If you’re one of the 1 in 5 women or 1 in 15 men who suffer with migraines, you’ll know that when an attack comes on, it often helps to lie down in a darkened room. Some people even find that certain colours are enough to trigger a migraine attack. If you have regular migraines, it can be helpful to create a comfortable living space, using soft, calming colours. So, Dulux has teamed up with the National Migraine Centre to create a migraine-friendly colour scheme.
We started by surveying over 1,200 migraine-sufferers, to try and find out which colours they deemed to be most soothing. The results were surprisingly consistent. The 4 most popular colours were grey (chosen by 68%), green (52%), teal (47%) and blue (41%). The least popular colour chosen was red, which was picked by just 5% of respondents.
With the survey results in, we set about creating a tranquil colour palette that didn’t just feel soothing but had the potential to provide genuine migraine relief. It’s a mix of quiet greys, gentle greens and soft blues – all soothing tones inspired by the serenity of the natural world.
Muted greens lend your space a soft, soothing quality that recalls the calm of the natural world – just the kind of space to retire to when you need some migraine relief. Here we’ve used Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 Tranquil Dawn™️, with a vertical stripe of White Mist to create a striking yet understated point of interest.