What colour should I paint my kids room?

21st Oct 2019

What colour to paint a nursery, playroom or bedroom can be a confusing decision. Colours help comfort, inspire, excite, and soothe children and make them feel that the space is theirs.

Studies show that colour can stimulate the brain, which in turn affects our moods, there are feelings associated with each hue.

We have some tips that may help this decision.

  1. Red is an especially stimulating colour, increasing heart and breathing rates. Some research suggests that too much exposure to red encourages aggressive behaviour and an inability to focus. Red is great for accent pieces or activity areas.
  2. Orange is a bright and cheerful colour that has been shown to encourage confidence, extroversion and independence. The social nature of this colour also puts children and their friends at ease, inspiring communication and cooperation.
  3. Yellow can not only cheer the room up but work to strengthen concentration and memory.
  4. Green is a calming, natural colour that has a soothing impact on a child. Scientists have also found that green may improve a child’s reading speed and comprehension. As with any cool colour, the darker the shade, the gloomier the room.
  5. Blue decreases feelings of anxiety and aggression and lowers blood pressure and heart rates. Children who experience tantrums or other behavioral problems may appreciate the soothing effects of a blue room.
  6. Purple is ambitious and self-assured. It’s also the colour of passion, creativity, wisdom and spirituality. This deep and emotive colour is great for inspiring sensitivity and compassion in children. But if your child is particularly sensitive, you may want to keep this colour limited to accents.
  7. Pink normally tops the list of young girls room choices, pink has a calming effect on both sexes. Go for the softer hues or try pairing pink artwork, accessories and textiles with a neutral background.
  8. Warm colours. Warm colours inspire happiness, coziness and comfort in most people. They can also make large, open spaces feel more intimate for young ones.
  9. Cool colours. Lighter, cool colours can have a calming effect on children. Many of these colours help small spaces seem a little bit more open. Try layering in shades of cream for some softness and contrast, and consider comfortable and cuddly textiles for warmth.

Jones Painting includes colour consultancy as part of our service. We have many years of experience and have seen many different rooms and hues in our time. We can discuss with you your needs and explain your options.

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Image by Joshua Seong, read more on Colour Psychology here.