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4 Relaxing Hues for the Bedroom

Get a good night's sleep with any of these calming colors


Since we want our private sanctuary to be relaxing and comfortable, we should also choose colors that can help us enjoy a perfect slumber. If you are considering having your room repainted, here are four must-use hues that you may want to apply.

Main photos from: Casa Tres Chic and Kristi's Paper Creations.

Bluish Gray

Gray softened by a hint of blue creates a subdued ambiance without being dark or moody.

RL Tip: Complement a gray wall with white moldings to create a bit of contrast.

Photo from Design Sponge.

Butter Yellow

This shade creates a bright and homey vibe. Since it's mixed with white, it does not stimulate the senses as much as bright colors do.

RL Tip: You may use this color in a tween's room until she reaches her teens.

Photo from Casa Tres Chic.

Tiffany Blue

This color can look lively and lovely in the daytime. It's a girly hue that's still gender-friendly—even to husbands.

RL Tip: You may use this color in a kid's room.

Photo from Kristi's Paper Creations.

Oyster White

You may opt for this color if you want an all-white room that's not too glaring in the morning.

RL Tip: Oyster White is a beige that's softened with a touch of gray. You can pair it with both neutral or bright accessories.

Photo from Live Love DIY.

This snippet originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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