6 Calming Bedroom Colors For a Good Night's Sleep

When you go into your bedroom, sometimes it's just to sleep, and other times you just want to relax. Prepping your bedroom to perform either of those functions is determined by a number of things, but for today, let's focus on how calming bedroom colors make your room a lot more relaxing and make you feel at ease.

Color psychology is basically how colors make you feel in any given space. Some colors trigger stress and make you feel anxious, while other colors just make you feel so calm. So while looking at ideas on what color to paint your bedroom, be sure to put a lot of thought into it before making your final decision.

Bedroom color ideas

Let's go over six of the best colors for bedrooms. As you’ll see, these bedroom color ideas are all great choices, no matter what size bedroom you have.

Gray paint

1. Gray

The color gray falls on the neutral color spectrum. It's a mixture of white and black, and it has a lot of shades. But I like the silver-gray tint for the bedroom because it is light and has that strong but calming feel. Here you can go monochromatic by using lighter and darker shades to create contrast but place it on the wall.

Use a lighter shade of gray, especially if your bedroom is small. You can combine gray with other colors like white, bluish gray, and pink to make it pop.

Blue water

2. Blue

Navy blue is a no-no, at least not for the wall. Instead, we'll work with a lighter shade of blue. Blue is generally known to be one of the more relaxing bedroom paint colors. Think of the feeling of being on the beach, how looking at the sea can be calming and very therapeutic.

Researchers also say blue can help your weight loss journey. Yeah, when we see this color, our body releases chemicals that soothe the body and slow down the metabolism, making us eat less. Unlike the red color that makes you hungry, the blue color is both beneficial to your body and your mind. A light shade of blue combined with white is heavenly, and you can use it for your walls and interior pieces.

Green in nature

3. Green

Green is a naturally occurring color that symbolizes nature, fertility, and fate. It's one of the restful colors for the eyes. It helps you stay calm and refreshed. Working with greens like mint green, emerald green, and sage green will give your space a comforting feel.

Try green and white, green and silver, gray or beige, or other natural earthy tones. You can also mix green with pale yellow for a relaxing combo. It gives this freshness and breathable positive vibes. If you like to accessorize your room, gold is perfect for your green room.

Pink flowers

4. Pink

Pink is often thought to be girly, but it’s far from that. It speaks of love, sweetness, and compassion. Pink can be used for both male and female bedrooms. While women may be okay with any shade of pink, for men it has to be more subtle. In fact, research says pink has been used to calm aggressive inmates in jail.

When Dr. Alexandra Schauss was the first to report suppression of angry, antagonistic behavior amongst prisoners. I gotta quote this: “Even if a person tries to be angry or aggressive in the presence of pink, he can't. The heart muscles can't race fast enough. It's a tranquilizing color that saps your energy. Even the color-blind are tranquilized by pink rooms.”

We can't argue with science. To get an elegant look with pink, combine it with white, gray, blue, beige, or even gold.

Purple flowers

5. Purple

Lavender is up next. I like the fragrance. I like the oil. It is therapeutic. Purple stands for royalty, luxury, and power. It symbolizes creativity and peace. Just as lavender oils and fragrances possess therapeutic and relaxing abilities, so too does the color. You can combine lavender with dusty pink, sky blue, and white to make it pop. Or, you can also go monochrome with it.

White flower

6. White

Drum roll please, the last color on our list is white. I'm sure you were expecting it. It has to be on the list, right? Yep, it's on the list. I think I talk about white a lot. From making your space feel bigger to turning your regular bedroom into a luxury hotel room today, I also want to tell you how calming white can be. White symbolizes freshness and clarity. There's some peace you get when you're surrounded by white.

But remember, white has to be white and not it was white if you get what I mean. The sight of dirt on white can be very distracting. So if you can't maintain a white color, go with other beautiful bedroom colors. Whites can be combined with so many other colors.

Bedroom Decor

You know that you can also work with wallpapers that are soft on the eye to maintain the calming effect that you're trying to create. So here are some extra tips that you may need. Don't be scared to use large mirrors. Mirrors make a space look spacious and feel very airy. Adding some greenery is a must. Plants liven up any space. Artificial plants or live plants will work just perfectly.

Calming bedroom colors

So which of these calming bedroom colors are you going to use next? Or which of them would you recommend to a friend? Drop a comment in the comment section. Let me know which of these colors you find most appealing.

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  • Donna Donna on Apr 13, 2024
    Medium wood nightstand Thick dark mint curtains with metal tie backs in silver the match ceiling fan. Birdhouses outside our window sills with feeders. Bluebird wakes us up every morning tapping at the window until we open the curtains.
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