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7 Unexpected Things to Consider When Choosing Bedding Colors

So you’ve made the executive decision to invest in linen sheets – go you! But now comes the difficult part: Choosing the right colors. It can seem nearly impossible to narrow your choice down, especially when weighing up the different combinations you have saved on Instagram and Pinterest.

Here, we’ve rounded up the things you actually need to consider when choosing the perfect color combination for your bed, so you can spend less time scrolling for inspo and more time getting that quality shut-eye.

7 things to consider when choosing bedding colors

1. Size of your room 

Do you have a small bedroom? You can easily make it feel bigger by using lighter colors as these reflect more light and make the space feel more open. If you’re not sold on sticking to white alone, neutrals like our Oatmeal, Fog or Pinstripe are a great way to add another level of sophistication and tranquility.

Conversely, if you have too much open space and want to make your bedroom feel cozier, darker hues like Olive, Charcoal and Ink will fill the emptiness. 


2. Lighting

Which direction are your bedroom’s windows facing? Dark colors work best in north-facing rooms, while lighter colors look better in bright south-facing spaces. If you have a west-facing room, sunset hues can do wonders. 

If your room has little to no natural light, choosing a dark hue like Charcoal will give your sleep haven an intimate and grandeur feeling. 


3. Overall home decor

You definitely need to think about the rest of your house when choosing linen colors. Do you have a color scheme at home? If Scandi minimalism is your home’s vibe, then neutral sheets such a WhiteFog and Oatmeal will be for you.

If your house is a maximalist dream and has checkerboard or grandmillennial vibes with plenty of bold color accents and bright details, you need to try the TurmericKhaki or Rust sheets.


4. Your sleep goal

As we all know, colors play a huge role in shaping our mood and behavior, so taking the time to consider how you want to feel in your bedroom should be a top priority. Do you want to feel happy in the bedroom? Serene? Motivated? Generally speaking, the most calming colors are blues, greens and neutrals. If you’re looking for colors that’ll make you feel joyful (especially when your alarm clock goes off in the morning), yellow and orange can do the trick. 

Here at Bed Threads, we don’t sell any colors that will disrupt your sleep patterns. For example, while red is associated with anger and can be disruptive for those who have trouble sleeping, our more muted tones such as Rust or Lavender are cozy and inviting.


5. Poly or monochromatic

Choosing a bedding set with all elements in the same color is a great way to style your bed. However, if sticking to one color is too Plain Jane for you, the alternative is to choose two or three complementary colors throughout your set.

We love mixing and matching colors here at Bed Threads - just take a look at our Instagram and Pinterest for some potential color combination ideas.

Some of our favourite combinations include Pinstripe and Fog, Mineral and Sage, Terracotta with Rosewater and Lavender, and White with basically any other color. You can use our fully-customizable Build-Your-Own-Bundle to design the perfect colored bed for you.


6. The season

It goes without saying that bright colors like yellows and oranges evoke a summer feeling, while deeper colors such as blues and greys are more winter hues. 

Stuck on ideas? Terracotta, Turmeric and Rosewater combined are perfect for those long summer days, and Petrol and Fog will keep you cozy during the cooler months. 

You could also keep White sheets as a staple throughout the year, and interchange between a summer and winter color with your Whites, according to the season. 


7. Your personality (or star sign)

It turns out your star sign does play a role in determining what color linen sheets you should opt for.

Astrologer Natalie Benson previously told Bed Threads Journal that it’s all about fresh White linen for minimal Virgos, adventurous Sagittarians will love the soothing power of Sage, while grounded Taureans will thrive sleeping in earthy Rust. 

Still undecided? Here's the ideal linen color for you, according to your interior style. 

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