Inky denim and blue-grey shades are a big trend for bedrooms right now. Indulge and you might find yourself sleeping better. Blue is scientifically proven to be calming – certain cells in your eyes are especially sensitive to this colour and relay messages to the brain that reduce blood pressure and heart rate. Soft blue-grey shades are among the most soothing on the spectrum and complement a range of colours. ‘I love comforting blues with antique brass or moss green accents for a sophisticated yet homely feel,’ says Nicky Line of Feather & Black. combining blue with white or grey gives a lighter vibe, but an all-blue room can be equally wonderful, immersing the senses.
‘Don’t be nervous about using darker shades – combined with soft lighting, they create an enveloping atmosphere that’s perfect for a good night’s sleep’ Suzy hoodless, interior designer
Layers of striking fabric ensure the blue-grey shades in this room feel cosseting. the curtain is made from cotton-mix Sumba LW 212 46, £330.60 per m, by elitis at Abbott + Boyd. the walls are covered in Unito oltremare 5200 wallpaper, £72.75 per roll, by Brian Yates. the throw is made of Mistral linen in Night, £185 per m, by de Le cuona. For a similar ikat rug, try the rug company.