What are the best colours to select for my bedroom?

Sunita Vellapally Sunita Vellapally

Request quote

Invalid number. Please check the country code, prefix and phone number
By clicking 'Send' I confirm I have read the Privacy Policy & agree that my foregoing information will be processed to answer my request.
Note: You can revoke your consent by emailing with effect for the future.
Loading admin actions …

The bedroom is a place where you spend the most time, whether it’s sleeping, reading or having meaningful conversations with your partner. It’s only natural that after a while the décor starts to feel stale, and you think that it needs a makeover. If you want to redecorate your bedroom to bring in some trendy elements that give it a more current design, then don’t forget to select the right colour. Today, we present the best colors for bedrooms in 2018, based on the latest trends in Indian home and interior design.

When we think of bedroom colour, most often it’s walls that come to mind. However, besides bedroom paint, you can use a colour in the furniture, furnishings or accessories to create the desired effect. It’s best to hire an interior designer to advise you on the right combination of elements to create a dreamy bedroom that is perfect for relaxation.

The trendiest bedroom colors 2018 feature natural and organic tones. Expect to see shades that you come across in nature and embrace them to create a magical ambiance in your bedroom.


Borivali Residence:  Bedroom by Midas Dezign
Midas Dezign

Borivali Residence

Midas Dezign

We aren’t taking about charcoal or darker shades of grey. Neutral and lighter grey tones create a soothing look in any space, so your bedroom walls will benefit from a coat of it. Alternatively, you can consider using it to repaint your furniture, whether it’s the headboard of the bed or bedside tables.

Grey can also work well in the furnishings, such as a throw on the bed or a rug on the floor. Use it to create a dreamy setting that reminds you of the clouds. It’s no surprise why grey makes it to the list of trendy interior colors of 2018.

Beige or nude




Like grey, beige is another neutral shade that makes it to the list of best colors for bedrooms in 2018. You can find beige in several shades, allowing you to keep it as light as skin or to choose a warmer tone such as sand.

The best part of using beige bedroom paint is that it’s easy to coordinate with other natural and organic shades, whether its rose pink that reminds you of flowers or turquoise blue of the sea. Combine shades to create a picture-perfect bedroom in which you will love to relax.

Black and white

While black and white is a classic combination that doesn’t go out of style, in 2018, this is one of the Indian bedroom colour combinations that has taken an interesting twist inspired by technology. As a result, rather than using curved lines and floral prints like in art deco or the classic design styles, this year, your bedroom should feature these two shades in contrasts that highlight sleekness, sharp edges and straight lines.

An idea for creating the perfect look in the bedroom is to use black on one section of the walls and keep the rest of the room primarily white with just a few contrasting accents. You can also consider having a combination of blackout curtains and stark white sheers to accentuate the beauty of this combination.

Natural harmony




Another trend, when it comes to Indian bedroom colour combinations for 2018 is using a mix of sand tones, light greens or soothing blues that create a tranquil space, which is perfect for relaxation. Think of places in nature, whether it’s the beach, the hills or a sanctuary and combine soft shades that represent these settings.

If you are unsure about the ratio in which you should combine these colours, you can consult an interior designer for assistance.

Brick red

bedroom with red wall:  Bedroom by iSTUDIO Architecture
iSTUDIO Architecture

bedroom with red wall

iSTUDIO Architecture

If you prefer more vibrant shades that bring warmth to your bedroom, how about using brick red bedroom paint on the walls? Alternatively, you can choose earthy brown or ochre, which represent nature, but are subtler than other brighter or darker shades of red, brown and yellow. These can be coordinated with wood tones or warm shades such as caramel to bring a cosy ambiance to the bedroom.

If you decide to go with a brighter shade, coordinate it with lighter furnishings and accents so that the bedroom doesn’t appear too dark. In a bedroom with ample natural light, you can risk a bolder contrast in the interior colors with a darker shade such as navy blue on the curtains or a floor rug.

Get inspired by this Indian home with a flash of red.


Daughter's Bedroom:  Bedroom by A Design Studio
A Design Studio

Daughter's Bedroom

A Design Studio

For those who prefer a more romantic look in the bedroom, there’s nothing to beat salmon pink, which has been in the list of best colors of bedrooms for two years in a row. The light shade works well either as the base colour for the bedroom walls or as accents. If you use it as a base colour, you can tone down the effect by combining it with white.

For a bolder contrast, pair it with a brighter colour such as orange. Other shades that work well with pink include black and gold. Pink is quite versatile as it can look just as good in a classic-style bedroom as in a rustic or country-style one. It can even add elegance to a modern Indian bedroom.


Interior Decoration in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune:  Bedroom by Bro4u Online Services Pvt Ltd
Bro4u Online Services Pvt Ltd

Interior Decoration in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune

Bro4u Online Services Pvt Ltd

Since it is a dark and masculine shade, chocolate should be used only in small sections of the bedroom, especially one that is shared by a couple. If you use it on the floor or on a wall, then you can tone it down with softer shades such as blush or neutrals, including beige and grey. Alternatively, use chocolate on the furniture and use light accents in salmon pink or cream.

The idea is to bring warmth to the ambiance without overpowering the space, so it’s best to avoid using this shade of bedroom paint for all the walls.

Turquoise or teal

Not everyone is comfortable with using bright colors for bedrooms, but if you love the vibrancy that they bring to the space, then turquoise or teal are great choices. When used in small quantities, these colours have a soothing effect as they remind one of the sea. You can combine them with browns or even use pretty shades such as pink to create a contrast.

Mint green

Bedroom Design-- Raj residency:  Bedroom by Preetham  Interior Designer
Preetham  Interior Designer

Bedroom Design-- Raj residency

Preetham Interior Designer

Of course, any list of best interior colors would be incomplete without green. In 2018, the recommended shade for bedrooms is mint green. This tone combines perfectly with neutrals such as grey and beige. It also looks good with wood tones. The pleasing colour can be used to paint the walls of the bedroom or for the furnishings such as the bed linen and the curtains.

Designing the perfect bedroom involves a lot more than picking the right base colour for the space. Besides creating contrasts that make the room look more interesting, you need to use suitable accents to bring together the space into a cohesive unit. Textures can be added to accentuate the design. You can do this by using shaggy carpets, knitted throws or fur cushion covers.

When designing the bedroom, you should create a look that you won’t get bored with for a few years, so we recommend you hire a professional interior architect or designer who can advise you on the possibilities and help to put together a beautifully-coordinated organic space that you can enjoy for a long time.

If you want to refresh the look of the exterior of your house, discover the 2018 colour trends for facades.

Which of these colours is your favourite? Leave your reply in the comments.
 Houses by Casas inHAUS

Need help with your home project? We'll help you find the right professional

Discover home inspiration!