The best bedroom colour to help you sleep has been revealed

11 May 2019, 20:33 | Updated: 11 May 2019, 20:36

The best colour for your bedroom walls has been revealed
The best colour for your bedroom walls has been revealed. Picture: Getty
Mared Parry

By Mared Parry

The colour you paint your bedroom walls has a huge effect on how well you sleep at night

The colour of your bedroom walls affects how well you sleep, according to a brand new study conducted by Dulux.

The study's results show that around 80 per cent of Brits struggle with getting a good night's sleep, and there's a good chance that their paint choices could be affecting that.

So what colour have they found to be the best for a great night's sleep? It's green.

Green is the colour that relaxes us most, according to Dulux
Green is the colour that relaxes us most, according to Dulux. Picture: Getty

Green is considered as the most restful shade, as it has a calming effect and is believed to also help relieve people from stress.

In a survey of 1,500 homeowners, almost 49% of Brits explained that colour was important to how they feel at home, with 21% saying that certain wall colours can make them feel depressed.

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Green can work with a number of other contrasting pieces
Green can work with a number of other contrasting pieces. Picture: getty

Fearne Cotton, who is the Dulux Colour of Year ambassador said: "We need to look at what we want from that room and then create spaces which help us feel more positive.

"We forget to see the blue of the sky, the sunlight hitting the pavement and we ignore the impact that these things have on our mood. This is the same in our homes, too often we think ‘oh I like that colour’ but don’t think about the impact that can have on how we feel in that room.

Some of our favourite green shades from Dulux are Heathland, Buckingham, Highland Green and Emerald Glade.

Decorating a green bedroom

The bold green colour can put some people off making the leap from trusty magnolia walls that 'go with everything'.

But don't be put off by bold or dark walls, it can transform a space and there are plenty of different home decor accessories that will brighten the place up, here are our top picks to complement green bedrooms:

This simple lamp from Wilko will work with any colour, but the copper tripod base adds a metallic pop to a room
This simple lamp from Wilko will work with any colour, but the copper tripod base adds a metallic pop to a room. Picture: Wilko

Rose Gold Tripod Lamp, £15 from Wilko - buy now

This gorgeous lamp from Wilko is an absolute steal at £15 and will brighten up any room.

The coppery tones of the base paired with the simple shade will make it pop against a green wall - or any colour wall for that matter.

Tripod-style lamps give bedrooms a rather industrial and sleek look, so if you're wanting to keep things modern and stylish, this is a great option.

Cushions are an important detail to any bedroom and they're also super comfy to lounge around on
Cushions are an important detail to any bedroom and they're also super comfy to lounge around on. Picture: Wilko

Chunky Knit Cushion in Natural, £12 from Wilko - buy here

You can't go wrong with neutral tones when it comes to room furnishings, it's a simple yet effective way to style a room if you've opted for a statement wall shade.

Mixing colours into the furnishings can be risky and requires some commitment, so if you stick to neutral detailing like this one it means it's a piece that will last you through many different bedroom colour schemes.

Wilko's £12 chunky cushion has a cosy chunky knit texture which will add some warmth to a room, two or three of these would also be lovely on a sofa.

It's a larger than average size, so it's a great centre cushion for your bed.