Do bedroom wall colors affect shut-eye?

paint roller brush with blue paintPeople who paint their bedrooms blue catch the most zzz’s, according to a study released in May by Travelodge. The United Kingdom-based hotel chain surveyed 2,000 men and women across England and found that Brits who sleep in blue rooms reported the best shut-eye patterns—banking an impressive average of seven hours and 52 minutes of sleep a night.

The color blue often is associated with a feeling of calmness and is believed to drive away nightmares. It also helps reduce blood pressure and heart rate, both of which can assist with getting a restorative night’s sleep.

Here’s how other colors stack up:

Bedroom color Average amount of sleep per night
Yellow 7 hours, 45 minutes
Green 7 hours, 36 minutes
Silver 7 hours, 33 minutes
Orange 7 hours, 28 minutes
Red 6 hours, 58 minutes
Gold 6 hours, 43 minutes
Gray 6 hours, 12 minutes
Brown 6 hours, 5 minutes
Purple 5 hours, 56 minutes

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