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The master bedroom is a sanctuary—a place to get away, relax and forget about the normal hustle and bustle of your daily agenda. You can easily create your personal haven with the right bedspread and accessories, but the wall color will set the entire tone for the room—quite literally. You have to find a shade that makes you feel comfortable, exudes your personality and helps you achieve the style of your dreams.

With so many different options on the color spectrum to choose from, it can feel difficult to start the decision-making process. Here are a few suggestions from some of our experts and franchise owners for master bedroom colors to consider and a handful of ones to avoid:

Stunning shades for the master bedroom
Neutrals are traditional and lovely around the house, but it's becoming more trendy to incorporate color in spaces like the bedroom, according to franchise owner and principal designer, Dee Frazier.

"We were just at the Dallas market and saw lots of popularity around warm tones like cinnamon, yellow and gold," she reported. "We're still seeing neutrals in the bedroom, but we're also seeing blues, deep rose, coral and purples. Bedrooms are made to be relaxing and calming, and these shades can help achieve just that."

Dark tones work well when accented with light, complementary colors.Dark tones work well when accented with light, complementary colors.

Franchise owner Shelley Rodner also agrees with Frazier in the upward trend toward more color in the bedroom, especially blues.

"I have been moving away from the stark grays into some of the warmer tones with a slight putty/taupe undertone," Rodner said. "My clients now seem to be craving a bit more color on their walls. Sea glass blue tones, soft translucent shades and organic colors from nature such as putty, taupe and sand are popular."

Remember: If you have a bathroom or a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom, make sure to match the wall color for a unified look.

Troubling tones to avoid
Red is a shade that's often deemed as the color of love, which would make it almost always an obvious choice in the bedroom. Frazier warns against this idea, however, because it can take away from the meaning of a sanctuary: relaxation and leisure.

"The bedroom should be a place to relax," she said. "So be cautious in adding red or warm colors, as they can be stimulating and overwhelming."

"Bright colors can be overstimulating."

While more color is the onward trend to consider, that doesn't mean you should go wild with brightness. This can also be overstimulating, according to Rodner.

"Avoid anything too bright that has the feeling of a crayon color," she said.

Another notable color that needs careful consideration is black. You can use this dark tone as the main color in the bedroom, but it has to be balanced with white trim or bright accessories in yellow, turquoise or another complementary tone.   

The master bedroom color you choose lays the foundation for the vibe of the entire living area. If you find this step intimidating in the redecorating process, it's time to call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. One of our professionals will come to your home for a free consultation to discuss color options based on the size and layout of your living space, as well as your personal style and ideas. From there, you'll choose a shade that best suits your wants and needs and aligns with the suggestions of the professional design consultant.

Is your master bedroom in need of a redesign? Contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors today to get started.

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