The Science Behind Choosing A Paint Color For Your Kids Room

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Color can influence different emotional triggers.  Studies have shows that children respond more to warm colors while adults tend to respond to cool colors.

Some studies suggest that shades of red, orange and yellow can stimulate the mind and have an energizing effect on the body.  Instead of painting an entire room a bold red or bright yellow, paint a single accent wall, or a piece of furniture and a few matching accessories. Adults will feel emotions more towards happiness based on the color red. Pink creates feelings of empathy and femininity and calming atmosphere.

Yellow, will cause children to feel very calm.  Adults will either feel happiness or sadness based on the color yellow. Yellow is also associated with happiness and motivation. Soft yellows promote concentration while brighter shades can stimulate the memory.

Blue will cause kids to feel calm.  Blue calms the mind and body, lowering blood pressure, heart rate and respiration and decreasing feelings of anxiety and aggression.  If your child has trouble sleeping, or are prone to tantrums,the color blue might be a color to consider for his room.   Green is another color that has a soothing effect on the body and mind. The color green can reduce anxiety and promote concentration in children.   Studies suggest that very small children prefer primary colors, but they also have discovered that by the age of kindergarten, children have already developed a sophisticated taste for color.

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