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The Best White Paint for Bedrooms (ORC Week 2)

Looking for the best white paint for your bedroom? I’m sharing a bright yet cozy white paint color that looks good in the daytime or evening, and even covers in one coat!

The Best White Paint for Bedrooms | choosing white paint colors, warm undertones
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Happy Wednesday friends! It’s week TWO of the One Room Challenge, and I’m excited to share the progress I have made so far. One of the nice things about making over a bedroom is that there aren’t major renovations involved (at least, not in this case–thankfully!). The biggest DIY project on my list was to paint the walls. At the same time, painting was no small feat considering the size of this room, and all of the planning that went into choosing the best white paint color! Let’s get started!

In case you missed it, see my One Room Challenge week one post HERE, which includes before photos and my mood board for the space.

The Perfect White Paint for a Bedroom

One Room Challenge Week 1 | Before photos, bedroom makeover

Until about a year ago, I had never painted a room. My sweet mom came to visit, shared all of her tips, and helped me paint my bathrooms. Since then, I’ve been slowly painting all of the walls in our home varying shades of white πŸ™‚ I love the clean and simple look of white walls. They are the perfect blank canvas for any space!

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The Best White Paint for Bedrooms | choosing white paint colors, warm undertones

Anyone will tell you that selecting a paint color depends largely on your room. The lighting, the size of the space, the direction the room faces… there are so many factors! Nevertheless, I think I’ve discovered a pretty great white for bedrooms πŸ™‚ I have used Cameo White from Behr’s Marquee line in two bedrooms on opposite sides of our home, and I love it! It is a creamy white with red undertones that feels cozy in low lighting, but still looks bright and fresh in daylight.

The Best White Paint for Bedrooms | choosing white paint colors, warm undertones

The best thing about this paint is that it covers in just one coat! That makes a big difference when you have a large room to tackle. Personally I like painting–I listen to audiobooks (often Harry Potter! Any other Hufflepuffs out there?) or simply enjoy the quiet after my kiddos go to sleep πŸ˜‰ Still, I would rather just do one coat, so the Marquee line is my favorite.

If you are looking for painting tips, head over to Instagram and check out my saved stories! I have several about painting πŸ™‚

Other Changes

The Best White Paint for Bedrooms | choosing white paint colors, warm undertones

Apart from our freshly painted white walls, the only other change you see here are the curtains. I removed the cheap roller shades we had on the windows and hung these linen look curtains with my favorite Ikea rods. I still need to get finials for the window on the right!

The Best White Paint for Bedrooms | choosing white paint colors, warm undertones, One Room Challenge week 2

This is an area that I did not show in my ORC week one post. Our guest room is quite large and doubles as a home office for my husband. I’m not sure if I will be able to tackle this corner during the challenge, but ideally I would like to make a few changes as it is the first thing you see when you walk into the space!

Here’s an updated version of my checklist from last week!

  • Paint walls Cameo White by Behr
  • Hang curtains
  • Sell old decor pieces
  • Place rug under bed
  • Install headboard
  • Replace nightstands
  • Install sconces
  • Select artwork, bench, and decor accents
  • Style the space!
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The Best White Paint for Bedrooms | choosing white paint colors, warm undertones

Thanks for stopping by today for my quick One Room Challenge week two update, friends! Next week will be a bit more exciting as I will have some decor and furniture pieces to share, so stay tuned. You may sign up for my email updates so you never miss a post!

I would love to see your week two progress, so leave me a quick comment below πŸ™‚ XO,

Caitlin | caitlinmariedesign.com
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    1. I’m painting my room this color because of your article and photos. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’ve been so lost on what white paint looks good in day light and lamp light and this is exactly what I wanted. I got the eggshell finish and I’m doing the base boards and my plantation shutters pure white to contrast. You saved me so many paint swatch trips haha.

  1. Do you recall which color you got in the curtains? Are these the Sour Cream color? I’m getting these for our master bedroom update and am just not sure about the colors. Thank you!

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