Everyone wants their bedroom to be a sanctuary that reflects who they are. Color plays a big part in the overall feel of your bedroom—and it could say something about your personality, too. Check out these facts about each color, and how to use each wisely.
Blue is a popular color not only because its calming, but because it tends to blend well with other accent colors. But beware, not all blue is created equal—some hues are best left outside the bedroom. Check out these tips for using blue in the bedroom:
Blue is great for the active you.
After a day of running, working, and working through your to-do list, blue can create a serene bedroom setting to help you wind down.
Blue can be great for your health.
Studies suggest that blue lowers blood pressure and slows down your heart rate and respiration—which is often why hospitals and recovery centers are painted this color.
Dark blue can depress.
Research suggests that dark blue can be depressing. So, use it sparingly and accent it with bolder colors or crisp white. For the whole room, go with a soft, toned-down blue so it relaxes without overwhelming.
A faded denim blue is a great background.
Think of all the bright colored T-shirts that look great with your old jeans. Now, create that same look in the bedroom. A soft, denim blue is the perfect shade to show off your bold, modern artwork or colorful throw pillows.
Yellow is an energetic and cheerful color, but only certain hues have the calming effect you're likely looking for in your bedroom. Check out these tips for using yellow in the bedroom:
Yellow is happy and energizing.
That makes it a great color for the person who isn’t very perky in the morning. Waking up in a yellow bedroom surrounds you with a happy new day.
Beware of anger.
Some studies show that people lose their temper more easily in a yellow room or can feel more anxious. So, tone it down a notch. Limit the bright buttercup yellow to a single wall or accent color and use a softer creamy yellow for the rest of the room.
Combine a pale yellow with white in a small room.
This combination can enlarge a room – especially one that doesn’t get a lot of natural light.
Go bold with accents.
A painting with a splash of red or orange and a pillow that picks up the same shade works well with yellow. You can go bright, but go carefully so you don’t overwhelm the eye.
Green isn't a commonly used color in most bedrooms, but it's a popular color in places where calm is key—like hospitals and recovery centers. Certain hues of green can be a great choice for your bedroom. Check out these tips for using green in the bedroom:
Green is considered the most restful color for your eyes.
And, that’s a good start for a great new bedroom decor!
Happy, fun-loving people choose green.
Green is the color of spring, the color of rebirth. It’s vibrant and positive and people with those traits chose it.
Green is made for your bedroom!
Green combines the cheerfulness of yellow with the soothing, refreshing blue. Go with a yellow-green for a brighter look or a blue-green for a more relaxing room.
If you like white, think green.
If you love a room that’s all white, but you’re bored with the look. Think about a cooler minty green or a celery green to keep that clean feeling but with a touch of fun!