Creating a Relaxing Bedroom with Calming Color

by Selina Luo
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Creating a Relaxing Bedroom with Calming Color

When you get home from a stressful day, the first thing you’d want to do is dive onto your bed and relax. That said it’s crucial that you strategically design your room to give you maximum comfort every time. However, creating a relaxing bedroom can often be a challenge when you don’t know how to go about it. If your bedroom isn’t a relaxing oasis, you may consider changing to calming colors that will help you unwind after a long day. While different colors have different connotations to each person there are a few colors that will naturally bring your mind and body to rest, try these tips towards a relaxing bedroom.

 Creating a Relaxing Bedroom with Calming Color


Choose Colors Inspired By Nature

Humans are naturally drawn to colors that are inspired by nature. Calming tones of greens, blues, and browns remind us of the sky, water, greenery, and Earth. When used in conjunction with soft hues of each they naturally create an organic appeal that is perfect for a calming bedroom escape.



Monochromatic Color Scheme

Any monochromatic color scheme will have a restful effect, but a bedroom decorated in shades of creamy white will be especially relaxing.

 Creating a Relaxing Bedroom with Calming Color



Simply Soothing

A cluttered room is not a soothing room, although many decorating styles—such as eclectic, coastal, and cottage—can handle a fair amount of purely-for-looks décor without any loss of style. Still, if your primary goal is a peaceful sanctuary, it’s best to limit the number of tchotchkes and keep furniture to the necessities, not the extras. The softest gray and creamy white color scheme looks dreamy, while the just-a-little-glamorous headboard and soft knit throw blanket ensure that the bed is as inviting and comfortable as possible.

 Creating a Relaxing Bedroom with Calming Color


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Colors that Relieve Stress and Help You Relax



A bright yellow is very stimulating and might have your mind running a mile a minute. However, a very light, soft pastel yellow feels very soothing. The right shade of yellow can leave you feeling like you’re being bathed in warm rays of sunshine. It doesn’t get much more relaxing than that!

 Creating a Relaxing Bedroom with Calming Color



White is an interesting one since subtle differences in the shade can create very different reactions in people. If you go too dull, it might be a bit of a downer. If you go too bright, it can seem too clinical and actually stress you out a bit. The key to keeping things calming with white is to stick to warmer, creamy versions.



Deep Blue

This shade of blue is tranquil, but still vibrant at the same time.Violet

The color violet stems from blue and when done right, it can bring inner balance and peace to your soul. Keep in mind that you never want to choose a hue that's going to seem too drab (i.e. has too much black in it) because it will create a cold environment.

 Creating a Relaxing Bedroom with Calming Color



Pink doesn't have to look like a bottle of Pepto-Bismol exploded in your room. Choose a coral shade with cooler undertones.

 Creating a Relaxing Bedroom with Calming Color




Tan is another one that might not immediately come to mind for people. It’s a great neutral and works well as a base for highlighting other colors. There’s a warmness to it that reminds us of candlelight, which is incredibly relaxing.

by Selina Luo


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