We all live in a busy world…
Whether your day starts with the sound of an alarm clock ringing, catching up with the TV or radio during breakfast, emails pinging through your computer, numerous phone calls or meetings during your day or socializing in the evening, noise is something the majority of us are surrounded by.
We simply can’t get away from it!
Having ‘quiet’ time has become almost a cliché, but never underestimate the importance of having no noise around you. From lowering stress levels to better wellbeing, ‘quiet’ time has numerous beneficial effects.
Realistically, having ‘quiet’ time might be something we all yearn for but never actually achieve on a daily basis.
One proven way to introduce tranquility into your life is through colour.
Without necessarily realising it, colours have an enormous impact on us – psychologically, emotionally and even physically.
Very rarely would someone choose to decorate their bedroom in red. Known to trigger stress responses, a red bedroom is unlikely to allow you a peaceful nights’ sleep, whereas a neutral bedroom is calming – a perfect colour for relaxing and drifting off to sleep in.
Neutrals are an exceptionally easy colour to live with, probably the reason why so many of us choose to decorate with them.
Likewise, greens and yellowy greens are perfect restful colours, diffusing anxiety and stress and helping us to stay calm.
And the closer to yellow the green becomes, the more positive feelings it evokes, so it’s another perfect combination for a bedroom.
Blue has a very soothing effect. Peaceful, calming and gentle, ‘blue’ is known to reduce slow your heart rate down and even lower your blood pressure.
And when blue is paired with white or grey, we feel alive, so it’s an ideal combination for a bathroom.
But pick the wrong blue and it can have a negative effect on your mood. Avoid dark blues as these can appear oppressive and in turn make you feel sad.
Choose warmer and brighter blues such as periwinkle, cobalt or turquoise to be sure that they will have a positive impact on your mindset and create a peaceful interior for your home.