After analysing growing Pinterest trends and TikTok hashtags as well as collaborating with various interior designers, MattressNextDay has uncovered the top five paint colours predicted to be big in the bedroom.
In addition, MattressNextDay has shared how to compliment the colours with furnishings on their helpful guide before enlisting the expertise of their resident sleep expert and CEO, Martin Seeley, to reveal whether each colour is sleep-friendly, which you can find below.
Sage green is a beautiful, earthy and calming colour. It can help you feel relaxed and peaceful in your bedroom, which is why it’s a great colour for this room. It’s also a great tone to use if you’re looking to add some warmth to your room without being too warm.
Why is this colour set to be big? Searches for ‘sage green’ have risen by 900%, and ‘sage green bedroom’ by a further 30%.
Is the colour sleep-friendly? Martin said, “Yes, sage is a great colour to use when you want something that is calming and relaxing. The colour is often used in meditation rooms and yoga studios, as it’s believed to help reduce anxiety and stress levels. This makes sage green a great choice for your bedroom if you want to relax at night before bedtime.”
Burnt orange is a deep shade of red that is midway between orange and brown. While it can be used in all areas of the home, it appears that it’s going to be the second biggest paint colour trend in the bedroom in 2023.
Why is this colour set to be big? Searches for ‘burnt orange bedroom ideas’ have increased by 30% in the past year on Pinterest.
Is the colour sleep-friendly? Martin said, “Bright colours like orange can actually increase your fight or flight instinct, which makes you more alert which is not what you need when trying to unwind at night. This type of colour also promotes energy. So, while we aren’t saying don’t use this colour in your bedroom, it’s best to only paint an accent wall.”
The colour gold is associated with wealth, success and luxury. It’s a warm hue that promotes feelings of luxury and indulgence.
Why is this colour set to be big? Searches have increased by 20% for both ‘gold bedroom’ and ‘cream and gold bedroom’.
Is the colour sleep-friendly? Martin said, “Gold walls are a popular colour choice for bedrooms because they have been said to promote good sleep. In fact, some people believe that gold is an effective cure for insomnia. This is because the colour is associated with wealth and prosperity and, therefore, brings a sense of calmness. However, unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence that gold walls will improve your sleep quality. So, instead, you should only choose this paint colour if you like it as opposed to its health properties.”
Greige is a colour that is just as it sounds, a mix of grey and beige. It’s a great colour for bedrooms because it gives the room an airy feel – something that’s always appreciated in spaces where you spend a lot of time.
Why is this colour set to be big? The ‘greige’ colour trend featured on a TikTok video for 2023 styles, boasting 103,000 views. Likewise, searches for ‘grey and cream bedroom’ have risen again by 5%.
Is the colour sleep-friendly? Martin said, “For an optimal sleep environment, neutral colours can provide a very calming effect. Take beige – or greige, in this instance. This type of colour can limit distraction and create balance in your bedroom, meaning it has the potential to influence your sleep. As the colour is so light, it balances well with the brighter colour trends, meaning you can dabble in different colours without compromising your sleep.”
Raspberry blush is a warm, dusty pink colour that looks great in bedrooms. Raspberry blush is a warm pink colour that has hints of red and orange in it. The colour was originally created by mixing light reds with violet. This gives it its brownish, dusty appearance.
Why is this colour set to be big? According to a TikTok video boasting more than 63,000 views and growing, raspberry is going to make a bright addition to our bedrooms.
Is the colour sleep-friendly? Martin said, “Raspberry blush can be used in any room of the house but it’s especially good for bedrooms because it brings warmth and comfort into your space, making it easy for you to unwind after a long day. It also creates an inviting atmosphere in your room that makes you want to spend time there. This is because pink is known to promote relaxation and reduces stress levels which makes it easier to get a good night’s sleep.”
Beige walls are the least likely to be big in 2023
According to searches analysed, ‘beige bedroom’ references have dropped by 8% in the past year, suggesting that the infamous colour is on its way out.
Martin said, “Whilst it can’t be known for certain, my guess is that homeowners are choosing to sway away from beige walls because they’ve been popular for so long that it’s time to move on. People have been choosing beige for a while because it’s easy, but that’s also part of the problem – it can look boring and bland. This is especially the case when paired with too much white. It also doesn’t provide much contrast for other colours or patterns in a room — unless you’re using another shade of beige (which would look pretty similar).”
“What many people don’t know is that this kind of colour can also make a room look smaller than it really is. Instead, I’d opt for greige as you can be a lot more playful with this colour.”