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Remember when you bought your first mood ring as a kid and then stared at it for hours, hoping it would change colors? And then as soon as the colors changed, you immediately consulted the nifty little color guide that came with the ring to determine what mood you were in? Well, now you can relive this childhood memory in your hotel room…without the wait.

EVEN Hotels, a new wellness-oriented brand from InterContinental Hotel Group, has installed LED mood lighting behind the beds at their properties in Times Square, Brooklyn, Rockville (Maryland), and Norwalk (Connecticut.) In keeping with the other wellness amenities in the rooms like resistance bands, core balls, and yoga mats, the mood lighting is meant to help guests relax or reset, depending on their needs. No harsh industrial lighting here.

Best of all, this mood lighting can be controlled by the guest via remote control, leaving them to pick whatever color they like best. A few hints: blue is relaxing, purple is fun, and red makes the room trés sexy when you turn off all the other lights. (Here’s looking at you Roxanne.)

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Of course, mood lighting in hotel rooms is not exactly a new trend but it still makes us giddy when we see it. citizenM Hotels allow guests to pick their desired ambient lighting on the room control tablet, which can also turn off the lights, pull down the blinds, lower the temperature, and turn on the TV. Yotels, another micro-hotel chain, has fixed purple mood lighting in its guestrooms, while the Custom Hotel in Los Angeles, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, has 11 colors that guests can put on in the rooms.

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More mood lighting can be found at Qbic Hotels in London and Amsterdam, in the bathrooms of the 21c Musuem Hotels in the U.S., and the totally trippy Hotel Seven in Paris.

[Photos: EVEN Hotels and Juliana Shallcross/LE Miami]


Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor HotelChatter.com. A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.

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