Paint palette for bedroom?

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I am "re-doing" one of the guest rooms in our home. I've always LOVED aqua. I found and purchased a lovely shade of light aqua paint for the walls. All of the woodwork is painted white. Does aqua call for a beachy or coastal color palette only? I'm wondering what other colors I could use for bedding and other accessories in the room to complement the aqua? I know it is suggested to always purchase bedding first, but when I found this glorious shade of aqua paint, I knew I HAD to have it! Thank you for your suggestions.
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  • Paulette Paulette on May 23, 2017
    Depending on if you want darker accents I would look at Burgundy colors, for lighter I would look at yellows, and pinks

  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 24, 2017
    Peaches and yellows will look nice with that.

  • Lynda Lynda on May 24, 2017
    I have just recently remodeled my home - about 90% complete. My home style is "Industrial Cottage", my home color palette is grey, white, and the "coastal" blue spectrum- mainly turqoise, teal and aqua. For the guest bedroom I added lavender, and purple touches. I just love how it turned out!

  • Lynda Lynda on May 24, 2017
    BTW - I am a firm believer that you choose a palette and style for your entire home - and you modify it slightly for bedrooms or bathrooms. I think it looks disorganized and frankly - kind of cheesey - when I see a home that has dramtically different styles and/or colors throughout the house. It looks like no planning!

    • Judy H. Judy H. on May 25, 2017
      I know some people are more comfortable decorating their homes around a particular color palette or in the same style feeling that it gives their home a sense of unity or flow. Two of my sisters have done those very things with their homes and they are lovely. I have rather eclectic taste, so a variance in colors from room to room are not a problem for me. I would not have a red living room looking into a turquoise dining room, but a change throughout the home is interesting to me.

  • John John on May 24, 2017
    who says you have to conform to other peoples taste? if you want to wear plaid top with polka dot pants and striped hat with neon shoes....who says you can't...some fashion critic? what makes their opinion better than yours? My point is do what YOU like and the hell with others...I taught international art at University Of Moscow for 6 years...had an art show...invited a critic I knew hated red.....covered the walls with nothing but red art work...Had only professors and faculty at the event (older people)....got the worst review you could imagine. Next day I had all purple art...same faculty...got a fair review....next day a mix of the original reds and purples...this time with college coeds only....they were instructed to rave about the art....same paintings, same colors, beautiful girls...got the best review one could imagine.....critics opinions are influenced by their own prejudices and the atmosphere....I don't like Picasso....but my opinion doesn't matter---people pay millions for it......go figure.

  • Karen Durante Karen Durante on May 24, 2017
    We re-painted our bedroom in a soft blue. I then found bedding in different shades of blue, white, gold, beige, deeper brown. I have accessorized with deep blue, gold, silver, light blues, white and sand. Once you find bedding you like, you can pull the colors and accessories together from there.

  • Judy H. Judy H. on May 25, 2017
    Sounds very nice, I found some shades of gold (mot metallic) I think really complement the aqua.

  • Gail Gail on May 25, 2017
    If it is like aqua turquoise, it would contain minerals of copper and aluminum . I would suggest colors of copper and aluminum. Staying with an earthy theme.

  • Judy H. Judy H. on May 26, 2017
    Thanks!