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:
Shown: Celestial, Sherwin-Williams; Deep Sea, Valspar; Angelic Blue, Behr; Lucerne, Benjamin Moore
Shown: Pencil Sketch, Behr; Rock Candy, Sherwin-Williams; Elephant Gray, Valspar; Metallic Silver, Benjamin Moore
Shown: Butterscotch Lollipop, Valspar; They Call It Mellow, Sherwin-Williams; Upbeat, Behr; Sundance, Benjamin Moore
Shown: Hillside Grove, Behr; Home on the Range, Benjamin Moore; Parisian Patina, Sherwin-Williams; Northern Hemisphere, Valspar
Shown: Outgoing Orange, Sherwin-Williams; Honey Burst, Benjamin Moore; Peach Taffy, Valspar; Mango Tango, Behr
Hues to Avoid