6 sunny bedroom paint ideas that create a cosy space you'll wake up happy in

Tired of your bedroom paint colour? Is it looking a tad dull and wintery? Give your walls an update with these 6 super inspiring colour ideas for this summer

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Have you fallen out of love with your bedroom? The good news is that colour is BACK big time for bedrooms, so embrace it with these summer-inspired schemes that you can copy quickly and cheaply. Brilliant in any bedroom, they're particularly effective for making light-starved north-facing rooms feel warmer and more welcoming.

If you find bright colours a bit daunting, remember the feature wall theory works brilliantly – one wall painted in a stunning shade can lift the whole room instantly. Then all you need to do is to add a few new cushions here and there, and pop on a fresh duvet cover that complements your new shade – and you’ll be waking up in a room you love in no time. 

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1. Swap cool bedroom paint colours for warmer pastels – even blue!

There’s nothing to not like about this dreamy bedroom that Jess from @thehousethatcolourbuilt created. Her acute sense of colour means every room in her house is perfect, and we adore this bedroom scheme – the gentle coral of the headboard and cushion is the perfect tone against the pale blue wall behind. And the deep blue door colour is a fabulous finishing touch. The gold detailing adds warmth and the pretty floral pillowcase creates the most gorgeous decorative element. Find more gorgeous blue room ideas in our guide.

2. Pick warm ochres, rusts and add a steely navy

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If earthy shades are your thing, look no further than this down to earth scheme from Annie Sloan. Her famous chalky paints are the go-to-place if you love natural shades – they have a super quality that looks fabulous on any wall. The block design Annie has used here is so on trend – you can recreate it yourself with four colours and a roll of frog tape. If you fancy using the same colours they are Old Ochre, Honfleur, Oxford Navy and Scandinavian Pink. 

3. Choose punchy brights for a bold bedroom paint colour scheme

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Bold IS beautiful and this eclectic mix of shades is most definitely for a colour lover. The teal blue wall acts as a blank canvas for the rest of the scheme and you can see how well it works with this stunning cerise pink bed and ottoman. The pop of yellow is exquisite and let’s not forget the monochromatic rug and cushion! Choose accessories to match and you’ll recreate this hotel chic scheme in no time. Bed from Sofa.com.

4. Pick rose and tangerine for a beautiful, boho feel

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On paper, this colourway may seem quirky, but in reality it’s a beautiful combination and we love how Marisa from @oakappledecor has pulled this scheme together. The white bedding breaks it up visually and the texture of the knitted throw breaks up the overall look perfectly. A touch of pattern from the cushion and prints adds that decorative element and we love the round lighting! 

5. Pick mustard – or ochre – for a north-facing room

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This is a bedroom paint colour that’s been very popular recently and it’s here to stay for a while longer. So if you fancy warming up a north-facing bedroom then this is your answer. It looks fabulous with the curvy blush pink headboard, and it’s a colour that’s easy to accessorise. Grey is another shade that looks great with it, as does dark wood, so if you have those colours already then this mustard shade will fit right in. Furniture by Marks & Spencer.

6. Contrast dusky pink with brilliant teal

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If you have a look at Sarah’s IG feed (@s.l.f_home), you’ll see that this wall was plain white originally. She and her partner put up the wooden panelling themselves to create a focal wall and painted it in this gorgeous dusky blush shade. We love the way Sarah’s used black pieces of furniture to create depth to the scheme and the teal blanket is a perfect pop of colour that accentuates the deeper shade of cushions on the bed.