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According to a Sherwin-Williams survey, 3 out of 4 consumers say their bedroom needs painting – but they want to be sure they choose a wall color that soothes & promotes more restful sleep.

The paint company suggests that a black painted ceiling in a room with soft beige walls encourages a good night’s sleep. They also provide tips for 7 other color choices most likely to accommodate rest:

Soft gray – It’s not as neutral as most people think, but it pairs beautifully with accents of driftwood or metal, and a gray shade with undertones of violet is quite soothing when accented with metallic colors.

Pale pink or coral – Too much pink can give your bedroom a Barbie’s Dreamhouse look, but soft pastels in either of these soft, warm hues reflect light and pair beautifully – and restfully – with white or gray accents.

Deep forest green – Works best in a room with lots of natural daylight or in north-facing rooms with filtered light. Pairs well with light wood furniture and brightly colored bedding.

Burnt brick red – keep it a deep, warm shade for a pop of color that is elegant, flattering to skin tones, and surprisingly restful at night.

Dusty aqua – this coastal shade favorite is both masculine and feminine, bringing the essence of nature indoors and creating a spa-like feel in the bedroom.

Light cocoa brown – A down-to-earth brown with a gray tint can make for an intimate, enveloping space. Add cream accents for an especially calm, serene feeling.

Light harvest gold – The wrong gold can be too energetic for a bedroom, but if you choose a gold color a couple of shades lighter than you think you want, you will find it both restful and sleep-inducing.

 

Barbara Pronin