7 Unexpected Things to Consider When Choosing Bedding Colours
So you’ve made the executive decision to invest in linen sheets – go you! But now comes the difficult part: Choosing the right colours. It can seem nearly impossible to narrow your choice down, especially when weighing up the different combinations you have saved on Instagram and Pinterest.
Here, we’ve rounded up the things you actually need to consider when choosing the perfect colour combination for your bed, so you can spend less time scrolling for inspo and more time getting that quality shut-eye.
7 things to consider when choosing bedding colours
1. Size of your room
Do you have a small bedroom? You can easily make it feel bigger by using lighter colours as these reflect more light and make the space feel more open. If you’re not sold on sticking to white alone, neutrals like our Oatmeal, Fog or Pinstripe are a great way to add another level of sophistication and tranquility.
Which direction are your bedroom’s windows facing? Dark colours work best in north-facing rooms, while lighter colours look better in bright south-facing spaces. If you have a west-facing room, sunset hues can do wonders.
If your room has little to no natural light, choosing a dark hue like Charcoal will give your sleep haven an intimate and grandeur feeling.
3. Overall home decor
You definitely need to think about the rest of your house when choosing linen colours. Do you have a colour scheme at home? If Scandi minimalism is your home’s vibe, then neutral sheets such a White, Fog and Oatmeal will be for you.
4. Your sleep goal
As we all know, colours play a huge role in shaping our mood and behaviour, so taking the time to consider how you want to feel in your bedroom should be a top priority. Do you want to feel happy in the bedroom? Serene? Motivated? Generally speaking, the most calming colours are blues, greens and neutrals. If you’re looking for colours that’ll make you feel joyful (especially when your alarm clock goes off in the morning), yellow and orange can do the trick.
Here at Bed Threads, we don’t sell any colours that will disrupt your sleep patterns. For example, while red is associated with anger and can be disruptive for those who have trouble sleeping, our more muted tones such as Rust or Lavender are cosy and inviting.
5. Poly or monochromatic
Choosing a bedding set with all elements in the same colour is a great way to style your bed. However, if sticking to one colour is too Plain Jane for you, the alternative is to choose two or three complementary colours throughout your set.
Some of our favourite combinations include Pinstripe and Fog, Mineral and Sage, Terracotta with Rosewater and Lavender, and White with basically any other colour. You can use our fully-customisable Build-Your-Own-Bundle to design the perfect coloured bed for you.
6. The season
It goes without saying that bright colours like yellows and oranges evoke a summer feeling, while deeper colours such as blues and greys are more winter hues.
7. Your personality (or star sign)
It turns out your star sign does play a role in determining what colour linen sheets you should opt for.
Astrologer Natalie Benson previously told Bed Threads Journal that it’s all about fresh White linen for minimal Virgos, adventurous Sagittarians will love the soothing power of Sage, while grounded Taureans will thrive sleeping in earthy Rust.