Did you know that the colours you choose for your bedroom affect your mood? Cool colours calm the space, and warm tones add energy and warmth. What you prefer depends on what you want from the space – whether you are dedicating the room entirely to relaxation, or you need to encourage your productivity with a small workspace in the corner. Let us talk you through the best options for your needs!
Bring in the warmth
Everyone likes to wake up to a bright, sunlit room, full of warmth and light. Studies show that natural light is the best way to naturally awaken the mind and body, so if you require some extra motivation to drag yourself out from under the covers – consider evoking the warm tones of sunlight in your colour scheme. We advise keeping walls as neutral as possible and adding one feature wall in a soft orange or yellow, rather than going all out and painting the entire room bright red! Let the warmth in with accessories – soft linen bedding in warm tones of ochre, terracotta and burgundy works wonders. Bring in some flowers and plants too, in warm toned pots.
If you need no help getting out of bed, but have issues falling asleep, stay away from warm tones as they can be too energising.
Warm shades – a quick guide:
Shades include soft vanilla, bold canary or a more sedate ochre. Yellow is a symbol of idyllic and optimistic days, and is the best way to bring the sunlight in! Keep bright shades to a minimum, in accessories only.
Passionate and spirited – not everyone can relax surrounded by this colour, so tread with caution. Warm shades such as burgundy, maroon and rust can be beautiful in accents about the space, but also make for a stunning feature wall.
Similar to red in its energising capabilities, and looks fantastic when combined with either yellow tones or red – a true representation of the sun!
Get rid of your prejudices – pink is having a renaissance! It looks particularly good combined with orange or red shades, but steer clear of yellows as it can clash. It is supposed to evok warm feelings of love & security, which is always nice for a bedroom!
Earth tones – browns and greens
Earthy shades of brown and green are very warm and evoke a sense of comfort, and connection to nature. Green should play a role in every bedroom, through houseplants and such, but you can add darker, muted tones on walls or in bedding.
Keep it cool
These are the colours that can calm and soothe our minds. That’s why they should be ideal for bedrooms; but as mentioned with warm colours – think about what activities this room will be used for and what your personality type is. Also take into account the orientation of the bedroom windows in relation to the sun.
The ideal bedroom orientation is east, so that the morning sun streams in through the window. Are you the type of person who doesn’t mind getting up on a cold morning? Or is your bedroom full of daylight and sunshine? Be sure to reach for a combination of cool colours.
A light blue with a hint of green or grey is reminiscent of the sea and sky. It therefore tends to evoke a sense of calm. Bolder blues, such as turquoise or cobalt, are youthful and work well in modern bedrooms. Deep dark shades of navy blue are cool and elegant. They will work well in combination with other colours and are also versatile when choosing the overall style of a room.
Cool shades of green tend to relax and calm us. They contribute to a good night’s sleep. If you are looking for a colour for your bedroom that will relieve stress, calm you down and also energise you, definitely reach for green shades.
Tip: A subtle shade of green can also work well as a neutral colour. In addition, you can combine it very well with other neutral colours such as beige and white.
Bedrooms in neutral colours
Neutral colours in the interior are meant to create an adequate backdrop for more bold colours and decoration. However, they can also create a complete interior design on their own, which will then give a complex, calm and relaxing impression. A space made up of only neutral colours will calm you down.
The colour grey is truly universal and suits almost everyone. You can choose a light or dark shade, warm or cool. You can complement it with another neutral colour or any other from the spectrum. Grey shades look great in combination with warm wood tones. Try combining with warmer greys, add black and white, or try metallic accents. The result will always be clean and sophisticated.
If you choose this almost black shade of grey for your bedroom, as with any other room, it is essential to have at least one large window in the room. Light bedding will then create a beautiful contrast and also brighten up the bedroom. If you don’t want all the walls dark, paint at least the one behind the headboard. A very effective solution is to stretch the paint from this wall to the ceiling. This creates the impression of a lowered ceiling and thus a more intimate mood.
A shade of beige can totally change the mood of a room. It ranges in shades from cream to grey and yellow to pink. It can also come in shades of khaki and darker. Beige is very popular for traditional styles as well as modern interiors. It can also be used in eclectic and bohemian styles. In any case, you will appreciate its beauty and versatility.