How Color Influences Moods: The Psychology of Paint in a Child’s Room
Different colors can have various effects on a person and their mood. Color can create feelings of calm, optimism and even hunger. Check out the meaning of your favorite color and see what effect it can have on you.
Red: Shades of deep red like fire-engine, crimson and brick create a sense of warmth in a room. In a nursery red is better used as an accent color since too much can make babies feel anxious. A good one to try: Cherry Tomato by Sherwin Williams.
Orange: Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. If you want a vibrant hue, you can’t go wrong with orange. It can be warm, cozy, fun and lively. Try selecting a complex shade of orange such as coral, persimmon or terra cotta and you’re likely to enjoy it for a long period of time. Try Flower Pot by Sherwin Williams.
Yellow: Yellow conveys warmth and optimism and is considered a cheerful color. It is thought to enhance concentration and stimulate learning. It is, however, the most eye-fatiguing color and some people wonder if it can cause a baby to cry more often. In a nursery, go softer rather than brighter.
Green: The color options green provides are endless – chartreuse, pistachio, jade, green apple, grass green, lime green, etc. Green has more variations visible to the human eye over any other color. Try Celery by Sherwin Williams for a similar look.
Blue: Cobalt, periwinkle, navy, turquoise – blue is easily the most popular color and will never go out of style. It’s a soothing shade that can be used to create a tranquil oasis, open up a room or give it a crisp look.Tip! In this room wood elements warm the blue up and create a tranquilizing, soothing effect perfect for a nursery or child’s room.
Purple: Purple is a versatile color that can appear both warm and cool. Plum, eggplant and cabernet are all varying shades of bright purple used to inspire and motivate. Violet, indigo and lilac create calm, contemplative spaces and are frequently used in little girl’s rooms. For a tranquil effect in a nursery, try soft lavender.
Pink: Pink is a color traditionally associated with girls. While lighter pinks are commonly used, don’t shy away from bolder colors. Magenta or hot pink can make a powerful statement. The secret is to use a bold color as an accent or in a combination with another color. Consider options like salmon or rose for larger rooms.
For more paint color inspiration, visit Sherwin Williams and use the Color Visualizer to determine what affect your want to create in your child’s room.