Unlike a kitchen, your bedroom is a space made entirely for relaxing in. So when it comes to transforming this space, it’s essential to thoroughly consider all design elements you are looking to go with.
One of the most important design factors to consider is the main colours you’ll choose for your bedroom, as this can really set the tone of the room. There have been many colour psychology studies suggesting that specific colours create specific atmospheres and moods. Therefore, when deciding on colours for your bedroom, hues should carefully be chosen to evoke certain emotional responses.
Here, we look at a few key colours and their corresponding moods:
Red is a loud, vibrant tone that makes you feel energetic and passionate. It is a fiery and warm colour, with connotations of power. However, due to its depth, red is often only used as an accent colour as it may otherwise seem overpowering, especially in smaller rooms.
Moving on to yellow, this colour can brighten up a small, dark, enclosed space and can link to feelings of happiness and optimism. However, only the right shade of yellow will evoke this sense of happiness and optimism as, if it is too bright, it can spark feelings of agitation, and a too-dull yellow may make you feel jealous or ill.
Blue is reminiscent of nature and is thought to promote intelligence, serenity, and loyalty. It can make you feel calm and soothed, which is ideal when looking to create a peaceful home environment, making blue the perfect shade for a bedroom.
Green, similarly to blue, is reminiscent of nature. Green can feel rejuvenating and express a sense of freshness, growth, and vitality. Many people like green because it helps them feel safe and secure. It’s a calming hue that promotes feelings of relaxation.
Purple can spark passion and intensity, elevating a room with richness. It can make your bedroom feel lively, which can make you feel light-hearted and playful. However, you can also play purple up or down depending on the shade that you choose.
Orange is thought to stimulate creativity and, similarly to red, is a loud, vibrant tone. Its warmth may energise you, especially if a vibrant shade is used. Orange is a welcoming colour and can promote a sense of cheerfulness to make your bedroom feel cosy and inviting.
Although black does have the potential to be harsh, it can connote elegance, sophistication, and power. When combined with the right colour, your space will feel classy, but if you lean too heavily on black, your emotions may be negatively affected.
Finally, white can give a refreshed and cleansed look, symbolising goodness and purity. It is also an excellent partner with most other colours and is great at opening up small rooms, making them feel larger, which can help put you at ease and relax.
It may be the case that you decide to go all out with colour on walls or accessories and therefore opt for a more monochromatic palette when replacing furniture doors and drawers, or it may be the case that you do it the other way around.
However you decide to transform your space, catering to your preferences is essential when it comes to your bedroom as, after all, it is a place where you relax, sleep, and enjoy your own comfort. Your bedroom should be a space that you know you’ll love.