A Colour Guide: How The Colour Of Your Bed Sheets Affects Your Mood

A Colour Guide: How The Colour Of Your Bed Sheets Affects Your Mood

by Lisa Levi November 23, 2021

Can the colour of your bed sheets affect your mood? 

And it’s not only your mood… it’s also how well you sleep.

But first, a quick intro to colour psychology… is it real? The answer is a massive YES, as any good marketeer will know. You only have to look at the fast food industry to see colour psychology at use on a massive scale. Red raises your heart rate which makes you feel excited, and it also brings a sense of urgency, meaning you will eat and leave faster for a quick turnover. Orange and yellow make you happy and bring positive emotion, so you are less likely to experience guilt about eating more guilty things. All these colours stimulate hunger.

But let’s go back into the bedroom, now that we’ve shown how powerful colour can be.

Pink for love

While it’s not sexy like red, pink is the colour of unconditional love, nurturing and intimacy. In colour psychology, pink represents a sign of hope, and a reassuring sense that everything will be OK. Darker shades of pink, closer to red on the colour spectrum, will heighten your emotions and raise your heartrate a little for more racey moods. While softer paler shades of pink will soothe and hug. Mixing different shades of pink also works really well to strike the best balance.

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Get the look with our 100% Organic Bamboo Sheet Sets in Peach Whip.

 

Black for deep slumber

Black in the bedroom creates a dark, cocooning atmosphere that induces slumber. Your own cave nest for hibernation. We also associate black with feeling expensive and sophisticated. So if you’re out to impress with your bedroom decor, black is a great option for that luxury vibe.

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Get the look with our 750TC Organic Bamboo Sheet Sets in Charcoal

 

Earthy tones found in nature

Earthy green tones found in the forest bring a sense of peace, calm, relaxation and comfort. A similar mood to that created by pink, but a bit more grown-up and grounded, and well… a little less pink!

TOP TIP: For forest browns - stick with burnt rich browns with warm orange tones for a good balance of forest tranquility with the bright happiness of orange. A dull cool-toned brown can bring a sense of sad gloominess - which you definitely don’t want!

All shades of green are a great choice for those at-peace meditating in a forest vibe.

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We’re crushing on the trend of mixing natural greens with blush pinks in the bedroom - both colours bring peace and tranquility, but the pink brings a contrast for green, and the green brings pink into a more grown-up level of sophistication. 
 
Get the look by combining our Organic Bamboo Sheet Sets in Moss & Peach Whip.

 

Lavender… it’s not just an essential oil

Lavender is used to promote relaxation as a natural remedy for everything from insomnia and anxiety, to support depression and fatigue. And the deep sense of calm from Lavender also carries through in colour psychology. Purple is also the colour of creativity, so go for a deeper lavender for a more active dream-life!

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Get the look with our 100% Organic Bamboo Quilt Cover Set in Lavender.

 

WFH in your bedroom?

When you work from home, do you like to turn your bed into a big comfy desk? We’re not all lucky enough to have a home office. If you need a colour in your bedroom that is soothing enough for sleep, but stimulating enough for activity, grey is the colour for you. The colour grey stimulates intelligence, discipline and focus.

TOP TIP: Grey can feel a bit cold and gloomy. To warm-up a grey bedroom combine grey with warmer colour pops for a more comforting space. Adding soft tactile textures with cushions and throws also brings more warmth to a grey colour palette. Our luxuriously soft 100% Bamboo Throw in dove grey with a contrasting pale pink check pattern is perfect!

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Get the look with our Bamboo Linen Sheet Sets and Quilt Cover Set in Grey. The textured Linen handfeel of these sets keep the mood modern!

 

We hope you’ve learned a little more about colour-selection and how this can create different moods in your home. We always introduce new colour options to our range of Best Selling Organic Bamboo Bedlinen, so check in at the new season!

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