For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can find colors from whites, ivories and creams to pastel shades of green, blue and pink. Also look into choosing a fabric that matches other fabric colors in the room. As opposed to the more sedate, "sleepy" soft tones, don’t be afraid to venture onto the "dark side" and choose a darker and heavier fabric for your headboard. Darker fabrics work very well in a larger master bedroom that already is quite dramatic or romantic. Deep blues, magentas and greens can be very effective for getting this effect.
Wood headboards can be either traditional or contemporary because there are a wide variety of wood types which they are made from: teak, mahogany, cherry, oak, maple, walnut, birch, cherry, and pine. Whatever new materials introduced to the designer world, wood is still a popular choice as the most common material in the furniture design. The natural characteristics of wood that are difficult or impossible to imitate as well as being very resistant.