Getting your bedroom colour right
A bedroom is a sanctuary where we can be our most authentic selves. Most people want the colours of their bedroom to feel intimate and to reflect who they truly are. But at the same time, a bedroom should feel cosy and provide the best night’s sleep. Believe it or not, colour choices in your bedroom can largely affect how calm you feel and how well you rest in the evenings. According to experts, keep these colours out of the bedroom.
Besides just darkening a room, a colour such as black will create an illusion that a room looks smaller than it actually is. While the darkness may aide in falling asleep at night, it will consequently inhibit your ability to get up in the morning. The darkness will psychologically decrease your energy. “I suggest avoiding painting all four walls top to bottom and instead getting creative with paint placement and choosing a feature wall or leaving the trims out etc,” said Home Décor Designer, Shani Moran.
“You should always avoid using neon colours such as electric lime and magenta as they bring excitement and energy into the bedroom,” explained property developer Shad Elia. The vibrance will create a space that makes it more challenging to wind down, which is the whole purpose of a bedroom. Instead, Elia recommends using lighter shades of grey and beige. “These colours are warm and help the body relax when it comes time to sleeping.”