Wellness Dept.

Selecting Stress-Reducing Colors for the Home

[dropcap]Over time, stress can take a toll on your health, so after a stressful day at the office, it’s great to come home after work and recharge. Make sure your house is appropriately decorated to reduce your stress level and help you relax and unwind.[/dropcap]

Bringing new, calming colors into your home is a simple way to make it more soothing and inviting. Here are some tips for selecting stress-reducing colors for your home!

Creating Calm with Cool Blues

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Blue is often associated with tranquility and calmness, making it a great color choice for your walls or furniture. A light blue-gray shade is ideal for the walls of your bedroom, creating a serene and peaceful room for you to retire at the end of the day.

Pick throw pillows in a similar shade to subtly tie the room together. Your new muted color scheme will help you calm down and relax.

Selecting Stress-Reducing Grays

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Integrating different shades of gray into your home’s décor is a stylish way to give your room a sophisticated, elegant appeal that also reduces your stress level. Whether you choose a warm or a cool tone for your walls, gray is incredibly versatile.

Because gray is such a neutral color, it can be used in every room in your house, and it easily complements virtually any bold accent color.

Picking the Perfect Pink

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Pink isn’t the most obvious choice for creating a soothing color palate, but soft, pastel pinks can be cozy and consoling as well. Pink isn’t as traditional as blue or gray; however, soft pinks can be stress-reducing in living rooms, bedrooms and home offices.

Brighter, bolder shades of pink should be used sparingly, but they are great options for accent chairs, lamps or throw pillows.

Eliminating stress in your home is essential to promoting a relaxing, soothing atmosphere, and getting started can be as easy as decorating with soft, subtle colors. Whether you choose blue, gray, pink or a combination of the three, bringing new comforting colors into your house can help you destress at the end of the day.