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The Best Color For Bedrooms According to Psychology

Have you ever wondered why some colors make you feel so good, while others leave you feeling cold and uninspired? Well, according to psychology, color is a powerful thing. 

Research has found that some colors are associated with increased metabolism, high blood pressure, and stress. So when it comes to your bedroom, color has a huge impact on how well you sleep, how quickly you fall asleep, and how much energy you have during the day.

So what are the best colors for bedrooms according to psychology? Well, let's take a look at some of the research.

For Better Rest

Blue is considered the best color for bedrooms – with proven evidence.

Your brain is more receptive to blue than any other color. When your brain sees the color blue, it releases the sleep hormone (melatonin) and prevents the release of the stress hormone (cortisol). This promotes a night of restful sleep.

For Peacefulness

To create a sense of peace and restfulness, the best color for bedrooms is the blush and rose family. 

The key here is to ensure the color isn’t too red since red has been linked to increased blood pressure and anxiety. Instead, cool and natural pinks that help your bedroom walls fade into the background of your room are the best choice.  

To Create a Modern and Warm Environment

Brown is considered a neutral color since it’s made of various colors and shades. It’s the best color for bedrooms that have a modern feel while still enveloping you in warmth.

A darker brown can make a bedroom appear dark and oppressive. For this reason, a light brown for bedroom walls is recommended. It provides the same modern feel while promoting warmth and comfort.

The Ceiling

We’ve talked a lot about the best color for bedroom walls, but what about the ceiling?

Research has shown white is preferred in bedroom ceilings. This makes sense since white brings a refreshing and clean look to a room.  

However, when it’s used too much, it can create a sterile and uninviting environment that lacks energy. For this reason, white is usually saved for ceilings and trims. 

An alternative to white on the ceiling is a light, neutral brown. This brings the same clean look to a room while also promoting a sense of comfort. 

We’re Here to Help

At Pedigree Painting, we love helping clients achieve the bedroom of their dreams. If you’re looking to start a paint job, contact us to schedule an estimate. 

And if you are still searching for the best color for bedrooms, we’re happy to provide our insight.