How to Choose the Perfect Linen Colors for Your Bedroom
You'll spend 26 years asleep in bed over the course of your life, which is a pretty incredible statistic. Since you'll be spending a lot of time in bed, it’s a good reminder that you should probably invest in high-quality mattresses, pillows, bed frames, and sheets.
We already know that linen sheets are just about the best thing to put on your bed: durable, temperature regulating, soft and light, it’s kind to skin, and helps you sleep like a dream. But when there are such a wide variety of colors to choose from, how do you decide which shade to choose?
There are a few handy tips you can apply when it’s time to make a choice about what color you want to purchase for your bed. It’s all about considering your personal style, overall home decor, and bedroom environment.
What's your personal style?
Your home is often an extension of your wardrobe, which means if you’re drawn to certain colors when it comes to your personal style, they’ll often be reflected throughout your house.
Think about the colors that you love to wear, especially when it comes to your coziest, softest, most relaxing, and soothing items of color, such as knitwear and loungewear. These are the clothes that will conjure up the warmth and calm vibes that you want when you’re in bed, too.
Drawn to oatmeals? You need to get some neutral-toned sheets for your bed. Love an ice grey or a fan of rosy pinks? Try the Drift, Fog, or Lavender hues from Bed Threads. That way, getting into bed will activate the same kinds of feelings as you get from pulling on your favorite sweater.
What’s your overall home decor?
It goes without saying, but when choosing bed linen colors, you need to think about the rest of your house. Do you have a color scheme at home? If yes, what is it, and how can your bed linen work within that scheme? It doesn’t mean your bed linen has to perfectly match the colors throughout your home, but ideally you want there to be a theme that runs across the different rooms in your house - and the bedroom is no different.
If you’re a fan of monochrome and Scandi minimalism, then neutral sheets such a White, Fog, 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 Turmeric, Khaki, or Rust sheets.
What’s the vibe of your bedroom?
The bed is the focal point of your bedroom, and whatever color you decide to have for your bed linen will change the look and feel of the room. Some color choices are really crucial in that respect. For example, if your bedroom is small or lacking in light, having white or very, very light-colored sheets will help the room feel bigger and less dark.
Conversely, if you feel like the decor in your bedroom is really sparse, or there’s big expanses of blank wall space, choosing a bright color for your linen – such as Petrol or Turmeric – will liven up a monochromatic space.
Spend some time looking at your bedroom and thinking about the environment you are trying to create there. Sheets, and the colors that you choose for them, are one of the best tools you have to do so.
What’s your sleeping style?
If you’re someone who struggles to get to sleep at night, you need to think carefully about the color of your bed linen. Some shades can be disruptive to circadian rhythms, stimulating the brain and preventing you from getting a good night’s rest. We’re talking about red, for example, which is a big no-no in the bedroom.
Here at Bed Threads, we don’t sell any colors that will disrupt your sleep patterns. But if you’re someone who does need a little extra help nodding off, it makes sense to choose a color that will be the most soothing for you. Try Charcoal: the richness of the shade will create a blackout effect when the lights are switched off, swathing you in darkness and helping to ease you into sleep.
Also, while red can be disruptive for those who have trouble sleeping, more muted tones such as Rust or Lavender are cozy and inviting.
Would you mix and match?
Are you ready to try something new? Block colors are great, and we love having a bed decked out in one beautiful, richly pigmented shade; but here at Bed Threads we’re also a fan of mixing and matching. Our linen colors are all designed to be thrown together, which makes choosing which shades to style with each other a very fun decorating activity.
Ruby and Petrol make for a deliciously rich color combination perfect for the winter months. If you’re looking for something lighter, try pairing the minty freshness of Sage and Drift. You can’t go wrong with the complimentary grey tones of Pinstripe and Fog. Honestly, there’s no wrong color combinations at Bed Threads.