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Say hello to the colour that promises to help you have a better night's sleep

This soothing palette will help to guarantee a better night's asleep according to research...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 17-04-2022 11:45am

New research from Dulux has found green is the most relaxing colour to paint a bedroom.

Browse 100s of inspiring ideas for your bedroom redesign

The study found the colours we paint our bedrooms can actually have an impact on our quality of sleep, with the Brits who paint their walls a shade of green actually having the best chance of a good night's kip.

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Red walls are at the opposite end of the spectrum, with 50% of those who have the fiery colour on their walls admitting to a lack of quality sleep.

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Black is the colour of choice for those who are the most amorous, whilst yellow walls tend to belong to those who are least passionate.

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That said, painting your bathroom red can actually result in a relaxing bathing experience, whilst people with orange kitchens are typically the best cooks. (Have you ever even seen an orange kitchen? Nope, didn't think so.)

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Inspiration by Bath Bespoke


According to the study, those with yellow bedrooms are the most likely to feel exhausted - yet those who have a yellow front door are the likeliest to earn the most money. (FYI, that's a neat £47,000, as opposed to the national average of £26k.)

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Of 1,500 homeowners quizzed, halmost half (49%) said they consider colour to be 'hugely important in how people feel', with just over a fifth (21%) adding that certain colours can actually make them feel miserable.

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The deep Hague Blue 30 contrasts with the Yellow Cake 279 colour, both emulsion from Farrow & Ball



Fearne Cotton, who is Dulux's Colour of the Year ambassador, explains: "Designing your own space or putting a colour on a wall is a brilliant moment where you can feel good about yourself. You can let the light in and feel like you did something good. You have to go with your gut and what feels right".

Top image courtesy of Dulux

NEXT! Want to browse some gorgeous green ideas for your home? Explore our moodboard for an inspiration fix - click any image below to explore.





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Katie Byrne


Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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