Is this the BEST bedroom colour to aid sleep and induce relaxation?
Before you consider the look of your bed frame, the firmness of your mattress or the TOG (thickness) of your duvet, you need to choose the color that will go on the walls in your bedroom. It has been found that certain colors will help you relax and get into the state needed for sleep fast whereas others, like cyan colour could be blamed for your insomnia. So what is the best bedroom color that will help you sleep like a baby all night long?
Green color helps restore energy
Some colors are better than others in creating a harmonious and calming environment in your bedroom. One such color is green, which happens to be the color that our eyes are most used to. It communicates peace and a safe place to be. Its calming effect on humans make it an ideal color to use in abundance in the bedroom, on your walls and bedding. Learn more about the psychology of green color.
It is the color of Spring, of growth and renewal
It restores our energy levels
It creates a sanctuary away from the stress of modern life
TIP: Avoid green hues that incorporate yellow, like Pantone's lime green 'Greenery'
Above: A simple, soothing, botanical inspired green bedroom by Cate St Hill
For a similar color try GREEN BLUE by Farrow & Ball
Photo: Casa Botelho. For a similar color try Pearl Colour Dark by Little Greene
Photo: Debenhams Home Range of Bedding. For a similar color try GREEN 02 by Lick Home.
Popular green paints and their brands
Not all greens shades/ hues will be suitable in the bedroom. We suggest avoiding green with strong yellow undertones and anything that feels too lime-y. Below we have set out the 10 most popular shades and their brands. You will notice that most of them less saturated and faded. Almost 'moody'. Indeed the less intense and more faded the colour, the better it is to create a uniform canvas for your bedroom decor.
Cooking Apple Green, Farrow & Ball
Hidley Hole, Little Greene
Spring Valley, Benjamin Moore
Boringdon Green, Little Greene
Aganthus Green, Benjamin Moore
Dirty Martini, Clare
Grassy, Earthborn Paints
Card Room Green, Farrow & Ball
Myrtle Green, Mylands
Green paint from LICK, a UK brand. From £38 for 2.5L
Examples of Bedrooms painted Green
In the photo below, from Australian company Cultiver, the green wall provides a perfect backdrop for pastel pink linen bed sheets. Note that the skirting has also been painted in this example.
Hotel Bachaumont in Paris has bedrooms painted in light green colour.
Below: The color on the wall of this bedroom is Dix Blue by Farrow & Ball, a blue with green undertones which comes across like a dark eau de nil shade. It goes so well with the dusky rose headboard (bed by DFS). Check here for similar pink bed linen. Dix Blue works so well as a pastel colour with brass accessories. The brass wall light is from Matt Alford Studio in New York. I found them through ETSY.
Photo credit: Seasons in Colour
Below: Because green is so relaxing, it is no wonder it is used so much in bedrooms. Below, this bedroom designed by Kim Daenen has a theme wall in Cachemire ‘Vert Olivier’ by Mathys. Look how beautifully the colour works with wooden accessories and the light leather handles on the wardrobes.
Photo credit: Stephanie Duval
Photo credit: Stephanie Duval
Changing the colour on the walls of your bedroom could significantly help you raise your energy levels, leaving you relaxed every morning. One such colour is green, the colour of growth in nature. To create a sanctuary in your home, we suggest using less saturated green hues and avoid yellow undertones in your paint. Combine with neutral colours - beige, pinks and enjoy !