Take a deep breath. Here you will find many bright ideas and inspirations which can help you to zero in the perfect color for your kid space.
Did you ever think why your favorite fast food joint color is red and gyms and spas has more of green atmosphere? Science says red stimulates appetite and green nourishes our mind and body. As per many researches and studies on colors, colors influences our emotions and behavior more than we think. As we all know children are very sensitive to their environment, then we can imagine how much impact colors can have on them. Colors can affect our sleep, memory, appetite and behavior. Then why not to create right balance of colors that will aid to child’s growth.
Phycology of the colors
How does each colors affect our mind and body?
In general, warm colors like red, orange and yellow have energizing effect, feels cosier and elicit happiness. But It can give a challenge for an active toddler to relax and sleep during the night-time. Thus use warm colors in moderate amount. Keep it for one highlighting wall or add it in the form of accessory, furnishing or bedding. You can mix warm and cool colors to create a balanced color scheme.
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Cool Colors: Cool colors gives a calming, open and airy effect. Use cool colors too in moderation, overdo of it can make the space feel cold and uninviting. Combining cool colors with creamy neutrals is a good idea to soften the effect.
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Neutral Colors : Neutrals like grey, brown, beige and black can be used in the kids room but should be paired with cool or warm colors to make the room more fun, lively and cheerful .Creamy Neutrals can be used as the Main wall color ,bright and bold colors can be added in the form of furnishings, accessories, artwork , family photos etc.
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Select the colour based on your child’s personality. Is he/she is calm or too active and troubled focussing, make use of colour phycology.
Follow Your Instincts: While science can guide us and can give generalized information. But how one perceives any colour is also based on our cultural preferences and personal responses too.
If you like any particular colour and have selected it for your child room or when your little one wants red or yellow in their room. If you ask with your little ones for their colour choice ,there is a strong possibility they will select any primary colour. Than what? Don’t worry. Let’s your or your child’s colour preference guide you because that colour might be his/her present need and can prove to be a rewarding experience for both of you in the end. Why not to select softer or pastel shade of that bold colour. Or can use that particular strong colour on one feature wall while combining it with Neutral or pastel colour combination on leftover walls.
Giving lighter and soothing colour will also take care of child’s changing interests while they are growing.
Hopefully this will help you in deciding the right colour for your child’s room. Have fun with the colours and make this experience of decorating your kids room a wonderful and fulfilling experience.
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