Leave bold bright colors behind and surround yourself with soft, soothing shades to create a calming atmosphere.
Have you ever walked into a room that felt like it was shouting at you? These rooms can be lively and fun but don’t create a space where you can reach full relaxation as they stimulate the brain and energize. Everyone needs rooms in their homes where they can retreat and feel at peace. Color can influence our mood and affect our well-being. Luckily, there is an array of colors that have been proven to calm.
It comes as no surprise that greens are easygoing since it is a color found abundantly in nature. It can be uplifting and invigorating if it is a vibrant shade but a soft shade is soothing. A living space popping with a serene green will make you want to kick back and relax.
From the sea to the skies, most people feel at ease and may even doze into a nap when staring across a horizon where the two meet. Therefore, blue is the perfect color for the bedroom because it can calm a busy mind, giving you the ability to sleep like a baby.
Neutrals are an obvious choice when it comes to a calming color scheme but can appear lackluster or even chilly. For that reason, it is important to introduce richer neutral shades to warm up the space. Great examples are terracotta, rust, burnt orange, and chocolate to give you that cozy feeling inside to put yourself into a tranquil state of mind. Additionally, the texture will give neutrals depth; you could have woven fabric throw pillows, a leather chair, or basketware storage to add in more versatility.
Just as you begin to wind down as the sun goes down, dark colors help the mind wind down. They create a restful atmosphere and are often showcased in furniture pieces and as a backdrop on walls. Popular colors are forest green, dusky blue, navy, khaki, bronze, and dark gray. You can balance the space by having light wood flooring and accenting with pale colors. Metallic and glass accent pieces complement dark colors very well and add a subtle shimmer.
Stress can creep up on you, may it be that there just aren’t enough hours in a day or the strain of work. Fortunately, having calming colors in the home subconsciously helps you leave your worries at the door.