Colors for the Bedroom


Let's  begin  with  our  objective :   R   and   R ! !

Your  bedroom  is  a  sanctuary  and  an  escape  from  everyday  life.  
Why  not  make  it  as  peaceful  and  calming   a   space   as   possible ?If  you  like  to  retreat  to  your  bedroom  with a good book in your free time  you  want  it  to  be   s e r e n e   and   u n d i s t u r b e d... until you decide to  (or have to)  emerge and return to the real world!

Words  that  come  to  mind  for  a  bedroom:   calm,   soothing,   restful,   gentle.
Let's  see  what  the  experts  recommend!
(above paint color unknown)
Benjamin Moore    "CELERY  SALT"    938
 "This  is  a  lovely  pale  green ,  dreamy  and  soothing ,  that worked really well for a young couple's master bedroom.   And I love the name of the color — celery salt is the secret ingredient in my Bloody Marys!" 
-Elissa Cullman


(above paint color unknown)
Benjamin  Moore    "SEASHELL"      OC - 1 2 0 
"This  reminds  me  of  the  lightest  color  inside  a  shell  — a little warmer than white.   It makes me think of days in India after a cup of tea on the terrace and then a nap.   It  would  turn  a  bedroom  into  a  lovely  retreat.  It's the coziness that's calming.  It takes away the buzz in your head after a hard day's work." 
-Jennifer Garrigues



(above paint color unknown)
Benjamin Moore     "DURANGO  DUST"     2165-60:
"I love colors that change with the light.   This  is  the  palest  apricot  that  can  look  white  during  the  day  and  then  as  the  sun  goes  down  it  gets  this  warm  rose  blush.    It's beachy, it's warm, and it's a great transition color.    I've used it on cathedral ceilings and hallways and stairwells.    It goes with anything. I noticed that my paint store stocks it now.    It's taken over from Linen White and Atrium White and Antique White."  
-Lori Feldman


(above paint color unknown)
Sherwin Williams'      "MAGNETIC   GRAY"     SW7058
"In the South, sunny means hot.   We don't want colors that make you turn the air-conditioning up.   This is a silvery blue-gray, almost like an Armani color, very soothing.   Because of the grayness, it absorbs light." 
-Jackye Lanham


Muralo Paints    "DAYDREAM"    P380
 "I was looking for a color that was as honest as E.B. White and as inspiring as Carl Sandburg, and it took me ages to find.   I went through many that were too strong or too insipid, too feminine or too masculine.   This is the color of a deep breath in early spring , a  true  gray-blue,  like the gutters in Paris.   It dries lighter than it looks in the can.   And this is the genius of it — it  never  feels  cold,   
even in the north light of Maine." 
-Mallory Marshall

(above paint color unknown)
Benjamin Moore    "ICEBERG"    2122-50
 "This is a lovely pale blue, so faint that it brings the sky into the room.  It's  neither  cold  nor  too  blue.  Instead, it simply adds a crisp background   for  a  calming  sleep  or  a  restful  read.   Raw woven silks in blues or soft whites react well to this shade.  Surprisingly, to get the most out of a blue-and-white scheme, every room needs a serious hit of black.  I suggest glossy doors or ebonized furniture." 
-Steven Gambrel


(above paint color unknown)
Pratt  and  Lambert     "SWEET LADY"     30-27 
"I fell in love with purple when I was traveling in Germany and saw these huge fields of heather.   This  is  very  tranquil  and  serene — a grayed-down violet, not  too  sweet.   It's an unusual color because at different times of day, it changes and can look almost beige or gray.   Great with creams and vanillas.   Throw in a chocolate brown for dimension.   It can also hold its own with jewel tones." 
-Sherrill Canet


Sherwin Williams'     "TOPSAIL"     SW6217  (above)
"I can't say it's aqua and I can't say it's gray.   It's in the space between those colors.    It's  a  very  pale  blue , and  blue  is  a  color  that  evokes  calm.   When the clouds clear and the sky displays its depths, or water reflects and distorts the sky, it reveals shades and hues that defy description but are deeply felt.   Blue transports you inward to a contemplative state." 
-Michael Simon

(above paint color unknown)
Benjamin  Moore     "PATRIOTIC  WHITE"     2135-70
 
"When  the  sun  streams  in,  the  walls  read  white , and  then  as  the  day  progresses , the  color  comes  out.    At night, the room is bathed in  a  pale , pale  blue-green.     I love the mercurial quality of it.   It looks beautiful by the ocean, because it echoes the subtleties of the sea.    I often use it in bedrooms — it's softer than a sharp white.     It works well with velvets or Rogers and Goffigon linens that have the same mercurial quality." 
-Vicente Wolf


(above paint color Sherwin Williams'   "ROMANCE"   SW6323)

All designer quotes paint color samples from House Beautiful
PHOTOS:  1., 9., 11.  phoebe howard,   2. eileen kathryn boyd,  4., 8. unknown,   3.  susan zises green,  4. via the paper mulberry,  5. melissa rufty,  6. via la maison boheme,   7., 10.  elle decor 

R E L A T E D      P O S T S  :


Great  Paint  Colors
for  your  Bedroom!


mint   is   the   new   green!

corals   +   salmons :
pastel - to - medium

spring    palette


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