What Colors Do I Choose in the Bedroom? Part I
Fresh accents through strong colors – make your bedroom more cozy
The bedroom is a very special place in the house. It is both a place to sleep and a sheltered retreat, the room for reading and dreaming, but often also a cozy oasis or the actual family room. No question about it, the room is the linchpin for a successful start to the day and a good night’s sleep. Because more and more people are becoming aware of this, they want to redesign their bedroom in a really balanced way and to suit themselves. But buying beautiful furniture is not enough. The wall design also has a lasting effect on the psyche of the residents. We have put together for you what you should consider when renovating the walls of your room, choosing the color of your furniture and which colors go particularly well with your individual sense of well-being.
What is important when choosing a color?
Colors have a direct effect on the emotional life. They can be calming, warming and trusting. Some colors, on the other hand, stimulate the mind, enliven all the senses or even make them aggressive. Therefore, you should find out beforehand exactly for what purpose you would like to use the room (besides the opportunity to rest at night). Should a work area be moved in or do large wardrobes dominate and the walls disappear behind them? Is the room evenly painted in one color or do you want to skilfully combine the tones of the furniture and the wall? It is helpful to hang up a piece of painted wallpaper on the bed before completely repainting. In this way, the direct color perception of the new desired color can be checked for several days without obligation. Only then do you start brushing. The same applies vice versa when choosing the right furniture. Here it is advisable to request material samples and to test how they interact with the entire room. The lighting conditions in furniture stores are usually different from those in the bedroom at home – so the dream bed can look completely different at home.
Did you know? Interesting facts about colors
- The Nobel Prize for Medicine honored the scientific proof that colors actually have an effect on the human psyche and are not the imagination of the beholder.
- Color research was able to prove that colors have therapeutic potential, which is why clinics, old people’s homes or schools are often equipped according to a certain color scheme.
- Medically, colors are used in light therapy, for example against depression or skin diseases.
- Color psychology uses all the colors in the spectrum to treat people with. The therapeutic approach is the same worldwide because the color perception is apparently genetic.
- By the way, the color of the year 2017 is “Greenery”. The color research institute Pantone highlights people’s desire for freshness and a new beginning with the strong shade of green.
What effect do the different colors have?
It doesn’t have to be four bright green walls if you want to include the color green. Most people perceive green as calming and natural and can be combined perfectly with bedroom furniture made of natural wood. Cooler tones, such as mint or pastel green, relax the eyes and create harmony and a peaceful sense of the environment. If you want to integrate green bedroom furniture into the room, we recommend a neutral wall color (e.g. white), as otherwise the room quickly looks cluttered. The exception here is children’s furniture, as children’s rooms are often very colorful and combine many colors.
The cool and mostly dominant color turquoise has a calming and slightly sterile effect. That is why public bathrooms or corridors in hospitals are painted with the antiseptic color. Petrol can make sense in the bedroom if the color is only used accentuated and only one or two walls are painted with it or individual pieces of furniture such as bed and bedside table have this color. In general, petrol is a mixture of green and blue, although the impact can be stronger in either of the two directions. Colloquially, the color is also known as turquoise, although it basically has a darker shade.