Your bedroom should be one of your favorite rooms in the house. When you enter your bedroom, you want to feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and even confident. What do bedroom paint colors have to do with how your bedroom makes you feel?
Color psychology is the study of how color impacts our behavior. Before we can understand how color may impact our behavior, we have to realize that color can affect our mood.
Don’t worry; you don’t need to enroll in an art class or a psychology class to make the right choice for your bedroom! We’re here to help break things down for you.
Read on to learn more about the nine best colors to choose from when painting a bedroom and how they may improve your mood.
1. Sky Blue
Do you want to wake up feeling hopeful and clear-headed? A light blue color reminds us of sunny mornings and crashing ocean waves. Light blue won’t create overwhelming feelings of excitement or exertion and will instead provoke feelings of serenity and peace.
2. Navy Blue
Going with a darker color can seem intimidating, especially if you’ve been told that darker colors can produce dark emotions. However, painting a bedroom navy blue can make your bedroom feel like a calm oasis, perfect for winding down after a long day. If you don’t want things to feel too dark, offset the navy blue walls with bright white trim and light accents and decor.
3. Dark Grey
Dark grey is another one of those colors that people often worry will produce negative feelings. When it comes to a bedroom paint color like dark grey, it really comes down to personal preference. Some people may find that this grey background doesn’t leave them feeling refreshed, while others will find it calming and even elegant.
(Are you not sure how dark grey will make you feel but find yourself drawn to this color? Try using dark grey on an accent wall before taking the plunge to paint the whole room.)
4. Light Green
Light green tones like sage and eucalyptus are some of the best bedroom colors for overactive minds. These light earthy tones are grounding and rejuvenating at the same time. The coolness of the grey undertone can create a sense of peace while the earthiness of the green brings the spring season to mind, reminding us that each day is an opportunity for growth and joy.
5. Forest Green
Do you want to create that perfect grounding space in your bedroom but find that light colors leave you feeling too awake? A deep, forest green is the perfect solution. When you use forest green in your home painting, you’ll find that it feels airy and vibrant in the daylight and soothing at night, helping you transition from an active day to a deep sleep.
Purple tones are some of the most unique in the color spectrum, as they combine warmth and coolness. Lavender bedroom walls will make your bedroom feminine and inviting without losing the serenity you would get from blue or green walls.
In fact, lavender isn’t the only shade of purple worth considering for your bedroom. Dark purple is considered the color of royalty. A room with dark purple walls (or even a dark purple accent wall) will make your bedroom feel luxurious and rich, increasing your feeling of confidence and drive.
7. Light Pink
If you associate pink bedroom wall paint with children’s rooms, you may not have encountered the right pink yet. Pink isn’t just a feminine color–it’s a warm color that brings feelings of comfort, joy, and safety.
There are plenty of different shades that fall under the spectrum of light pink. We say light because dark or “hot” pinks can create visual overwhelm, making you feel a little too worked up and active. If you’re struggling to visualize a light shade of pink in an adult bedroom, imagine it paired with gold or copper mid-century modern accents and tons of lively greenery.
8. Light Yellow
If you’ve always dreamed of having a huge, airy bedroom but found yourself stuck with a bedroom that’s small or dark, light yellow could be the perfect solution. Much like light blue, light yellow can help you start each day feeling well-rested and clear-headed. It can also help to maximize any and all light sources in your bedroom to make it appear more spacious.
9. Neutral Tones
What do we mean by neutral tones? Neutral tones in residential painting tend to refer to colors like beige, white, taupe, and warm grey. They are light colors that can make the space feel bigger and better lit and they’re undemanding visually, which means that almost anyone will like them.
And hey, maybe you’re not looking for bedroom paint colors to suit your own needs and desires. Maybe you’re getting ready to sell your house and you want to know which paint colors will make your house move the fastest. Time and time again, real estate experts will tell you that neutral tones are best when you’re putting your house on the market.
How Do You Want Your Bedroom Paint Colors to Make You Feel?
Painting a bedroom isn’t just about aesthetic choices. Color psychology reveals the ways that colors can impact behavior and our mood. When it comes to bedroom paint colors, we tend to recommend cool tones and light warm tones to keep your mood light, calm, and ultimately zen.
Painting your bedroom can make all the difference in the world, changing the look, the feel, and the vibe. When you’re taking on a project like this, you want it done right the first time! Florida Painting Company is here to ensure that your residential painting is top-tier.
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