The bedroom is your relaxation station. It’s your sanctuary for serenity and should promote soothing vibes. One of these best ways to achieve this cozy, calm ambiance in your bedroom is through the use of color. Not just any color, though. You’ll want to choose cool hues. These shades are known to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and even make your space seem more expansive.

To help you out, here are the top colors for a seriously soothing bedroom space. Say so long to stress and hello to the ultimate bedroom oasis.

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1. Lavender

Lavender is the perfect shade of purple, as it still holds its regal presence, but doesn’t overwhelm the room. Purple is said to be a stress-reducing shade, and while deeper purples can often be intense on your walls, a muted lavender keeps things calm and cool.

2. Soft Green

Green is a great hue for your bedroom, as it has both warm and cool elements to it. Plus, there are a ton of shades to choose from. The best are the barely-there whispers of green in an otherwise neutral room. AS the color of the natural world, green walls will bring you feelings of serenity and contentment.

3. Pale Blue

According to most studies and surveys, shades of blue are best for promoting soothing feelings. It’s said to slow the heart rate and even reduce blood pressure, which is perfect for a place meant for relaxation. Look for a pale blue that reflects the color of the sky on a crisp, clear day. Just be sure to avoid pastel baby blue hues to keep your bedroom from resembling a nursery.

4. Soft Grey

Just a touch of grey on your bedroom walls can bring about a very calming presence. Keep it soft and subtle to keep it from being too dramatic or depressing. The best part? As a neutral shade, it works well with all of your furnishings you currently own.

5. Deep Blue

Deep blues work well to evoke feelings of wisdom and deep calming vibes. It’s a very rich hue, so to keep things from feeling too intense, mix it in with contrasting colors instead of covering the entire room.

Color has the ability to send healing, soothing, and calming vibes to your spirit, making you feel refreshed and reborn. This is exactly the feeling you want to evoke in your sleeping sanctuary. And nothing says “namaste” quite like these soothing shades. Consider upgrading your bedroom walls with one of these shades and see how your sleep patterns improve.

7 relaxing colors and how they affect your mood!

Science says that looking at colors can relax you. That’s right, colors have an enormous impact on us, psychologically, emotionally and even physically. For instance, red shades tend to trigger your stress response, making you more anxious, while lighter shades calm you down.
If you are feeling overly stressed, you can use color as a stress management tool. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the most relaxing colors you should choose for a stress-free life.
1) BLUE
This color stands true to its appearance. Peaceful, calm and gentle, blue has tremendous power to manage stress. It’s a very soothing color that helps calm your mind, slow down your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and reduce anxiety. Blue is believed to have a cooling and astringent effect. When choosing the right shade of blue, it’s best advised to go for a soft and neutral shade (eg bedroom wall) for a calming effect.
2) GREEN
Green is a restful and quiet color. Because it symbolizes nature, green is one of the most beautiful and comforting colors that attracts harmonious feelings that can diffuse anxiety and helps us stay calm and refreshed. Beige greens and pale yellow-greens are the most stress-reducing shades in the green family.
3) PINK
Pink is another color that promotes tranquility and peace. In fact, Feng Shui believes pink soothes various energies in a room and keep them understated. It’s peacefulness promotes balance of your energies. Although pink is considered a feminine color, commonly seen in a baby girl’s nursery room, the right shade of pink can look beautiful in just about any room.
4) WHITE
White symbolizes clarity and freshness. It is the right color to be surrounded with in times of stress, to get clarity of your thoughts. A white painted room is considered to be the most ideal for a pregnant woman. But remember that white needs to be a clean, bright white but not too stark because if it looks dirty and dull, your emotions can mirror the same dullness.
5) VIOLET
Violet signifies strength, peace and wisdom. It has the capacity to bring balance and make you feel inner peace. Many consider decorating their space with violet to create a peaceful environment. Also violet is said to be good for bone growth, maintaining the potassium and sodium balance of the body. Studies even suggest that the power of meditation can be ten times greater under violet light. So now you know the secret to powerful meditation. In case you don’t want to opt for all-violet look, try placing a violet flower in a visual place in the living room or use a violet-colored decoration item.
6) GREY
Many of us think of grey as a dull, boring and a bit depressing color. But the truth is grey has a very soothing and cooling presence. Grey, when paired with blue or white elements, can create a relaxing atmosphere.
7) YELLOW
There’s something very positive about this color that makes you feel lively and energetic the moment you lay your eyes on it. So if you want to jump start your day on an energetic note, keep a significant ‘yellow thing’ in a prominent place at home. Or even better paint your kitchen yellow (in full or parts) because a recent research found out that people in the yellow room appeared be more active and conscious then people in other room.

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The practice of color psychology has been used for centuries, although the ways in which different shades impact our mood and emotions hasn’t been studied as much as you’d think. “Surprisingly, little theoretical or empirical work has been conducted to date on the influence of color on psychological functioning, and the work that has been done has been driven mostly by practical concerns, not scientific rigor,” said researchers Andrew Elliot and Markus Maier.

Still, a Minnesota State University study, for instance, found that red environments increase stress responses, while green and white environments have the opposite effect. In other words, you probably don’t want to paint the interior of your home red if your stress levels are already high.

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With that in mind, we’ve assembled the most calming colors to consider when painting your space. From dusty pinks to pale greens, these are the most calming shades that’ll help you de-stress your home (and, by extension, your life.)

1. Lavender

While royal purple can definitely be an intense room color, a purple that’s chalky and muted can be calming.

2. Pale Gray

A light gray is the perfect color to paint a room to create a calm and relaxing environment. Add in elements that are blue and white to complete the space.

3. Cool Blue

Watery blues that remind you of the blue sky or of the water are the most stress-reducing colors. According to Feng Shui wisdom, blues can even slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure.

4. Grey-Blue

A light to medium shade of grey-blue is another one of the most calming colors.

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5. Aqua

Choose an aqua shade on the bluer side of the spectrum to soothe your space.

6. Pale Pink

Choose pinks that are pale and dusty to add a relaxing feel to your space.

7. Beige

A neutral beige on the warmer side of the spectrum will be immediately calming to a space, just stay away from colors in the orange and yellow family.

8. Pale Green

Beige greens and pale yellow-greens are the most stress-reducing shades in the green family.

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Benjamin Moore makes many different grades of paint. For interior use, Benjamin Moore makes the Aura, Regal, Ben, Super Spec and Super Hide paint lines. For exterior use, Benjamin Moore offers the Aura Exterior, ArborCoat stains, Moorgard, Ben Exterior and Super Spec exterior lines. Each of these lines offers similar finishes (such as flat, eggshell, semi-gloss, etc.), but each level in quality will offer degrees of paint washability, color retention, low odor and environmental friendliness. The Benjamin Moore Arborcoat is Benjamin Moore’s top quality exterior stain line.

The best interior and exterior paint lines are the Aura. Aura is Benjamin Moore’s latest paint technology – their Gennex platform, which features brand new resin and colorant technology for superior results. The second level would include the Regal interior or Moorgard exterior lines of paint, and the Moorwood line of exterior stain. The Ben interior and exterior lines of paint offer a value priced quality level of paint. The Ben lines are based on the new Gennex technology, but a less expensive price point for those who don’t want to spend for the additional quality of Regal or Aura.

Super Spec and Super Hide are Benjamin Moore’s commercial grades of paint. These are best suited to commercial projects and new construction.

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Paint Colors that Relieve Stress and Help You Relax

In a world that’s moving faster than we can keep up with, it’s important to find time to slow down, sit back, and relax. If you’re constantly on the go-getting everyone out the door in the morning, dropping the kids off at school, working late, picking up the dry cleaning, grocery shopping, cleaning, taking the dog to the vet, getting your workout in, and cooking dinner for the family-then you’re probably longing for at least 10 minute a day to relax. The good news is you won’t have to travel far (although a beach vacation would be nice) to take a breather. You can do it in the comfort of your own home.

How? By choosing paint colors that are proven to boost your mood. Although there are only three primary colors, we use various mixtures to create millions of additional shades. And if you know what to look for, some of these hues can help you relax. Read on for 20 colors that will make your long and stressful day seem less overwhelming.

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Paint Color: Blue

Blue is a very soothing color that helps calm your mind and reduces tension. It’s often used in bedrooms because of its ability to help people sleep. When choosing the right blue you want to make sure that it’s soft, neutral, and restful.

Top Picks:

a. Benjamin Moore Crystal Blue 2051-70

b. Benjamin Moore Lookout Point 1646

c. Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue HC 150

d. Benjamin Moore White Satin 2067-70

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Paint Color: Violet

The color violet stems from blue and when done right, it can bring inner balance and peace to your soul. Keep in mind that you never want to choose a hue that’s going to seem too drab (i.e. has too much black in it) because it will create a cold environment.

Top Picks:

a. Benjamin Moore Heaven 2118-70

b. Benjamin Moore Calm 2111-70

c. Benjamin Moore Dreamy Cloud 2117-70

d. Benjamin Moore African violet 2116-50

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Paint Color: Pink

Pink is another color that helps calm and bring peace into a room. In fact, Feng Shui believers use pink to soothe the energy in a room and keep it understated. Although pink is considered a feminine color that’s best in a baby girl’s nursery, the right tones of pink can look beautiful in just about any room.

Top Picks:

a. Benjamin Moore Pink Bliss 2093-70

b. Benjamin Moore Strawberry Yogurt 2104-70

c. Benjamin Moore Dream Whip 2174-70

d. Benjamin Moore Wispy Pink 2005-70

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Paint Color: Green

Because it symbolizes nature, green is very visually soothing and therefore allows us to stay calm and refreshed. We often find ourselves most relaxed when sitting in a park or on our front porch because we’re surrounded by nature’s most beautiful colors. Why not bring those colors inside and keep that same serenity in our homes?

Top Picks:

a. Benjamin Moore Bridal Bouquet 632

b. Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green HC-141

c. Benjamin Moore Van Alen Green HC-120

d. Benjamin Moore Minced Onion 2145-60

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Paint Color: Grey

Most people think of grey as dull, boring, and maybe a little depressing. But the truth is grey can provide a very soothing and cooling presence. It’s also a very neutral color, so it will work well with all of your furnishings and art work that you currently own. The best part about grey paint is that it can be used in a variety of rooms; the kitchen, the living room, the den, the office, a bedroom, etc.

Top Picks:

a. Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray 2124-50

b. Benjamin Moore Iced Cube Silver 2121-50

c. Benjamin Moore Misty Gray 2124-60

d. Benjamin Moore Silver Cloud 2129-70

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Best Blue Gray Paint Colors (21 stylish dusty blues)

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Chic and soothing bluish gray paint shades for a trendy and relaxing home

Blue gray paint colors are very popular, and they are the rise. Blues are calm and relaxing and when you combine them with gray undertones, you have a super stylish mix. Blue grays look more sophisticated and upscale than a typical blue, and since gray is so stylish, it’s the perfect recipe.

Blue grays are especially popular for bedrooms, since blues help you get the best night’s sleep, followed very closely by gray. And, they work for most rooms of the home, especially living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms and even kitchens (if you have white cabinets).

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Note: If you’re planning on painting yourself, here are some helpful tools to make the job faster and easier.

What is blue gray paint color? What does that really mean?

I considerblue gray to be primarily a blue color with gray undertones (or gray mixed in). So they are more like dusty blues. But, there are some others that believe it’s more of a gray color with cool blue undertones. The truth is there is a range of color expectations when someone say blue gray or bluish gray or grayish blue. So, I always need to double check with customers to probe what they really mean.

The best way to do this is show them color swatches and have them react. Did they mean something like this, or did they want something more blue or more gray (or lighter or darker).

For that reason, I’m going to share a wide range of blue grays – ones that are more gray, ones that are more blue, lighter ones and darker ones. i want to stress that there is no wrong answer here…it’s more a matter of what you prefer. All of these colors can work pending on your style and purpose. And, don’t forget that some of these colors can be used as accent walls (rather than all four walls. The world is your oyster.

What are the most popular blue gray paints colors?

1. Icy by Sherwin Williams

Icy (SW6534) is one of my favorites because it’s a light blue gray. It’s perfect for bedrooms if you want a light neutral blue. The gray undertones give it more sophisticated look (so you avoid the baby blue look). And, it works for areas that even in rooms that don’t have a ton of light.

2. Flower Box by Benjamin Moore

I think this is my favorite Benjamin Moore blue gray. It’s the perfect balance of the two for a true upscale look. The one downside of this paint shade is that it’s only available in their Aura line. Aura is absolutely awesome – the best of the best – but it is a bit pricey, so it doesn’t work for everyone’s budget.

3. Thundercloud by Behr

While Behr is not my favorite paint brand, I absolutely adore some of their blues, and Thundercloud (S520-5) has got to be my favorite. Every time I come across it on Pinterest I stop to take a look. It is so exquisite and soothing. It’s another example of a perfect blend of blue and gray. When you compare it to Flower box, it has super subtle green undertones and a bit less purple. I love them both.

4. North Star by Sherwin Williams

North Star (SW 6246) is more of a cool gray with pale blue undertones. It’s a very neutral color, so it works well for more masculine decor. I love it with dark hardwoo floors and a light/white area rug.

5. Granite Peak by Sherwin Williams

Granite Peak (SW 6250) is a dark gray with blue mixed in and some super subtle green undertones. It’s a deep grayish blue that is perfect for accent walls, powder or media rooms. It really adds drama to your space.

6. Comet by Benjamin Moore

Comet (1628) is a light dusty blue. If you look closely, you’ll see pale purple and navy undertones infused with a strong gray.

7. Bachelor Blue by Benjamin Moore

Bachelor blue (1629) is a deeper version of Comet so it almost reads as a light dusty navy. Both Comet and Bachelor Blue coordinate well together so you can use Comet as your base color and Bachelor Blue as an accent wall.

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8. Dockside Blue by Sherwin Williams

Dockside Blue (SW 7601) is dusty blue gray. If you look closely, you’ll notice some subtle green and aqua tones. The grays smooth out color and more sophisticated look than your typical blue.

9. Sterling by Benjamin Moore

Sterling (1591) is a cool gray that’s super neutral. This color is a bit tricky as it reads gray on the paint chip, but in real like it looks a bit more blue than gray once it’s on the walls. it’s just the way the light reflects on it. This is why it always make sense to get testers and put them on your walls so you can see the color with your lighting.

10. Upward by Sherwin Williams

These next 5 blue grays all work together. You’ll find them all on the same Sherwin Williams Color strrip in their color fan deck. They all use the same tone, so you can coordinate these colors together – either in different rooms of the home, or use as accent walls.

Upward (SW6239) is a very subtle gray blue. In fact, you barely notice the blue. You’ll see that as you move down the color strip, the blue becomes more saturated and noticeable..In the below picture, this color looks bluer than it usually does.

11. Windy Blue by Sherwin Williams

Windy Blue ((SW6240) is one of my favorite blue grays. The blue comes through much stronger than it does in upward and since I love blues, it perfect for my tastes. The subtle grays round out the color and give it staying power. Pair it with dark hardwood floors and black furniture and you’re all set.

12. Aleutian by Sherwin Williams

Aleutian (SW 6241) is a deeper blue gray and it just works. It works equally well with dark and light hardwood floors (or even an off white carpet). Add navy and white accents and you’re in great shape.

13. Daphne by Sherwin Williams

Daphne (SW 9151) is a slightly darker version of Aleutian. It pairs well with Windy Blue as well as Distance or Indigo Batik. It contrasts really well with white base molding and trim, so if you have a room with wainscoting or bead board.

14. Bracing Blue by Sherwin Williams

Bracing Blue (SW 6242) is an even deeper version of Daphne. It’s a deep darkish color and often works well with a lot of white (e.g. white cabinets, wainscoting etc.) or as an accent wall. It’s a deep dusty blue.

Before I cover the final 7 bluish gray paint colors, I wanted to share a VERY helpful video from Sherwin Williams, with some quick and super useful DIY painting tips. It’s just 2 minutes and covers types of brushes and painting techniques. Also, at the end of this article, I share the painting tools and accessories that we use (with links to buy them on Amazon).

Sherwin Williams and Pottery Barn Painting tips for DIY homeowners

15. Stillwater by Benjamin Moore

Stillwater (1650) is a darker blue gray. In fact, I might call it a dusty navy. Due to the gray undertones, it makes this navy look a bit lighter than your typical navy, so it doesn’t swallow up a room. There are also some super subtle green undertones, so it gives it a soothing feel.

16. Morning Fog by Sherwin Williams

Morning Fog (SW 6255) is really a gray. It’s a cool gray due to the subtle blue undertones. It’s a really steely gray with depth and stamina. It pairs with with Granite Peak.

17. Manor Blue by Benjamin Moore

Manor Blue (1627) is pale blue gray that gives it a muted tone and upscale look. It also has a smidge of violet undertones for a more soothing effect. It’s a great choice for modern farmhouse decor.

18. Krypton by Sherwin Williams

Krypton (SW 6247) is a light cool gray. It also has subtle blue undertones. It’s a deeper version of North Star, but the blues permeate through a bit more.

19. Mineral Alloy by Benjamin Moore

Mineral Alloy (622) is a darker gray blue. As the name implies, it looks like a metal color. It’s part of their classics line and I see it most often bedrooms as it’s on the darker gray/blue side…so it’s one of those colors that relaxes you and helps you fall asleep faster.

20. Tranquil Pond by Behr

Tranquil Pond (PPU15-07) is another favorite. It looks super similar to Benjamin Moore’s Flower pot, as well as similar to Thundercloud, but it’s a bit more purple. So, it’s kind of like a dusty blue purple.

21. Gentle Gray by Benjamin Moore

Gentle Gray (1626) is a light gray blue with an aqua undertone. This color tends to shift based on lighting and the other elements in the room. Sometimes it looks more gray, other times more blue and other times it looks like a dusty aqua. The grays make it look more upscale and sophisticated than a typical aqua.

Best blue grays from Sherwin Williams

Here’s a recap of my favorite blue grays from Sherwin Williams:

  • Icy
  • Upward
  • Windy Blue
  • Aleutian
  • Daphne
  • Bracing Blue
  • Dockside Blue
  • North Star
  • Krypton
  • Granite Peak
  • Morning Fog

Best blue grays from Benjamin Moore

  • Flower Box
  • Comet
  • Bachelor Blue
  • Sterling
  • Stillwater
  • Gentle Gray
  • Mineral Alloy
  • Manor Blue

Blue grays from Behr

While Behr isn’t my favorite paint brand, I will say that some of their shades are absolutely amazing, especially in the blue color palette. You should know that both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore have formula cards for Behr so they can make them (as well as each others’ paint shades). Here are some amazing Behr blue grays:

  • Thundercloud (S520-5)
  • Tranquil Pond (PPU15-07)

Helpful tools if you are going to paint yourself

Here are some painting tools that may come in handy if you’re going to do the painting yourself. Also, be sure to check out my article on the Top 10 DIY Painting mistakes and how to avoid them. The products below can be found on Amazon and delivered straight to your door.

  • Painting brush – this one costs a bit more, but it’s totally worth it. It will help you paint faster and more accurately. If you’re going to paint yourself, don’t skimp here. Incidentally, this is Amazon’s Choice as well.
  • Painter’s tape – a must have. Use for all the trim as well as ceiling area
  • Paint roller kit – this includes a tray. Use the brush for the edges and the roller for main areas of the wall (and ceiling).
  • Drop cloths – Yes, you’ll need them for sure. Some people have some on hand, but often not enough if you are doing many rooms.

Do you need any paint shade fan decks?

Amazon can help with that. It’s so much easier when you have the full color wheels and can see all of these in your own home (vs. going back and forth to the store MULTIPLE times).

Sherwin Williams Benjamin Moore

Final thoughts on blue grays

As you can see, there’s a wide range of paint shades when it comes to blue grays. I love this color combo because it combines two of my favorite colors – blues and grays. Different people have different expectations when they say blue gray…or gray blue. Hopefully, you can find at least 1 bluish gray that love…because that’s all you’ll ever need.

Related painting articles:

      • 11 Awesome cool gray paint shades
      • The 9 best warm gray and greige paint shades
      • The 5 best colors for bedrooms
      • The best white for base molding and trim colors

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