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Bedroom colours according to science

01-Feb-2019
Studies show that colours affect our mood and mindset. We were inspired to put the theories into practice. We can’t promise better sleep – but we guarantee some colourful ideas for your bedroom.
Draped green IKEA GRÅTISTEL net curtains creating a room in the room, while letting through a little light.
Draped green IKEA GRÅTISTEL net curtains letting through a little light.

A green cocoon of calm

Green tends to make you feel calm. See if it can help coming to rest at bedtime (if not for you, then maybe overly energetic family members near you). For full effect – or just for the look of it – let a canopy of green textiles envelope the entire bed.
A cushion with a blue and green IKEA MAJALISA cushion cover hanging on a bedroom wall, in a bedroom with blue textiles.

The creative comfort of blue

Blue has a similar calming effect as green, but is also said to raise your creativity. Perhaps a good combination for evening readers? Here we’ve added matching blue-green, soft patterns – and a headboard of hung pillows for extra comfort.
A multicolour IKEA BRUNKRISSLA quilt cover and pillowcase with a pattern of big squares in different pink and blue hues.

Wake up to a burst of colours

Red, pink and other warm colours can cause feelings of optimism, energy and joy. If you need more help getting up in the morning than falling asleep at night, this may be for you. Simply let your colourful bedroom energise you for the coming day.
See more about what science says about colours and how to use them
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Made by
Interior designer: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Henrik Petersson
Writer: Henrik Annemark