Colour is without a doubt one of the most powerful aspects of any room, and for a room as important as the bedroom, it's essential to get the right balance.

Here we guide you through the psychology of colour and how to, and not to use in the bedroom.



Although considered a cosy and warm colour, this colour is often too intense for use in the bedroom. Red tends to inject energy and adrenaline into a room, so too much of this colour may lead to overstimulation and the inability to relax. If red is your preferred colour for the bedroom, try to introduce it subtly through the use of accessories.


Yellow represents a sense of joy and happiness, and use in the bedroom can provide a calming atmosphere. However cheery this colour may appear, it's not usually a good 'base' colour for a bedroom. It's been said that overuse of this colour can lead to feelings of frustration and anger, so try to tone it down with an ivory or cream contrast.


It's a good idea to stay away from orange when considering a pallet for your bedroom. Such a bright and energetic colour may make it difficult for you to relax after a long day. Instead, you may want to use small splashes of this colour in contrast with earthy colours such as brown.


Pink is often associated with love and joy, so it won't come as a surprise when we tell you it's and ideal canvas for a bedroom. Use as a base a team with neutral colours such as grey or ivorybedding for a classic feel, or with bolder colours for a modern feel.


Blue in bedrooms has previously been frowned upon due to it's cold properties. When using blue for your bedroom colour scheme, it's important to get the correct balance. Pastels can make the room feel chilly, whilst darker shades have been known to induce feelings of sadness, therefore it's ideal to use a mix of both to counteract one and other. Try combining light blue linen with darkblue pillows and throws.


Darker shades of purple are considered to be associated with both luxury and creativity. Colours such as eggplant are perfect for bed linen and accessories to give a warm and elegant feel. Lighter shades such as lilac can bring restful qualities but like all pastel colours, can make a room feel cold if used as a base colour.


With it's refreshing qualities, green is considered the most easy colour on the eye. It's a great choice for almost every room in the house, in almost any shade. It's calming effect is said to help with fertility, making it a perfect choice for the bedroom.


As a colour representative of the earth, brown is often considered both comforting and strong, making it a popular choice for bedrooms and living rooms. It's calming properties will help to ease your mind after a long day. A medium brown colour is often suggested for walls and surface areas, especially when complimented by brighter bedroom accessories. Choosing a brownbed frame will allow you the freedom to change your colour theme as regularly as you wish to.


Grey, in recent years has become increasingly popular in both the fashion and interior design world. Associated with confidence, grey can induce positivity if used correctly. Overuse of this colour can create a moody or depressing enviroment so be sure choose neutral colours to create a crisp and clean environment- try greybed sheets against an ivory backdrop, you won't be disapointed!

The only question that remains is, which colour are you going to usenext?!