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How To Choose Bedding Colors: 5 Tips & Tricks

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When it comes to decorating our homes, most of us tend to prioritize the “living spaces” like the living room, kitchen, or dining room. These areas are the ones that are most likely to be visited by any guests, so it makes sense that we’d want to make sure that they look their best.

Despite the fact that we call the communal areas of the home living spaces, in reality, you end up living the majority of your life in the bedroom! We actually spend a full third of our lives, on average, sleeping (or attempting to fall asleep). So while you may feel like you spend more time in other areas of your house, your bedroom wins that competition.

Because of that, we’d argue that it’s the most important room in your house! So ensuring it has everything you need to relax and unwind in the evening, as well as everything you need to get a restful night’s sleep, is critical. This isn’t only because poor sleep can impact your quality of life but also because you spend so much time in your bedroom.

So let’s talk about our five top tips and tricks for choosing the bedding colors for your bedroom.

1. Consider the Impact of Color on Mood

There’s a lot of research out there about how colors can impact your mood. So, yes, choosing a color you like in general is essential. Making sure your bedroom feels like a cohesive place in terms of styling matters too. But before you land on a color for your bedding, spend a second thinking about how you want your bedroom to make you feel.

For instance, if you want to feel relaxed, blue tones tend to have a calming effect and create a tranquil feeling. A great example of a relaxing, blue bed sheet color is our Miracle Sheets in Sky Blue. They’ll add a pop of color to your space without overwhelming or interfering with the peaceful setting you’re trying to create.

Similarly, green is often mentally connected to nature and can help your body relax more easily. Some people also find it to be refreshing and energizing, so depending on the tone of the green, it might also be helpful if you have trouble waking up and feeling ready to take on the day.

Similarly, while yellow doesn’t tend to be on the list of relaxing colors, it can create a cheerful ambiance that may help if you’re really not a morning person.

On the flip side, colors like red, purple, and pink may be too stimulating for your brain when you’re trying to sleep. No matter what color you choose, aim for lighter or more muted tones as opposed to vibrant, vivid colors. While your general aesthetic may be a bit bolder, those sorts of hues don’t help with creating feelings of relaxation.

2. What’s Your Personal Style?

Are you into bold colors and mismatched patterns? 

If so, while we’d recommend you steer clear of bright colors, you could introduce some interest to your bedroom decor by finding sheets in an interesting pattern — or find sheets that have a different pattern from your duvet but in a similar color scheme. This sort of planning can create the maximalist look you crave without interfering with your shut-eye.

Are you more into a beach house look?

Then our super soft Miracle Sheets in Sand will ground your sheets in a natural, neutral look. Because our sheets are made not just with top-of-the-line Supima cotton but natural silver as well, they’re antibacterial and can fight off up to 99.9% of bacteria. So if you’re worried about light-colored sheets appearing dirty between washes, you can relax on these sheets. Drift gently off to dreamland with the beach in mind.

Whatever your personal style is, try sticking with calming, light colors.

3. Color Goes Hand-in-Hand With Texture

In addition to paying attention to the color of your bedding, we’d urge you to consider texture. In addition to bed sheets, you’ll also want to choose a duvet and possibly a throw, blanket, or coverlet to add to the style of your bed.

You’ll want to consider how the different colors work together to create a cohesive look — but you’ll also want to think about texture. If your sheets are sleek and silky, try a textural throw or duvet color to add some visual interest.

You’ll also want to be sure you have a plan for keeping your bedding and blankets as soft as possible, wash after wash. Even if you choose the perfect bedding and think through all of your textures, if you don’t take proper care of your linens, you’ll find that your soft, silky sheets may feel a bit rougher over time. This gets in the way of the ultimate bedroom ambiance.

4. Think About Lighting

When choosing bedding colors, you’ll want to keep lighting in mind. Here’s why: sheets may look one way under the fluorescent lights of your local store, but they’ll likely look different if your bedroom is full of low, warm light. 

Additionally, if your room doesn’t get a lot of natural light or is particularly small, choosing a light, bright and fresh color for your bedding can help it feel more airy and spacious. Conversely, darker, deeper tones can create a richer, cozier look. You’ll want to think specifically about what your bedding will look like in your room with your lighting — not just what they look like in a store or magazine.

5. Go With Your Gut

In the end, while we can give you as many tips or tricks as you want, the most important thing when it comes to choosing a bedding color is finding one that speaks to you as an individual. It’s useful to get inspiration from friends or pictures online, and it’s a good idea to think about how different materials and colors may affect your sleep. However, the most significant factor when choosing your bedding color is making sure it appeals to you!

For instance, if your favorite color is fuchsia and you feel like the joy of having bright pink bedding will outweigh the standard advice of creating a relaxing space in your bedroom, then maybe that’s the best choice for you!

Your Perfect Bedroom Starts Here

Selecting the colors of your bedding is even more important than planning your wall colors. Perhaps it may not seem like a big deal, but the color scheme and overall vibe of your room can make or break the quality of your sleep as well as your ability to relax properly in your bedroom.

If you’re feeling a bit stuck when it comes to choosing the right color scheme for you, try to use these tips and tricks as a helpful guide.

Sources:

We Spend About One-Third of Our Life Either Sleeping or Attempting to Do So | National Library of Medicine

Prevalence of Impacts of Poor Sleep on Quality of Life and Associated Factors of Good Sleepers in a Sample of Older Chinese Adults | National Library of Medicine

Colors and Psychological Functioning: A Review of Theoretical and Empirical Work | Frontiers in Psychology

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