When painting your child’s bedroom, especially at a young age, it may not seem like a very involved choice. Pink or purple for girls, blue or red for boys, right? However, did you know that the color you choose could actually affect their mood? Certain colors produce more stimulation, some are more calming, etc. This guide will take you through which colors will be best to paint your child’s room, and which are best to use only as accent colors.
Red is a stimulating color, known to be energizing and exciting; It can even increase heart rate and blood pressure. However, in some cases, it can produce feelings of anger and hostility. Since kids and energy already go “hand in hand,” you should be cautious of adding another element to their bedroom that could increase energy. After all, the goal is usually to get them to sleep in their room! Red can be a good choice for an accent wall. Avoid using red for the main color, as it could be too intense.
Pink works well to calm emotions in children, and can even increase feelings of empathy and nurturing. Because of its soothing effects, it can be a great choice in either girls or boys rooms. (Although your boy not go for it!) Children can tire of the color easily, so it’s best to use as an accent- Maybe a design on the wall or pink bedspread that could be replaced!
Orange is a cheerful, friendly color that can even help children to play more cooperatively. This can be great for siblings who share a room. It also instills confidence, ideal for children on the shy side. However, just like red, too much of it can be overwhelming. Try using it as an accent color around the room!
Have a forgetful child? Choose yellow! Yellow is known to boost memory and concentration, which is ideal if your child does homework in their bedroom. It’s also a color that instills happiness and cheerful feelings. The one downside, it can make settling down difficult for those who struggle to fall asleep.
Green is a calming, soothing color, great for children who struggle with anxiety. Often associated with nature, it helps us to feel grounded. Green is a great color to use for the whole room without reservation.
Blue is another color with a soothing effect, particularly good for children with behavioral issues. It can reduce feelings of anxiety and anger. Blue is another great color to use for the whole room, pairing with orange or yellow accents for a balanced room!
Contact Rob Ross Painting
Now that you have a better idea of which color may fit best with your child’s personality and mood, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Rob Ross Painting today to request a quote! We’ll come to your house in Gloucester, Beverly, Danvers, and other areas of Northeastern Massachusetts. Fill out a contact form or give us a call today at (978) 265-1567!