Every time I watch decorating shows I notice that most people leave their bedrooms to decorate last…like it’s an afterthought. I know I do, it’s always the room that gets all the left over furnishings. In fact, there are all sorts of surveys about bedroom colors and their affects on sleep (see below). A bedroom is a retreat from the rest of the world, it’s a place to sleep, dream, read and to (ahem)…make LOVE. It shouldn’t be sterile, cold or unwelcoming, after all…it’s a nest-womb-dream chamber! Think of all the wonderful dreams you could have in the rooms below…
Check out this British survey on bedroom color and psychology:
“A new survey involving 2,000 Brits shows a strong correlation between the color of your bedroom walls and decor with how much sleep and sex you’re having. The takeaway: People with blue rooms appear to be getting the best night’s sleep, while people with caramel-colored walls are having the most sex.
Of course, you don’t see much color with your eyes closed and the lights off, but the color of your walls and decor affects how you sleep before you close your eyes, the survey found.
On average, the survey respondents sleeping in a blue bedroom get seven hours and 52 minutes of sleep, the most in the survey, which was conducted by Travelodge, a budget-friendly hotel chain in the U.K.
The study surmises that since blue has long been associated with feelings of calmness — water, blue sky etc. — the color helps us chill out before sleep. In fact, blue also is said to help reduce blood pressure and heart rate, for more sound sleep. Certain shades of yellow come in second in promoting the best night’s sleep: seven hours and 40 minutes on average per night.
Warm yellow relaxes the body by stimulating the nervous system and calming the nerves. Purple bedrooms performed the worst for sleep. On average, people in purple bedrooms get five hours and 56 minutes per night.”