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The Best Color For A Restful, Relaxing Room Is A Cool Blue (PHOTOS)

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The hues you choose for your decor have a great effect on the mind and body. So, while comfortable bedding, dim lighting and soft music are some ways to make a bedroom restful and de-stressing, one feature that will have a big impact on how you feel in a space is COLOR. Read below for the most relaxing option.

Ever hear of a blue power suit? There's truth to wearing this color to evoke authority, trust and a sense of calm. But blue is also a very soothing color that, according to Shape, will help calm your mind and reduce tension. It also is know to slow down your body's metabolism. That's why it’s particularly great for bedrooms because it will help you relax and fall asleep with ease. And it's also found in meeting and conference rooms to keep people calm and focused.

"There's something in the color blue that triggers a relaxation response. It makes me feel as if I'm floating in a boat, looking up at the sky. Everything about it speaks of a gentle, tranquil, Zen state of mind, "Leatrice Eiseman of Pantone told House Beautiful.

When choosing the right blue for your interiors, you'll want to pick one that's soft and soothing, and grey-based, rather than bright in value.

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