Neon signs are a great way to add personality and style to your bedroom. They also help set the mood when you want to rest and can function as decorative pieces that illuminate your bedroom.
As they’re highly customizable, neon signs can also bring out your artistic side. Here at Neonific, you have the option to customize your own neon sign—right down to the design, colors, style, and size. Alternatively, you could order one of our pre-designed neon signs from our collections. Whichever route you take, you’ll be installing a unique piece of art that will add pops of color and personality to your bedroom.
In this article, we’ll show you how to choose the perfect color for your neon sign based on the ambiance you’re trying to create, the colors and patterns of the surrounding wall and decor, and other factors. But first, let’s go over why you should choose LED neon signs for your bedroom.
Why You Should Install LED Neon Flex Signs In Your Bedroom
Traditional neon signs (also known as glass neon signs) are illuminated by long gas-discharge tubes. These tubes contain gasses like rarefied neon. LED neon signs are an upgraded version of traditional neon signs and are up to 70% more energy efficient.
LED neon signs have a higher luminous efficacy rating, which means they require a lower voltage to burn brightly compared to traditional neon. They’re also more durable, longer-lasting, and are safer to install since they don’t use much glass or contain the chemicals found in traditional neon.
While glass neon has long been the golden standard for neon lighting, they’ve gradually been replaced by neon flex lighting. In other words, LED neon signs are the safer and cheaper alternative to traditional neon lighting.
3 Tips for Choosing Neon Sign Colors for Your Bedroom
When customizing your bedroom LED neon signs, there are many factors to take into consideration. In terms of design, should you go for your favorite quote, animal, or logo? How big should the signage be? What style and color combination should you use?
Use the following tips to help you narrow down the color choices in your neon signage:
Choose from a wide range of LED neon colors
LED neon signs are available in a wide range of colors. If you want to stick to something pure and basic, like white, note that white LED neon flex comes in two options: warm white and cool white.
Warm white is a soft light with warm and comforting notes. It has a slightly yellowish tint, which is great if you want to create a cozy atmosphere in your bedroom. Cool white, on the other hand, is a brighter white, making it ideal for accent lighting.
RGB LED neon fuses white lighting with red, green, or blue colors to create a mesmerizing range of effects and moods. Going for RGB neon lets you to customize your color palette, allowing you to create a one-of-a-kind neon sign.
Experiment with color combinations
When choosing neon sign colors for your bedroom, it pays to revisit the color wheel and color theory. One way to select your color palette is to use complementary colors.
What are complementary colors? On a standard RYB color wheel (red, yellow, and blue), the complementary colors are positioned directly across from each other. This creates the highest possible contrast. The end result is a striking neon sign that energizes its environment.
While complementary colors accentuate each other, contrasting colors highlight the differences in each color. Consider using contrasting colors (e.g. a hot pink neon sign against a dark blue wall) to create a bold statement. The trick is to contrast warm colors with cool colors and vice-versa.
Choose a color that evokes the right mood
Specific colors trigger certain emotions and states. Warm colors, like red and orange, trigger love, anger, and passion. Cool colors, like blue and purple, are linked to serenity and sadness.
If you want to imbue your room with warmth and coziness, give your custom LED neon sign a warm palette. However, if you’re looking for calm and focus, a cool color palette would be more appropriate.
Remember that none of these rules are set in stone. Try experimenting with different color combinations for your neon sign and contrast this with the decor, accents, and patterns/colors of your wall. You may be pleased with the end results.
Purchase Custom Neon Signs from Neonific
Neonific allows you to customize your own neon signs for the bedroom using the neon builder tool. You can use this tool to customize your neon sign’s colors, font, and size. To commission a custom design, visit our Upload Your Design page.
Looking for a trendy pre-made design? You can also browse our collections of stylish neon signs that would look awesome in any room in your home (not just your bedroom). With so many options, you’re sure to find an LED neon sign that would look great in your home.