Published by Roxane Wesley, Sep 28, 2016
Color can affect human behaviors and children are no exception. Colors can inspire, soothe, excite, heal and even agitate adults and kids. So, that’s why it’s important to pay extra attention when choosing young children’s bedroom paint colors.
Scientists have defined how color influences our minds and bodies, keep in mind that every child is different; these generalizations don't apply to all. But if you don’t have any idea how to bring beautiful colors with extra benefits into your kids’ bedrooms, author and interior designer Suzy Chiazzar with her Complete Book of Color can help.
Kids’ bedroom painted in red has the ability to give extra energy and excite the mind, as red colors known for increasing heart and breathing rates. But be careful, too many reds can encourage aggressive behavior and an inability to focus. So, the best practice is use red only for accessories and accents, not for major paint colors. Aside from adding some red decor such as lamp shade or chair, you can also paint one side of the walls red. But if your child are restless, avoid red color for good.
Yellow is the color of happiness and cheerfulness, and painting kids’ bedroom with yellow will bring more motivation to your little ones. Softer yellow will improve concentration, and the brighter ones can boost memory. But don’t paint the whole bedroom with yellow, though. Too much yellow can create feelings of agitation and even anger.
Calming and natural, kids’ bedroom painted in green has a soothing impact on them. Science has it that green may improve a child's reading speed and comprehension, as well as reducing anxiety. You can paint your kids’ bedroom with green without the fear of being overdone. It’s actually safe to apply green colors as much as possible.
Blue paint color has the opposite effect of red. It lowers feelings of anxiety and aggression and lowers blood pressure and heart rates. If you have to deal with children’s tantrums often (or other behavioral issues), paint the kids’ bedroom in blue will be good to help to calm and to soothe them.
Although pink bedrooms are largely associated with typical girly room, pink colors have a calming effect on both sexes. You can paint your kids’ bedroom walls with pink, and add furniture and accessories in other matching colors, such as pink or gray, or you can paint the walls with other colors and add some pink accessories and decor.