I'm planning on getting our master bedroom redecorated in the next couple of weeks and need some help on colour schemes please.
Its a north-facing bedroom but with a big bay window, so its light but a cold light. I have fitted wardrobes across one wall with two mirrored doors and two oak doors which will be staying and an oak king size bed frame which will be staying. I will be replacing the carpet and blinds.
Its currently got wallpaper on the wall behind the bed and then the other walls painted in a co-ordinating colour. Its very similar to this http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/wallpaper-wall-stickers/wallpaper/blues/Feature-Paste-the-Wall-Wallpaper-in-Annabelle-Duck-Egg-by-Dulux-12389003 which in the northern light feels a bit cold. I am not keen to go with the whole one wall with wallpaper route again as feel its a bit dated.
Any ideas on colour schemes to use, and if all walls should be the same colour etc? I love the White Company colour schemes, - i.e. lots of greys and whites, but think in the northern light that would feel sterile, when what I am trying to create is more of a boudoir look.
Sorry, mammoth post to ask for a colour scheme idea!
I have just finished a refurb with a north facing master bedroom. It is painted in FB Elephants breath. The carpet is grey and there is a huge aubergine coloured rug which really lifts it and it isn't really cold. Have white fitted wardrobes in alcoved and big fireplace with a mirror over. Vintage grey and pink floral bedlinen and a couple of big paintings. I think as the EB is a bit 'browny pink' it doesn't feel cold.
I have two bedroom facing North, one is also West facing (two windows). One is painted in Elephants Breath, the other is Charleston Grey (also F&B). Both look good, the C Grey is a bit cosier if you like that look. Both are good backgrounds for paintings/mirrors etc and both work well with pale cream/white paintwork.
Just trying the Elephant's Breath sample out now. It's coming up brown / clay like to my eye. A nice colour but can't see it working with a grey carpet. What colour carpets do you guys have with the EB paint?
I have used it with dark walnut stained floorboards and also pale grey/beige carpet. I have also used it combined with darker grey and it works with all these colours. Try a large sample on lining paper and look at it in different lights/times of day. Doesn't really matter if we like it though, its what you think of it that counts!
A matte grey paint is ideal for north facing bedrooms as it absorbs the grey-tinged natural light. I have painted all my DCs' rooms in FB Elephants Breath, with white cornices, ceilings and woodwork, and it looks great and cosy.
Interesting - piggybacking on your thread as we have same - n facing bedroom with large bay window - to redecorate in new place. Elephants Breath certainly v popular. I have been thinking of something in grey/beige/clay range so will have to check it out.
For something completely different, I also have north-facing guest bedroom to decorate, and am thinking of going a little bit crazy and doing it all in this: www.fermlivingshop.com/collections/wallpaper/products/wilderness-wallpaper-gold or something very similar, with some navy or charcoal - headboard/bed accessories/blinds - and dark wood. sTill not sure whether this is great or terrible idea; I just really like the wallpaper and think if there's one room I can go a little mad it's a guest bedroom.
oif your second link looks like Charleston Grey which is what I used in a north/west facing bedroom (also with big bay window) and it looks really good, have mixed it with dark wood floor, shutters, dark fireplace and linen curtains.