7 Bedding Colors That Go With Tan Walls

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7 Bedding Colors That Go With Tan Walls
Tom Greenspan
December 21, 2022

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The misconception of tan bedroom walls may be holding you back from creating a fabulous bedroom. If you have tan bedroom walls, congratulations, you have broken away from conformity into an adventure of color that reflects your personality.

If you feel that the color tan has limitations in being paired with other colors, then you need to be inspired because tan is a versatile color that can be paired with more than earthy tones.

This article aims to provide a thorough overview of colors that match and contrast with tan bedroom walls to make your bedding look wonderfully modern and chic while retaining the dignity of classic decor.

Let's dive in and find out what colors are best suited to be paired with tan bedroom walls and more such as:

  • Take a leap of faith.
  • Contemporary classics.
  • Going deep into the blue.
  • Who would have guessed?

What colors go best with tan walls?

Have you contemplated changing your bedding to add depth and maybe drama to your bedroom but come to a halt as if you have hit a brick wall? It's understandable because tan is one of those colors where people take the save option when pairing colors.

Is it easy to head straight for the terracottas and chocolate browns? They look fantastic when paired with tan bedroom walls, but the truth is the spectrum of colors to be paired with tan bedroom walls is vast and wondrous.

Here are a few favorites to give a try:

  • Teal. Did you know teal is a freshwater duck from Europe that can fly at high speeds? Teal is a term used colloquially to describe a color whose foundation is cyan. It's also an excellent color to match with tan bedroom walls.
  • Take a walk on the dark side and introduce balk bedding. It is an incredible look and matches ideally with tan walls. Moreover, when you use black bedding, you automatically inject a feeling of mystery and sensuality into the bedroom.
  • Tan is a color with its routes firmly in nature, so that any natural color will be an excellent color combination. Try green to bring out the complimenting tones of both colors, which will match and contrast subtly.
  • If you prefer to use pastels for a peaceful ambiance in your bedroom, look no further than pale or sky blue. Pastel blue is an impressive color combination with tan walls and is a classic look.
  • Mellow yellow, Yellow, and tan go hand in hand. Make sure the yellow you select is mellow and almost on the pastel's side of colors; anything bright may overwhelm the bedroom.

Are you ready to be inspired?

1. Classic muted tones

It may not seem adventurous, but not everyone wants to dive into black bed linen. Some of you are mature in your opinions and have a traditional view on decor, which is fine. Traditional colors work well with tan and make for a gorgeous bedroom.

Select light beige or greige mixed with white bedding, and throw in some contrast like a chocolate color pillow to add depth to the decor. Be mindful of your bedroom furnishings and the tones they bring to the bedroom. If you have dark bedroom furniture such as teak or mahogany, the neutral tones will contrast perfectly with your bedroom walls.

How to create this look?

Start by considering the darker tones of the bedroom, such as the floor color like dark floorboards, and then consider your bedroom furniture. If it's dark, transitioning to dark bed linen may not work so well regardless of the shade of tan on your bedroom walls.

Accents will be the key; add color through accessories, not bedding.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 5.

It's a simple bedroom to recreate; the classic styling will match wonderfully well with tan bedroom walls.

2. Sky blue

It may be a color choice you doubt, but it is a beautiful color to match with tan bedroom walls. It brings energy into the bedroom and increases the life force of the ambiance exponentially.

You can still retain the neutral classics for the bedroom and use pillows and a bed throw to add the sky blue color.

At times you need to take a leap of faith when it comes to decor and be inspired. The satin finish may not be your cup of tea, but be assured that sky blue will look breathtakingly phenomenal in your bedroom.

How to create this look?

Because it's about adding sky blue as an accessory to introduce color to the bedroom, the look is easy to recreate. If you hate the satin finish, use typical linen sky blue fabrics. They are easily found online.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 2.

The complexity is finding the items for your bed in the correct shade of blue. It's an easy upgrade to your bedroom, and if you take a leap of faith, you will not be disappointed.

3. Add a touch of contemporary class

Gray is one of those incredibly awesome colors that are versatile and match and pair with most colors without taking center stage. It's a lot like the tan; tan is versatile and accepting of colors you would not expect, but gray and tan are a match made in heaven.

Gray is a popular color used in contemporary bedrooms due to its classy overtures and the ability to make even dull colors look amazing. It's hardly surprising gray is a color in demand.

If the first appearance is a little subdued and possibly dull, don't be afraid to start jazzing your bedroom with bolder colors. How about black and tan pillows? It is a classy and gorgeous look that is awe-inspiring.

How to create this look?

Adding gray to any bedroom will bring a certain upper-class vibe, and when matched with tan bedroom walls, the depths of the walls will be seen in their true glory.

Adding darker accessories will give the room a crescendo of classic design with contemporary styling.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 2.

It's all about soft furnishings. There is nothing complex about making a bed! However, adding accessories should have much thought and consideration to match your design cues.

4. A leap of faith

Black and tan are classic color combinations, so why not enjoy a black bed? Black is a fantastic color, and when used solely as a bedding choice, it overtly brings a high level of sensuality into your bedroom.

Ok, some of you on the mature scale may not entertain this color combo( to your detriment), so use white sheets with black accents such as crisp white pillows and a duvet with a jet black bed throw. The look may not be as overpowering. Still, you have retained the essence of the color combo. You might feel black is enveloping and all-consuming, but with tan walls, the contrasting colors will provide a sensational ambiance to your bedroom.

Rarely do two diametrically opposed colors come to glorious fruition in a bedroom. You are missing a design trick if you ignore this look.

How to create this look?

It may be a big step, but take a deep breath and take the leap of faith into the abyss where you will be presented with this formidable duo of matching colors to make your bedroom look and feel like you are the grand master of design and styling.

If you are not comfortable with going the whole hog, take baby steps and introduce black accents gradually.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 2.

Again the complexity level is low, but the courage level may be high when deciding to use a black bedding set. You will be amazed at the incredible bedroom you have created using this color combo.

5. Olive green

Olive green or any green is an obvious choice for matching with tan bedroom walls, but olive or khaki green has a gentle ambiance. You all know that green is one of the most popular bedroom colors for creating a bedroom that is a tranquil and harmonious environment. It is a psychological fact that green calms the mind.

Olive green has a gentle energy, contrasting nicely with expanses of tan, bringing balance to the bedroom. Olive green is perfect for accepting darker or lighter accessories than green tones, such as dark chocolate browns and darker shades of gray.

If olive green is not your vibe, go with a darker green like emerald green, the bedroom will feel a little darker, but emerald green and tan coalesce awesomely.

How to create this look?

Olive green is a suburb shade of green for making the bedroom feel calm and harmonious, but it can sometimes be on the lighter side of the greens where a deeper, richer green would shine through better.

Experiment with accessories; olive green will be fine with darker or light accessories that match the color spectrum.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 2.

It is a beautiful color but if you feel like you are on the set of Mash or a movie from the Vietnam war with the camouflage vibe, try a different shade of green, peppermint, or emerald will work.

6. Deep blue

We are talking about bedding colors and not walls and drapes. Still, the concept of matching colors is the same, demonstrating that dark blue and tan work hand in hand; it's hardly surprising that dark blue and tan are bedfellows. If black can make it, dark blue has to be a rival contender for the bedding.

The color combo is another classic design renowned for its mind-boggling beauty and practicality. Practicality and being functional are rarely mentioned in the same sentence when discussing bedroom decor.

Bedrooms are well-used rooms and can be subject to wear and tear, and these two colors will stand the rigors of time and still look good in years to come. Creating a timeless classic look can be challenging, but this is undoubtedly the ultimate classic you are searching for.

How to create this look?

Ignore the blue wall and drapes and focus on tan walls and a deep blue bed set, Dark blue such as navy blue, is a sublime color and matched with tan but add white sheets, and you have a crisp and clean bedroom with the bedding complimenting the tan bedroom walls.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 2.

If you want to create extraordinary serenity in your bedroom, the deep blue color will free your mind of troubles and help you sleep deeply. It's a comfortable bedroom to create. It's all soft furnishings, but add lighter accessories to the bed for contrast.

7. Who would have guessed?

At the beginning of this article, we mentioned that tan was a versatile color. Would you have expected this from a bedroom with tan walls? Did you realize the depths of versatility?

Tan is a warm earthy color, and it makes sense that it will accept and contrast with other warm colors, such as the vibrant red of the duvet cover in the image. The eclectic mix of colors works astonishingly well with the tan walls and the dusty baby blue pillows.

The bedroom's ambiance draws you to sit on the sumptuous bed. The crowning glory of color matches what you may have thought a difficult color to pair other colors with.

How to create this look?

It is hard to know where to start, but red and tan match. It's best with the patterned duvet, so the red cannot take over the bedroom. The light baby blue pillows are gorgeous and plump.

The cacophony of color demonstrates what can be done with tan bedroom walls and takes you down an avenue where interior designers fear to place a foot.

Final thoughts

Tan is a beautiful color to use in your bedroom. It brightens walls and brings an element of warmth that can be absent with many trending colors for bedrooms.

Matching colors with tan should be an incredible experience where nothing is off limits. Experiment and create a beautiful bedroom that is the envy of your friends.