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What Colour Should I Paint My Bedroom if My Bedspread Is Blue and Brown?

Pull from the blue or the brownish in the bedspread to paint your room a suntan brown, a light, blue-tinted gray or even a pale green with gloss-white baseboards and door trim. Because blue and brown are both colours found in nature, an array of earthy tones anticipates your choice when you are painting the bedroom to coordinate with your bedspread.

Blues and Browns

It all is dependent upon the deepness of those colours in your blue-and-brown bedspread when you select the colours for your own room. If the bedspread leans into the darker end of the scale with bare blues and dark browns, a light smoky grey on the walls, then trimmed with white, supplies soft subtle contrast which makes the bed stand center stage in the room. The neutral gray also attracts calming effects to soothe ruffled nerves after a hard day’s work. However, if the bedspread falls beneath the lighter end of this spectrum, then add an accent wall in colour, and paint the other walls in lighter shades of brown.

Light Blue, Brown Florals

A bedspread with a light blue backdrop covered with lacy brown florals works with most any paint colour scheme on the wall, from muted ochers, muted brown-yellows of summer grasses or even pale beige. Insert paint that’s two shades darker for your baseboards, door and window trim. A warm brown area rug adds a cozy feel to this space, whether on carpet or over a hardwood flooring.

Reversible Bedspread

When you have a reversible brown-and-blue bedspread with leaves or alternative layouts that trail upon the top of the bedspread in the other color, you can paint the space to match both or either side of this spread. When the blue side leans more toward a light blue-green with dark brown layouts, or the deep brown side contains lighting blue-green designs, use either color on the wall for a smooth match. Though it is not a good idea to paint the whole space a dark aubergine — purple-brown — making it the accent wall behind the bed may work. Or paint the walls light blue-green and the baseboards and trim in a dark brownish for comparison and bedspread tie-in.

Hints of White

Whether the spread to your bed includes accents of antique white or eggshell or not, paint the walls in these colours for a room is effective even when you choose a new bedspread. Allow the walls fade into the background to contrast the room’s decor. Or choose a creamy light chocolate for those walls to juxtapose against dark hardwood photo frames and dark walnut dressers, end tables and bed frame.

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