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Colour Psychology: The Best Sleep-Inducing Colours for Your Bedroom

You may not realise it, but the colours in which you choose to decorate your bedroom can have a significant impact on your mood and sleep patterns, otherwise known as colour psychology. 

Colours influence many subtle aspects of our experience, such as the taste of food, how warm or cold a room feels and even how energetic, calm or sleepy we feel. For this reason, applying the basic principles of colour psychology to decorating your bedroom may significantly help you in creating the ideal bedroom environment to encourage rest and relaxation. 

Read on to discover which colours create the ideal sleep-inducing oasis and how you can incorporate these into your bedroom.


Studies suggest that muted shades of blue are conducive to sleep, with the colour giving rise to a sense of tranquility and calm. This is ideal when wanting to create a peaceful place where you can rest your head at night.

Don't think you have to douse your walls in blue however. Even small accents of this colour will help to sweeten your dreams.

"One of the easiest way to introduce new colours into your bedroom is to update your bed linen," says Curious Grace Stylist Emily O'Brien.

"Spring and Summer are the perfect time to switch your linen up with some cooler, fresh tones such as blue. Consider using various shades to add interest and depth. For example you could pair luscious navy sheets with a duvet that contains hints of sky blue - sweet dreams!"


Yellow is a warm and comforting colour, though is best used in softer shades or small amounts to ensure you're not over stimulated.

Choose small yellow accents, such as cushions, a vase of flowers or a lamp shade to highlight this bright, happy hue.


Vibrant and warm, orange is another colour which will help you feel soothed and comforted when trying to get your beauty sleep.

One way to incorporate this tone into your bedroom is with a beautiful orange accent chair, which will add to the overall sense of coziness and relaxation of the room.



Much like blue, green has the ability to prompt feelings of relaxation and calm. This is a colour that works well for both contemporary and more traditional styles, so you're likely to find a tone that will work well with your current interiors.

For a more sophisticated and luxurious look, opt for muted shades over brights. "Bedouin Societe have an incredible range of French linen, with a particularly stunning olive green duvet", says Emily. "This will instantly add a gorgeous, rich feel to your bedroom."

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