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Bedroom colours according to science

Studies show that colours affect people’s moods and mindsets. Here are some ways to put the theories into practice. We can’t promise better sleep – but we guarantee some colourful ideas for your bedroom.

A MALM bed with bedding including dark green LUKTJASMIN bed linen stands against a green wall in a bedroom.
A MALM bed with bedding including dark green LUKTJASMIN bed linen stands against a green wall in a bedroom.

Calming green

Green tends to make you feel calm. It may help create a more restful bedtime, if not for you then maybe for smaller, overly energetic family members.

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Connecting to nature with earth colours

Natural earthy tones are soothing and inviting, adding a homely feel to your bedroom. They also make a connection between inside and out, bringing the feel of nature into your space – even if you’re in the middle of the city.

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The creative comfort of blue

Blue has a similar calming effect to green, but is also said to raise your creativity. Perhaps a good combination if you like doing crossword puzzles in bed?

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Cheering up with yellow

Why not try brightening up your bedroom with joyful tones of yellow? You could go for a full effect, or add yellow accents with textile products, wall paint or furniture. Waking up to yellow can give you confidence and optimism – always a good start to your day.

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Warm muted reds

Muted reds may be a bit closer to brown tones but they still have the ability to bring energy and warmth to your bedroom – useful on cold mornings. Using bed linen and wall paint to create inspiring blocks of colour can help you feel upbeat in the morning and evening.

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Fresh all white

An all white bedroom is a bold choice, creating space and light as well as a feeling of freshness. This room has different shapes and textures to add interest and style details. Worried that an all-white room might mean you wake up early? You can add black-out curtains or blinds to keep daylight at bay.

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