Today’s post is a guest posts by Ellie and her team from sleephelp.org . In this post they’ll share you guys their best tips on decorating your bedroom with colors that will enhance your sleep quality. I hope this post will help you sleep better!
The Best Bedroom Colors for Sleep
Good design is essential throughout the home, but the most important room you’ll design is the bedroom. The bedroom is where homeowners rest, relax and recharge for a new day — and design can have an impact on how well they are able to sleep at night.
Open space, lighting, curtains, and bedding can all influence the quality of sleep offered in a bedroom. Having a soft bed versus a firmer mattress can make the difference between a good night’s sleep and a lousy one. But one often overlooked factor is the colors in the bedroom.
Color has the ability to influence mood. Bright, bold colors are often exciting, and although they are appealing, they may induce anxiety and nightmares. Muted colors are often a good choice for bedroom walls, as they can be calming and relaxing.
Of course, color choice isn’t limited to bedroom walls. You should consider how the colors of other major components, such as a bedspread and even furniture, can have an influence on how well occupants of the room will sleep. Small accents are a good place to add colors that may be exciting and appealing, but too much for a wall color.
These are the best colors for sleep:
- Blue is the best choice for bedrooms. It promotes the best night’s sleep, offering the longest hours of sleep in a Travelodge study. It’s calming, soothing, and can prevent nightmares. Blue can influence a more positive mood as well, with 58 percent of Britons with a blue bedroom reporting they regularly wake up feeling happy. Choose a blue with a warm undertone so it doesn’t look too cold or unwelcoming.
- Yellow is a close second for the best bedroom color, offering almost as much sleep as blue bedrooms. This color offers warmth, comfort, and relaxation. However, be careful not to choose a bright or bold yellow, as this can be too intellectually stimulating and may encourage emotional distress.
- Green is another good choice, as this color is restful and calming. It can promote feelings of balance, security, and stability. Green can be too calming, though, and may encourage feelings of complacency, so add accents with a more bold color such as red or orange to counteract these feelings.
- A twilight color, silver is known to be sleep-inducing. This color is a good neutral, however, be careful not to veer too close to a dull gray, as that can be dreary and depressing.
- Orange can be too bold, but a soft orange can offer warmth, relaxation, and even be helpful for digestion. This color offers feelings of stability and reassurance. Be careful to look for a muted orange to avoid being too stimulating, and make sure the room gets plenty of light during the day so it doesn’t look too small.
- Another color that can be too bold if you’re not careful, red is generally a good choice for bedrooms if it’s muted. This color is associated with passion, love, and energy. It can be too much, however, so red is best on a single wall or as a design accent.
These are colors you should avoid in bedrooms:
- A purple bedroom can be mentally stimulating. While that’s fine during the daytime, it can provoke nightmares at night.
- Brown bedrooms can be sad and somber. Homeowners should feel happy and relaxed in their bedrooms.
- Dark gray.A light silver is a good choice, but a dark, even brownish gray can be dreary and depressing. Cheer it up by moving closer to blue on the color spectrum.
- Like dark gray, black is just too dark to be comfortable in a bedroom. It’s associated with death, eccentricity, and drama, and absorbs color and light. Black can be depressing and should only be used in moderation, not as the main bedroom color.
Color has an impact on how well you can sleep in your bedroom, so be sure to choose one that suits both your style and sleep habits.
What colors do you have in your bedroom? If you could have anything, what would you choose?