Our bedrooms are private spaces, sanctuaries when we need to rest or escape life’s hustles. The same is true for master bedrooms. Apart from the furnishings and accessories, the paint color of choice in the master bedroom can make or mar it. So, what are the best paint colors for master bedrooms in 2023?
There are different colors to use for a master bedroom, more than you can begin to imagine. However, each color scheme evokes different feelings. Some may want serenity and calmness, while others may prefer warmth and coziness over everything else. Still, a few do not have a particular preference.
Therefore, we have compiled some of the best paint colors that fit a master bedroom from Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. You will find that it makes selecting the right color palette easier and quicker.
Working with Undertones
While you may have excellent paint color options in mind, you must remember the place of undertones. They are crucial to how the paint colors turn out when dry. Also, remember that what you see on the screen is not a true representation of the actual color. You will need to get samples before determining whether or not your choices are ideal for the decor you have in mind.
Every paint color has an undertone, regardless of how minimal. From the darkest black to the whitest white, this remains true. The reason is that every color has a bit of red, green, and blue, represented by the RGB color code (red, green, and blue color code). Of course, there are additions of other colors, but the primary colors are usually the first base for each color.
The more red there is in a color, the warmer it is. If it has more blue in it, it leans toward the cool end. But when there is a general balance between the primary colors in any shade of color, it is said to be neutral. This means that the paint color can fit warm and cool tones, and such paint colors are usually popular.
One color can have various shades, but the difference is the amount of color showing through each shade as that will determine the tone. This is affected by the lighting and surrounding elements or environment. These undertones determine the tone of the decor – cool, warm, or neutral.
24 Best Paint Colors for Master Bedrooms from Sherwin Williams
1. Silvermist SW 7621
Cool blue paint color with slat gray and green undertones
Silvermist is a soft and cool blue paint color that has green and slate gray undertones. Because it is a neutral color, it is fitting for every decor, despite the slight blue hue showing through. You can pair it with other neutrals or bold colors to make a striking decor in the master bedroom.
Silvermist has an LRV of 47, surprisingly lower than the middle point of 50, and an RGB color code of 176, 184, and 178 respectively. Coordinate it with Attitude Gray, Reserved White, and Extra White.
2. Rookwood Medium Brown SW 2807
Medium brown paint color with hints of orange-red
This is a saturated brown paint color with hints of red and orange. It is a bold color that may make a room look smaller, so consider using it on accent walls and pairing it with light neutrals to keep it contained. You can also add some vibrant colors like yellow, especially in accessories.
Rookwood Medium Brown has an LRV of 10, not surprising because of its rich color. But this also means it absorbs a lot of light. Therefore, consider a lot of lighting, whether artificial or natural, if you opt for this color. It also has an RGB color code of 110, 82, and 65 respectively. Coordinate it with Sierra Redwood or Mesa Tan for the best effect.
3. Threshold Taupe SW 7501
Dark taupe paint color
Go neutral in your bedroom with this beautiful neutral paint color. Threshold Taupe can work with different colors, whether they are soft pastels or saturated and bold colors. Use it as a backdrop for other colors or combine it with other neutrals to make a cool and calm environment.
This paint color has an LRV of 34 and an RGB color code of 172 154, and 138 respectively. Coordinate Threshold Taupe with Canvas Tan, manor House, or Aesthetic White.
4. Pediment SW 7634
Bright white paint color with blue and violet undertones
Pediment is an actual white paint color but is nuanced by blue and violet. There is no doubt that it brings calmness and serenity to your bedroom, so you can use it for the entire decor or add a bit of color through the accessories.
This paint color has an LRV of 61, which is bright enough to throw light into the room. And with an RGB color value of 211, 204, and 196 respectively, coordinate it with Broccoflower, Morris Room, or Snowbound.
5. Toile Red SW 0006
Red paint color with a hint of purple
Toile Red is a rich color that shows a bit of purple in certain lighting. It is ideal for a master’s bedroom if you combine it with lighter colors or wood tones. As a warm color, consider using it if the room faces north because it brings warmth to an otherwise cold room.
Toile Red has an LRV of 12 and an RGB color balance of 139, 83, and 78 respectively. It is best to coordinate it with Rivers Edge and Greek Villa.
6. Blue Peacock SW 0064
Blue paint color with blue-green undertones
Blue Peacock is an exceptionally beautiful paint color, showing both blue and green hues. It may show more blue than green in certain lighting, but there is no doubt it is a saturated color that works well for any decor.
Because of this, add light colors to the room or use Blue Peacock only on accent walls to avoid overwhelming the room or making it feel smaller. The paint color has an RGB color code of 1, 78, and 76 respectively, with a low LRV of 6. Coordinate it with light colors like Limon Fresco or Westhighland White.
7. Wallflower SW 6281
Light purple paint color with warm undertones
Wallflower may be a soft pastel color, but it is not boring. You do not have to use it in the entire room; add vibrant or saturated hues to make up for what the color lacks in depth. And if you already have a deep color in the master bedroom, Wallflower softens the tone and adds some warmth.
This paint color has an LRV of 64 and an RGB color code of 219, 207, and 212 respectively. Pair it with a deep color like Merlot or light ones like Mauve Finery and Ibis White.
8. Peppery SW 6615
Red paint color with slightly orange undertones
Peppery is a bright red paint color that adds value to what you already have in your decor. It may be too bold or bright to stand alone, but you can always opt for it if you want. However, the color works best when there is a bit of white or light gray.
Darker colors may deepen the look and make the decor too moody. With an LRV of 17 and an RGB color code of 184, 84, and 68 respectively, coordinate this paint color with Coriander Powder, Casa Blanca, or Faint Coral.
9. Pure White SW 7005
Bright white paint color with slightly yellow undertones
Pure White is a bright white color that might have looked too stark and bare but for the slight hint of yellow. It can work as a whole-room color or complement other colors. Its versatility as a neutral color makes it ideal for a master bedroom paint color.
You can add deep and saturated colors to make the decor better and less white. Pure White has an LRV of 84 and an almost-perfect RGB color balance of 237, 236, and 230 respectively. Coordinate it with Perle Noir or March Wind.
10. Black Magic SW 6991
True black paint color with slightly warm undertones
Have you ever thought of using a black paint color in your bedroom? If you have never tried it, today is a good day to start, and do so with Black Magic. It is a black paint color with no hues or colors peeking through but has slightly warm undertones.
That means it is a perfect neutral, especially with its RGB color code of 50, 49, and 50 respectively. With a pretty low LRV of 3, match this paint color with Anjou Pear, Lemon Meringue, or Snowbound for the best results.
11. Kale Green SW 6460
Mid-tone green paint color with cool blue undertones
Think about how vibrant and close to nature your decor will be if you opt for Kale Green. It is a beautiful shade of green made even better by the blue undertones. The undertones add some depth and character to the color, saturating and making it elegant.
Use it with light colors in your bedroom for a striking effect. Pair this color with Ecru, Muslin, or Fleeting Green. Kale Green has an RGB color code of 79, 106, and 86 respectively, and an LRV of 13.
12. Redend Point SW 9081
Coral paint color with pink undertones
Redend Point is the color of the year 2023 from Sherwin Williams and the reason is obvious. It is such a beautiful, soft, and sophisticated coral color showing clear pink undertones. It should not come as a surprise that Redend Point made it to our list; what bedroom will not look amazing in this color? It has an RGB color code of 174, 142, and 26 respectively, with an LRV of 30. Coordinate it with Canyon Clay, Kestrel White, or Polite White.
13. Cool Beige SW 9086
Beige paint color with slightly orange undertones
Cool Beige is a warm paint color with a colorful undertone. If you want a neutral that shows a bit of color, this option may be ideal, especially for the bedroom.
And because it is neutral, it does not clash with many colors, despite its undertones. Cool Beige has an LRV of 48 and an RGB color value of 198, 181, and 167 respectively. Coordinate it with Manor House, Greek Villa, or Modest White.
14. Likeable Sand SW 6058
Beige paint color with pink undertones
Similar to blush, Likeable Sand is a soft paint color that makes you want to curl up with a book. It is in the red paint color and seems like a lighter shade of Redend Point. Because it is neutral, consider pairing it with other neutrals, especially white, in your master bedroom.
Likeable Sand has an LRV of 50 and an RGB color code of 209, 183, and 168 respectively. Coordinate it with Dry Dock, Steamed Milk, and Polite White, all colors from Sherwin Williams.
15. Interesting Aqua SW 6220
Light blue paint color with green-gray undertones
While this soft paint color looks best in bathrooms and nurseries, it is also spectacular in bedrooms. It brings a relaxing air and freshness into the room, making it easier to rest. It is not a bland blue paint color; the green and gray undertones make it richer and fuller.
Interesting Aqua has an RGB color code of 155, 175, and 178 respectively, with an LRV of 41. Coordinate it with Blonde, Navajo White, or Topsail.
16. Antler Velvet SW 9111
Light brown paint color with warm undertones
Antler Velvet is a warm brown paint color with earthy tones. It brings the outdoors to you and makes a room inviting and cozy. And because the color is neutral, it pairs well with other neutral hues and nature-inspired shades.
So, you can try pairing it with wood tones. You can coordinate Antler Velvet with Autumnal, Kilim Beige, or Divine White. It has an LRV of 43 and an RGB color code of 192, 173, and 150 respectively.
17. Urbane Bronze SW 7048
Brownish gray paint color
Urbane Bronze is a deep gray paint color made even deeper with the addition of brown. If you are averse to using black in the master bedroom, try this paint color that can comfortably stand in place of black. Add white and lighter brown tones to create a sophisticated decor, although monochrome.
Urbane Bronze has an LRV of 8 and an RGB color code of 84, 80, and 74 respectively. Some light colors that coordinate well with it include Shoji White and Extra White, but you can also add Ivoire to the mix.
18. Nugget SW 6697
Bright yellow paint color with hints of gold
Nugget is not for the faint-hearted because it is bright and, well, yellow. But it is an excellent choice for a burst of color in an otherwise dull and uninteresting decor.
This yellow paint color brings cheeriness and warmth, and you can combine it with dark neutrals like Black Magic and light colors like Pure White. With an RGB color code of 219, 176, and 74 and an LRV of 46, pair this color with Moonmist, Greek Villa, or Lily.
19. Kestrel White SW 7616
Warm white paint color with pink undertones
Kestrel White is warm and bright, drawing you in and wrapping around you. It helps that it has hints of pink to make it appear with some color.
This paint color is the color of the month for March 2023, so it is one of the best colors for bedrooms and bathrooms because of the accompanying warmth. Kestrel White has an LRV of 68 and an RGB color code of 224, 214, and 200 respectively. Consider pairing it with Gris Morado, Greek Villa, or Downy.
20. Mineral Gray SW 2740
Deep gray paint color with navy blue undertones
Keep it classy and regal with this paint color from Sherwin Williams. It is a beautiful color that works for interiors and exteriors because of its rich and saturated hue.
Black is not the only dark color that can create sophisticated decor in your bedroom; try this color for a change. Mineral Gray has an LRV of 9 and an RGB color code of 81, 87, and 99 respectively. Coordinate it with Gris Morado, Snowbound, or Creamy.
21. Peppercorn SW 7674
Perfect neutral gray paint color
What can go wrong with using Peppercorn? Nothing, we say. Although it is dark, Peppercorn is the perfect neutral you did not know you needed. Try this color on an accent wall in your bedroom and see how glamorous and striking it will appear.
Peppercorn has an RGB color code of 88, 88, and 88 respectively, with a low LRV of 10. Coordinate it with Willow Tree, Windfresh White, or Nebulous White.
22. Homburg Gray SW 7622
Cool gray paint color with cyan undertones
Gray, whether dark, medium, or light, does not have to be drab and boring, and Homburg Gray proves that. With cyan undertones that sometimes appear green, this paint color works for a master bedroom if used as an accent color. Little wonder it is the color of the month for February 2023.
Because it is saturated, you may want to keep its usage minimal. Coordinate it with colors such as Tatami Tan, Biscuit, and Eider White. Homburg Gray has an LRV of 15 and an RGB color code of 102, 109, and 105 respectively.
23. Studio Mauve SW 0062
Soft mauve paint color
Studio Mauve is a soft pastel that works itself into any decor. Do not worry that it may appear too light or feminine; you can add dark colors to make it pop. Studio Mauve has an LRV of 50 and an RGB color code of 198, 185, and 184 respectively. Coordinate it with French Moire or Skyline Steel for the best results.
24. Malted Milk SW 6057
Neutral paint color with red undertones
Just as the name suggests, Malted Milk looks like a mixture of malt and milk, that rich brownish shade. We are not surprised to see that it is the Sherwin Williams color of the month of April 2023.
And while it is ideal for a bedroom, other parts of the house also look great with it. Malted Milk has an RGB color code of 222, 202, and 189 respectively, with an LRV of 62. To make it work better than usual coordinate it with Yearling, Ibis White, or Polite White.
24 Best Paint Colors for Master Bedrooms from Benjamin Moore
1. Raspberry Blush 2008-30
Bright coral paint color with pink undertones
As the 2023 color of the year from Benjamin Moore, Raspberry Blush is a vibrant coral paint color that throws up some pink hues. Pink deepens the color even further, making it electric and charismatic. It is a bold and saturated color and may feel overwhelming in a small room with little light.
However, you can try it solo and see how well it responds to the decor, especially if there is a lot of natural light and light colors in the room. Raspberry Blush has an LRV of 22.68 and an RGB color value of 215, 95, and 86 respectively. Match it with Chantilly Lace and Ecru or Alabaster and Sail Cloth.
2. New Age 1444
Light purple paint color with hints of gray
This is a light purple color that is muted by gray hints. The gray color does not mar the beauty of the purple shade, and while it might look too light, you can pair it with saturated colors.
Wood tones are an example of colors to try. New Age has an LRV of 62.54 and an RGB color code of 214, 206, and 209 respectively. Pair it with White Christmas and Stormy Sky or Chantilly Lace and Cloudy Sky.
3. Linen White 912
White paint color with a touch of cream
You cannot go wrong with white, so why not try a white paint color with a touch of warmth? Linen White is a good place to start, and the best part is that it can work as the only color in the room.
But to add some intrigue, use wood tones and shades of gray for a pristine look. Linen White has an RGB color code 242, 235, and 218 respectively and an LRV of 80.94, pretty high on the spectrum. Match it with Vapor Trails and Night Train or Clay Beige and Masada.
4. Wenge AF-180
Dark chocolate paint color with hints of violet, black, and brown
This is a regal and rich color that absorbs a lot of light. If you want to create a private haven in your bedroom, add Wenge to the color palette and watch how it makes everything better. It is part of the color trends of 2023, so you will find other excellent colors to pair with it.
If unsure, try Flora and Crystalline or White Heron and Majestic Mauve. Wenge has an LRV of 4.79 and an RGB color balance of 60, 45, and 43 respectively.
5. Gray Owl 2137-60
Cool gray paint color with green undertones
Gray Owl is a versatile neutral with a crisp touch to it. The paint color fits any decor and blends well with an amazing number of colors. For a long time, it has been a favorite for interior designers since it hardly shows any other hue except in certain lighting.
Gray Owl has an LRV of 64.51 and an RGB color code of 211, 212, and 204 respectively. Its matching colors include Taos Taupe and Midsummer Night or White Heron and Paradiso.
6. Cinnamon 2174-20
Rich brown paint color with orange undertones
Cinnamon is another bold color, leaning toward burnt orange, although it is more brown than with a touch of orange. It may not be the easiest color to use, but if you get it right, the color is going to pop. If unsure, try it on accents first before anywhere to see how you like it.
Cinnamon has an RGB color value of 152, 79, and 59 respectively, with an LRV of 12.93. Coordinate it with Silver Cloud and Nimbus Gray or Cloud White and Cedar Key.
7. Calm OC-22
White paint color with lavender-gray undertones
Whites and off-whites are some of the best colors for any bedroom, even if you use them alone. Calm by Benjamin Moore is no different because of how it turns out in decor. As its name says, it brings peace and calm, and a bedroom is the best place to use it.
Calm has an RGB color code of 230, 228, and 223 respectively, with an LRV of 75.83. Pair it with White Opulence and Nightingale or Porcelain and Newburyport Blue.
8. Savannah Green 2150-30
Ochre paint color with undertones of green and yellow
Ochre brings sunniness and richness to your decor, although it has a lot of depth. That is what you get with Savannah Green. It is an ochre shade that can fit entire walls or one wall; it depends on what you choose. Pair it with Vanilla Milkshake and Blue Note or Swiss Coffee and Fairview Taupe. Savannah Green has an RGB color code of 186, 160, and 79, with an LRV of 35.2.
9. North Sea Green 2053-30
Teal paint color with a gray undertone
This teal paint color is rich and moody, but it is a superb shade. The hint of gray in it keeps it from being too moody or overwhelming. But it is best to use it with light colors to keep it toned down. North Sea Green has an LRV of 14.81 and an RGB color code of 35, 109, and 115 respectively. Coordinate it with Distant Gray and Arctic Blue or White Heron and Alaskan Husky.
10. White Heron OC-57
Light gray paint colors with slightly gray and yellow undertones
This is another light paint color that works in bedrooms and other parts of the house. If everything else fails, consider using White Heron. There is a reason it is a popular coordinating or complementary color; it works so well with everything despite the slightly warm cast to it.
White Heron has an LRV of 86.69 and an RGB color code 240, 241, and 234 respectively. Match it with Chantilly Lace and Wickham Gray or Horizon and Sage Tint.
11. Starry Night Blue 2067-20
Navy blue paint color
Starry Night Blue is a rich blue paint color that creates a royal look in your bedroom. It may be too heavy to use as a standalone color, so consider adding light neutrals to relieve some of the heaviness.
However, that depends on your style and preference; we love this color. It has an LRV of 7.51, not surprising because of the deep hue. And with an RGB color code of 51, 64, and 118 respectively, consider matching Starry Night Blue with White Diamond and Silver Lining or Steam and Instinct.
12. Etiquette AF-50
Warm beige paint color
Etiquette is a laid-back paint color that makes a room inviting and sophisticated at the same time. It may have something to do with its delicate hue, but w love how it pairs with other colors.
The paint color is the perfect canvas you need to get creative and make your master bedroom a personal space. With an LRV of 74.03 and an RB color code of 229, 224, and 213 respectively, coordinate Etiquette with Tempest and Nightingale or Winter Lake and Baby Seal Black.
13. Onyx 2133-10
Deep black paint color
Onyx is just as the name says: as dark as onyx. Like other black colors on our list, this option is also saturated and may work only on accents. Otherwise, you may overwhelm the room. Use it with any color you want, including vibrant ones.
Onyx has an RGB color balance of 53, 52, and 52 respectively, which makes it a perfect neutral. And with an LRV of 4.99, match this dark paint color with Gray Owl and Gypsy Love or White Dove and London Fog.
14. Paper White OC-55
White paint color with a touch of blue-gray
Another classic color, Paper White makes any decor look crisp and beautiful. We know it is a cool color, but adding warm whites or cream colors makes all the difference. You can use it alone because it is just perfect.
Paper White has an LRV of 74.41 and an RGB color code of 224, 226, and 220 respectively. Coordinate it with White Heron and Salisbury Green or White and Slate Blue.
15. Conch Shell 052
Pink paint color with a dusty hue
We may not have a bedroom picture with this paint color, but trust us when we say it is one you want to try. It is not the usual pink color but has more of a dusty look and feel to it.
Conch Shell looks like a much lighter version of the color of the year Raspberry Blush, but it is easier to handle because of less saturation. It has an LRV of 54.26 and an RGB color code of 230, 189, and 172 respectively. Match it with Ancient Ivory and Consentino Chardonnay or Chantilly Lace and Flint.
16. Cascabel Chile CSP-445
Deep red paint color with a hint of orange
Cascabel Chile has a deep hue that reminds you of the heat deep in the mountain. It does not matter whether or not you use it alone in a master bedroom or if you mix it with other colors. The color can stand on its own, although it has a lot of depth.
Coordinate it with lighter colors like Stoneware and Lace Handkerchief or Cloud White and Fusion. Cascabel Chile has a low LRV of 8.3 and an RGB color code of 105, 58, and 60 respectively.
17. Salmon Run 019
Orange paint color with pink undertones
This is another color in the color trend for 2023 from Benjamin Moore. Typically an orange paint color, Salmon Run is bright and works in any room if you are feeling playful.
Whether you choose to keep things light or go a little dark, the color will improve the decor a lot. Coordinate it with Decorator’s White and Shoreline or Brilliant White and Racoon Fur. Salmon Run has an LRV of 39.6 and an RGB color value of 242, 148, and 121 respectively.
18. Gingerbread Man 1111
Mid-tone tan paint color with caramel notes
Go tan in your bedroom with this rich paint color. Although it is brown, it can also hold its own with wood tones or earthy hues. Light colors also make it pop, as you can see in the bedroom decor above. With an LRV of 39.19 and an RGB color code of 202, 164, and 114 respectively, coordinate Gingerbread Man with White Blush and Lady Finger or White Dove and Guilford Green.
19. Crisp Morning Air 780
Bright blue paint color with a hint of green
Blue will always be a favorite paint color for bedrooms and powder rooms because of its cooling and calming effect. Crisp Morning Air is such a crisp color that it brings serenity to the decor. Best of all, you can use it alone.
It has an LRV of 57.82 and an RGB color code of 155, 206, and 229 respectively. Coordinate it with White Heron and Norfolk Cream or Brilliant White and Persimmon.
20. Mystical Grape 2071-30
Bright purple paint color
Purple is often overlooked when we want to pick paint colors. But where better to use the color than in our bedrooms? Mystical Grape is a bright purple color that allows you to play with it. Add black, white, and a few other shades to tone it down.
If you are bold, use the paint color as is and see how it works. It has an LRV of 11.86 and an RGB color balance of 102, 75, and 134 respectively. Use Chantilly Lace and Mayonnaise or Atrium White and Silver Bells as coordinating colors.
21. Revere Pewter HC-172
Gray paint color with neutral tones
Revere Pewter is one of the most well-loved gray paint colors from Benjamin Moore. This may be because of its neutral tones, allowing it to work for warm and cool schemes. It is like a bridge between two worlds, and designers love it.
Consider it for the master bedroom in your house since it works with all colors. It has an LRV of 55.05 and an RGB color code of 203, 198, ad 184 respectively. Coordinate it with Chelsea Gray and White Dove or Sparrow and Fog Mist.
22. Black Raspberry 2072-20
Dark purple paint color with brown undertones
The richness of the brown hue in this color makes it have earthy tones. Black Raspberry is a great color to use in a master bedroom, especially with white ceilings, wood tones, and a few black items.
It has an LRV of 6.78 and an RGB color code of 93, 61, and 84 respectively. Pair it with White Opulence and Foggy Morning or Simply White and Windham Cream.
23. Adagio 1593
Mid-tone gray paint color with hints of blue
Adagio is a mid-tone gray paint color that effectively bridges the gap between bland neutrals and neutrals with color. Under certain lighting, it may look like a typical gray, but bright natural light reveals the blue tint in it.
Keep your bedroom light and airy with this color. It has an LRV of 39.16 and an RGB color code of 160, 168, and 168 respectively. Little wonder it is such a versatile neutral. Match it with White Dove and Sheep’s Wool or Cotton Balls and Templeton Gray.
24. Ashwood OC-47
Light gray paint color with hints of aloe
Ashwood is a light gray paint color that has immense versatility. Although it has aloe tones, you can still match it with various colors. This may have something to do with its RGB color code of 220, 214, and 200 respectively.
It is perfect for a master bedroom as well as other parts of the house. With an LRV of 67.22, match this color with Soft Chamois and Castle Walls or Steam and Chelsea Gray.
There is an unbelievable array of paint colors n our list to try in a master bedroom. From light neutrals and mid-tone colors to dark neutrals and vibrant colors, you are sure to find exactly what you need. You can even pick colors to create a color palette and create a unique decor.
If you have already used some of these colors or have a unique color palette, we would love for you to share them with us. Let us know your thoughts and experience in the comments section.