Why Bedroom Colors Have A Psychological Effect On Us
Most people won't need a lot of persuasion to be convinced that the colors of their bedrooms have a effect on their mental state.
And if you are not a believer yet, just paint your bedroom jet black and you should be able to experience the negative effects it would have on your mood within a week of sleeping in it.
There are basically two categories of colors that interior designers classify into when selecting colors for a room.
Warm and cool colors.
Warm colors stilmulate the mind and are most appropriate for places where people often gather for activities. This is why they are great for common spaces such as the living room.
It is also why we often see event spaces where people rent for parties painted with colors like bright yellow or orange. These warm colors help to keep the energy vibrant. Enticing people to get into the mood of taking part in activities.
Cool colors help to relax the mind and are suitable for bedrooms as these are the places where we rest to reharge ourselves. Soft blue for example is a common color painted on the walls of bedrooms and baby room as they induce people into a calm resting mode. It is a color that is often used in spa and massage rooms where storeowners want to help their patrons relax.
At this point, it is important to realize that no specific color should be definitively identified as warm or cool. This is because different tones of the same colors can be either a warm or cool color. This can even be observed in the choosing of colors in feng shui where homeowners choose their personal lucky colors in different sections of a house.
Many times, different tones of the same color can even have their own names.
For example, red is a basic color that ignites passion. But pink whick is a lighter tone of red can be a color that represents youthful innocence.
Some of the most popular colors for bedroom walls are white, blue, brown, and pink. What types of effects do they have on your psychology?
White is the default color of purity. There seems to be a strong consensus from all around the world, across different cultures, that it's a symbol of purity, which is also an important characteristic present in peace.
Blue is the color of calmness and security. It's no coincidence that security firms like to use this color theme for their brand identity. Other than the bedroom, they are great for meditation rooms too.
When brown color is used for a room, it is usually used as a lighter shade of brown. Either than or the furniture and fittings in the room are dominated in such colors. Brown induces the feeling of warmth and being together with nature. This why it is a popular color with resort hotels.
Finally, it is only right that we acknowledge that different people have different color preferences.
While most people might love white and the psychological effect of peace they feel when in a room painted in white, it does not apply ot everybody. So if you personally feel that a bright color helps get better sleep in the bedroom, then there's no one stopping you from using it.