Bedroom Inspiration: Dark or Light?

People aren’t kidding when they say it takes forever to finish a house. Okay, so we’ve only been in our condo for nine months, but I did hope we would have accomplished more by now than just my office (which, embarrassingly still has painter’s tape around the trim!). It feels like it’s been ages since I posted my kitchen inspiration, but now I’m on to the bedroom. Stan and I are debating between dark or light. Here are some of the dark bedrooms I like:


El Fenn hotel in Morocco via SF Girl By Bay.

Sooz Gordon green blue bedroom

Sooz Gordon’s bedroom via Apartment Therapy.

Alaina Kaczmarski’s bedroom via The Everygirl.

I think if we go dark, we’d need to use a lot of light colors for bedding, furniture, etc. to keep a good balance. But I’m also drawn to really light and airy rooms like these:

airy white bedroom apartment therapy

Airy white bedroom via Apartment Therapy.

greenish bedroom lonny

Light green bedroom via Lonny.

Ikea bedroom light blue

Blue and white Ikea bedroom — this one is kind of in the middle, so maybe that’s where we’ll net out. I just can’t decide!

What do you think — dark or light?


1 Comment

  1. Jessica   •  

    I love dark,rich colors. My living room is tuscon teal, bathroom is a dark basalt and kitchen/dining is deep rose all by Benjamin Moore. Even though my house is small it has rather tall ceilings so it doesn’t feel like a box. Also, I didn’t use a true white for the trim and the ceiling. Against the dark colors its too harsh. My bedroom is the only space I went light (just for a change). From experience when painting dark use a tinted primer to cut down on actual paint coats (I didn’t when I was painting the teal and it took 4 coats!!!). Have fun!!

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