Tell us: What’s your favorite hue for bringing that lovin’ feeling to your bedroom?
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s a good time to revisit a previous piece on colors that help bring romantic ambience to a master bedroom. That story was one of the most popular of 2016, but many readers took issue with some of the color choices. Based on readers’ feedback, then, here are a few more romantic colors to consider.
1. Glowing oranges. Many readers strongly disagreed with the selection of caramel as a romance-inducing color in the previous story. It was included in the mix due to a survey conducted in the U.K. in which respondents with caramel-colored bedrooms claimed to have the most sex. For those who said caramel was “too brown” for them, perhaps orange is an option.
Several of you, in fact, commented that a warm orange is your go-to hue to create an amorous vibe in your bedroom. While the first bedroom pictured has an orange wall color with a good bit of yellow in it, the orange wall in the second bedroom veers closer to red. Both hues are warm and luscious alternatives to caramel.
2. Pretty plums and purples. Other romance-inducing hues mentioned by readers are shades of plum and purple. These appealing hues have a soothing, comforting quality to them. If you go for a darker shade, such as the colors shown above and at left, include some contrasting light hues and objects with a good bit of sheen to keep the vibe romantic and not gloomy.
3. Deep blues. While many of you stated a preference for warm colors to create an intimate and inviting atmosphere in your bedroom, quite a few piped up to say deep blues are favorites. The saturated blues used above and at left might feel too chilly for those residing in cold climates, but if the weather is hot or mild where you live, you can get away with cool colors like these in the bedroom.
4. Tantalizing teals. I was pleased to see a few shout-outs for teal as a romantic bedroom color. I like this bold blue-green hybrid because I think it adds a bit of unexpected zing to a master bedroom without being too high-energy. It’s an intense color on all four walls, so think about using it for accents only, as in the bedroom above, or limit the color to the headboard wall only, as shown at left. It’s the perfect burst of playful color in otherwise neutral spaces.
Wall paint: Benjamin Moore’s Barista AF-175
5. Earthy browns. Another favorite mentioned quite frequently is rich, warm shades of brown. As a neutral, brown can be called upon to serve as a background color to other zestier hues, such as the accents of orange in the image above and the coral color of the chair in the bedroom at left. Similar to the dark purple and plum colors, though, you want to balance dark brown with white or off-white elements so the color scheme doesn’t feel too heavy.
Of course you can also inject rich brown tones around your bedroom through the generous use of wood elements. The wood-clad walls and ceiling in this bedroom really amp up the cozy and romantic vibe.