Inspired by Art - Use a favorite piece of art to inspire a bedroom's color scheme. Here, a powder blue and sunny yellow palette takes its cue from the tropical flower painting above the bed. Consider choosing a less dominate color from the art piece to be the starring color in your room. And if you're painting your walls a bright color, continue color on the ceiling in a hue that's a few shades lighter.
With so many layers of white in this cottage bedroom, texture leaps to the forefront to distinguish each element. Notice that each shade of white differs a little from the others, and intriguing textures -- chipped paint on the corbels and shelf, pocks on the wooden bench, open stitches on the throw, and ruffles and gathers on the linens -- catch the light differently to tantalize the eye./