Sustainable Bedroom Design : 5 best non toxic paint for walls

From Colour Psychology to Feng Shui


Styling by GreyDeco | Photo by Jonas Berg

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Why non toxic paint for walls is important :

Whether you’re renting a pad or own a place, the quickest way to transform your room is through as lick of paint on the walls!  At Conscious Cribs, we are big believers that the right paint colour and brand  for your bedroom will have a big impact on your wellness.

How so?

Paint is the backbone of any good interior design and a simple colour will create the right foundation for your unique objects shine while ensuring the space is still calm and harmonious.  Choosing a non toxic paint for your walls will ensure you and your family are not exposed to harmful toxins such as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).

VOC’s are incredibly harmful to your health and are still in the air even once that ‘fresh paint smell’ has gone.  Therefore selecting the wrong colour or traditional paint brand with high toxicity levels will drastically affect your mental and psychical wellbeing. The colour affects your psychology and energy levels, whilst the brand and toxic load affects your physical wellbeing. As we spend a third or more of our lives in our bedrooms it is incredibly important to ensure your choice of colour and non toxic paint for the walls is considered.

Related : Want to know more about VOCs and how reduce them in your home? Check out our blog on Carpet Vs Timber

So what do the energy and colour experts recommend?


Feng Shui paint colour recommendations :

Feng Shui can get pretty complicated, the deeper you go with it the more confusing it can seem unless you are an expert navigator.  The headline teachings suggest choosing a paint colour that represents a skin colour is the best option for the bedroom. This gives a surprisingly number of options from dark brown to light beige.

These colours represent warm, timber elements which bring good energy or chi to your bedroom. 

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What colour psychologists say about blue :

Cool, calm & collected … yep that pretty much sums up the colour blue, so it’s no surprise that colour psychologists recommend blue for the bedroom for those very reasons. Blue and green tones reflect the calming elements of the natural environment such as the ocean and forest.  As human beings we have an innate connection with these spaces and therefore when we visually see representations of these elements our cortisol and anxiety levels drop. 

Be warned though, blue is a tricky colour to choose and picking the wrong shade can be disastrous.  We know that you have a super busy life, so rather than testing out 20 different sample pots of blue, just stick to one of our non toxic paint recommendations at the end  of this blog. 

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What interior designers recommend :

As a sustainable interior design firm, we always recommend suppliers that only produce non toxic paint for walls, ensuring your home not only looks wonderful but is also not damaging your health.  For the best bedroom wall colour, we tend to follow the Feng Shui paint colour philosophy.  We  love soft, creamy colours that are not defined by trends or brands, they will stand the test of time and provide a luxurious palette for your place of rest.


Our top 5 picks for non toxic paint for walls

All of these brands are sustainable and eco-friendly and the colours we have selected for you are guaranteed to look good.  So happy painting!

  1. Amsterdam by Bauwerk Colour
  2. Mykonos by Bauwerk Colour
  3. Eggshell by Bauwerk Colour
  4. Pearl Barley by Graphenstone
  5. Mist by Graphenstone


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