The color you select for your dorm bedding makes a statement about your personality. But, did you also know that the patterns and colors you choose for your room influence your mood? So, after you’ve decided on your dorm bedding color scheme, take a look at the popular color psychology to see what “mood” your bedding will create!
Black and White bedding is stylish and timeless. It is always elegant, and never goes out of style. Black and White bedding is an all time favorite combination.
White is light, neutral, and goes with everything. In bedding, and especially in a dorm, white tends to get dingy and soils easily, but it is still a favorite for its crisp, clean look. If you love white, consider using crisp white cotton sheets with colorful bedding.
Yellow is cheerful and optimistic, promoting happiness. Yellow and gray are a very popular combination this year.
Blue, which comes in many shades and tones, is one of the most popular bedding colors. Because blue is so peaceful, it is widely used in bedding. Light blues (sky blue, tiffany blue, pale blue) are calming colors. Blue creates positive energy.
Green is the color of relaxation and is associated with nature. Soft green is tranquil. Did you know that green bedding helps you wake feeling more rested?
Hot Pink is bold, preppy, and very popular in the South. Sorority girls also love hot pink and lime green. These are bright colors that are reminiscent of summer at the beach. People are drawn to gather in brightly colored dorm rooms.
Purple is the color of royalty, suggesting wealth and sophistication. In soft lavenders and wisteria shades, it is feminine, soft and pleasing.
Red is an intense color that is representative of love. Red is a great accent to black and white bedding.
It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning
December is right around the corner. For many, that means the long-awaited date for early decision or early action letters is within reach. College decisions, for some, will be finalized. And once you know where you’re going to college, there are a few things you can do to start planning. First, be sure and connect with the school’s Facebook page for your class. Many find their future roommate through this Facebook page. Find out everything you can about the freshmen dorms. The Housing or Residence Life pages provide a lot of great information.
Many schools will allow you to choose your dorm (some ask for 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice) and you’ll want to look at the different options and decide your preferences. Do you want substance-free living? A Learning Themed Dorm (Academic, Cultural, or Lifestyle Themes)? An “all girls” or “all guys” dorm? Old building or new construction? Old buildings often offer larger rooms with more character. You can learn a lot about your home-to-be online. Things like air conditioning (or not), carpeting or hardwood or laminated floors, what’s allowed and what’s not. You can also find out about the availability of internet, cable tv, study lounges, and location on campus. If you can go back and visit, plan a day to revisit the school and freshmen dorms. If you know someone there, see if you can meet up and look at some lived-in rooms for ideas.
While it’s too early to plan specifics for your dorm room, you can be thinking about things like colors, fabrics, and patterns. Start browsing websites for dorm decor ideas.