Spiritual Colors for the Bedroom

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Many studies have shown the impact of colors on human emotions. When it comes to interior design, colors affect our perception of temperature, depth, height, weight, and even the size of the space. If you are looking to redecorate your bedroom, then know that the best spiritual colors for bedrooms are the ones that make you, the occupant, happy.

For couples, the spiritual colors for the bedroom should ignite passion and harmony in the relationship. The chosen colors should bring peace and love to the relationship and create a balanced environment with positive vibrations all around the house.

In this guide, we will discuss some of the most popular spiritual bedroom colors for couples, singles, kids, or anyone else wanting to sleep peacefully and restfully in their sanctuary.

Best Spiritual Colors for the Bedroom

Feng shui experts state that one of the best spiritual colors for the bedroom is the occupant’s favorite color, with the exception of blue. Blue should be used in extreme moderation for bedrooms since it can lead to depression. Other than blue most colors are good for the bedroom if they happen to be the occupant’s favorite.

If it is a couple’s bedroom, they can come up with a color they both love. Preferably it should be a warm color to bring warmth and love to the relationship. Even if you choose white, you can go for a warmer off-white color or a slight amount of red, brown, or yellow in the white. If you happen to use the same color for all four walls, you can use gentle and easy-to-live-with colors.


Interior of room with comfortable bed near pink wall

The best place to use pink in the home is in your bedroom. After all, pink is associated with affection, romance, and joy. Use pink in the master bedroom to attract love and harmony in relationships for couples, young and old. Kids’ bedrooms can also be made up in pink. A word of caution: too much pink can be overwhelming. It can also cause over-intense excitement, which can generate anxiety rather than romance. Tone it down, and you can even consider it as an accent color.


Bedroom interior with red wall

Red is one of the best spiritual bedroom colors to ignite love, energy, romance, and passion. However, being an energetic color that stimulates the nervous system and increases adrenaline production, this is not a color that induces restful sleep. So if you plan to use red in bedrooms, use it moderately and avoid the brighter ‘fire-engine’ red shades. You can also use red as an accent color. Avoid red on walls since that would impact your sleep. According to feng shui, the spiritual color of red should be placed in the bedroom’s relationship GUA. You can also place red accessories, red flowers, red pillows, red vases, or even a picture in a red frame in the Bagua. Bagua is the feng shui energy map of a space. It helps in analyzing, balancing, harmonizing, and identifying the Chi of a building or the environment. It is an 8-sided or octagonal shape with yin and yang in the center.


Gray wall and bed with red pillows

Gray is an excellent spiritual color for bedrooms. You can pair it up with vivid colors like red or yellow and there are plenty of shades of gray for you to consider.


Bed with yellow sheets and pillows

Yellow is a wonderful spiritual color for bedrooms. It stimulates intelligence as well as appetite. So you can even consider this bedroom color for your kids’ bedrooms. This is a cheerful and high-spirited color that can be glaring, so use it wisely and moderately.

Other Colors to Consider for the Bedroom

In bedrooms, green can be relaxing and reflective but also a bit tiresome. Blue, as stated above, can be cold and depressing, but in the right amount and in the right saturation, it can help instill a sense of peace and serenity and also create a balanced physical state. Purple in the right hue and amount can be dignified and elegant, but it can also be conceited and lonely. Lavender and shades of purple are highly spiritual colors. If you plan to meditate in your bedroom, you should consider choosing one of these colors.

Important Factors to Remember

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The impact of color can be affected by many factors, such as culture, heritage, economy, geography, religious factors, taste, and educational levels. Color cannot be isolated by substance; the red of blood has a different impact than the red of a rose.

The volume of exposure also plays a role. The amount of exposure you have to a certain color will have different impacts on your emotional health. Overexposure can lead to color fatigue, and low exposure can lead to ‘under-nourishment’ of that color.

Matte finish is best for bedrooms as it adds ‘yin’ to the space. Many quality paints give a fuzzy, velvet-like finish to the walls.

You can also go in for wallpapers or wall fabric to cover up bedroom walls. If done well, it can lead to a restful finish. Wall cloth and fabrics require a lot of maintenance, though. Avoid metallic wallpaper as it adds too much yang in the bedroom. Flocked wallpaper is great for bedrooms as the fuzziness is yin.

The ceiling colors for the bedroom should be white or a lighter shade of the wall colors. The only time to go for a darker ceiling is when it is too high and makes the room look disproportionate.

Wainscoting should be darker than the color above it on the wall. Wallpaper or cloth feels very natural above wainscoting.

Decorating Tips

  • Do not store anything under the bed. This will disrupt sleep.
  • Remove all objects from the bedroom that can disrupt peace and harmony.
  • Burn some lavender in the bedroom for relaxation and peace.
  • Avoid placing a TV or computer in the bedroom.
  • Healthy plants with rounded leaves promote restful sleep.

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