How to Choose Bedroom Paint Colors

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bedroom paint colors
 This post is sponsored by the Behr Paint Company but all opinions are my own. Be sure and read all the way through this post so you can enter the $100 Home Depot gift card giveaway!

I just finished a fun room renovation project in our home and I am jumping up and down because I love it. I added new paint colors in our boy’s bedroom and cannot believe the impact it has made in the room. I reached outside of my comfort zone and went more bold than usual and I am so happy I did! 

Last week I realized summer was over and it was time for a new project. The double bedded boys room upstairs needed the most attention and really needed some help. If you are trying to figure out which room it is in our home, don’t worry. You have never seen it before. It was that bad.

Ask For Input

Our three boys are grown (they are ages 27, 24 and 23) and no longer live at home, but they do come home often to visit. I thought it might make sense if I reached out to our boys and asked for their input on this project. So I sent a text message to our boys asking for input on what they would like to see done to the room.

After spending considerable time trying to google the term “instagrammy” I went back to the source. According to my son Michael, Instagrammy means “too much white decor, no color, chippy furniture, and no stuff”. So I decided to add color to the room with paint and try not to include too much white decor. I still intended to sneak in the chippy furniture and find somewhere to hide all of their “stuff”. But I was excited about the challenge.

Select the Bedroom Paint Colors

This bedroom in our home was an old bedroom for our boys, and then became a storage room and guest room for the last two years. This photo shows how bad it looked. The old paintings and rug were in here for storage and there was barely room for anyone to sleep. And to be totally honest, this photo was taken after I cleaned up.

bedroom makeover

When most people select their paint colors, they go to the paint store, bring paint chips back to their home, hold them up on the wall, and then head back to the paint store for samples. They then paint the samples on the walls and try to decide which color they want.

I had no idea what colors I wanted to try, considering my favorite color white was forbidden by my sons.  Instead of heading to the paint store, I went online and pulled up the Behr 2019 Color Trends. I used the Behr Paint Your Place® and uploaded some images of our bedroom and then viewed different colors on my walls. It was so easy, and I found two I really liked. They were the BEHR 2019 Color of the Year Blueprint S470-5 and Cotton Grey HDC-NT-20.

Here is the photo of the boy’s bedroom I uploaded on my computer. 

  paint colors in the bedroom

Here are the two colors I selected. It is so easy to try different paint colors on the Behr site.

blue bedroom paint colors grey bedroom paint colors

I decided to paint the room in Cotton Grey and also create a focal point in the room by painting the window alcove in Blueprint. I have always wanted to create a sitting area under the window and I love how it turned out.

Painting the Room

We picked up the Behr Marquee®Interior Paint at The Home Depot and got to work prepping the room. The hardest part was emptying out the room. There was so much “stuff” left in the room and it took me hours to sort through old college binders and junk. The prep was easy as all we had to do was patch a few holes. It only took a few hours to paint the entire room. 

bedroom colors

Adding Decor to the Room

I already had the white chippy end table and cabinet and overruled my son’s requests and placed them in the room. I gathered all of the accessories from around our home and the only purchase I made was the duvet covers. 

  wall paint colors

I went with minimal accessories so there would be plenty of room for the boys to be comfortable when they come home to stay.

bedroom paint

interior paint colors

I have a feeling I will be enjoying this reading nook until our boys come home.

wall painting

As a finishing touch, I added one of my paintings on the wall. I thought about painting a new one but this one was just too perfect!

master bedroom colors

I am sure you are wondering what the boys thought of the finished room. I sent them another text.

It means a lot to me that they like the end result. I absolutely love it.


I am really excited to announce that I have partnered with BEHR to give away a $100 e-Gift Card to Home Depot. It’s so easy to enter! Just leave a comment here telling me what room in your home you would like to paint. That’s it! For another entry just follow @BehrPaint on Instagram. Winner will be picked on October 15th at 9:00am PST. 

blue bedroom paint color

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the Behr Paint Company. The opinions and text are all mine.


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  1. The room is lovely!!! Looks like the boys were pleased too! I would love to give our master bedroom a fresh new updated look!!! It would be an awesome win!💕

  2. The room transformation is amazing! The painting really was the perfect one for your boys’ room. Also, the pop of blue is so pretty- both colors really turned out great.

  3. Looks beautiful! Love your posts we put an offer on an 1859 house and my fingers are crossed we get it and I can use this blue and grey color scheme for my boys room!

  4. Moving into a townhouse house, every room is white. I need color in my bedroom.

    Also loved the boys room. And I loved loved loved the painting. Perfect.

  5. I love what you did with your boys’ room! The blue and gray are perfect together. We painted our home in all warm colors when we moved in 10 years ago and I’d like to switch over to cooler colors. I’m thinking of starting with the dining room. I was also going to ask where you found your painting, but you made it! Wow! 😍

  6. I love the shade of blue you chose. It blends so nicely with the rest of your gorgeous house. My husband and I live in an 1880s Queen Anne Victorian in coastal NJ, and after 2 years of infertility challenges and miscarriage, it looks like we will finally be able to set up a nursery. I think this is the perfect pop of color for a little one.

  7. I love how your sons room turned out! Our son’s bedroom and our living room need to be updated. Our son plays hockey and it really needs a fresh look, it has that baby blue color that I painted it when we moved into our home. It’s ready for that updated teenage look.

  8. I love the colors you used! We bought our house two years ago and repainted some of the rooms including our baby boys room. He turns one (today actually!) and we’re ready to undertake a new project….repainting our living room! It’s a beige/brown combo and we want to update to grey tones. However having a baby doesn’t give you a lot of financial wiggle room!

  9. Our house is 15 years old and when we bought it several years ago we kept the beige-y colored walls. But I’m dying to give it a lighter, brighter look! The hard part is that it is an open floor plan so it will end up being most of the house getting repainted. Do you have a favorite cream/white
    wall color?

  10. Lovely makeover! Our home needs a complete color makeover so we would paint the foyer, livingroom, kitchen/dining room/family room, and master bedroom

  11. This room looks great! Would love to paint our guest room also. I want to try uploading our guest room pic and see how different colors look. Thanks for the tip 😊

  12. I’m redoing my bedroom and master bath. Really needed ideas and will try the Behr app. I’m usually a BenjaminMoore gal, but hearing great things about Behr. Thanks for the help!

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