The Best Colors to Wake Up to

This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation


Use these hues to feel more energized in the a.m.

You may or may not be a morning person, but no matter: Don’t underestimate the power of color to help you feel perkier when you rise and shine.Opening your eyes to a bright, vibrant color (as opposed to, say, gray) can instantly boost your energy levels and make you feel more ready to get moving.Follow these tips to incorporate vibrant color into your morning routine and jumpstart your day.

Place Yellow Pillows or Artwork in the First Area You See. The color yellow signals love, light, warmth, learning, mood, and energy so putting objects in this hue where you’ll see them first thing when you wake up can make it easier to get out of bed. If you don’t get a lot of sunlight in your room, consider painting a wall a soft yellow to help recreate the idea of soft morning sunshine.

Go For a Green Robe. Green increases the ability to concentrate, while reducing muscular tension and stress. Opt for a soft, cozy green robe in lieu of traditional white to make your getting-ready routine feel more calm and relaxed.

Sip Fresh O.J. Pour yourself a glass first thing and take in the color of the drink. Orange is stimulating, exciting, and mood-elevating.

Swipe On Coral Lipstick. Coral is a warm color that flatters many skin tones, and is a bridge between too-bright orange and too-soft pink. Wearing lipstick, blush, or jewelry in this hue can add instant pep to your step. Guys might consider going for a coral tie.