What does your bedroom colour say about your personality?

We all have power colours that we tend to gravitate toward. These colours work their way into things like our wardrobe, our car choices and the way we decorate our homes. But that makes us wonder, what do these colours mean? Surely they must have some deep psychological meaning about our personalities?

Wonder no more, because as it turns out, the colours we choose to surround ourselves with are indeed indicative of our true selves.

And what’s the one place where we can truly be ourselves at home? The bedroom, of course! This is your personal sanctuary to be the real you without worrying what others think.

So, let’s bring this full circle. If you’re only your true self in the bedroom, then what does the colour you choose to paint your bedroom walls say about you?

Left image: Walls in Resene Juniper with a bench seat in Resene Balderdash and floor in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash.

Right image: Walls in Resene Tangaroa with the floor in Resene Colorwood Greywash.

Blue walls

Have you ever heard that the colour blue has the power to bring tranquillity to a room? Is this reflective of your personality when you enter a space? Blue also helps people relax and fall asleep at bedtime. If your walls are blue, then you’re able to get a good night sleep, and a good night’s sleep leads to a more peaceful mindset, allowing you to bring tranquillity back into the room. You see, it’s all a big cycle!

If you want a blue bedroom, try soothing shades like Resene Duck Egg Blue, Resene Periglacial Blue or deep grey blues such as Resene Coast or Resene Elephant.

Bedrooms with a blue theme tend to belong to relaxing personalities.

Red walls

Are you aggressive? Because that’s what the colour red tends to give off! It’s not necessarily a bad thing either. A red bedroom also indicates some love and passion. One way or another, these meanings all come together to make a compassionate person and bedroom to match.

If you want this vibe in your bedroom, try Resene Jalapeno or Resene Pohutukawa.  It’s best to add the bold red behind the bed so you can enjoy it when you enter the room but it doesn’t keep you awake if you are resting during the day.


Green walls

Level headed and down to earth, that’s what green evokes! If you’re constantly trying to keep everything in your life balanced and in perfect harmony, then you probably gravitate towards green hues. This is also a relatively earthy colour, so it’s also probable that you enjoy low-key activities like yoga.

If you need more green in your life, try Resene Bud or Resene Secrets.

Yellow walls

You see the colour yellow and you tend to instantly feel warm and welcome, don’t you? Warmer colours like yellow tend to give off a friendly, nurturing vibe which makes people comfortable around you. With this colour, comfort is the name of the game, as yellow just so happens to be the second-best colour to help put people to sleep. If you’re looking for more yellow in the bedroom, try a soft tone like Resene Pearl Lusta.

Beige walls

Beige is the classic people pleaser. It’s the ultimate colour of neutrality – people who gravitate towards beige tend to put others needs before their own. It’s an admirable colour to pick.

If you’re all about the beige, try Resene Quarter Tea.  Or opt for greige Resene Quarter Truffle for a greyed off alternative.

White walls

Are you a workaholic? Because believe it or not, but people who have white walls have been found to take some late night work to bed with them on average three times a week, reports HouseBeautiful. White is a classic, and typically represents someone who appreciates keeping everything in a neat and orderly fashion. If you want to stick with a white theme, just try to find a bit of a better work-life balance!

For a nice crisp white, try Resene Alabaster. Or view the Resene whites and neutrals collections for a wide range of off whites if you want a touch more colour.

Get inspired by other kiwi bedroom decorating projects in the online inspiration gallery If you need help getting started, ask a Resene expert at your local Resene ColorShop or online with the free Ask a Colour Expert service or free Ask a Tech Expert service.


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Need help with your decorating? Resene has a colour expert and technical expert service to help you choose the right colours, wallpapers and paints for your project, plus advice on how to apply the products to get the best finish.


Need help with your decorating? Resene has a colour expert and technical expert service to help you choose the right colours, wallpapers and paints for your project, plus advice on how to apply the products to get the best finish.

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