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Colour Know-How: Create A Relaxing Space With Calming Colours

Discover how to use calming colours such as soft greens, pastels and pale blues to create a relaxing, tranquil space at Dulux. Read more here.


There are lots of things to consider when choosing the colours of your home, none more so than the impact on your wellbeing. Different shades can affect you in different ways, whether you realise it or not.

Calming colours can help to reduce your stress levels, improve your sleeping pattern and lift your mood as you go about your day. If you want to make your surroundings more soothing, we’re sharing our colour know-how, so you can learn about relaxing colours.

Read on to explore 4 colour schemes and how they can affect your mood.

Better your sleep

We all need a place to unwind at the end of a long day. By pairing dark and light colours, such as Natural Slate and White Cotton, you’ll create the perfect balance to help you relax during your downtime.

Though white or off-white aren’t necessarily relaxing colours, they can make a room feel more open and airy, which will work wonders for your wellbeing. Darker shades have their benefits too, they reduce stimulation and encourage relaxation in the rooms you need it most.


Reduce your stress

When working from home, you need a calm environment where you can concentrate. Turn to Tranquil Dawn and its soothing, yet stimulating properties to aid your creativity, productivity and overall wellbeing.

During busy times we often feel stressed, painting your work area is a simple way to reduce visual noise and reconnect with your surroundings. Subdued blue pastel colours or a pale green paint like our Colour of the Year 2020, will help you channel your thoughts and switch off from the outside world.


Enhance your happiness

It’s not just calming colours that have a huge impact on how you feel day-to-day. Pops of pastel paint colours can evoke feelings of happiness, boost your mood, and in doing so, help you cherish everyday moments.

You don’t have to redecorate your entire home, small changes can make a big difference. Consider painting a feature wall or old furniture in fun shades like Copper Blush, which are bursting with positive energy and are guaranteed to make you feel happy when you’re at home.


Relax your mind

It’s no surprise that the colour of the ocean and sky is favoured by so many. The appeal of blue goes beyond its aesthetics, the primary colour can affect your mood too.

While light blue pastel colours can make you feel serene when sitting in your living room, deep hues of blue, such as Sapphire Salute, can soothe you to sleep when you retreat to your bedroom. They help to clear your mind, lower your blood pressure and even steady your breathing, so you can enjoy a blissful night’s sleep without any interruptions.



If you’re looking for more colourful ways to create a calming space, head to https://www.dulux.co.uk/en/articles/need-relax-try-touch-blue

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