Bedroom dreaming pale and dark

As we near being ready to sell our apartment and looking seriously for a new home. I am obsessing heavily over how our new bedroom will look. Drawn to both light and dark ideas, we started halfway dark here with brown grey walls, before I whited out all the rooms one Summer. I love the idea of a moody dark space with blacks, greys and metallic highlights, mannish furniture with maybe a sequin here and there! A cosy space for sleeping and reading. If we are lucky a dressing room will be a separate decorating project, then all the clutter of beauty regimes and wardrobe overspill will be far away from relaxing time.

Bedroom-dreaming Black and White

But then I see white, light glorious white. With wood and a couple of muted colours thrown in. Clean, crisp, space creating. Although it can be butched up with natural elements and industrial accessories, lamps, pictures and all, I still feel white would end up looking more feminine.

Bedroom-dreaming Dark and pale

Having had it all my own way in the apartment we share now I feel I should lean the way of the husband for our new place. What do you think?

Image credits Below.
Top Pale Dark, Middle DarkPale, Bottom PaleDark.

  • Ellya Brill
    October 8, 2012

    We have been putting our home in the market for almost 2 years now. I can not tell you how much I want to move to a new home. Housing market here is really bad. Meanwhile and just like you I am dreaming of picturing how our living room, bedroom and kitchen are going to look like. Well, good luck….I am following you and curious as to how you finally decorate your new home. {I know it’s going to be beautiful!} Wishing you both all the best,

  • Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}
    October 8, 2012

    I am so in love with my bedroom which is the deepest darkest charcoal grey. Having gone from a very pale grey colour, I can’t recommend it enough for a really deep sleep and a lovely cocoon feeling with some soft lighting in the evening. Yum yum. And yes on the separate dressing room, speaking from experience there as well ;) Its so nice to have the bedroom free of a million and one other distractions! xxx

  • Kate
    October 8, 2012

    Perhaps the question is, what does the husband think?

  • Ashley
    October 9, 2012

    I think you should wait to make any big decisions until you know what you’re new bedroom is going to look like – tall ceilings, narrow or square, lots of natural light or limited…
    I’m sure once you see it, you’ll know which choice will be better :)

  • Rose
    October 9, 2012

    Wow these are stunning! I’m afraid I’m drawn to the dark ones, but I don’t live by the sea- if I did I might go lighter. I’ve always quite longed for a dark town house with an attic room to hide away in and write.

  • Delovelyish
    October 13, 2012

    I’d be just as torn! In our room, I went with grey, but there is lots of creamy white to lighten it. It is, admittedly, quite girly– but it would be girly if I went dark, too. Can’t help it– I’m a girl! The good news is, my fella says, “The house is for the woman– let her do what she wants. The garage is for the man.” Maybe you could posit that theory to your hubs and see if he agrees? ;)

    Finally, it’s just paint, in the end– you can always change it up!

  • The Dandelion Chronicles
    October 17, 2012

    I really think it would depend on the natural lighting sources in your new home.. A dark coloured room does need a good deal of natural light (imo) in order not to become claustrophobic. Especially, if you want to use the bedroom as a reading nook too.
    A compromise could be one or two walls very dark, and the rest a couple shades lighter, and then the furniture or linens light and crisp.

  • Deepa
    October 22, 2012

    I can totally understand the appeal of both!

    Our current bedroom is a deep midnight blue with white furniture. It was a big space so the dark color helped make it feel really cozy. Much as I love it, we’re moving to a smaller place… so this time around I think I’ll go with white and bright to keep it feeling spacious.

  • Brittany - the Home Ground
    October 24, 2012

    I totally understand your dilemma. I wanted to go with a dark warm grey in the bedroom, with lots of pops of wood and blues. But, the husband demanded color (isn’t it usually the opposite??), so we painted the walls a deep greyish navy. It’s so beautiful. I love the cozy feeling in there!