Most people may not put a lot of thought in deciding room colour, even if it influences us every day. Colours have the ability to affect our moods, according to science. And that is why it is so important to choose colours wisely when deciding the colour palette for your home and more so for your walls since they make up the majority of any room.
If you are experiencing difficulty falling asleep at night, as it turns out, colours can help. While a comfortable mattress, fluffy pillows, calming essential oils, herbal tea might help, studies show that relaxing and calming colours can play a major role in helping you sleep better, or even waking up in the morning! One of the easiest ways to create a calming, cosy and intimate vibe in the bedroom is through colour.
While colour trends may come and go, you can create your own beautiful abode by choosing colours that reflect your style and personality and using colour theory to create a palette that best reflects the mood you wish to create. Since for most of us, our bedroom is a place we resort to at the end of the day to rejuvenate and refresh, calm and soothing colours are best in this room.
To make things easier for you, we have listed down the best colours for the bedroom, depending on science that can help you sleep better at night. These bedroom colour ideas might just work better than counting sheep to help you zone out!
Wake up energetic with a burst of colours
Soothing and relaxing shades don’t have to be boring. Pink, red and other warm colours can cause feelings of joy and energy. If you need more help in waking up in the morning than falling asleep at night, bright colours are a great option. The trick here is to find a balance between colours that spark joy but are not so bold that they disturb or distract your mind when you are preparing for sleep. As seen here, we love how this bedroom uses a pink ombre palette that features light tones at the top and dark tones in the bottom.
Create a calm oasis with blue
Blue is a safe, no-brainer choice for a serene bedroom. It is proven to calm a busy mind and help reduce stress. Blue represents tranquillity and peace, everything we want the bedroom to reflect. It reminisces of the sky and the sea. Imagine looking over the ocean on a beautiful day, it is bound to make you feel more relaxed. However, it is important to choose softer colours of blue that offer a bit more finesse. Darker tones might be too distracting and tiring to the eye.
Bring the outdoors inside with green
This versatile colour can transform just about anything- a city, a mountain top or even your bedroom! Green feels calm and relaxing in the bedroom. It is a versatile colour that adds harmony to any decorating style. You can opt for different hues including light tones of mint or lime green, or darker shades of emerald, sage or hunter green. While light hues might work on all walls, darker shades are best in limited doses to create an accent wall. You can also paint the ceiling in a stunning green shade for a room that spells serenity with a contemporary twist.
Yellow for a burst of energy
For those who need help in waking up in the morning than falling asleep at night, yellow is a wonderful choice. Being one of the brightest colours on the spectrum, yellow can help you feel vibrant and refreshed. Remember to use lighter and subtle tones of yellow, too much of sunshine might not be the perfect way to start your day.
Dreamy and lush lavender
Just like the bloom, lavender tones immediately relax and soothe the mind. The colour creates a calming effect in the bedroom and can impact your overall mood- helping you feel calm and stable throughout the day, not just when it is time to hit the snooze button! For inspiration, we love the use of lavender on this kid’s bedroom wall, ideal to quieten that burst of energy at odd hours.
The comfort of peaceful pastels
Pastel colours are relaxing and soft and can lend a more serene vibe to any space. The best pastels for the bedroom include lavender, pink, blue and green. You can paint the walls in a pretty pastel tone. You can also bring the sophisticated side of pastel tones by mixing and matching accessories, grey works well for bedding and rugs or become inspired with green tones and include some plants in the mix or create a beautiful contrast with dark toned wooden furniture and accents.
Things to remember while selecting a colour for your bedroom walls
- Use accent colours to create a wonderful contrast. If light colours make you feel lethargic, create an accent wall using a brighter colour. Opt for darker tones of calming shades, including blue and green. A combination of blue and green can also work wonderfully.
- Use colour to make optimum use of the space. Keep in mind that dark colours make a space look larger and darker colours make a room appear smaller.
- You don’t have to paint the walls in the same colour. While the use of the same colour can be calming by maintaining continuity, it might be a bit too dull for many. Opt for different hues that blend in seamlessly without being too contrasting.
- Use accessories or accents to introduce colour and enhance the shade on the walls.
- The colour of the bedroom wall should match the overall theme of the room. Consider the existing furniture and decor before making a colour choice.
- While white is a popular choice for the bedroom, for all the right reasons, you can also create your own unique palette that inspires creativity as well as calm and order.