Small Bedroom Paint Colours

Small Bedroom Paint Colours

Are you stuck with the small bedroom dilemma?

Wondering what’s the perfect paint colour to transform your tiny bedroom into a haven of style and comfort?

As a professional painter and decorator, I’ve tried and tested hundreds of different paint colours.

And I’ve seen the power of how a thoughtfully chosen paint colour can turn a small bedroom into a focus point of the home. So, follow my tips and make your bedroom a space you’re super proud of!

I will give my favourite small bedroom paint colours to create a calming, bright, or luxurious look and feel in a small bedroom space. Also, I will tell you my favourite colour to use to make a small room appear bigger than it actually is.

And as a bonus point, I will discuss whether you should add an accent wall to your small bedroom.

Let’s get to it.

Best Small Bedroom Paint Colours

The best paint colours for a small bedroom depend on the look you want to create in your space.

Also, the best small bedroom paint colour will vary based on the room’s interior design and the décor and atmosphere in the rest of your home.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular colour ideas for decorating tiny bedrooms:

Calming Colours for Small Bedrooms: Blue

Blue is my favourite paint colour for creating a calming look and feel in a small bedroom.

Blue is the most calming colour of all paint colours. There are various reasons why this is the case.

For starters, blue is often associated with nature. From the colour of the sky to the colour of the oceans, blue is synonymous with nature. And it’s this association that evokes a sense of calm.

Also, blue is considered a cool colour on the colour spectrum. Cool colours are typically the most calming and tranquil.

Finally, blue has a relatively low brightness level compared with other colours. The lower level of brightness creates a lower level of visual intensity, making it easier on the eyes and evoking a sense of calm.

So, if you want your small bedrooms to look as calming as possible, blue is a great choice!

But with a total of 23 actual shades of blue, it’s not always a straightforward choice.

Not to worry!

In the next two sections, I will share with you my favourite blue paints:

Small bedroom painted with Nordic Sky paint by Dulux

Nordic Sky by Dulux

Nordic Sky by Dulux is one of the best wall paint options for smaller bedrooms. 
It’s a sky-blue shade with a hint of grey. The hues in this particular colour really come out in rooms where there is plenty of natural light. The grey undertones in this wall colour can bring a nice balance to your bedroom colour scheme.
I’m also a huge fan of the Nordic Sky paint colour because it’s available in various paint finishes, including:
  • Matt
  • Eggshell
  • Silk
  • High Gloss
I think the matte finish paint is the best choice for painting the walls of your small bedrooms. That’s because I love the elegant look it gives off in this finish!
Bedroom painted with Selvedge paint by Farrow & Ball

Selvedge by Farrow & Ball

If you’re unfamiliar with Farrow & Ball, they are one of the most well-respected paint brands in the UK. They are known for producing high-quality paints, various colour schemes, and unique named colours.

Selvedge is my absolute favourite blue paint option from Farrow & Ball.

It’s a laid-back blue that has wonderful grey undertones. Using this shade of blue in smaller spaces adds a sophisticated and calming look to the space.

In my experience, it works best in smaller bedrooms where there’s not a lot of natural light. It works well in creating an inviting and warm bedroom look.

Light Paint Colours for Small Rooms

When you use light colours to paint your small bedrooms, you can transform the look and feel of your space.

Since light colours reflect light better than darker colours, small bedrooms transformed with light paint colours will look and feel larger than they actually are.

Also, bedrooms painted with light shades like white give off a cleaner and fresher appearance than darker colours.

Also, bedroom walls and ceilings painted with light colours create a neutral backdrop for the rest of your home decor.

In the next two sections, I will give you a few light-colour ideas that will work great in all types of homes.

Living room painted with All White by Farrow & Ball

All White by Farrow & Ball

When choosing a light, small bedroom colour, you’ll have a hard time finding anything as bright as All White by Farrow & Ball.

It’s the whitest shade of white from Farrow & Ball. And it contains no other pigment except white.

When you use it to paint the walls of smaller rooms like a bedroom, it gives a soft, bright-looking finish that adds so much energy to small spaces.

In my experience, All White gives the best results when you use it in colour combinations with darker shades, creating a sharp contrast between the colours.

Bedroom walls painted with Silent White by Little Greene

Silent White by Little Greene

Silent White by Little Green is a refreshing shade of white with yellow undertones.

The hint of yellow in the paint creates a lovely, illuminated look in any room. And when you use it to decorate the walls of a small bedroom, it will transform the space to look and feel as bright as possible.

I love how this paint looks, but I’m also a huge fan because this paint contains virtually zero VOCs.

What are VOCs?

These are the harmful chemicals you find in pretty much every interior paint. It’s what creates that trademark new paint smell and can be harmful if you breathe them in for long periods of time (like when you go to sleep). So, it’s best to avoid them!

Luxurious Colours for Small Bedrooms

Choosing a warm and rich colour palette is the best choice when you want to give your small bedroom a luxurious feel!

These paint colours will give your space a rich and sophisticated look, no matter the size of the space.

In my experience, neutral and darker colours are the best options for creating this look in your interiors.

In the next two sections, I will share with you my favourite paint colour ideas for creating a luxurious look in your small rooms:

Small bedroom painted with Jitney by Farrow & Ball

Jitney by Farrow & Ball

Jitney by Farrow & Ball is a neutral paint colour with brown undertones.

I really like this bedroom paint colour for creating a luxurious look in a small room.

The colour works so well in every interior space because the brown tone in the colour creates a rich and warm atmosphere that evokes a sense of luxury, comfort, and elegance.

Also, the paint colour is quite muted, giving off a timeless elegance feel.

Living room painted in Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

Kendall Charcoal is a rich charcoal grey that works well with various colours.

It works well at adding a sense of luxury to a space.

What Colours Make a Small Room Look Bigger?

If the goal for your DIY project is to make your small bedroom look and feel bigger, then the bedroom colours you use in your space will make all the difference!

Typically, light hues and cool colours are the best paint colours to make a small bedroom appear bigger.

To take it to the next level, pair the wall colours with white-painted ceilings and woodwork and place mirrors on your walls.

In the next two sections, I will give a good idea of what paint colours would work well in your small bedrooms.

Kitchen painted in Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball

Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball

Slipper satin is a chalky off-white paint.

It takes inspiration from the colour of silk used in traditional ballet slippers – hence the colour slipper satin.

This bright and neutral hue works well for making a room look bigger and airier, giving the illusion of more space.

Living room painted in Seashell Grey by Valspar

Seashell Grey by Valspar

Seashell grey is a pure pale grey.

The soft-grey colour helps to make a room look bigger by accentuating the natural light in the room. As a result, the space appears larger than it actually is.

Should You Paint an Accent Wall in A Small Bedroom?

Deciding to transform one of the walls in a bedroom into an accent wall has been a popular choice for the last 20 years or so!
An accent wall works by painting one wall of the room a different colour from the rest of the walls, ultimately making that wall the focal point of the room. 
But does an accent wall work in small rooms like a tiny bedroom? 
Let’s look at the pros and things to consider before using an accent wall in such a small space:
  • If you choose complementary colours for your accent wall, it can make your small room feel bigger than it actually is.
  • Adding an accent wall is a chance to try out a bold colour option without fully committing to it by painting all the walls in your chosen colour.
Things to consider:
  • Since the purpose of the accent wall is to draw attention to just one wall, you should decorate the wall where your attention is naturally drawn when you enter the room. 
  • You need to choose a paint colour that complements the colour of the other walls, the ceiling, and the overall small bedroom look.