How to Create a Luxurious Master Bedroom using Paint
I think one of the last places that we tend to decorate is our bedrooms. For me, I always seem to be more focused on the main areas of the home that people see first – like the front rooms, kitchen or family room. But truthfully we spend a lot of time in our bedrooms and they should be a place we love! We have lived in our home almost a year and my bedroom has truthfully been a mess. So when BEHR® contacted me to see if I would be interested in making over a room in my home I just knew it had to be my bedroom!! I used BEHR® paint to create an upscale, luxurious and comfortable master bedroom and it is an OASIS for me!! I am so excited to show you around and give you THREE painting tips I used to give me a bedroom I love!
There are some great color selection tools from BEHR® that can make picking out a paint color so much easier! My favorite is Paint Your Place®. Simply upload a digital photo and preview colors with your own décor and in your own lighting conditions with Paint Your Place®. Don’t have an image to upload? Use one of BEHR®’s images for a bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, exterior and other home spaces. I love uploading a picture of my room and seeing how it looks painted different colors. It takes ALL of the scariness out of painting a room!
My paint palette colors are below. You can see how MY paint palette would look in YOUR room by clicking on my BEHR® paint color palette:
Here are THREE painting tips to create a luxurious, upscale master bedroom!
Start with a print or picture as inspiration for your room. I used a set of four floral prints I LOVED as my inspiration. I loved these florals and the colors seemed so beautiful together. I used them as the beginning point in dreaming up what I wanted for the room.
Use different shades of one color to achieve an upscale, luxurious feel. I naturally gravitate to blue shades, so I used three different blue shades in my home together and I think it brings a multi-toned feel that is luxurious.
Don’t be afraid of dark or bright colors. Dark or bright colors can be intimidating. Instead of being afraid of color, consider painting one focal wall in your room that bright or dark color. It will bring the richness of the color into the room without the heaviness or overwhelming feeling of painting the whole room that color. In my room I chose BEHR Premium Plus Ultra® Dragonfly which is a vibrant green/blue. I also used is use pops of contrasting color to create interest in the room. I love using pops of a bright color to bring the eye around the room. In my palette I picked out a gorgeous shade of yellow – BEHR® Premium Plus Ultra Pale Honey and a blush pink – BEHR® Premium Plus Ultra Noble Blush. I ended up using the blush pink the most in the room. I love the contrast of the shades of blue with the beautiful pink color.
I brought my prints into Home Depot® and picked out my paint chips using the colors from the prints.
I used BEHR Premium Plus Ultra® Paint and love it for a few reasons. The first is that it is best-in-class for value and durability. PLUS it is paint and primer which saves me time because it really covers. BEHR® Premium Plus Ultra paint colors work harmoniously together, which was great for this project because I was using two different wall colors in the same room. BEHR® Premium Plus Ultra paint really wears well too.
I used BEHR Premium Plus Ultra® flat paint on the walls of the room. And the same Dragonfly shade on the barndoor, but in a satin finish since it will get more use since it’s a door. I painted the other three bedroom walls BEHR® Ultra Premium Breezeway which is a beautiful light green color. It’s so light that you don’t notice the color at first, but you can see it as it is contrasted with the white trim. It’s very peaceful and makes the room seem spa-like!
How to Create a Luxurious Master Bedroom using Paint
Once I had my paint chips picked out, I found accessories and bedding to accent my paint choices. I also thought of a few unexpected ways to bring my paint colors to life in the room. One was I replaced a door to my closet and bathroom with a barn door kit from Home Depot®!! Isn’t that fun?
I painted the barn door the same color as my accent wall. The barn door hangs on the opposite wall and it echoes the beautiful blue/green color of the opposite wall. I love the contrast between the dark green of the barn door and the very light green of the Breezeway color on the wall behind it.
Another way I brought my paint colors into the room is through painting some accessories in the room. I painted wood shallow crates the blush pink color and put them on the shelf of the nightstands. When you look at the nightstands, the gorgeous pink color shines against the darker blue/green of the accent wall behind them.
I also “dipped” a natural basket and I keep blankets in the basket. Right next to the basket is a little stool that I painted and I have it as a plant stand in the corner of the room.
On the nightstands and small cabinet in between the chairs in the room are some candle holders that I dipped into the paint cans. I love the way they look around the room, drawing your eye throughout the bedroom.
How to Create an Upscale Master Bedroom using Paint
Probably my favorite way that I brought my paint palette to life is through the original artwork I created on a giant canvas that hangs on the same wall as the barn door. The scale of the canvas creates a striking focal point. I spent a few days experimenting with different types of artwork to see what I liked best. I am going to do a separate post on how to create the art, but I decided that I love the simplicity of the paint dripping down the canvas, layering colors on top of each other to create a colorful work-of-art that showcases the paints in the room.
I also love to use fresh plants in the room. I think adding a natural element always brings a room to life.
I contrasted the rich, beautiful paint colors with natural wood. I think the feeling of the woods throughout the room — in the fan above, the nightstands and the frames above the bed gives warmth to the room and is a beautiful, warm contrast. For the bed linens I used a beautiful white Linden Porcelain Green duvet with matching pillow cases. I used Crane & Canopy in my Guest Room Makeover a few years ago and I love their luxury linens. They make your bedroom feel like a “lux” hotel room! All of the accessory sources are listed at the bottom of the post.
I also think the room appears taller because of the accent wall. It emphasizes the ceiling and the curtains on the other wall bring the wall color over there and draw the eye upward too!
Now my bedroom is a place I can’t wait to be every night. The room seems so much bigger and brighter and more luxurious. It truly is a haven for me!
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What would YOU do in YOUR home with $10,000???
Let us know in the comments!
This room makeover was sponsored by BEHR paint! All opinions are my own.
Master Bedroom Sources:
Paint – BEHR Premium Plus Ultra® Home Depot®
Barn Door – Home Depot®
Floral Prints – Hobby Lobby
Bed – Joss & Main
Nightstands – Joss & Main
Chairs – DownEast Furniture
Lamps – Target
Bedding – Crane & Canopy
Blue Tassel Throw – HomeGoods
Pink Throw – Target
Blue Throw Pillows – HomeGoods
Pink Throw Pillow and Pillows on Chairs – Target
Tray on Nightstand and Glasses – Target
Baskets in Nightstands – Target
Lama Bookends – Target
Lamp on Nightstand – Target
theresa miller says
I love this bedroom! We just bought the same color for our room. What color curtains do you have? They look like some shade of green? We haven’t painted yet but I am looking for curtains and hoping to get something other than white or cream.
The curtains are a bluish-green teal color. I love the texture because they are kind of velvety! I found them at HomeGoods 🙂
I really, really like the colors! It looks so cozy and peaceful 🙂
Marble Painting says
What a lovely ideas of making living room to live thanks for sharing it with us
What a beautiful, peaceful master bedroom! I can’t wait until I can redo our bedroom; it’s going to be so hard deciding on a paint color but I love your color palate! I need to find an inspiration piece; I love your floral prints! I’m a little nervous about using a dark paint, as it is so light right now (we still have the light pinkish builder’s paint after almost 20 years!) but I really want a change! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
Thank you Nikkala!!
Anne Kepner says
This is is such an amazing home. What a difference that makes- I have been thinking about repainting my bedroom. I like colorful bedroom but I haven’t used yet. Thanks for sharing and I hope to learn from you more.
Thanks Anne!! I think using paint is such a wonderful way to change a room. I am excited for you!
Bonnie Russell says
I love this paint color. The pictures really loo lovely and compliment the paint well. How do you decide? I know what I like but when I get to the store all the paint colors to choose from tend to overwhelm me.
Behr has a great tool called Paint Your Place which lets you upload a picture of YOUR room and then you can choose different paint colors and it will show you what the room will look like. That way you can see without wondering! I love it. Check it out on the Behr website – http://www.behr.com/consumer/colors/paint?pyp=start&gclid=COaRxMLKqtMCFQu5wAodzPQMKg#paint
Very nice! I love your choices and wish I was able to do similar things where I live. Did you know that blue is psychologically a soothing color and has a calming effect on people? Also, you couldn’t have picked a better bed for your room. The grey color act as a base and a foundation for the rest of the room. You notice it but are not focused on it because of the other colors in the room. I am so happy for you that you are able make such positive changes in your life. Congratulations!
Thanks Maureen! You are so sweet. I am really loving my new room. It makes me so happy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
Laura Reese says
Wow this room is amazing. What a transformation. I loved the colors you used and the ideas you incorporated when putting them together. Gives me new ideas.
Thanks Laura!!! You are so sweet!!
Desiree @The36thAvenue says
Such a beautiful bedroom! I love the color wall so much. As always… GREAT JOB!
Aw thank you Desi!! That means so much to me. I adore you.
I would give my bedroom some help because it’s screaming for it i have 3 dogs who are drooly & messy…i love them dearly but my poor comforter gets jowls wiped on it dog food smeared across it
I hope you win Justine!! Be sure to use the hashtag #BehrColorClinicSweepstakes. I would love to see what you would do with your room.
Amy Huntley says
It is just beautiful! I LOVE that color! The whole space is so happy! I need to add some color to my space now!
Thank you Amy!! You need to come over for lunch. That would be so fun!!!
Jennifer Fishkind says
WOW What a difference that makes- I have been thinking about repainting my bedroom and this may be the motivation. I love the color – what did you use??
Thanks Jennifer!!! The focal point paint color is BEHR’s Premium Plus Ultra and the color is Dragonfly!
Thanks for commenting!!
Jen- your master bedroom is beautiful!! I love the paint colors you chose. We’re moving this summer and I’m excited about all the possibilities. Thank you!
I can’t wait to see your new home. I am super excited for you!!
I LOVE this! Can you come do my master bedroom?!? So beautiful. I love the colors you picked!
Thanks Becky!! It was so fun to pick out all of the paint colors!
This is is such an amazing home make over Jen! You’ve really out done yourself!! ❤❤
Thank you!!! It makes me happy spending time in there each day now!
We are buying a new house this summer, and I would use the prize money to decorate the great room – it’s a room that we don’t currently have furniture or a plan for, so it would be so great to have some expert advice and also a little cash to spend in there!
Oh that sounds great!! Congratulations on your new home!
It’s so beautiful. This might be my very favorite room in your house now. It is so put together and pretty. You have me rethinking my decision to do with all white walls. I might have to add a little paint!
Thanks Tauni!! I just love our new bedroom so much. I want to spend all my time in there now! LOL!!