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5 Calming colour schemes for a sensory sensitive bedroom

15th September 2022

Calming nursey with young baby.

All parents know that a regular bedtime routine is the most important part of your child’s sleep health. But have you also considered the importance of a sensory sensitive bedroom design?

Previously, we gave you tips on how to create a sensory sensitive bedroom, we also highlighted that the colour scheme used is pivotal to creating a calming environment.

A sensory sensitive colour scheme is believed to be beneficial to all children and even adults when used in interior design. By introducing sensory sensitive colours into your home, you can create a space which is relaxing and comforting for both you and your little one.

To help, we have picked out 5 calming colour schemes which are perfect for a sensory sensitive bedroom or nursery.

 

Pastel pinks & lilacs

Pastel shades are easy on the eyes and considered to be low arousal colours, meaning that they aren’t distracting, particularly to those with sensory processing difficulties. Using different hues of pale pinks and lilacs can promote feelings of calmness, which when used in a nursery can help to soothe your little one.

Left: Cupcake. Right: Lily Lily Rose.

To incorporate these colours into a scheme, why not try our pastel pink Cupcake, a contemporary and sweet pink that is subtle enough to work in any room. It looks lovely alongside Lily Lily Rose (our 2022 Colour of the Year), a pastel lilac, that blends different shades of pink, lilac and grey together to form a beautiful, tranquil colour. These colours used together will create a nursery that feels like one big comfort blanket, helping little ones to feel safe and relaxed.

 

Pastel blues & greens

Continuing with pastel colours, softer shades of green and blue are also considered to create feelings of calm and peacefulness.

Left: Bo Peep. Right: Fiddlesticks.

Bo Peep is our cotton wool soft, palest blue. An excellent colour choice for nurseries, that will not look out of place in bedrooms as little one grows… meaning less decorating! Fiddlesticks is one of our pastel greens that is refreshing and inviting. It will help to quieten busy minds and promote positive energy. Introducing greens and blues into your scheme will create a calm oasis perfect for children and adults alike.

 

Creams

Creams are perfect for a sensory sensitive nursery. Neutral in colour, creams are not distracting and therefore perfect for creating a comforting space.

Creams are highly versatile and remain firm favourites when it comes to decorating. Maybe Maggie is our take on the classic colour ‘magnolia’ and is a safe choice for a sensory sensitive nursery working well in any room, in any light. The slight warmth to this neutral makes it easy on the eyes and provides the perfect backdrop to any space.

 

Earthy neutrals

Like creams, all neutrals are perfect for a sensory sensitive nursery, including greys, beige, and tan hues. White, however, should be avoided as it can appear too bright, cold and overwhelming in certain lights.

Left: Crocky Road. Right: Little Rascal.

If you’re thinking of using grey, consider Nellie, which we think may quite possibly be the perfect grey! Alternatively, why not try Crocky Road, a natural beige with the faintest of green undertones or Little Rascal a richer biscuity grown-up shade, both of which are ideally suited to sensory sensitive nursery.

 

Have you used Earthborn paints in your child’s bedroom? Whether you’ve taken the sensory sensitive approach or not, we would love to see! Be sure to tag us on social media @earthbornpaints with #earthbornbyme

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