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Wall Colors That Help You Sleep Better

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Need more ways to get a better night’s rest? Your wall color could play a role. Bedroom elements such as lighting and linens impact sleep, but the intensity and shade of a paint color has the power to effect your mood, energy level, and rest as well. Hotel company Travelodge, conducted a study to explore the power of color and sleep. They looked within 2,000 British homes and established the most and least sleep-inducing hues. Overall, blue was the clear winner, and the majority of those with this shade reported waking up feeling refreshed and happy. It’s no shock that blue, a color known to be calming and soothing, was the leader; but if this hue doesn’t bring you a happy sensation, have a look at the runners-up that’ll promote a better slumber:

Image: ruemag.com via Lianna Tarantin

 

The best colors, ranked:

 BLUE

Celestial, Sherwin-Williams; Deep Sea, Valspar; Angelic Blue, Behr; Lucerne, Benjamin Moore

Symbolism: tranquility, confidence, wisdom

Image: Britta Bloggt

GREY

Pencil Sketch, Behr; Rock Candy, Sherwin-Williams; Elephant Gray, Valspar; Metallic Silver, Benjamin Moore

Symbolism: balance, sophistication, quietness

Image: Green Life Prints

YELLOW

Butterscotch Lollipop, Valspar; They Call It Mellow, Sherwin-Williams; Upbeat, Behr; Sundance, Benjamin Moore

Symbolism: optimism, clarity, freshness

Image: Hotel Henriette via Domino

GREEN

Hillside Grove, Behr; Home on the Range, Benjamin Moore; Parisian Patina, Sherwin-Williams; Northern Hemisphere, Valspar

Symbolism: growth, harmony, safety

Image: Cedar & Suede

ORANGE

Outgoing Orange, Sherwin-Williams; Honey Burst, Benjamin Moore; Peach Taffy, Valspar; Mango Tango, Behr

Symbolism: joy, warmth, creativity

Image: The New via Nikole Ramsay

 

Hues to avoid:

BROWN

RED

GOLD

PURPLE

Dani Caruso
Dani Caruso By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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