After the drabness of winter, spring is an ideal time to give your home a much-needed refresh and, despite what you might think, the annual spring clean is so much more than organisation. A brand new hue for a brand new year is a favourite way to update your look and what better place to start than in the bedroom?
A neutral palette like Hernandez Greene’s Upper West Side bedroom design will always be a classic. Its inherently fresh vibe works as an appropriate partner to spring’s ever-increasing daylight and the hotel-like experience that comes from crisp white linens is certain. Add cohesive but interesting features (that chandelier is incredible!) for a look which is serene and considered.
Discover 14 other perfectly springy bedroom colour schemes which attest that, whether punchy accent colours or tonal single-shade palettes, spring is the time to redecorate.
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Colours: Parisian Blue, Aegean Blue, Baby Blue and Lily White
The first thing to be noted about this tonal Taylor Howes scheme is just how tranquil it is. Blue hues will forever be a go-to for spaces which need a little (or a lot) of calm.
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Colours: Quiet Gray, White Sand, Dove and Black Coffee
In true Parisian style, Jean-Louis Deniot understands that subtlety is the pinnacle of style. He chose a combination of slightly tinted tones for this apartment, located on the sartorial highroad of the Avenue Montaigne.
Colours: Sweet Grape, Boysenberry, Mauve Shadows and Oyster Mushroom
Forget the stigma attached to such a feminine colour palette – subdued berry tones and purple-washed neutrals make an elegant combination.
Katharine Pooley forgoes her trademark azure tones in favour of this master bedroom scheme. The delicate framework of two cross-base stools (a bench version would work equally well) and an pearly oyster-hued rug elevate the space to ladylike chic.
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Colours: Espresso, Blueberry, Bright Cobalt and Beige
Spring-appropriate needn’t mean pastel though. This welcoming palette of dark warm greys, blueberry and beiges is so inviting and the earthy tones maintains a level of serenity. Lighter woods (seen here in Helen Green Design’s betulla-finished chest) are instantly fresh and add their lightness to the space.
This scheme capitalises on textures (fringed cushions are in) and creates unexpected contrasts with a colourful cloud of magenta hydrangeas which can be switched out for autumnal blooms later in the year.
Colours: Honey Peach, Glacier Grey, Champagne Beige and Opal Gray
Grey has been the neutral du jour for a long time now and not in the least for its ability to make previously repellant colours absolutely covetable. Who would’ve thought that peach could be completely transformed with the help of the unassuming neutral? Kudos, grey.
This airy twin bedroom applies the pastel carefully but without trepidation to the room’s pure white wood panelling backdrop, giving the beds’ end stools a colourful pop. Master tricky hues by sticking to simple materials and reserve textures (like these shagreen bedside tables and basket weave headboards) or complicated patterns for neutrals.
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Colours: Baby Blue, Pastel Parchment, Zinc and Blue Shadow
Choosing a predominant colour and backing it with enthusiasm requires daring but often pays off like in this composed bedroom. Never has baby blue seemed more appealing!
A starburst headboard offers a modern take on Art Deco as does a matching chaise longue, which is reminiscent of glamorous old Hollywood movies. Deeper accents are found here and there in the room’s accessories but the focus always remains on the breathy soft blue.
Colours: Nutmeg, Simply Taupe, Whisper White and Sheer Pink
For those who are nervous about returning to the warmer side of the colour wheel, this 1508 London bedroom might be all the convincing you need.
Nutmeg-hued upholstery pairs beautifully with luxurious creamy tones like whisper white and sheer pink in a nod to smart but sophisticated. These tones work particularly well with dark woods and tend to suit transitional homes which aim to preserve traditional aesthetics.
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Colours: Celery, Mineral Green, Oatmeal and Star White
Vibrant verdant colours are spring’s milieu so it’s the optimal time to start introducing them into your bedroom in subtle ways.
Laura Hammett’s neutral space is updated with the sunny celery green of the cushion and bedspread border whilst a touch of mineral green in the rug brings in another dimension.
Colours: Antique Gold, Plum Perfect, Silver Cloud and Coconut Milk
A classic case of contrasting colours, the antique gold and plums of this Belgravia mews bedroom pair together perfectly and are favourites for fans of rich tones.
Style the commanding duo with pink-based neutrals to create a look which is breezy yet mature. Billowy white sheers finishes the look.
Colours: Navy, silver, parchment and pearl
A blue and white colour palette is intrinsically nautical making this a timeless fair weather look. By using a richer navy and deepening the white to a pearl and pale silver, the aesthetic is instantly made more luxurious.
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Colours: Golden Rod, Silver Birch, Mellow Buff and Buttercream
The mixed metals trend is still making serious headway so think about subtly mixing metallic colours in fabrics too.
The glamorous Townhouse Collection bedroom features satiny gold and silver Missoni cushions with a table lamp by Pieter Adam. Its transparent glass and metallic inner is a modern take on the traditional buffet lamp.
To master the look, ground golds and silvers (both vibrant and muted tones) with a beige and white foundation for a bedroom that’s a little bit special.
Image Credit: Peter Mikic
Colours: Black Beauty, Deep Teal, Silver Gray and Gardenia
The scheme of this Peter Mikic bedroom might not seem springy when considered in swatch view but, in reality, the look is a perfect male-friendly spring look – a tricky thing to master.
A botanical print in black and cream adorns a curved chaise longue which sits in the corner of a warm grey and cream space with the spark of a teal glass table lamp nearby.
When adopting this palette, proportion is key. Blend the hues appropriately by using a ratio of lights to darks in favour of the lights.
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Colours: Deep Taupe, Raisin, Dove Gray and Pearled Ivory
A look that will endure through spring, summer, autumn and winter, this Finchatton bedroom employs a tonal array of muted purple tones for an effortlessly chic space which draws on the rustic side of the palette.
Ikat curtains, herringbone weaves and casual geometric patterns are the last word in contemporary rustic. Plus, the warm tones create a cocoon-like vibe which makes this kind of bedroom a winner on all fronts.
Colours: Black Beauty, Beige, Simply Taupe and White Alyssum
Whoever said black and white can’t be a spring duo? Granted, it will never be a winner for Easter decor but we’re ok with that. Even monochrome has to have its spring day, we say.
Used in moderation with relaxed neutrals, à la 1508 London, black and white is a classic choice regardless of the time of year. Make sure finishes are flawless and that you use the palette in a room in which natural light abounds.
Learn the effect of your bedroom colour of choice with our article on colour psychology.