I’ve always envied people who fall asleep immediately when their heads hit the pillow. When I used to have sleepovers with friends, I was always the last one to get knocked out. Now, my nights are filled with tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling praying to the sand man to pay me a visit. Since then I’ve been on a quest to figure out the secrets of these people. I’ve invested in sleeping supplements, a weighted blanket, and a soothing lavender spray mist to help me relax and fall asleep. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. The journey continues. One thing I did notice was that I fell asleep faster with rooms painted with a serene blue shade. (My bedroom is stark white). I did a quick internet search on what colors can help you fall asleep faster. Here are the top bedroom color ideas for creating safe spaces for sleep.

Organic Green

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There’s a reason why you feel refreshed after a nice hike outdoors. Even just spending time in a park under the canopy of trees feels amazing. The Japanese have a word for this immersive experience with nature, shinrin-yoku. In english, this translates to “forest bathing.” Bring some nature indoors by choosing calming shades of green as your bedroom color. Go the extra mile by getting some indoor plants for your bedroom as well, some of them actually have benefits that encourage restful sleep. Read more about them here.

Warm Yellow

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This came as a surprise for me. I always thought yellows were perfect for rooms where you want to be awake and energized. However, there’s research that yellow comes in as second best for bedroom color choice. Just make sure that the yellows you paint your walls with are more muted, warm, or pastel, nothing too neon or highlighter-esque. Warm yellows not only help you fall asleep faster and longer, but it doesn’t hurt that you wake up to a lovely room painted with sunshine.

Soothing Blue

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Blue tops the list as the best color for your bedroom. I guess it makes sense, right? It’s like looking at the clear blue sky or watching waves hit the shore. There’s just something so soothing about blues that put you right to sleep. As with the other color choices, go for the more pastel or muted shades of blue. No use trying to fall asleep in a neon blue room (unless that’s your thing.) There are hundreds, if not thousands, of blues that would look perfect in your living space. Here are some more examples of these true blues.

Safe Spaces for Sleep

We’ve just narrowed down the best bedroom colors for the best possible sleep. But it doesn’t stop right here. If you’re thinking of repainting your bedroom with these soothing shades, consider getting them in a matte finish paint such as Virtuoso Silk Touch.  Why matte? Spaces painted in matte finish have little light reflectance off the walls, reducing the overhead glare from your room light. All the colors we featured here in this article are readily available colors from Virtuoso Silk Touch. If you have any questions about colors or paint in general, send us an email at ask@myboysen.com.

Alright, now we’re ready to drift off into la la land. Goodnight!


Inah is an avid overplanner with a manic desire to organize everything. She dedicates most of her time and attention to her two chunky dogs, Prince and Peanut. If there's a bit of extra time on hand, she will spring clean her entire house.

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