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Creating a Relaxing Oasis: Calming Colours for Bedrooms

Wind down after a long day...

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, our bedrooms serve as sanctuaries of serenity and relaxation. Whether you're winding down after a long day or seeking solace from the stresses of the world, the colours you choose for your bedroom can play a significant role in creating a tranquil atmosphere. 

A calm blue bedroom with neutral wardrobes and white cast iron radiator
Lulworth Blue, Farrow & Ball

Tranquil Blues

Blue is a psychological primary colour which promotes a mental response, therefore it’s often associated with calmness and tranquility, making it an ideal choice for bedroom walls. Soft shades of blue, such as powder blue or sky blue, evoke a sense of serenity, reminding us of clear skies and tranquil waters. These hues can help to create a soothing environment conducive to relaxation and restful sleep.

Two tone green bedroom with rattan bed and light fitting
Aquamarine and Ambleside, Little Greene

Soothing Greens 

Green, the colour of nature, has a calming effect that can bring a sense of harmony to your bedroom. From sage green to earthy forest green, incorporating these shades into your decor can evoke feelings of freshness and rejuvenation. Green is also known to promote a sense of balance and calmness, making it an excellent choice for creating a tranquil retreat in your bedroom.

Calm bedroom painted in Dulux Raw Cashmere, statement light fitting and grey bed
Raw Cashmere, Dulux Heritage

Peaceful Neutrals

Neutral tones such as warm beiges, and creamy whites provide a timeless backdrop for a relaxing bedroom retreat. These subtle hues create a sense of calm and serenity, allowing you to unwind and escape the chaos of the outside world. Neutrals also serve as versatile base colours that can be easily paired with accent hues or natural textures to enhance the overall tranquility of your space.

Soft pink bedroom with vintage artwork and statement lamp
Setting Plaster, Farrow & Ball

Soft Pastels

Soft, warm pastel colours such as blush pink, pale peach, and light coral can add a subtle touch of tranquility to your bedroom retreat. These gentle hues create a sense of warmth and comfort, enveloping you in a cocoon of relaxation. Pastel colours are also inherently soothing, making them an excellent choice for promoting restful sleep and relaxation.

When selecting calming colours for your bedroom, it's essential to consider not only the aesthetics but also the psychological and emotional effects they can have on your mood and well-being. Remember that each colour has many different tints, tones and shades, so it’s important to find the right one for the feeling you’re aiming for. A zesty mint green might feel bright and uplifting, whereas a muted sage green should feel calming and relaxing. By choosing hues that evoke feelings of serenity and tranquility, you can create a restful oasis where you can escape the stresses of daily life and recharge both body and mind.

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