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Decorative Pillows: Unleashing the Power of Color for Enhanced Perception, Emotion, and Sleep

by ZhangRong 13 Sep 2023

The Influence of Color on Perception and Emotion

Studies have shown that even if you close your eyes, your skin still perceives color (and light).

We can almost visualize a color (or even just read its name) simultaneously, based on the emotions it evokes: red - passion, heat, revolution, power; blue - calmness, clarity, professionalism (many professional software brands use blue as their logo color,); green - vitality, nature, recovery, relaxation.

 

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The sensation of color is the agreement and emotion we have amassed in our lengthy social life, along with the physiological response of the human body to color stimulation.

 

Impact of Light Stimulation on Sleep and Melatonin Secretion


It is a fact that light stimulates photoreceptors on the skin, releasing information that is consistent with those on the retina. Although weak, this information impacts various endocrine systems in the body, including the pineal gland's secretion of melatonin, which is vital for sleep.

Cornell University conducted a research experiment by placing fiber optic cables behind a subject's knee and illuminating a skin patch equivalent to a 25p coin.

 

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The apparatus data showed that the small patch of light affected the subject's body temperature and melatonin secretion despite them lying in almost complete darkness.

 

Blue and green are preferred colors for sleep


Researchers like Marco Costa from the Department of Psychology at the University of Bologna in Italy have conducted studies indicating that students prefer sleeping spaces in shades of blue and green.

This preference could be due to a liking for clear skies and clean water or the association of the color blue with serenity and tranquility.

 

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An experiment in the UK also indicates the link between color and sleep - color influences sleep, and blue and green are commonly the most suitable colors for sleep, followed by other colors that are less intense and possess a greyish hue (most of which are now recognized as the Morandi color scheme), which are also great hues to use in bedding.

Therefore, we can opt to purchase pillow covers. You can choose to lean towards blue-green decorative pillow covers, as this light and gentle shade will not cause a strong visual impact, making you feel comfortable and relaxed, thus helping you maintain a quiet and calm mood for sleeping.

Many of our customers have praised our pillow covers for their dual function in enhancing the look of a room and improving sleep quality. We are pleased to receive such positive feedback and find it gratifying that our products contribute to better sleep.

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