You go there to sleep and the kids will likely also spend a fair amount of time playing console games in their bedroom during the day. In both scenarios the mood of the room is important.
A peaceful room is conducive to sleep, and kids are much less likely to get worked up or frustrated when doing homework or gaming. By using the right colors, you can create a happier home where everyone has their own relaxing space in which to while away the troubles of the day.
The colors and schemes in the bedroom can significantly affect your mood or cause issues for people with certain medical conditions or disorders. For instance, stripes in a narrow space can trigger seizures. The type of colors that you choose should therefore reflect the personality and needs of the person or people staying in the room.
The Psychology of Colors
It has been long understood that colors can have an emotional influence on people. Marketers use color to great effect in advertising all the time. If you want a restful sleep, it makes sense to choose colors that will calm down an active brain. Two examples of finishes that create a cozy bedroom include satin or eggshell.
The reason that stripes in a bedroom can cause issues is because the pattern stimulates the brain. Any kind of busy palette will likely have a similar effect, including accented walls that are within view from any point of the room where you want to promote relaxation. The only way to ensure a calming space is by using tranquil colors.
Bright colors are generally a stimulant, which is why they are used so often in marketing. Red is the most noticeable color and when combined with yellow it catches the eye. You may have noticed that this palette is commonly used in the logos of some of the most famous worldwide brand names.
Limited Color Palette
To reduce brain activity and promote relaxation, use a limited color palette. There is nothing wrong with uniformity when painting a bedroom – in fact, at the Arizona Painting Company we would encourage it. When you use only one or two colors, it creates a calming effect in your bedroom.
The fewer colors that you use the more likely you are to achieve relaxation. In children’s bedrooms, it is best to avoid the temptation to decorate with lots of transfers or stencils. Cluttered walls are distracting and can alter the mood of the child. If he or she is already receiving a large amount of stimulation playing online games, it makes sense to ensure the rest of the bedroom is a calming environment.
The best color palette for a bedroom should preferably include shades of blue and gray. Colors that absorb light are less distracting to the eye. Always choose lighter shades for your palette to ensure that the room does not become suffocating. The neutrality of these colors means that they do not trigger a reaction in the brain that keeps a person stimulated.
Pale pink and beige have also been shown to help people relax. We also recommend a pale green palette for a soothing bedroom. In general, when you choose a palette, make sure that the colors are on the light or neutral end of the spectrum.
If you have family members with special needs such as epilepsy, autism or ADHD, it is important to speak to support workers about color schemes for the bedroom in order to ensure that your color schemes are suited to the needs of that individual family member.
People with autism, especially, can be very sensitive to colors. What helps one person relax may actually trigger anxiety in another. Getting the color scheme right will prevent that family member from experiencing negative stimuli in the room where they should feel most comfortable.
Seek Expert Advice
The size, dimensions and location of a bedroom can also impact on the color scheme that you choose for the room. Recording these details and consulting with an expert painter will help you make an informed choice about your palette. There is a wide range of shades available that are ideal for creating a relaxing space; however, certain schemes may clash with the furniture in the room, which can become a distraction.
An expert painter can visualize the room and advise you on colors that will work. Bringing everything together will all but guarantee that you get a restful sleep when you go to bed each night. The Arizona Painting Company has helped countless homeowners achieve the perfect color scheme for a cool and calming bedroom.
Contact the Arizona Painting Company today for more ideas on how to create a relaxing bedroom. We are here to take the stress out of both interior and exterior decorating projects.