Bedroom Paint Colors That Will Boost Your Mood
Bedroom Paint Colors That Will Boost Your Mood
Did you know that the color of your bedroom walls can actually affect your mood? Depending on the color paint you have, your walls may help soothe you to sleep, or give you energy to wake up in the morning. Sometimes they can even keep you awake, making you cranky and restless. Choosing your bedroom color is an important part of your bedroom design, so what color will be best for you?
When deciding what color to paint your bedroom, start by asking yourself these questions:
- Is your room just for sleeping?
- Do you study or work in your bedroom?
- Do you sleep alone or with a partner?
- Do you struggle with falling asleep at night?
- How do you like to feel when you wake up?
Answering these questions will help you narrow in on the mood you want your bedroom to evoke. Consider how you want to feel in your bedroom and write down five descriptors. Do you want to feel calm, relaxed, cozy, energized? Dark colors may be calming to one person, but depressing to another, so take note of how different colors make you feel personally.
Create a Calm Mood
Cool colors remind people of nature and water, creating a calming effect. These colors are a great choice if you only use your bedroom for sleeping or if you want to calm your mind and body before getting some work done. Cool colors like blues and greens typically bring about a sense of calm. White or off-white walls can feel calming as well.
Blue (Aqua, Blue-grey, Sky Blue) works especially well for a bedroom because it evokes serenity, reminding the viewer of the sky and water. The color blue is known to slow breathing and lower blood pressure. It’s a great choice if your bedroom doubles as an office, as blue also promotes intelligence and success.
Green (Sage, Light Pistachio) tones, especially earthy ones, encourage relaxation and help reduce stress, making them a perfect idea for a bedroom paint color. It has even been suggested that the color green reduces nightmares.
Purple (Lavender, Lilac) is considered one of the most spiritual colors and is frequently used in meditation rooms because of the soothing effect it has. The color also represents luxury and elegance, ideal qualities of a restful space.
Colors mixed with white or grey foster peaceful feelings. These undertones neutralize a color and reduce its intensity, creating a more overt mood-changing effect.
Sultry Colors Encourage a Romantic Mood
If you want the paint on your bedroom walls to inspire a romantic mood, go for a darker, warmer color. Warm colors excite the mind and body, and encourage romance. While these colors may not directly assist you in falling asleep, they can help create a comfortable oasis for you and your partner.
Red (Deep Ruby, Burgundy) is known to spark passion and encourage an optimistic mood. Red encourages feelings of love and comfort, making it perfect for a bedroom that serves as a romantic getaway. Lean toward a deeper shade to avoid the aggressive feelings the color can also stimulate.
Brown (Caramel, Chocolate) also encourages people to cuddle up together. Brown spurs feelings of warmth, comfort and security. The color can be overpowering, so accents or shades mixed with plenty of white are the best way to take advantage of this color’s mood effects.
Pink (Raspberry, Deep Rose, Blush) inspires both calm and romance and is the perfect choice if you’re looking for both. Avoid an overly feminine look by choosing a shade mixed with grey. Pair with dark wood furniture or navy tones to add masculine balance.
Keep in mind these warmer, romantic colors can easily dominate a room, using them on an accent wall is a great way to add them in without going all-in.
Bright Colors to Energize Your Mood
If you want walls that will give you energy or boost your mood in the morning, go for a warm color in a bright shade. While not traditional for bedrooms, these colors are known to promote cheer and energy. They won’t actively encourage you to fall asleep, but if your priority is improving your morning mood, these are the bedroom colors for you.
Orange (Peach, Terra Cotta, Red-Orange) tones are playful, inspiring confidence and an overall sunny mood. Orange can be overpowering but works well on an accent wall. Lighter shades and shades mixed with red or pink can also be used to reduce the power of the mood-changing effects.
Yellow (Gold, Honey, Muted Lemon) is a happy color that provides a fresh feel but it can easily become exhausting. Use wisely in small doses or light shades.
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