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I’m a home decor expert – the best bedding colors for a good night’s sleep and the ones to avoid

YOUR bedroom is a sanctuary, but if you have trouble falling asleep at night, you may be shocked to learn that your linens are the problem.

It’s not the thread count or the material that’s keeping you from a good night’s sleep – it’s the color of your duvet, sheets and pillows.

Certain bedding colors could disturb your sleep, experts say

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Certain bedding colors could disturb your sleep, experts sayPhoto credit: Getty
Avoid bright colors when buying blankets, sheets and pillowcases

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Avoid bright colors when buying blankets, sheets and pillowcasesPhoto credit: Getty

Luckily, an interior design expert has revealed the color schemes that can help you fall asleep and which palettes to avoid in the bedroom.

Online Bedrooms interiors expert Nic Shacklock said the all-white bedroom trend just needs a little tweaking to earn the seal of approval.

“A lot of people go for white, beige, and neutral-toned bedding, which isn’t a bad thing,” Shacklock said.

“These colors are actually known to promote comfort, which obviously helps when it comes to bedtime,” he added.

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To keep a bright white bedroom from looking too clinical, which can make it difficult to relax, add pastel or earth toned pillows or a muted duvet.

You can also trade in off-white, beige, taupe, or off-white bedding.

“The neutral tone of beige bedding limits distractions and conveys a sense of warmth,” explained Shacklock.

They can also mimic the effects of being in nature, which reduces stress and anxiety. However, you don’t have to invest in houseplants to bring greenery indoors.

“The color green invites a sense of calm, perfect for falling asleep,” Shacklock said. A spectrum of greens will add visual interest to your bedroom.

You can also “think blue sky and blue sea” if you want to evoke a nautical theme and harness blue’s super calming powers.

A navy blue bedspread, sheets, and pillowcases are particularly effective at promoting rest.

There are now trendy bedding colors that your whole family should avoid.

“Brighter colors like red and purple aren’t the best because they increase alertness,” Shacklock said. “This is definitely something to consider when it comes to children’s rooms.”

For example, red or orange bedding could be the cause of your child’s apparent insomnia.

Red “stimulates the brain, promotes alertness, and conveys a sense of danger,” Shacklock said.

Orange gives off similar energy that can disrupt sleep. And yellow and purple, both very popular for children’s rooms, can also pose risks.

“Yellow is known for being overwhelming and distracting in the bedroom,” Shacklock guessed.

“While it looks amazing, you’re best keeping it out of the bedroom,” he added. Use it just as an accent or keep yellow throw pillows and bright blankets in your child’s play area.

Purple can work as a bedding color as long as you follow a slight caveat.

“Purple is a very strong color and promotes creativity,” advises the expert.

A light plum purple might make you brood late at night instead of peacefully dreaming.

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“It is recommended that if you want to incorporate purple into your room or your child’s room, that you opt for a lavender shade instead,” Shacklock recommended.

You can also choose a duvet that incorporates purple and blue or green into a calming pattern.

Soothing hues like blues and greens could help you sleep better, experts say

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Soothing hues like blues and greens could help you sleep better, experts sayPhoto credit: Getty

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