Choosing the right colour for your bedroom
You wake up to the faint sound of birdsong as the first morning rays of sun flicker through the windows. You open your eyes, stretch out and enjoy the warm cosiness of your bed. So, how did you sleep?
Good sleep depends on many factors, part of which is the right choice of colour for your bedroom. When one considers that people spend about half of their lives sleeping, it then makes sense as to why a pleasant atmosphere is so important, especially in a bedroom.
The effect of colour on our sleep
When you think about your bedroom, you probably tend to think a room filled with feelings of peace and security: a true safe haven. Indeed, your bedroom is an important area of privacy and retreat, more so than any other room in your house or flat. Therefore, it is especially important that you feel relaxed in it.
Colours can support these feelings of security. As with many things in life, personal taste sets the tone when it comes to choosing colours, and fortunately there is no such thing as an ideal bedroom colour.
On the one hand, you can accentuate your bedroom with bright yellow touches, or create a more mysterious, cosy ambience with different red tones. But if peace, quiet and relaxation are your priorities, then go for green or blue tones. Earthy colours also have a calming effect.
Five calming trend colours for bedrooms
To create the best conditions for restful sleep, you should choose colours that have a calming effect on you as you snuggle up in bed at night. We've put together a few of our colour favourites that we think will help anyone get a great night’s sleep.
Consider the lighting of your bedroom too:
The colour of your bedroom light also influencesthe general atmosphere of the room..The morning and evening light will make a different to how colours will stand out across the room.
For bedrooms, we recommendchoosing lighting in the warm white colour range of 2,700 to 3,300 Kelvin, which has a cosy and comfortable effect.
Grey coloured bedrooms
Grey tones can be mixed by combining the primary colours red, blue and yellow, among others. If one of the colours has a larger share in the mixture, the grey will also tend towards the tint of the colour in question. This is why there are warmer and cooler shades of grey.
Each and every type of grey can be a suitable one for a bedroom. Grey radiates calm and promotes rest and relaxation. Grey in grey is a pretty design, but so is grey with different coloured or wooden highlights.
Pastel coloured bedrooms
Mix a small splash of colour with a white base colour and voilà, you have a gentle pastel shade. Pastel shades are very popular in bedrooms due to their lightness and the fact that they make rooms look pleasant and inviting.
The colour palette is almost endless: rosé, delicate sky blue, calming light green, stylish lavender blue or natural cream colours - the choice is yours. White is always a good choice of combination here too. Take a look at our dreamy pastel bedroom inspirations!
Boring or classic? The fact is that white is timeless and makes an ideal combination. Yet, if you have ever touched up stains on the wall and noticed a big difference once the paint dries, then you’ll know that white has countless nuances. These range from radiant white to a yellowish tinge, to a greyish shimmer. White is truly multi-faceted. We recommend keeping this factor in mind when combining bedroom furniture from different manufacturers.
White can be a good option as the bottom-line of your bedroom design and will work with any strongly contrasting colour. We have selected a few very subtle, calm colour concepts for bedrooms. Let yourself be carried away into a dream land of cosy ideas!
Petrol coloured bedrooms
By choosing a petrol shade, you're opting for a strong colour that radiates a lot of calm. A trendy blue-green-grey shade can create a feeling of serenity: a perfect choice for a bedroom!
Natural materials, woods and green plants harmonise with this modern shade. In terms of colour, combinations with white, various shades of grey or gold tones as highlights are a good match.
Earthy tones in bedrooms
Earthy tones radiate warmth, security and reliability. A combination of different kinds of wood and earthy tones such as beige, maroon or golden brown will bring a piece of nature into your bedroom.
Make sure that the main colour you use in your bedroom is not too dark. Dark brown tones used for a large area tend to have an overbearing effect.
Bedroom colours to be avoided
Even if we do not consciously think about colours when we sleep, they do influence our mindsets and our bodies. Colours help us to switch off or contrarily have an energising, invigorating effect. Based upon these factors, we have noted the following:
- Bright and strong colours like orange, yellow or red have a vitalising effect and invigorate your temperament. Having such colours in a bedroom can mean that you are no longer able to fully relax and that consequently, your sleep is negatively affected.
- Completely dark colours such as black, black-blue or a deep dark brown can have a gloomy effect, and may increase feelings of sadness or loneliness. These colours are better suited to setting accents in a room. Think flowerpots, a rocking chair, rugs or vases in such colours. These provide highlights and variety in a room.
When deciding on a colour for your bedroom, you can always choose a colour that matches the basic tone of your favourite colour - but in a softer, cosy shade.
When choosing wall paint for your bedroom, don’t be afraid to invest a little more. For instance, the choice of a emission-free wall paint will ensure a healthy indoor climate.
Ecological wall paintssuch as clay, lime or silicate paints, made without preservatives and softeners not only improve your indoor air, but are also kinder to the walls of your home.
Sheep wool bedroom rugs
By choosing a natural virgin wool rug, you can beautifully accessorise your bedroom. Whatever the colour, a rug will always radiate warmth. Within our selection, you can choose from a wide range of colours and weaves to suit your colour scheme.
Spoilt for choice? Pick your four favourite patterns - we'll be happy to send you four samples free of charge to help you make your choice.