In a guest bedroom, avoid these colors

Bedroom colors to avoid

Could you make a list of colors you should avoid in a guest room to ensure your guests have a peaceful night’s sleep?

Colors to avoid in guest bedrooms

As a result:

Warm colors

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Flashes of color

Dark shades

Warm colors

A room filled with warm colors, such as red, yellow, orange, and pink, can infuse energy and warmth into the space, so why shouldn’t guests use them? As well as stimulating and invigorating, yellow, red, orange and pink cause an acceleration of the heart rate and a feeling of nervousness that are incompatible with the calm and tranquillity that we seek in our bedroom! In contrast to cold colors (blue, green and purple), which are known for their relaxing and anti-stress effects.

You can still decorate your guest room in warm colors as long as you follow the following guidelines:

These colors are better suited for accessories (rugs, bed linen, curtains, lighting, etc.) rather than walls;

Yellow, tommette red, and raspberry pink should be painted on the walls of the guest bedroom.

Associating these colors with cooler shades will calm things down.

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White has many qualities in decoration: it gives your rooms a clean look, reflects light, visually enlarges the space… Scoop: it’s one color to stay away from in a bedroom. A white room can rapidly turn a guest room into a psychiatric hospital room by giving it a cold and sanitized character.


If you want to create a cocooning atmosphere in a guest room, use shades such as beige, sand, champagne, linen… Instead of white, choose shades such as beige, sand, champagne, linen… They offer the same qualities as white, but with a warmer side.

No problem, as long as you use matte or velvet paint (which has a felted look rather than the satin finish) and combine the materials to create a warm atmosphere in your guest bedroom.

Colorful flashes

If you repaint your guest room in a flashy color such as fuchsia pink, apple green or lemon yellow, your guests may have a little trouble falling asleep… Logic: fluorescent and flashy colors, bright and saturated to the extreme, are too stimulating and dynamic to make a bedroom comfortable to sleep in.


The same goes for the walls: pine green, Bordeaux red, cobalt blue… Use smaller touches of them (a cushion here, a vase there).

Shades of dark

Generally, dark colors should be avoided in guest bedrooms as they tend to bring a certain heaviness and oppressive side (especially if your bedroom is small) that are not conducive to calm and serene sleep.


It’s no secret that we love their originality and the undeniable cachet they bring to a room – so why not use them as an accent wall? Orange, pine green, carbon gray, even black walls instantly give a room character, aren’t they?

Or why not add a few strips of anthracite gray wallpaper behind your bed to create an original headboard?