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Wall Colors to Help You Sleep Better

Need a better night’s sleep? Consider painting your bedroom walls one of these colors that help promote better slumber.

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Need more ways to get a better night’s rest? Your wall color could play a role. Bedroom elements such as lighting and linens impact sleep, but the intensity and shade of a paint color has the power to affect your mood, energy level, and rest as well. Hotel company Travelodge, conducted a study to explore the power of color and sleep.

They looked within 2,000 British homes and established the best colors for bedrooms. Overall, blue was the clear winner, and the majority of those with this shade reported waking up feeling refreshed and happy.

It’s no shock that blue, a color known to be calming and soothing, was the leader; but if this hue doesn’t bring you a happy sensation, have a look at the runners-up that’ll promote a better slumber:

The Best Wall Colors for Sleep:

1. Blue

Paint colors for better sleep

Shown: Celestial, Sherwin-Williams; Deep Sea, Valspar; Angelic Blue, Behr; Lucerne, Benjamin Moore

2. Grey

Paint colors for better sleep - grey tones

Shown: Pencil Sketch, Behr; Rock Candy, Sherwin-Williams; Elephant Gray, Valspar; Metallic Silver, Benjamin Moore

3. Yellow

Paint colors for better sleep - yellow

Shown: Butterscotch Lollipop, Valspar; They Call It Mellow, Sherwin-Williams; Upbeat, Behr; Sundance, Benjamin Moore

4. Green

Paint colors for better sleep - Green

Shown: Hillside Grove, Behr; Home on the Range, Benjamin Moore; Parisian Patina, Sherwin-Williams; Northern Hemisphere, Valspar

5. Orange

Paint colors for better sleep - orange

Shown: Outgoing Orange, Sherwin-Williams; Honey Burst, Benjamin Moore; Peach Taffy, Valspar; Mango Tango, Behr

Hues to Avoid

  • Brown
  • Red
  • Gold
  • Purple