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April 05, 2024

How To Improve Your Sleep Quality with Bedroom Wall Colours

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How To Improve Your Sleep Quality with Bedroom Wall Colours

When it comes to creating a peaceful sanctuary in your bedroom, choosing the right colours for your walls is just as important as choosing the perfect mattress and perfect bedding.  The colours you choose to surround yourself with can have a profound effect on the quality of your sleep. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the best and worst colours for sleep, and how each hue affects your mood and circadian rhythm.

Best Bedroom Wall colours for sleep

White: Timeless and classic, white walls provide a neutral canvas that promotes relaxation. Pairing with muted pastels and soothing bedding can transform your bedroom into a cosy retreat for a rejuvenating night's sleep.

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Pink: Contrary to popular belief, soft, natural pinks have a calming effect and can help you fall asleep faster. Pink's association with optimism makes it an ideal choice for creating a peaceful sleeping environment.

Blue: Known for its calming effects, blue reigns supreme as the ideal bedroom colour. Studies suggest that it reduces stress and induces relaxation, making it an excellent choice for unwinding after a hectic day.


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Yellows : Soft, subdued shades of yellow mimic the warmth of the sun and promote a serene atmosphere. Associated with happiness, yellow is a great option for promoting positive emotions before bedtime.

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Green: With its calming properties, green instils a sense of peace and tranquillity. Choosing pastel greens with a hint of blue can promote relaxation and contribute to a more restful night's sleep.

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Light Brown to Orange : Warm tones such as amber and beige or sand evoke a cosy sophisticated  modern vibe and create a welcoming atmosphere. However, it's important to stick to lighter shades to avoid overstimulation.

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Silver Grey: Neutral and soothing, silver provides a sense of calm without descending into darkness. Opt for matte silver tones to minimise reflections and create an atmosphere conducive to sleep.

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Worst Bedroom Wall colours for sleep

Red: Stimulating and invigorating, red increases heart rate and brain activity, making it unsuitable for a sleep-inducing environment. Reserve red accents for other areas of the home to avoid overstimulation.

Bright purple: Vibrant purples with reddish undertones can raise energy levels and inhibit relaxation. Opting for softer shades of lavender will have a more calming effect.

Dark Grey: Associated with feelings of depression, dark grey walls can create a gloomy atmosphere that inhibits relaxation. Consider lighter shades with blue undertones for a more calming vibe.

Brown: Dark and heavy, deep browns can evoke feelings of sadness and restlessness. Stick to warmer browns with hints of orange for a more calming effect.

Black: Although it can create a sense of homeliness, black walls can evoke feelings of gloom and sadness, which can inhibit relaxation. Use black sparingly and complement it with lighter tones to avoid creating a gloomy atmosphere.

Create your sleep oasis

When painting your bedroom walls, create a colour scheme with sleep-inducing tones such as blue, green and yellow. Choose a flat surface to minimise reflections and create a cosy environment. In addition, consider factors such as hue, saturation and brightness to enhance the overall ambience of your bedroom.

Its important to remember if you have curtains in the rooms as well, the colours of these should also be chosen carefully.  Things such as overly decorative curtains in bright colours or curtains that dont block the light enough can have a serious impact on the overall room colour concept.  

Remember that cultural influences, gender and age can affect individual colour preferences and perceptions. Choose colours that resonate with you personally and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.

In addition to colour, prioritise other bedroom design elements that contribute to better sleep hygiene. Invest in blackout curtains to block out light, minimise technology especially directly next to the bed and reserve the space primarily for sleep - its where you spend most of your life !

By incorporating these tips and tricks, you can transform your bedroom into a peaceful oasis that promotes restful sleep and overall well-being. Creating the perfect sleep environment is essential to enjoying a good night's rest and waking up refreshed and rejuvenated each day.

Written by ZZZ Team

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