Scandinavian Sentiment: 12 Calming Colors For a Truly Peaceful Home

Are you looking to bring an element of calm to your home?

Different colors have the ability to influence your emotions. You can set the mood of a room by the colors you choose alone. But with so many colors to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones will create that calm vibe you desire.

Don’t worry! Read on for 12 calming colors that will help you bring a sense of peace to your home.

1. Blue

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Blue is a calm, gentle and peaceful color, which you can tell be the way each shade looks. It’s shown that blue walls are great for relieving stress and helping you unwind.

It’s soothing tones help you unwind and calm your mind. It also helps slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure and combat anxiety. It also has a cooling effect.

When it comes to picking a shade, the advice is to go for a softer, more neutral shade. Especially when using it for bedroom walls. This will ensure the whole room takes on a soothing, calm atmosphere.

2. Mauve

Mauve is an understated and soothing color. It’s not too violet on the spectrum and it isn’t too gray either. It strikes the balance between the two.

As it strikes such a harmonious balance, mauve is elegant, graceful and refined. It makes a great choice for any dining room.

3. Violet

Violet is always associated with wisdom, peace, and strength. It’s said to bring you balance and a sense of inner peace. There have also been links to the color violet and better bone growth. Not to mention helping the body maintain sodium and potassium levels.

If you don’t want to take the plunge and use all violet on the walls, use it as an accent color. Or you can use violet in your decorations, like flowers in a vase or even the vase itself.

4. Lilac

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If the likes of bold colors such as violet are a little too much for your tastes then lilac is a good choice. It still creates a calm, peaceful vibe.

But, as lilac is a shade of purple with gray undertones, it doesn’t feel over the top. The grey tones down any vibrancy and boldness. To create the perfect, soothing and relaxing feel, accent with creams or even soft blues.

5. Pink

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Tranquility and peace are always associated with the color pink. In fact, Feng Shui masters believe pink is able to soothe various energies in the room. It also keeps those energies understated.

The peacefulness of pink encourages a balance of your energies. Most consider it to be a feminine color, reserved for young girls’ rooms. But, if you pick the right shade, pink can look elegant and calming in any room in the house.

6. White

White is a great choice as it stands for freshness and clarity. In times of stress, it’s good to surround yourself with white as it will help you clarify your mind and thoughts. It’s also suggested that a room painted white is best suited for women who are pregnant.

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If you’re going to choose white, it has to be a bright, clean white that isn’t too jarring. If you pick a white that is dull and dirty looking, your mind will start to reflect this dullness.

7. Off-white

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If you like the idea of white but find it too stark for your tastes, then off-white is a good choice. It can help you keep your space calming and neutral without being too strong to look at.

By using warmer off-white tones like creams and ivories, it avoids a look that is too sterile. The warmth of these tones, instead, gives off a more inviting feel.

8. Grey

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There is a misconception for many that gray is a boring and dull color. Some think it’s plain, outright depressing. The truth of it is, gray actually has a cooling and very soothing feel to it when used right.

Using grey on the walls, paired with blue or white can give a relaxing, calming feel to any room. Consider using white woodwork to add that little extra contrast and calming vibe.

9. Green

Most shades of green are quiet, restful, peaceful colors. It has long had an association with nature. As such, green is one of the most comforting, beautiful colors that you can choose from.

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It helps combat anxiety as well as help the body maintain harmonious feelings. It allows the mind and body to remain calm and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Green is another color that is perfect to help reduce stress.

10. Yellow

Yellow has a very positive feel about it that makes you look forward to your day as soon as you see the color. If you want to pep-up your day with some positivity, then pick yellow.

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You can paint the walls in a soft yellow or pick a wallpaper with yellow featured in it. If that’s a bit bold for you, use it as an accessory color.

Yellow is a great choice to paint your kitchen walls or your lounge. Studies show that people in a yellow room are more conscious and active compared to other colors.

11. Tan

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Another color that you might not immediately think of is tan. It’s a warm and versatile neutral color. It works well for highlighting other colors too. Or you can use it with a clean, crisp white woodwork trim.

The warmth this color provides is akin to candlelight and cozy fireplaces. As such, it can give a very homely, cozy and relaxing feeling to a room.

12. Sea Blue

For a lot of us, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the beach, watching the ocean waves lap the shore. If you live by the beach, using sea blue inside the home can bring that comforting calmness of the sea into your home.

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Or, if you don’t live by the ocean, this color can transport you there. You can have that calm, relaxing ocean feelings inside your home wherever you live.

Calming Colors for a Calmer Environment

So there you have it! By choosing one of these calming colors, you’ll be sure to bring a relaxing, sense of peace and clarity to your home.

Blues and shades of gray-purple create relaxing, calm environments. Greens help create a sense of peace and comfort. While warm neutrals help make your space feel a sense of clarity without being too stark.

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