“Colours have the powers to heal, soothe and also agitate.”
Are you moving into a new home, having a new baby or are your kids bored with their rooms’ wall colours and want new ones? If yes, you must make the appropriate choice as colours have a profound impact on children.
Below you will find a list of colours from which you can choose for your kids’ bedrooms!
The Colour of Passion – Red
The colour red is a stimulating one that can energise the body and inspire a child’s mind. Numerous studies have shown that this colour can increase your heart and breathing rates. For instance, the positive red paint colour by Sherman Williams can inspire creativity and motivate children while the Bull’s Eye Red by Benjamin Moore can lift the mood of your child.
On the other hand, some research has shown that too much exposure to red can encourage aggressive and violent behaviours and lead to an inability to focus. Furthermore, it is recommended not to use this shade for a restless child’s room as it can make him or her even more anxious and restless.
The Colour of the Sky – Blue
Blue is the total opposite of red as the cool nature of blue is the polar opposite of the passion and excitement of red. Boys and girls alike can benefit from this comforting colour, evoking feelings of contentment and peace. It is noted that the colour blue can decrease feelings of anxiety and lower blood pressure, heart rate and slow the breathing of distressed people. It is an ideal colour for children with aggressive behaviours.
However, do not go overboard with the colour as it is seen that an excessive use of blue can have a depressing effect on a child. You can try to balance it with a more radiant colour like yellow.
The Colour of Sunshine – Yellow
“Yellow Yellow, the dirty fellow!”
On the colour scale, yellow is the most joyful colour. It symbolises happiness, cheerfulness, kindness and wisdom. Yellow doesn’t have as intense an impact as red but has a more soothing and refreshing effect. Softer yellow hues can increase a child’s concentration while brighter tones can improve his or her memory.
Yellow can give a sunny day-like vibe to any room. But, keep in mind that if your child usually does everything to avoid bedtime, yellow-painted rooms can aggravate the matter. Why? Due to the daytime vibes, the child can become overexcited and challenging to control. Moreover, some studies have indicated that the extensive use of yellow can cause babies to cry more.
The Colour of Trees – Green
According to the psychology of colour, green is a soothing colour that represents health. It also symbolises peacefulness and tranquillity. Green colours with yellow hues tend to appear more elegant while those with blue tones evoke feelings of warmth. Like the green signals that mean “safe crossing”, this colour is the most relaxed and balanced hue available.
Many schools prefer to use green in classrooms as studies proved that this can improve children’s reading speed and comprehension. It is also used in nurseries to help babies fall asleep faster.
However, remember that the darker the shade, the gloomier the room can be. For instance, colours like pine green or forest green are a bit depressing and therefore should not be applied in kids’ rooms.
The Colour of Oranges – Orange
Orange is one of the most underused colours as many people are not aware that orange can improve communication and socialisation. It is noted that children who grew up and played in orange-painted rooms tend to be more extroverted and confident. Educational institutions apply orange colour in exams rooms as it helps to enhance students’ performance during exams.
The Colour of Lavender – Purple
Purple is a secondary colour made from a combination of blue and red. It is often associated with royalty and elegance, but it also represents creativity, wisdom and spirituality. Girls tend to be more fond of purple, but this colour can be used in the rooms of small children who are involved in creative and energetic activities.
Will you choose the vibrant red, shining yellow, cold blue or mint green? Please share your comments!