Choosing the right calming colours can have a big impact on the developing mind of your little one. In this piece we look at how choosing the right calming colours for your kid’s bedroom and around the house can impact your child’s wellbeing. We will look at the influence of each of these calming colours individually through the use of decor and paint. Relax with a cup of tea and enjoy the read.
Calming Colours: Blue – The Intellectual Colour
What happens to you when you take time out at the beach, taking in the blue sky and ocean? A sense of calm ensues and your mind feels open and at ease. Of the calming colours, blue is seen as the most mentally stimulating. With a rich variety of hues of blue available, the days of blue for boys only are long gone. Painting your little one’s space in a soft blue tone can help them to focus on learning as psychologically it is seen as the intellectual colour. “Blue is the colour of the mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally, rather than the physical reaction we have to red. Strong blues will stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration,” says Angela Wright author of Psychological Properties Of Colour. Therefore, adding accents of stronger blues with decor items such as scatter pillows and/or rugs can help with the development of your child’s thought processes.
Calming Colours: Pink – The Nurturing Colour
Just enough of the right shade of pink can bring a nurturing feeling to your child’s space. With it being a tint of the primary colour red, it represents physical tranquillity, nurture, warmth, and love. Rather than going full-on pink in your little one’s space, using accents of a dusty pink around your child’s bedroom can harness the calming sentiments represented by this colour. Bringing to the forefront attributes such as compassion and a soothing nature in your child. Pink is such a happy colour!
Calming Colours: Violet/Purple – The Spiritual Colour
Known for its association with divinity, violet in its different shades promotes a higher level of thought within your child. This calming colour works well on walls in its lighter hues and as accent pieces in its darker tones. With it also being associated with meditation, the effects of violet in your kid’s space when used well can help them to become the best version of themselves. The colour also promotes a peaceful night’s rest, which is good for the active child.
Calming Colours: Green – The Colour Of Balance
Imagine yourself sitting in a forest surrounded by trees and mother nature. What do you feel? A sense of harmony and balance perhaps? Therein lies the principle of the colour green as a calming colourway in your child’s bedroom. “Being in the centre of the spectrum, it is the colour of balance – a more important concept than many people realise.” according to Angela Wright’s Psychological Properties Of Colour. Bringing the colour green into your child’s bedroom allows for a restful space and brings about a sense of reassurance, equilibrium, and peace. We have found that balancing green and white really pulls a room together. You don’t want any of the colours to be overwhelming as it could have the opposite effect.
Calming Colours: Yellow – The Emotional Colour
Yellow is the colour that symbolises sunshine, happiness and emotional well-being. This colour, when used correctly, can lift the spirits of your child and promote self-confidence. A soft yellow as an accent colour in your child’s bedroom can give way to brighter mornings and sweeter smiles. With the right yellow naturally being a mood enhancer, a vibrant start to your child’s day can be encouraged by this colour. The key here is the right tone of yellow and not too much which could be overwhelming.
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