8 Relaxing Bedroom Colors to Help You Wind Down

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Amber Interiors

When life runs at 1,000 miles per hour, it can be hard to get your brain to shut down. Thoughts of looming to-do list items, an overflowing inbox, world politics, and interpersonal conflicts replaying in your mind ad infinitum can keep you up at night longer than it would take to cross the Atlantic ocean.

If you're finding it hard to wind down at the end of a stressful day, there are things you can do to your bedroom to help you de-stress. We've spoken at length about removing electronics from your room, investing in blackout blinds, and de-cluttering to put you in a more relaxed and clear-headed mind-set, but did you know the colors you introduce in your bedroom can also have an effect on your ability to relax?

Want to create your own serene sanctuary? Here are the best relaxing bedroom colors to try.

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Behr Tahoe Blue

Behr Tahoe Blue bedroom

Behr

This light French blue has a hint of gray. It's the perfect, darker relaxing bedroom color for a room with low natural light. "Pick neutral colors when painting large walls to not overstimulate the energy when you are sleeping," says feng shui expert Laura Cerrano. "This could include beiges, cream colors, and earth tones. You could even include some cool blue tones."

Behr Tahoe Blue
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Benjamin Moore Dreamy Cloud

Benjamin Moore's Dreamy Cloud is a beautiful light lavender gray. The hue is a relaxing chameleon color that works well in any room and changes with the surrounding light.

To create a tranquil, serene, and airy escape, pair this hue with all-white bedding and flowing white curtains.

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Behr Nurturing

Behr Nurturing bedroom

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Nurturing is a deep celery green that would look beautiful in a moodier setting, especially if paired with lighter green tones and white. "For clients interested in calm, tranquil bedrooms, I'm quick to suggest a blue-gray, celery tones, or a layering of white paint with all white furniture and linens," suggested interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

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Benjamin Moore Moonshine

In the lighter, more neutral camp, Benjamin Moore's Moonshine is a gray tone with hints of green—the perfect lightly hued neutral for a relaxing bedroom.

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Behr Basswood

Behr Basswood bedroom

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For interior designer Kimberly Ayres, it's all about serene and happy colors. "Go for soft color combinations, like duck-egg blue and champagne, and then add a mix of fresh patterns," she recommended. Behr's Kombucha would create a rich relaxing backdrop for a darker room filled with other warm neutral tones.

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06 of 08

Sherwin-Williams Shell White

It's not uncommon for paint brands to have white tones in their yearly trend report—and this year's whites were on the warmer, darker side, with beige undertones. Case in point: this beautiful shell white by Sherwin-Williams.

Sherwin-Williams Shell White
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Benjamin Moore White Opulence

benjamin moore white opulence bedroom

Benjamin Moore

Slightly lighter in tone, Benjamin Moore's White Opulence would work wonderfully in a light-filled bedroom to create a calming glow.

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Sherwin-Williams Alluring White

If going dark feels intimidating, this lighter champagne hue from Sherwin-Williams would work wonders in a light-filled bedroom, especially if mixed with similar hues.

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