Mere colour can speak to the soul in a thousand ways.
Stress can sneak up on you. It could be as simple as feeling busy at work, or just feeling like you don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done.
You might not even notice it, but your body and your mind both have reactions to seeing colours. Brighter colours usually stimulate your brain and energise you, potentially even making you feel a little anxious.
When decorating we often think about how we want the room to look, but If relaxation is your goal think firstly of how you want to feel when you’re in the room.
For a calming space there are certain shades and hues to consider. We break it down:
While royal purple can definitely be an intense room colour, a purple that’s chalky and muted can be calming.
2. Pale Grey
A light grey is the perfect colour to paint a room to create a calm and relaxing environment. Add in elements that are blue and white to complete the space
3. Cool blue
Watery blues that remind you of the blue sky or of the water are the most stress-reducing colours. According to Feng Shui wisdom, blues can even slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure.
4. Grey- Blue
A light to medium shade of grey-blue is another one of the most stress reducing colourways.
5. Pale Pink
Choose pinks that are pale and dusty to add a relaxing feel to your space.
Choose an aqua shade on the blue side of the spectrum to soothe your space.
A neutral beige on the warmer side of the spectrum will be immediately calming to a space, just stay away from colours in the bright orange and yellow family. Beige greens and pale-yellow greens are the most stress reducing colours in the green family.
What is the Most Soothing Colour?
It won’t surprise you to learn that it’s blue! When we’re feeling stressed out, we subconsciously look to blue. We might look up to the sky for a bit of daydreaming to calm down or take a trip to the beach to stare out into the water and enjoy some quiet time. In fact, it’s said that looking at the colour blue can produce chemicals in the body that promote calm and relaxation.