Whether you’re feeling overstressed or find yourself fighting insomnia, you may be seeking some soothing bedroom colors for a relaxing room makeover. But even though you feel passionate about purple or would love a luxurious red room, not every shade is ideal for bed rest. In fact, with the wrong coat of paint, you could end up feeling even more agitated than before (really, stay away from scarlet).
So what are wonderful colors for your bedroom that have the qualities to reduce stress, improve your mood, and keep you sleeping soundly? Don’t worry, we have a few ideas in mind. Below, bedroom colors that are sure to bring you a sense of calm.
Bedroom Lovely Blue
If you're looking for the most soothing hue out there, you really can't go wrong with a neutral-toned blue. That's because we psychologically associate it with calmness, and when the color is picked up by your ganglion cells, it works to reduce blood pressure and slow down your heart rate. That will set you up with a solid night's sleep. In fact, in a study of 2000 British homes, it was reported that those who sleep in blue bedrooms get an average of 7 hours and 52 minutes of sleep a night, more than any other color!
Gorgeous Green Bedroom
A verde-hued room conjures up images of nature, and with that, feelings of reassurance and safeness. You'll feel like you're in your own forest safe-haven...again, so long as you choose the right shade.
Painting your room a citrus-y lime green is certain to overwhelm; the powerful yellow undertones will over-energize you. Instead, sticking to lighter or slightly olive-y green is bound to make you feel like you're nurtured and at peace with the world.
Lemon Colored Room
We know, we know, we just said moments ago that dabbling with yellow can leave you too wide-eyed. Properly implemented, though, this can be a plus. If you stick to colors that are a bit more buttercream or light lemon, it'll open up the room and brighten up your mood.
By contrast, some argue that gray can be a depressing shade, and if you need your spirits picked up, by all means, stick to the warm sunshine tones. However, it's a way better alternative to white, which leaves individuals with a sense of loneliness. And also — white is not dirt friendly, which we don't have time for.
Gray is the more reassuring of the two, by far. So if you're dead-set on a neutral, the simplicity of gray will set you with a restful night's sleep.
An underrated member of the cool tones. The trick here is to mimic the color of your favorite floral stress reliever and forgo on making a royal-looking master suite with violet. Yes, by now you know that pigmented colors are a little too overwhelming for a space of relaxation. However, the trouble (or advantage, just not here) with purple is that it stimulates creativity, and that doesn't bode well for sleep. Veering toward something more lilac is a good compromise, plus the combination of blue and red brings on the calming properties of blue and the warming qualities of red.
Grown Up Pink Room
You may have to fight your husband on this one, but we think it's worth it. Not only will the color transport you back to your childhood, it'll unleash the Pink Effect, which diminishes feelings of anger, aggression and neglect. And it's so pretty!
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