How to pick a colour scheme for your bedroom

How to pick a colour scheme for your bedroom

Are you ready to give your bedroom a fresh and exciting makeover? Well, you've come to the right place. The colours you choose for your bedroom play a significant role in creating the ambience and setting the mood. So, let's embark on a rainbow journey as we explore bedroom colour ideas, schemes, and the best combinations that will turn your bedroom into a dreamy haven.

The psychology of colour

Before we look at individual colour schemes, let’s look at the science behind them. Different colours evoke various emotions and can significantly change your mood and wellbeing. Here are some common associations, do you agree with them?

The primary colours

  • Red: passion, energy, and warmth.
  • Blue: calmness, tranquillity, serenity.
  • Yellow: positivity, cheerfulness, and new life.


Secondary colours

  • Green: nature, freshness, and harmony.
  • Purple: sophistication, luxury, and creativity.
  • Grey: balance, elegance, neutrality.

Keep these ideas in mind as we explore various bedroom colour options.

Our choice of the best bedroom colour schemes

Taking our cue from that list and the feelings they inspire; we’ve come up with some ideas:

Romantic Reds

The colour of love and passion, red’s an exciting choice for a bedroom if used in moderation. Deep red or burgundy as an accent wall or in bedding or flooring like these carpets can add a touch of energy to your space. Pair it with neutral colours like beige or white to balance the intensity. Or ramp up the drama with hints of clashing pink or aubergine.

Serene Blues

If you're looking for a tranquil retreat, consider a blue colour scheme – but keep it in warm tones so it stays welcoming, not clinical. Soft blues, like pastel shades or pale aqua, create a soothing atmosphere. Combine with white or light grey to enhance the calming effect. This scheme is perfect for a bedroom where relaxation is a top priority. Our collection of blue patterned vinyl will make the floor the star of the room.


Sunny yellows

Yellow is the colour of happiness and optimism. A soft, buttery yellow can instantly lift your spirits. It works exceptionally well in small bedrooms, where it can make the space feel more open and inviting. Add touches of white or pale grey to maintain a sense of balance. We’ve several carpets in warm mustard, corn, or sand tones that will create that gorgeous warm and welcoming feeling. Or, as an alternative, go wild with an animal print that’ll always look striking.

Refreshing greens

Green is closely linked with nature and peacefulness, so it's an ideal choice for a bedroom colour scheme. Sage green, for instance, can bring a sense of freshness and harmony to your space, or go for a moodier forest green to create more drama. Complement green with wooden furniture to create a cosy, earthy feel. You’re bound to find your perfect shade in our collection of elegant green carpets.


Royal purples

For a bedroom fit for a king or queen, consider shades of purple. Lavender or lilac can create an elegant calming atmosphere. Or go for that chocolate-bar deep purple, particularly on the floor, to create a room to remember. Pair it with silver or gold accents to enhance the regal feel. This is a perfect choice for those who appreciate a touch of opulence.

Timeless Greys

Gray is a versatile and timeless colour that suit all styles of décor. It provides a neutral backdrop that you can pair with almost any other colour. You can use it as the main colour in your bedroom or as an accent in furniture and decor. If you want to find the perfect shade of grey carpet to sink your feet into before you climb into bed, then here are our recommendations.

Winning at the art of colour combinations

Now that you have some ideas for individual colour schemes, let's explore how to create harmonious combinations:

  • Toning colours: Choose shades that are adjacent to each other on the colour wheel. For example, combine shades of blue and green for a calming and cohesive look.
  • Complementary colours: Opt for hues that are opposite each other on the colour wheel. The contrast creates a dynamic and eye-catching effect. For instance, pair deep red with cool green accents.
  • Monochromatic palette: Stick to different shades of a single colour. This approach creates a serene and elegant ambiance. Try various shades of blue for a subtle and layered look.
  • Neutral base with accents: Use a subtle colour like grey or beige as your background, then add accents through bedding, curtains, and personal decor. This approach allows you to change the accent colours to suit your mood or the seasons. For instance, you could swap in some yellow during Spring and Summer, touches of orange or rust for Autumn or Halloween, and then green, red, or metallics for Christmas.


If you want to know even more and get inspired, go to our Ideas Hub where we have plenty of advice and hints, real life customers’ transformations and our lovely Lookbooks where we’ve created mood boards of colours and carpets.

Consider all your flooring options

When designing your bedroom's colour scheme, don't forget about the flooring. Its material and colour should complement your chosen scheme. Here are some more ideas for different flooring options:

  • Wood and wood-look: Natural wood tones work well with a variety of colour schemes. Dark shades can create a dramatic contrast with lighter wall colours, while light wood floors can add warmth to a room with cooler tones. You can find great examples in our laminate, luxury vinyl and engineered wood collections on our website, or pop in store and ask a floorologist for free advice.
  • Carpet: as we’ve already said, this can be the ‘anchor’ in the room, setting the tone and the theme. You may want to make it the main attraction with colour and pattern, leaving the rest of your bedroom neutral. Our collection of designs varies from a subtle herringbone or texture, through stripes to tartan and floral patterns, check them all out here.
  • Add rugs: If you have smooth flooring, consider adding an area rug that incorporates your chosen colour scheme. Rugs can add warmth and style to the room. Tapi sells a collection of rugs in most stores to take away, created from high quality carpets that would otherwise have gone into landfill. Otherwise, if you’ve bought a carpet from us, we also offer a whipping service that turns a large remnant into a rug.


Designing a colour scheme for your bedroom is a fun and creative process. It's a chance to express your personality and create a space that feels truly yours. Whether you prefer the serenity of blues, the energy of reds, or the freshness of greens, there's a perfect bedroom colour scheme waiting for you.

If you don’t want to visit one of our airy, great-smelling showrooms, then why not arrange a free home visit? Our expert floorologists will drive round to your home, with plenty of samples and advice, and talk you through the whole process.

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