16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat

16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat is not simply another paint color romp for you – it’s help for me too! Time to paint a couple of bedrooms here, and I need inspiration!

Tranquil bedroom with soft blue accents and neutral color scheme by designer Collins Interiors.
Interior Design: Collins Interiors. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.

Let’s explore a range of restful paint colors from crisp whites to soft black from designers across the web.

16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat

1. Sherwin Williams Alabaster

Sherwin Williams Alabaster is a creamy white that soared in popularity a couple years back. It is still a go-to warm white for a long list of designers. We recently toured a couple of gorgeous Country French bedrooms in designer Brit Jones’ own home which has interiors featured in this beautiful white.

Romantic French country girls bedroom by Brit Jones. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Interior Design: Brit Jones. Some of the bedding: Soft Rose – Pottery Barn and OKL
French country farmhouse pale blue and white bedroom with Duck Egg blue barn door. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Design: Brit Jones Design. Similar French country chandelier: find HERE. Bed Skirt: find HERE. Sliding barn door is painted is hand-painted with a mix of Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Photo: Sherwin Williams. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Photo: Sherwin Williams.
Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster

2. Valspar Salute

This next soothing paint color is the one I chose for the interiors in our Arizona vacation getaway. It has green undertones which worked well with the intense sunlight.

Valspar Salute paint color in a bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio.
Paint color: VALSPAR Salute. Hello Lovely Studio. Headboard: FIND HERE. Desk: Vittsjo, Ikea. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Valspar Salute paint color in a serene and sunny white bedroom in Arizona with board and batten panel wall and sliding modern barn door. Hello Lovely Studio. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: VALSPAR Salute. Hello Lovely Studio. Bed linens: Piu Belle. Barrel Chairs: Tullsta, Ikea. Table: HERE.

3. Benjamin Moore “White”

What is soothing for some is not necessarily soothing for others, and I’m aware that the bright white I chose for our Chicagoland European inspired cottage here is not for everyone. Benjamin Moore “White” is awfully soothing for us though since it feels like pure snowy delight!

Benjamin Moore White paint color in a French inspired bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Rustic Alder Door: FIND HERE. Hello Lovely Studio. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Benjamin Moore White paint color in a cottage style bedroom by Hello Lovely with Stikwood wood wall. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Hello Lovely Studio. Reclaimed wood on wall: Stikwood (Hamptons). Bed linens: Piu Belle.
Benjamin Moore White paint color in coastal blue bedroom. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Interior Design: Lisa Furey. Bedding: Pine Cone Hill, Ink Dots. Exact lighting: Headlands Wicker Pendant Light. Lamps: Single Gourd Table Lamps, Set of 2. Tables: Atelier White Side Table. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Benjamin Moore White paint color in master bedroom poster bed. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Interior Design: Lisa Furey. Exact Poster Bed: Universal Furniture Moderne Muse
Benjamin Moore WHITE paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE White

4. Farrow & Ball All White

Farrow & Ball All White paint color in a bedroom in an attic bedroom with shiplap and built-in beds. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: FARROW & BALL All White. Photo: Tess Nuestadt. Interior Design: Amber Interiors. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.

5. Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

For many folks, “tranquil bedrooms” are equated with soft ethereal blue paint colors, and here is a blue-green option to possibly sample. It forms a blissful canopy in this showhouse bedroom in Atlanta.

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed painted ceiling in breathtaking light blue bedroom in Southeastern Designer showhouse - design by Tristan Harstan. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
Ceiling paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS RAINWASHED. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Interior Design: Tristan Harstan.
Sherwin Williams Rainwashed - a beautiful muted blue-green paint color.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Rainwashed

I have always loved the blue on the walls of this showhouse bedroom which are covered in grasscloth wallpaper (Ainsworth Noah). What blue paint would approach its beauty…?

Luxurious light blue bedroom by Tristan Harstan in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017 master bedroom in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Design: Tristan Harstan. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.

Here are some contenders to approach that heavenly hue of the wallpaper:

6. Glidden Sanctuary Blue

Glidden Premium 8 oz. #HDGB62 Sanctuary Blue Flat Interior Paint Sample
GLIDDEN Sanctuary Blue: Try a sample HERE.

7. PPG Timeless Simply Blue

PPG Timeless Simply Blue paint color.
PPG TIMELESS Simply Blue: Try a sample HERE.

8. PPG Timeless Mild Wind Blue

PPG Timeless Mild Wind Blue paint color.
PPG TIMELESS Mild Wind Blue. Try a sample HERE.

9. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

I love this warm linen-y grey paint color and used it to hand-glaze furniture in my own bedroom.

Design/Photo: Kelly Bernier Designs. Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.
Design/Photo: Kelly Bernier Designs. Wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.

10. Benjamin Moore Platinum Gray

Here’s a tranquil paint color that isn’t as shy as Revere Pewter and looks amazing contrasting with crisp white trim in a friend’s modern farmhouse.

Benjamin Moore Platinum Gray in a modern farmhouse bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Platinum Gray. Hello Lovely Studio. Nightstand and headboard: RH. Similar bedding: Pottery Barn. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Benjamin Moore Platinum Gray in a serene modern farmhouse bedroom. Hello Lovely Studio.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Platinum Gray. Hello Lovely Studio. Mirror: RH. Similar: HERE.
Benjamin Moore Platinum Gray paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE Platinum Gray.

11. Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

In that same modern farmhouse, a slightly subdued version of Platinum Gray is used in a few bedrooms. Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray is a soothing paint color that you’ll notice is silvery and chic.

Farmhouse style bedroom with handmade planked headboard. Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray. Hello Lovely Studio.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray. Bedding: Anthropologie. Hello Lovely Studio. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray. Hello Lovely Studio. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray. Hello Lovely Studio. Bedding: Pottery Barn.
Tranquil grey bedroom by Miss Mustard Seed painted Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray. Photo/Design: Mustard Seed Interiors. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray.
BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray.

12. Farrow & Ball Strong White

I love it when designers share their paint colors, and Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot gave us the full scoop in our tour of her farmhouse in France. Interestingly enough, she is re-painting the house as we speak, and I can’t wait to see which Farrow & Balls colors she chooses!

Girls bedroom. Beautiful French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchmarket #summerhouse #europeanfarmhouse
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White. Vivi et Margot.
Master bedroom dressing room. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White. Vivi et Margot. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Farrow & Ball French Grey #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchgray #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL French Gray – A soothing green grey on the trim.
Girls bedroom in France. Beautiful French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchmarket #summerhouse #europeanfarmhouse
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White. Vivi et Margot.
Dressing room in France. Beautiful French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchmarket #summerhouse #europeanfarmhouse
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White. Vivi et Margot. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.

13. Sherwin Williams Elder White

Here is a pretty white paint color that reminds me of BM Ballet White, which is a lovely color option my mom painted all of the interiors in her prior home.

Sherwin Williams Elder White paint color on walls of bedroom designed by Brittany York. #cottagestyle #cottagebedroom #rusticdecor
Interior Design: Brittany York. Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Elder White. Quilt on bed: Rivulets (Light Grey), Anthropologie.

Love the quilt above? It’s from Anthropologie.

Sherwin Williams Elder White paint color on walls of bedroom with design by Ashley Gilbreath in 2019 Southeastern Designer Showhouse. Photo: Sherry Hart.
Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Elder White. Photo: Sherry Hart. Interior Design: Ashley Gilbreath. Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2019. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.

14. Benjamin Moore Natural Cream

Benjamin Moore Natural Cream paint color on bedroom designed by Sherry Hart.
Photo/Interior Design: Sherry Hart. BENJAMIN MOORE Natural Cream. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.

Here it is in entry.

Benjamin Moore Natural Cream paint color in a cottage designed by Taste Design.
BENJAMIN MOORE Natural Cream. Interior Design: Taste Design.
Benjamin Moore Natural Cream paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE Natural Cream.
Soothing Paint Colors for Bedrooms on Hello Lovely Studio.
PIN ME! Soothing Paint Colors for Bedrooms on Hello Lovely Studio.

15. Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain

Soothing paint colors for a tranquil bedroom need not be shy. This bold charcoal transformed a designer’s own bedroom! Would you, could you get used to a charcoal this rich in a bedroom retreat?

Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain black paint color on walls of beautiful bedroom designed by Sherry Hart.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain. Photo/Design: Sherry Hart. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain paint color in beautiful bedroom designed by Sherry Hart.
BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain. Interior Design/Photo: Sherry Hart.
Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain black paint color on walls of beautiful bedroom designed by Sherry Hart.
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain. Photo/Design: Sherry Hart. Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat to Inspire Your Decorating Ideas as Well as Spark Ideas for Color Schemes. Neutral Bedroom Decor Photos With a Decidedly Timeless and Tranquil Mood.
Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain soft black paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain

16. Farrow & Ball Railings

Dark and moody can be soothing indeed, and if you’re seeking a soft black paint color with depth and character, Farrow & Ball’s Railings may be it.

Farrow & Ball Railings paint color in a lovely bedroom retreat with board and batten. Come Tour 16 Soothing Paint Colors for a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat!
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Railings. Photo: Farrow & Ball.

Thanks so much for considering these inspiring bedroom paint color options. If you have narrowed your search to white paint colors, this story about choosing the right white paint may help. When it’s the perfect warm white you’re after, here’s inspiration for warm white paint colors.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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6 Comments

  1. Margarita W.
    June 1, 2019 / 9:33 am

    Michele,
    So many beautiful color choices I can’t make up my mind. I started to redo my guest bedroom/office with your tips. I got as far as removing all the large unneeded furniture and cleaning. Only leaving the desk, bed and bamboo shades now I need to pick a paint color. I guess my trouble is I’ve recently remodeled the kitchen (all new) and of course that meant the dining room, living room & entry along with the kitchen were all in painted Sherman Williams Drifts of Mist which I love. Now I’m moving on to the rest of the house; bedrooms and bathrooms. I don’t know if I should keep with the Drifts of Mist paint color or go with some other complementary colors?

    • Michele
      Author
      June 1, 2019 / 8:21 pm

      I hear you! When I was at that stage, I was exhausted from all the DIY – so I painted one guest bedroom dark grey and the other BM White like the rest of the house. The dark grey got on my nerves within a year so I painted it white. 4 years later, I am ready for some additional color interest. You might want to play with the Drifts of Mist color. My sister used different saturations of the same grey throughout her home to great success. Since each room has a unique exposure, the same color can read quite differently anyway. I am also having trouble deciding – only because there are so many beautiful hues to choose from and my furnishings are neutral. But I’m leaning toward a very muted light blue-grey. I guess I am no help at all!

  2. Linda
    June 1, 2019 / 10:16 am

    Do you have the source for #13 (Elder White) bedspread. Love it! Thanks.

  3. Penny
    June 14, 2019 / 9:48 am

    Do you have the source for the beige bedspread in the third picture down (picture with the white ceiling beams) under #1 (Sherwin Williams Alabaster)? Thank you in advance! Love these ideas!

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