Colour theory: why to use blue in your bedroom

We explain why blue is the best colour for your bedroom, including some beautiful bedroom snapshots from Sheridan bedding

Petrol blue bedding

The way colour affects the human brain has always fascinated scientists and in recent years they have begun to study the role it plays in our daily lives.

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Graphic colour bedroom wall

Studies in 2008 and 2009 finally gave us proof of something we’d previously only suspected – that certain colours trigger certain emotions, which in turn can lead to other bodily reactions.

Bedding in blue florals
Atherton bedding from Sheridan

Green is for envy, red for danger, while blue is often associated with peace and calm. We have always used colour to evoke emotion, never more so than in interior design.

According to a survey conducted by Travelodge in the UK, people with blue bedrooms reported sleeping the most soundly.

Experts say that the ganglion cells in our retina are most sensitive to this colour and, when picked up by the retina and relayed to the brain, it helps reduce blood pressure and heart rate, thus producing a calming feeling.

Blue botanical theme beddings
Willow Cove bedding from Sheridan

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Why not try out some restful and soothing bedding from Sheridan and Urban Collective (header image) for an indulgent night’s sleep.