It is a well-known fact that bedroom colour affects a person’s mood and emotions. Marketing experts use this as one of the tools of their trade. It’s called Colour Theory.
The underlying principles of colour theory are that certain colours provoke reactions such as feeling calm, in the case of pastels and muted shades; otherwise, bright, bold or vibrant shades can have energising affects.
It follows that the former are more suited to rooms where relaxation is needed, such as bedrooms and the latter bbest suited to the likes of an office environmentnt.
Your bedroom is your personal sanctuary, a space for relaxation, rest and intimacy. Whether it is the master bedroom, the guest room, the nursery or a teen’s room, the colour of the wall serves as a reminder of how you wish to feel in that room. It is important to get it right for your own wellbeing.
Here are some of the choices that you may wish to consider for your bedroom:
- Neutral Colours. Popular ones are – Ivory, grey and white. They are a clean backdrop for bedrooms since they can blend in with bright colours in bedding, curtains, blinds, carpets and works of art. When choosing neutral colours you must take into consideration the paints underlying tones. For example, white paint is rarely just pure white and is often mixed with other hues in order to create a subtle undertones of, say, pink or blue.
- These are soft and relaxing, making for serene surroundings. Examples of pastel colours are: Lavenders, Soft Blues, Yellows, Greens and Pinks. A bedroom with pastel wall colours can look elegant and sophisticated, when matched with accessories such as a quilt with washed out colours or some light grey bedding.
Choosing a colour for your bedroom is not an easy task! As a starting point, you may find it useful to have a look at some glossy magazines or examples online in order to give yourself a little inspiration.
That said, you may find yourself overwhelmed by all of the different choices when choosing a bedroom colour If so, you need to narrow it down. A useful way of doing that is to select a few of the photos that you have identified annd out them on a whi oard or perhaps use the online site Pinterest. Then pick out the colours that you see most often; this will guide you towards making a good derestartingyou are starting from scratch, you can choose the colours that you consider to be best for the room, and then add furniture, carpets and accessories (bedding, art work, etc) to match. However, if you are painting a existing bedroom, you will have to consider doing it the other way around and match the paint colour with the furniture, etc.
Think about buying some paint samples before you commit to a colour. No matter how much you think that you have it spot on, when you actually start to out the paint on the wall, you may form a different opinion!
At the end of the day, you can always take advice from a professional tradesperson; they are the experts.