PAINTING YOUR WAY TO A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP
A good mattress is key when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. We’ve got that covered. But do you know what else is important? The colour of your four bedroom walls. Colour therapy is a holistic approach that focuses on bringing balance to the physiological and psychological energies of our bodies. It can help you with things like stress, depression, or even blood pressure. Colour therapy tells us that colour is, in fact, good for your health. That’s why it’s important you choose a paint colour that will ease you into a good night’s sleep.
A study of 2000 British homes
was conducted by Travelodge to find out which bedroom wall colours were the most and least sleep-inducing. And the winners were… Blue Blue was the clear winner in the study. Fun fact: There are these special receptors in your retinas called ganglion cells, which are especially drawn to the colour blue. These cells let your brain know that you are in a calm environment. Your brain will then respond by lowering your heart rate and blood pressure, preparing your body for restful sleep. In colour therapy, blue is associated with calmness, inner peace, emotional depth, and relaxation. Think blue skies and ocean breeze. Green Green is the most basic colour when it comes to healing. It is tied to positive energy, balance, and harmony - it evokes that same freshness we feel while enjoying nature. After a long day at work or running around after the kids, the green of your bedroom walls can restore your energy and bring you back to yourself. It’s best to stick to lighter, softer greens to achieve this zen. Yellow When you think yellow, you think smiley faces. That’s because yellow tends to draw out the happiness in you. The sunshine hue in this colour actually stimulates the nervous system to relax you, which is just what you need in the bedroom. While bright yellows can be too invigorating and may be best for your office space to encourage energy and creativity, softer, buttery yellows can give you just the right amount of positivity to go to bed knowing that life is good. So, now you know which colours you should paint your bedroom. But which colours should you stay away from? Interestingly enough, some of these colours are actually quite popular when we think of modern, chic colour palettes for your home.
Your bedroom is your place of rest and relaxation, so it’s important that you’re creating an environment that can spark that for you. So while a good mattress is an important factor for a good night’s sleep, apparently so is your choice of paint colour!
Gray: Gray is the modern choice for the increasingly popular minimalist look. However, gray is said to contribute to feelings of being down and can even uninspire you.
Brown: Similar to gray, brown is also associated with gloom, and can create feelings of restlessness and isolation. Not what we’re looking for in our bedrooms!
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