LIFESTYLE

Does the colour of your bedroom affect how you sleep?

If you suffer from insomnia, you might want to re-think your paint colour.
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Are you finding it hard to fall asleep? Have you tried wearing an eye mask or popping in some earplugs? It might come down to the room’s colour scheme that’s deterring you from getting a good night’s sleep.

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Colour can often influence our mood and behaviour. That’s why some stylists avoid using blue on tablescapes, as it supposedly suppresses the appetite. When it comes to your bedroom’s colour, you should aim to create a soothing and calming space.

Colour consultant, Patrick O’Donnell shared that if there’s one colour to avoid in a bedroom, it’s yellow. He explains that it’s too energising, which is not what you want in a bedroom. If you are a fan of bright and saturated hues, Patrick suggests leaving them for high-energy parts of your home, like the kitchen.

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What colour scheme should I choose for my bedroom?

If you’re contemplating which colour to choose, Patrick recommends using light to mid-green shades or gentle muted pinks with a nuanced brown undertone to create a calm and relaxing bedroom environment.

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Don’t fret if you prefer dark colours. Patrick explains that they are a great option for poorly lit rooms as they work with the natural limitations rather than fighting them. 

I adore dark or semi-dark bedrooms. The idea of entering a bedroom that ‘wraps’ you in its arms is just the ticket for a little nighttime reading and, eventually, a restful night’s sleep,’ he says. 

Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and the room you’re working with, so there’s no right or wrong answer. But colour impacts and influences the feel of the room, so choose whatever colour is a soothing shade to you.

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