Home Décor Ideas: What colour should you choose for a vintage style bedroom?

Vintage style interiors are always a popular choice, especially if you live in a period property and want to reinvent some of that classic charm. If you’re thinking about making some updates to your bedroom, then you can’t go wrong with a vintage scheme, but the thought of old-fashioned floral wallpapers often turns people off the idea. Here are our top picks of the best colours to paint your vintage style bedroom.

Classic blue and white

A classic blue and white bedroom scheme is both stylish and timeless. We like soft blue (almost white), paired with ditsy, toile-style floral soft furnishings. Think classic French style patterns translated into your bedroom scheme. If you don’t want to cover your walls in floral wallpaper, we suggest painting them with this soft blue from Little Greene called Bone China Mid Blue, and then add hints of pattern with bed linen, curtains and lampshades.

Pastel pink

To achieve a vintage feel in your bedroom, you should opt for mauve based, pastel pinks, as opposed to bubblegum brights. The overall feel should be soft and subtle; the colour should fade into the background, rather than overbear you as you walk into the room. Dulux has introduced a range of heritage paints, and we think that Potters pink is the most sophisticated and subtle choice for a vintage style bedroom.

French farmhouse grey

To achieve a vintage feel in your bedroom, you should opt for mauve based, pastel pinks, as opposed to bubblegum brights. The overall feel should be soft and subtle; the colour should fade into the background, rather than overbear you as you walk into the room. Dulux has introduced a range of heritage paints, and we think that Potters pink is the most sophisticated and subtle choice for a vintage style bedroom.

Country cream

A stark white is often too harsh for an older or period style property and is usually best kept to new builds. An off-white or country style cream will be far softer in a period property, making the space appear warmer and brighter, which is often tricky with small windows and alcoves that create shadows in the room. A trusted Farrow & Ball paint, like this Old White, is ideal for adding a touch of warmth and will look beautiful in both daylight and artificial light, creating a subtle sense of drama in the space.

Pistachio green

If you mention green interiors to most people, they will instantly think of a retro seventies avocado bathroom suite! However, soft pistachio greens can work wonderfully in vintage bedrooms as they pair beautifully with soft pinks and other neutrals. The key is less is more, so perhaps consider painting one wall or a beautiful rococo style dresser as a standout piece. We like this Pale Hedgerow offering from Laura Ashley.

For more vintage bedroom ideas, check out our Pinterest board.

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