Judy H.
Judy H.
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Asked on May 23, 2017

Paint palette for aqua bedroom?

TammyLindaCathy Feldman Sanders
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I just posted this question, but in the wrong community. I am "re-doing" one of the guest rooms in our home. I have always LOVED, LOVED the color aqua. I found the most luscious shade of light aqua paint and purchased it right then and there. Does aqua always require a beachy or coastal palette? All of the woodwork in the room is painted white. I'm wondering what other colors might complement the aqua? Colors for bedding and other accessories in the room. I know the cardinal rule is to always choose the bedding first, but when I saw this glorious aqua, I knew I HAD to have it.
Thanks for your suggestions and opinions!
12 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 23, 2017

    Painting is such a personal opinion.If you love the aqua accent can be brought in without the standard peach.Take the color swatch to the paint store and go back and forth with different colors you think will blend.Once you think it is the right choice by a sample can and test the two together on a sheet of paint paper that is now available to purchase. Don't worry about the accessories until you have completed your task,there are so many ways to tie colors together.
    • Judy H.
      on May 28, 2017

      You're right Janet! Looking at swatches side by side would be very helpful. I forget abot using swatches as a resource. You're also right about the accessories. I don't buy my jewelry for a new dress or outfit before I buy the clothing!!!
  • You can always visit a fabric store and look at all the combinations using Aqua. I think chocolate brown looks good with Aqua but that might not be your taste
  • Tammy
    on May 23, 2017

    Aqua does not have to equal beach. When you paint your walls, paint a swatch on a piece of cardboard you can carry with you to pick out your bedding and other accent colors.
    • Judy H.
      on May 28, 2017

      Tammy, that it such a practical idea! I would have never thought about that. THANK YOU!
  • Lori Dahl
    on May 23, 2017

    I would use both grey's and whites
    Your choice. But it would really pop the aqua. Have fun!
  • Dysko7710
    on May 23, 2017

    I think looking at some pictures of different aqua rooms online might help. You can 'see' the different choices and what goes, and then find one you think meets your taste and style. Here is a link to get you started, not all bedrooms, but gives color ideas:

  • I love aquas, blues and greens and pale turquoise, but not in a beach theme. I like white as an accent to keep it bright and crisp.
    • Judy H.
      on May 28, 2017

      I agree with you Naomie. I'm not fond of the beach theme, probably because I live right in the heart of the Midwest. I think accenting with white would be so fresh!
  • Linda
    on May 24, 2017

    I, to love aqua and also just painted two walls of my master bedroom with it and then choose a medium shade of grey for the other two walls. Looks great, so I did my bathroom to match also. Then I took a popsicle stick and painted the colors on each end, let it dry and took it to Walmart, where I found a perfect comforter and pillow set to match.
    • Judy H.
      on May 28, 2017

      Linda, you are one smart and creative lady! Did you use a really pale shade of aqua or more of a medium shade? Thanks for the tips!
  • Elizabeth
    on May 24, 2017

    I think coral or orange is absolutely beautiful with aqua And Splashes of green will pop with those colors.
  • Judy H.
    on May 28, 2017

    Coral is right along with aqua as one of my favorite colors!! Never thought about putting them together! Would you use the coral for accents or an accent wall color. What shade of green would you recommend? I only have sight in one eye and my view of color is sometimes distorted. Most of the time I tell my husband what I've heard about or visualize and he helps me choose colors. Thank you!
  • Cathy Feldman Sanders
    on May 29, 2017

    Think about aqua, olive, melon and white
  • Linda
    on May 29, 2017

    I used a very bright shade of aqua, more of a peacock color with the medium grey. Hope this helps, don't be afraid to use bright colors.
  • Tammy
    on May 29, 2017

    Your welcome Judy, have fun creating your beautiful aqua room
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