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Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home décor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”
Setting the Mood: Colours that Create a Calming Bedroom
People often choose the wall paint in accordance with the furniture they already have. This is understandable – it’s always easier to simply repaint than to purchase a new bed, not to mention the fact that furniture usually comes in a more limited range of colours. However, there’s something else to consider when choosing the colours you’ll be surrounded by – the mood you want to create because since it was proven by psychologist that colours can affect your behaviour. Here are some of the most relaxing yet trendy colour choices from interior design experts.
Go for lavender
Lavender symbolises grace and elegance and it has both warm and cool properties. That’s why you should be cautious when choosing the lavender for your master bedroom – if you opt for a wrong shade, you can easily slip into the trap of bringing too much moodiness to your resting place. Interior design experts suggest going for muted lavender, to avoid having teenage purple bedroom or too feminine a look. This is one of the chilliest purple shades, so warming it up with hardwood floors or carpets is a must.
Bonus tip: dark grey and black match marvellously with lavender, so consider that for furnishing your bedroom to achieve the sophisticated look of the best hotel suites.
Grey is commonly referred to as a boring and cold colour, but it actually can be a perfect choice to set the right mood in a bedroom. Opting for soft grey tones is like giving a more finished and less institutional look to white walls. However, it’s true that grey rooms can look somewhat cold but you can always warm it up with a fluffy shaggy rug, cosy bed linens, or colourful curtains. Furthermore, grey tones match the silver details magnificently, so consider that for your nightstands or decorations.
Bonus tip: if grey is a too deep colour for you, consider breaking it up with a large piece of artwork above the bed or rich, upholstered headboard (which is a huge trend right now).
Give green the green light
The colour green is among the most common picks for a master bedroom and there are several reasons behind it. First of all, it’s the colour that has many associations with nature which has a major role in coping with stress. So, if you don’t have the chance to go to the park or woods very often, you can always bring the greenery into your room. Green is also very soothing for the eyes and promotes unwinding – just what a bedroom needs. Finally, it’s believed to be connected with fertility, so keep that in mind as well.
Bonus tip: as for the shade, go for soft neutral green (mixed with grey) and accent it with the trendiest colour of the upcoming season, somewhat stronger – Pantone’s Greenery.
Stay true blue to the blue
Just like green, blue is another calming colour. If red is said to raise blood pressure and heart rate and blue is the opposite of red, then blue rooms are perfect for calming down and relaxing. You should be careful, though, when dealing with blue. If your bedroom doesn’t get a lot of daylight, blue wall paint, especially pastel shades, can make it feel cold and unpleasant. As for the shades, it’s always the best to go for blue mixed with grey hues – it’s dramatic yet it retains a calming vibe.
Bonus tip: refrain from using darker blue shades in your main colour schemes – use it as an accent colour instead to bring the dash of royalty to your bedroom.
Finally, feel free to experiment until you find a colour that calms you down. Remember, even if you make a mistake – it’s just a coat of paint, meaning you can always change it.