The best and worst colours to paint your bedroom
Back in my old place, my room was painted this amazing khaki/pea green and I loved it. I'd painted the architraves and skirting boards a semi-gloss black and even found black power points and light switches. It had lightly polished concrete floors. It looked great. I found it a calming space and just loved the kind of 70s vibe it had.
I now have the classic (if not a bit boring) all white walls and floorboards, which is also calming and clutter-free and, while I love it, I do miss the calming colour of my old room.
Your bedroom should be a space of tranquillity and peace if you are hoping to get a good night's sleep, says Victory Blinds home expert Stuart Clark.
Here are the colours he reckson are best and worst of ryour bedroom.
The color green represents nature, growth, and fertility, which is a great choice when decorating your bedroom. Recreate the calmness of the outdoors with a rich khaki green on your bedroom walls.
One of the best colors for a bedroom, not only is it muted but blue has also been proven to have calming effects on the brain, perfect for the bedroom! Most shades of blue create a tranquil atmosphere however, for a more peaceful night's sleep a lighter shade of blue will have the best effect.
A soft pastel pink can create a relaxing space in your bedroom. Blush pink has been having its moment since 2020 and this mood-lifting color not only creates a positive atmosphere but also creates a feeling of softness that every bedroom should have.
Red has been found to increase brain activity and boost alertness so stay away from this color if you want a peaceful night's sleep.
Although light gray can be soothing, steel gray and dark gray can seem cold and depressing. Avoid using cool darker grays in your bedroom as this will result in creating an uninviting mood.
As bright purple has red undertones it increases energy levels and keeps you alert which is the opposite of what you want when going to sleep. If you really want a purple bedroom try a muted tone such as lavender as it has cooler undertones.
What colour is your bedroom? What was your favourite-ever room colour? Why?