This Paint-It-Yourself Mindful Wallpaper Wants To Help You Unwind

published Aug 10, 2022
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Woman painting a plant on a wall
Credit: Lick

You’ve heard of mindful coloring. Now it’s mindful wallpaper’s turn to shine. Lick has teamed up with the U.K.-based mental health charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to create exclusive paint-it-yourself wallpaper and an accompanying calming color palette designed to make your space as relaxing as possible.

“Creative activities like painting are not only deeply satisfying, it can help you unwind and take a step back from all the pressures that life throws at you,” Simon Gunning, CEO of CALM, said in a statement. “That’s why we’re delighted to team up with Lick to offer this mindful wallpaper and soothing color palette.”

Mindful 01 wallpaper features a simple, leafy design, which you can transform yourself using the calming color palette’s six paint shades — all hand-selected by Lick’s team of in-house color psychologists for their soothing qualities.

Not sure where to start? Tash Bradley, Lick’s Director of Interior Design and Color Psychologist, has some tips. Bradley points out that the color green has an “instantly calming effect,” since our eyes don’t need to adjust to it.

“If you’d really like to tap into the foliage and forestry tones that’ll match the design itself, we’d suggest going for Green 02 or Green 09 and pairing that with White 06 or Beige 03 to give you a soft and warm nod to nature,” he says.

Bradley also praises blue as a color that helps us slow down and relax. “[Blue 15] instantly makes you think of the blue sky, which we often connect to happy and sunny days,” he adds. “This design would look beautiful painted with a mix of blue, pink, and white, with pink being the color of comfort, making it soothing to look at.”

Discover more about each color below.

  • Lick x CALM’s Beige 03 — A touch of grey plus just a little yellow, Beige 03 is a reassuring choice that will put you instantly at ease.
  • Lick x CALM’s Blue 15 – Blue is the color of the mind. With soft grey undertones, Blue 15 will make you feel open and calm, encouraging reflection, clarity, and thought.
  • Lick x CALM’s Green 02 – The color of nature, Green 02 connects us to the outside world. This mid sage with hints of grey will cultivate feelings of positivity and quiet contemplation.
  • Lick x CALM’s Green 09 — Soothing, restful and balancing Green 09 will create a sense of harmony between the mind, body, and soul. Not bad for a tin of paint.
  • Lick x CALM’s Pink 07 — Sometimes all you need is a hug. Nurturing, cocooning Pink 07 is a cuddle in a paint can.
  • Lick x CALM’s White 06 — As soft and gentle as a cloud, White 06’s warming undertones will leave you feeling physically soothed.

Mindful 01 wallpaper, which retails for $90.62 (or £75) per roll, is available to purchase on, with 100 percent of profits going to CALM. A U.S. launch date for the collection has not yet been announced.