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Colour Psychology in Your Child’s Space and How it Affects Baby’s Behaviour

Psychologically, colours can have an amazing effect on us. We have developed our tastes in colour over a lifetime and we associate certain colours to certain memories and our unique experiences associated with them. For example, the reddish glow from a roaring fire helps us feel warm and cosy and may be connected with family events, while a deep blue sea is calming and relaxing with thoughts of seaside vacations. Think of a refreshing scene and you may picture a walk in the English countryside – all green and springlike. And there’s nothing quite like a bright sunny day, bathed in a yellow glow, to cheer us up.

We didn’t just develop an appreciation for colour when we became adults. Babies and children are also affected by it – both positively and negatively. When decorating a room, we base our colour choices on our preferences and while that’s ok most of the time, colour selection is not exactly a simple process. Each colour has a different effect on the body and mind and it’s important to take these into consideration, especially when decorating the nursery room. After all, you want what’s best for your baby.

Discover how colour influences the development and behavior of your child and find the best color for his or her room.

Warm Colors

Modern color scheme. Think Autumn days and hues that cross the horizon around sunset when a final burst of energy paints the sky… Warm colours stimulate the mind and energize the body. They make large spaces feel cozy, warm and welcoming. However, they are not particularly relaxing so they’re not that great during bedtime, especially for very energetic kids (which we can temper with mood using the art of lighting as the day settles down).

Orange

Use a touch of bright orange for a modern funky punch. For a balanced décor, combine warm and cold shades Warm, comforting and cozy, orange is a stimulating colour which inspires social interaction and communication. However, too much orange, especially if it’s a bold shade, can be over-stimulating. Accents go a long way with this colour and it can even make adults smile to see it playfully splashed across your child’s spaces…

How to use orange in decor

 

Yellow

Use yellow in combination with a more neutral colour like grey to tone it down Play with different shades of yellow and a touch of blue for contrast. Yellow is a cheerful and energetic colour which gives the room a sunny and bright look. It’s a colour associated with happiness. Depending on the shade and intensity, subtle yellows stimulate concentration while brighter shades can stimulate the memory. Your child is a ray of sunshine in the midst of life’s vicissitudes …and set against a room with playfully planned yellows and other colours, this decor scheme is bound to make you smile!

 

Yellow in Decor

 

Red

Use red only as an accent colour and in combination with cold colours. Red is one of the colours which is not recommended for the nursery room, the reason being that the colour is associated with aggression, inability to focus and headaches. Of course, this only happens if you use it in excess. However, if used correctly, red can actually have positive effects such as energizing the body and increasing athletic ability.

Room Ideas using Red

 

Pink

As anyone can imagine, such a décor rich in all shades of pink can be quite groovy and sweet, but really only for a short period of time. A much better option is a balanced combination of pink and white This is the universal colour associated with soft, fluffy girly things and princesses and that’s no coincidence. Pink is a calming and relaxing colour and it evokes femininity and empathy. Initially, it has a calming effect but be aware that it can lead to agitation and anxiety so try not to do pink overkill by decorating the whole room in pink.

Pink Room Ideas

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