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What is the Best Room Colour for Students?

If you have a say in choosing the colours in your student accommodation, then read on. We have a few ideas which may help you to select the best room colour for your space.

There have been numerous studies on the effect of colour on our mood and interestingly, on our sleep. Here’s what we’ve found:

The Best Room Colour for Varsity Digs

If like most students, you’re in a smaller space than what you’re used to at home, then you’ll find that your room needs to perform multiple functions: a study room, a bedroom, a social space and maybe even a mini-restaurant.

Best room colour for sleep

No matter what else you do in your student room, you’re definitely going to want to get a good night’s rest.

In that case, you’re going to want to paint your walls blue. According to Our Sleep Guide, “Blue is the absolute best colour for sleep. Blue is calming. Calming is sleep. The eyes even have special receptors in the retinas called ganglion cells, which makes the brain especially receptive to blue. If there is one thing you can do right, it’s painting your bedroom blue. Without a doubt, this holds the place at the top of our list for the best bedrooms colours for sleep.”

Best colour for study

Are you going to be burning the midnight oil and need a space which inspires and enhances your mental faculties? Then you’re going to want to splash some red on your walls.

Home and Décor says, “It’s been said that simply being in the presence of red increases concentration and awareness. In fact, studies of college students revealed that their reaction speed increased by 12% when they were in a room lit with a red light. In another experiment, people performing tasks with words or images on a red background did better on tests of recall and attention to detail.”

Best colour for mood

If you are keen to wake up every morning feeling bright-eyed and kind of bushy-tailed, then you’ll want to lean toward yellow.

Yellow is a universally happy colour, inspiring, vibrant and sunny. Waking up to a bright yellow room is a great feel-good and bound to get you out of bed and infused with energy.

Your student room doesn’t need to look like a bunker. Even if you can’t paint the walls, just using décor and accessories in your preferred tone will go a long way towards enhancing your mood.