Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' 'nurturing' bedroom color masters this ever-popular trend

The couple tapped into one of 2024's most popular design aesthetics – and there's more to this color than its good looks

Blake Lively
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It's no secret that we're already admirers of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' upstate New York home – but its guestroom has just given us another reason to get excited. 

The space in question is a soothing mustard-hued sanctuary – exhibiting walls in this rich yellow hue alongside traditional artwork and orange-toned soft furnishings. The overall look taps into the 'Cozy Girl' aesthetic currently taking over our social media, and all for a good reason.

While it can often feel tricky to categorize looks as 'bedroom trends' (as this label can often make it feel like its popularity may waver), this style is only set to increase in popularity as we look towards 2024. 

Blake Lively's yellow and orange bedroom

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The Cozy Girl look is about creating home environments that make you feel physically comforted, nurtured, and safe, and as Tash Bradley, director of interior design and color psychologist at Lick, explains, there's more to this trend than lattes and cinnamon candles.

'The Cozy Girl aesthetic embraces a warm autumnal color palette of burnt oranges, warming reds, earthy beiges, and grounding neutrals. The key is to choose colors with a warm yellow or red undertone rather than blue or grey,' she says. Naturally, this means Blake and Ryan are right on trend.

Plus, it is not only their paint choices that tap into this look. As Tash explains, creating a Cozy Girl home also means layering lots of fabrics and textiles, and when it comes to blankets, cushions, and pillows, 'you can’t have too many.'  

tash bradley from lick paints
Tash Bradley

Tash is trained in color psychology and theory, she helps people around the world bring their dream decorating projects to life and utilize color to impact personal spaces, as well as overall lifestyle and wellness. Tash leverages her expertise in color psychology and theory, as well as interior design, to lead Lick’s design studio and curate the brand’s global paint and wallpaper offerings.

Green brown and yellow bedroom with four poster bed

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As mentioned, it's understandable that we want to venture into design trends with caution, but the benefits surrounding this aesthetic suggest it is much more than just a fad. Most notably, the Cozy Girl aesthetic bears many similarities to the hygge trend (Hygge is a Danish word meaning coziness – but the ideology translates as the art of creating intimacy. 

'Think layered lighting, decorating your home in colors that warm and envelop you, and evenings in front of the fire in your comfiest pajamas surrounded by those you feel most comfortable around,' she says. 

With these benefits aside, Geoff McKinnen, a certified sleep coach at Amerisleep, adds that this hue may also be beneficial if we're looking to sleep better

'Softer shades of yellow create a tranquil environment because the muted tone imitates sunshine,' he notes. 'The color alleviates stress and promotes tranquillity, so you can sleep peacefully.'

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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.