Today’s article is a guest post from Angela Pearse of Zumper. She has some great tips to share with us for choosing the perfect color palette for our bedroom. So, I’ll turn it over to her to walk us through the possibilities.
Wondering what the best bedroom colors are if you want a relaxing and calming space? Your bedroom is your haven, a space to relax and unwind from the stresses of daily life. So if you’re planning a makeover, it’s important to consult color palettes so you don’t end up with a bedroom that stresses you out! Here are some ideas on different bedroom paint colors for your boudoir.
What are the best colors for a bedroom?
Deciding on the best color for your bedroom will involve some research. You may need to spend some time looking at different color palettes to get a feel for what you like and don’t like. It also helps if you know a little about color psychology as different colors can affect your mood.
For instance, if your favorite color is red or yellow, you may need to rethink using these shades for your bedroom. These primary colors are energizing and could overstimulate your brain come bedtime.
This doesn’t mean that you should avoid bright colors altogether but you may need to compromise with a softer shade, or use them sparingly in the form of soft furnishings like a throw, cushions or rug to add pops of color.
The best colors to paint a bedroom are generally those that are restful and calming for the mind and body. Some colors do in fact encourage sleep and help you to de-stress, so these are the colors that you should be aiming to paint your bedroom.
What are the most relaxing bedroom colors?
What exactly are these relaxing bedroom colors you may ask, good question!
We’ve done a little digging and discovered that there are 4 top colors that you should base your search around for the ultimate night’s sleep.
1. Calming Blue
One of the most relaxing colors for a bedroom design is blue, so keep this in mind when you’re researching color palettes. Reminiscent of the sky or ocean, this calming color is just what you need if you want to invoke the feeling of nature into your home.
People who are born under a water sign, like Pisces, Cancer or Scorpio will also be drawn to the color blue and find it soothing.
Even if you’ve narrowed down your choice to blue, there are many different shades to consider depending on your tastes. Whether you decide on pale blue, dusky blue, royal blue or navy blue, any of these will create a cozy, peaceful room for your slumber. The smell can also affect the interpretation of a space if you are designing a room for someone else, for example, a child. Why not use the best wet dry vac to clean out a carpet and leave the room smelling fresher!
2. Natural Green
Green is a popular color for bedrooms because it reminds people of nature. A soft, subtle shade of green can instantly make you breathe a sigh of relief, and that’s what you want to feel when you bed down for the night.
Pairing green with wood elements, floral prints or white elements can really create a retreat like space that you will enjoy returning to each night and waking up to in the morning. Color palettes will range from pastels, to deeper hues of green.
A light apple green can make your room feel bright and calm, whereas an emerald green will feel more sophisticated and exotic. So it will depend on what kind of look and feel you’re going for.
3. Harmonious Grey
If you’re the sort of person who likes to feel lulled and loves to disconnect from the world to recharge your batteries, then grey will be a good color choice. While many people steer clear of grey for a bedroom, the right shade of light grey can be a great option, especially when paired with other more uplifting colors, such as yellow.
If your bedroom gets a lot of sun, then a blue grey will cool it down so you don’t feel overheated or frazzled. Likewise a warm grey with a touch of yellow can take the chill off and wrap you in a safe, warm blanket. Contemporary homeowners with modern decor gravitate towards this sophisticated neutral to provide contrast to white walls and help calm them at the end of the day.
4. Refreshing White
There’s something clean and crisp about a white room that just instantly makes you feel more refreshed by looking at it. You can’t really go wrong with white in a bedroom, especially if it’s a smaller space. White will give the impression of a much larger airier space, as it bounces light better than any other shade.
But as anyone who’s consulted bedroom color palettes will tell you, there are enough shades of white out there to confuse even the most seasoned interior decorator. Try to think of white in terms of warm shades and cool shades to pick the one that’s best for you. If you want a sunny feel during the day and a cozy feel at night, then a yellow-based white is a great bedroom paint color.
Now you have the best bedroom colors to work from it’s simply a matter of visualizing how they’ll work in the space. Don’t forget to consider the type of furniture and soft furnishings you own, as they’ll need to complement the color you choose. Happy painting!
Angela Pearse is a blogger for Zumper who frequently combines travel with freelance writing. She’s passionate about Art Deco hotels, historical novels, Netflix, hiking and healthy living.