The right colours for quality sleep

2015-05-07 06:00
According to a survey to      investigate the influence of   colour on    quality of sleep, blue bedroom walls contribute to longer rest and are linked to calm and soothing    feelings.
PHOTO: sourced

According to a survey to investigate the influence of colour on quality of sleep, blue bedroom walls contribute to longer rest and are linked to calm and soothing feelings. PHOTO: sourced

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YOUR bedroom is your sanctuary, the place where you should relax and rejuvenate by getting quality sleep.

Paint colour can affect your sleep patterns and even the number of hours of sleep you get every night, this makes it important to choose bedroom colours that make your sleep experience better.

Best colours for sleep

• Blue bedroom walls contribute to longer rest and are linked to calm and soothing feelings. Soft blue and green promote the feeling of calm and tranquillity.

• Shades of yellow were the second best colour for a longer sleep. Yellow is associated with peace and happiness.

• Warm shades of orange were found to relax muscles and create a reassuring ambiance.

• A pink colour scheme creates the feeling of optimism in your bedroom.

• White and creams are soothing colours for your bedroom and the most popular wall colours as they can be matched with any colour accessories.

Worst colours for sleep

• Red is not recommended for bedrooms as it tends to quicken the pulse, which is the opposite affect needed before sleep.

• Purple is not suitable as is can stimulate your mind and imagination. Purple bedrooms can also increase nightmares and vivid dreams.

• Brown isn’t appropriate for the bedroom as it creates a gloomy feeling.

Tip: If you have a wood headboard, paint the walls with hues of blue or green to reduce the feeling of gloominess.

• Grey creates a dreary and isolated feeling, resulting in restless sleep.

With quality sleep a priority, paint your bedroom in a colour scheme that promotes relaxation, calms your mind and promotes a healthy life. Colour can also transform the look and feel of your bedroom.

— Supplied

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