Experts say Anne Hathaway's trendy bedroom hue has a 'tranquilizing effect on the body and mind'

The actress channels one of 2023's most talked-about hues in the most intimate room of her home – but its benefits are more than aesthetic

Anne Hathaway
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It's no secret that pink is among the most sought-after hues of 2023 (not least thanks to the power of Greta Gerwig's movie phenomenon), but there is more to this color than its trending qualities. And nowhere exhibits them quite like Anne Hathaway's bedroom.

The space, designed by Studio Shamshiri, exhibits powder pink paneled walls and curated pink soft furnishings that adorn her white bedding. Of course, her bedroom color scheme is right on trend – but there's more to these hues than their aesthetic. 

'Pink is known to have a tranquilizing effect on the body and mind. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, making it easier to transition from the demands of the day to a restful night's sleep,' says licensed therapist Marissa Moore. 

Color psychology teaches us that pink's stress-relieving qualities could help us sleep better, but as Marissa explains, Anne Hathaway's color choices have their benefits in the daytime (and crucially, the evening), too. 

'Light pink is often associated with feelings of calmness and relaxation. This soothing color can help create a peaceful atmosphere in the bedroom, which is conducive to winding down and preparing for sleep. Plus, the tone is often linked to feelings of love, care, and emotional balance,' Marissa says. 

'Light-colored walls, such as light pink, reflect more natural and artificial light, making the room appear brighter during the day. This natural light exposure can help regulate your circadian rhythm, improving your sleep-wake cycle,' she explains.

'When you enter a bedroom painted in this color, it can evoke a sense of comfort and emotional well-being, promoting better sleep quality. The soft, gentle tones of light pink encourage relaxation, making it easier to let go of daily stressors and worries before bedtime.'

Marissa Moore
Marissa Moore

Marissa Moore is a mental health professional and owner of Mending Hearts Counseling in Southwest Missouri. She has 11 years of experience working in the mental health industry and holds an LPC license in Missouri and an LCPC license in Kansas. She is also a writer passionate about social justice and educating others on improving their mental health and relationships.

pink bedroom with wooden chest of drawers and open shelving above bed

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And Marissa is not exclusive in her admiration for this ever-popular hue. Sleep expert Susan Miller adds that decorating with pink in the bedroom has a 'soothing effect on sleep' and is a color associated with feelings of calmness, warmth, and comfort.

Its gentle hue can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and create a serene atmosphere,' Marissa says.

These factors are conducive to falling asleep faster and enjoying a deeper, more restful sleep. Additionally, pink has been linked to reduced aggression and anxiety, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a tranquil sleep environment.'

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Susan Miller

Susan Miller is the lead researcher and certified sleep expert (RPSGT) at 

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Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.