Is Colour Psychology Important When Decorating Your Children’s Bedroom?

Written by
dawncreativedev on April 6, 2017

Choosing a colour scheme for your child’s bedroom can turn out to be trickier than you may have initially anticipated. Especially if you are trying to move away from the traditional standard of pink and blue. Is your child is too young to choose their own colour palette? Are their choices are just simply ghastly? There are hundreds of studies to show the psychological influence that colour can have on us. Everything from the way that colour can affect our mood, our behaviour and even how it can stimulate the brain. According to these studies, certain colours can even improve certain sleeping habits, which is amazing if you have young children.

Warm Colours

Generally speaking, warm colours give off feelings of comfort. Happiness and can make large rooms seem much more cozy and welcoming. Which can be great for children who don’t like being alone in their own room. Warm colours can have an energizing effect on the body, and. According to some studies can be a great colour for stimulating mental development. The downside however, is that their energizing properties can be a problem. If you are trying to get an energetic little person to sleep at night! Bright, warm colours can also be very overpowering is used in excess, so it is best to use them in moderation. Children’s wall stickers are a great way of adding in accents of warm colours without dominating the entire room. Our wall stickers have something children at all stages, from nursery wall stickers, through to more educational stickers for toddlers and older kids.

Cool Colours

  Using cool, light colours in child’s bedroom can have a calming effect on the body and can make their room feel much more spacious, which is great for smaller or cramped rooms.   Try to steer away from dark, or dull variations of cool colours as it can evoke feelings of dread or sadness, which is the total opposite of what you want for a children’s bedroom. Children who have difficulty sleeping, or are general restless work better in cool coloured rooms, especially with blue. Although research into colours psychology has been taking places for decades, our feelings towards colours are extremely personal, therefore these generalisations may not be the same for everybody. Especially within different cultures, different colours can mean different things, giving you diverse preferences and reactions to colour.