There are many more, but believe me, these 5 relaxing colors that I have prepared are enough for you to turn your living room into an oasis of peace .
And you are going to check it right now in this video or below with the photos of the rooms and the text, in case you don’t feel like watching the video.They are calming, serene and intoxicating colors, with which extremely relaxing environments can be achieved.
Let’s see them.
We start with soft green. A very pale, low-saturation shade of green that, as you can see in the salon of stylist Souraya Hassan’s Haarlem flat, is extraordinarily relaxing.
Green has always been one of the most relaxing colors out there. And one of its secrets is that it is a color where you can rest your eyes .
It is a color that does not tire.
That is why most of the dressing rooms in English theaters and in other parts of the world are green , so that the actors can rest their eyes from the spotlights.
And if we take this so relaxing color to paint a living room and reduce it, leaving it almost without saturation in a pastel green tone, we enhance its relaxing effect .
Do you want to paint your living room with this color?
Without leaving the soft tones, we move on to the next relaxing color with which you can paint your living room to achieve a very calm atmosphere.
Soft pink or pastel pink, a courteous, sweet and delicate color .
Unlike the green that we saw above, pink is a color that is in the warm part of the chromatic circle as it is a red with little saturation, among other nuances.
So, if in addition to wanting a relaxing room you also want it to be warm , soft pink is a perfect color for it.
Regardless of this, as you can see in the room above these paragraphs, it is an extremely relaxing color to paint the walls of the room and create an enveloping and intoxicating environment.
In addition, we can also enhance that calming effect by combining it with neutral tones, whites and wood in light tones .
If you are worried about pink being a feminine color, I advise you to forget about that boring cliché and paint your walls with it if you really like it.
Also, did you know that pink has previously always been a masculine color ? In fact, the most famous financial newspaper in the world, The Financial Times , and the Gazetta dello Sport , a sports daily read exclusively by men, have printed their pages in pink/salmon since 1888.
Beige is another warm color that we can find in many other shades and variants.
And, although almost all shades of beige have the same qualities, the softer shades of beige, like the one we see applied to the walls of the living room above, are the most relaxing .
This color is also a warm and almost neutral tone, or considered almost neutral.
This means that we can achieve a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and that it is a color that can be combined very well. It does not give problems when combined , neither with other colors nor with any material.
Although if you want to increase the feeling of relaxation that this color offers, combine it with white, wood and neutral tones .
Although you can also combine it with other colors, like all these that we saw in the article on colors that combine with beige.
Next to green, blue is the other most relaxing color that exists . And, in its softer tones, like the one we see in the living room above, that feeling is heightened.
In fact, blue is the calmest color there is.
That is why we can find it in many products that want to associate its qualities with relaxation or softness, such as Nivea cream that “softens” the skin, or many boxes of sleep inducers such as melatonin.
Different packages that use the color blue as a synonym for relaxation and softness.
It is even said that in some clinics aggressive patients are taken to blue rooms to relax, as Eva Heller relates in her wonderful book Color Psychology.
Leaving aside these curiosities, to enhance its calming effect in the living room, combine it with whites and neutral tones , to also achieve a really fresh environment . Because this color is not warm, but cold.
Gray is the quintessential neutral color . It is an achromatic color. It lacks any shade of color, so it is completely neutral.
But within the grays, we have many shades with certain nuances that make the color acquire some properties or others.
The softer shades of gray with a little bit of yellowish pigmentation are extremely calming and also add a warm undertone.
And that is the color that I recommend to paint the walls of your living room if you like gray and want a relaxing atmosphere .
You just have to look at the salon above these lines to see how this tone works. It is so relaxing that it is almost leaden. Of course, the pastel blue sofa also influences.
In addition, as gray is completely neutral, we can then combine it with any other color , either on the walls or in complements and accessories, since we are never going to go wrong.
Although like all the others, if you really want to enhance that feeling of relaxation, combine it with serene tones such as whites and neutrals .
Although I have specifically recommended these colors to you, let me tell you that before painting your living room with any of them, make samples on the walls or look at other similar shades , to really see which one suits you and your space.
As I told you at the beginning, these colors are not the only ones that are suitable for painting a relaxing room. We can achieve that vibe with many others, and if you’re interested, you can check out these items for other colors:
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And if you have any questions, leave a comment and I will answer you as soon as possible. Although if you want to decorate your living room and have it do all the work for you, feel free to visit the online decoration consultancy.