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Calming Colors to Consider for Interiors

Some colors really do help us de-stress and feel happier. The research says so!

A study from Minnesota State University, Mankato, found that people who spent time in a red room emerged feeling more stressed than did those who sat in a green or white room.  

Light grays and blues also are good calming color choices. According to the Chinese art and science feng shui, blue hues can even slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure.

Furthermore, a blue bedroom might help you feel more rested. A survey of 2,000 British homes found that people who slept in blue bedrooms got the most sleep—7 hours and 52 minutes. Purple ranked lowest, with an average 5 hours and 56 minutes of sleep.

In general, when branching out of the white family for interior paints, softer, less saturating hues are the most calming.