Best wall paint colours to sleep better

Date: April 4, 2022

Be it indigestion, stress, eye strain or even memory related issues, it all comes down to one thing and that is SLEEP. It is by far one of the most important aspects of being human. Not only does sleep have restorative qualities but also directly linked to productivity. Experts often suggest that sleeping right can solve multiple health problems be it physical or mental. So, shouldn’t we do everything in our power to sleep better and take care of ourselves?

In recent times, sleep has also been linked to what our eyes see. The concept of harmful blue light emitted by digital screens has been much talked about especially since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shift from offices to working from home. This blue light has been proven to affect our eyes as well as our sleep patterns.

However, researchers have found that yellow light is not the right alternative., In fact, blue light when dimmed is much better than yellow light because white and yellow are related to day time and have a role to play by keep us awake during the day and playing a major role in our sleep cycles.
Think Yellow

1) How do colours affect your sleep?

Apart from the light from digital screens, different colours you see in daily life like those on your walls can also affect the sleep signals your brain gives. For instance, the traffic light is red, stop signs are usually in bright red, fire extinguishers are red, rickshaws are a bright yellow and so on. All these are painted bright colours that will make you more aware of their presence and in a way alert you. This is the opposite of what is supposed to happen when you’re trying to relax and fall asleep.


Let’s go green!

2) Wall Paint Colours to avoid

Bright wall paint colours awaken your senses and give little to no scope for relaxation. This brings us to the point of painting your walls the right shade to avoid keeping your mind awake and alert when it is supposed to be relaxing and going to sleep. Deriving from the example, straying from bright and loud colours like red and yellow is the best thing to do. Instead, you would benefit from mellow colours on your walls.


The ever favourite blue

3) Colours to choose

Neutrals and lighter wall paint shades can do wonders for both, your home and your sleep cycle! Pastel shades that are light and closer to white are very helpful in making your rooms look brighter and bigger as well. Not only do they prevent your senses from having too much to take in and filter but also provide a sense of calm when you look at them.


In the pink of health!

4) The best colour for sleep

While there are many calming and relaxing shades, there can only be one to top it all. And that is BLUE! The colour blue has been proven to help induce sleep and make the mind feel relaxed. It is the perfect wind down colour for you to look at, especially when you’re in bed and trying to fall asleep. However, keep in mind that lighter and dimmer the blue shade on your walls, better it is for your sleep cycle. This is much like the blue light emission explained in the beginning.


So, now that you know the importance of sleep, how wall colours impact it and the small changes you can make at home to ensure you get better sleep, paint your walls the shade your eyes deserve because they are the one doing all the seeing for us!