A good night's sleep

A good night's sleep

The main consideration when re-furbishing a hotel is to ensure that practicality is combined with design suitability for your environment. Hotel clients are now a lot more conscience of the expected standards in their bedroom. It is essential to have modern, clean, practical bedrooms for your customers.

SLEEP PATTERNS – did you know room colour makes an impact?

Following a recent study conducted with 2,000 Britons, the colour blue has come out on top when it comes to bedroom colour schemes that will help you get some rest! Britons who sleep in blue rooms reported the best sleep patterns in the study banking an impressive average of seven hours and fifty two minutes of sleep per night. 

In order to confirm the study, Travelodge looked through the keyhole of 2,000 British homes, trying to find out which colour scheme was inducing the most restful nights. Blue was the clear winner of the survey, but certain shades of yellow came a close second, inducing an average of 7 hours 45 minutes of sleep, while green came in third at 7 hours 36 minutes.  At the other end of the spectrum, the least slumber-inducing bedroom colours included purple, brown and grey, with people who sleep in a purple environment averaging just 5 hours and 56 minutes of sleep per night. 

In today’s modern world, Britons want a high level of co-ordination between colours, shades, patterns and features. According to psychologists the survey findings are not surprising. The colour blue is thought to be associated with a feeling of calmness, providing protection against nightmares. The colour also helps to reduce blood pressure and heart rate, both of which can assist with getting a great night’s sleep.

“Your bedroom décor can certainly impact upon your quality and quantity of sleep per night.  It’s not surprising that blue came out top in the study of the best colours to promote sleep, as the colour blue is very restful to the eye. Psychologically we relate blue to calm waters and the blue sky, both of which we find very soothing.”

                              Suzy Chiazzari, Colour Therapy and Holistic Interior Design Consultant.