Curious about what colour will make your bedroom feel better? Read on to find out – you might be shocked!
The colour of the walls in your bedroom shouldn’t be overlooked; it can affect everything, from how bright the room appears to how big it seems. If you’ve ever painted a room from grey to white, you’ll have experienced this shape-shifting first-hand. Cue flashbacks of renovating my first home.
When you’re getting a bad night’s sleep, the last thing you might put it down to is the colour of the walls, but according to colour psychologists, it could be just that!
Due to its calming nature, blue is the best colour for your bedroom, it represents trust, stability and serenity; while matt paint is the best type of finish to use. Matt paint absorbs light so there isn’t any reflection keeping you alert – feeling chuffed about my matt blue bedroom walls right now.
WHAT SHADE OF COLOUR WILL MAKE MY BEDROOM FEEL BETTER?
Of course, there are a lot of different shades of blue out there, you only have to walk down the Valspar aisle in B&Q to know that, so how do you discover which one to go for? As a general rule, avoid anything too bright or intense so mid-to-light blues are best.
If you’re not a big fan of blue then stick to soft greens, beiges or pinks, while they might not be quite as great for sleep, they’re still going to make the room feel better than anything too dark or punchy.
WHAT COLOUR WILL MAKE MY BEDROOM FEEL BAD?
Red, brown, purple and orange are to be avoided in your bedroom. These colours are either too stimulant and energetic or they can evoke feelings of sadness and depression. I love to chill out in bed, but there is a thin line for me between feeling chilled or feeling listless so anything I can do to avoid the latter is a big help.
Read more here: How can I make my bedroom happier?
If however, you love these colours, then pick them in softer hues or save them for the accessories, preferably, somewhere out of sight when you’re lying in bed.
MORE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM FEEL BETTER
- House plants can improve your mood by up to 20%
- Keep clutter to a minimum
- Work in another room to avoid linking your bedroom with being alert, or at least avoid working on your bed
- Use an essential oil diffuser to create a smell you love
- Mood lighting is key: warm bulbs and fairy lights create a great atmosphere
- Crisp, clean sheets and plump cushions can make a world of difference to the feeling of a bedroom