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How To Choose The Right Colors For The Kids’ Rooms

Different colors can have different effects and a space as well as on a person. Colors influence our mood and behavior more than we think. It’s why choosing the right color for the kids’ rooms is particularly important. Using lots of bold and bright colors is not always a great strategy. Try instead to analyze each color and choose the combination that would best suit your child.

Warm colors vs cool colors

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Warm colors help create a comfortable, intimate environment, making spaces feel cozy and inviting. However, they should be used in moderation because certain shades also stimulate and energize the mind, which is beneficial during the day but not that advantageous during the night.

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Cool colors, on the other hand, have a calming effect and can make a room feel relaxing and spacious. But, despite that, they’re not particularly inviting and can make a space feel cold and austere.

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Red is a tricky color. On one hand, it’s an exciting color which can have some beneficial effects but on the other hand red can also be a little too tiresome for the eyes, causing headaches and inability to focus. It’s best to reserve this color for other parts of the house. You can introduce red into the kids’ room in the form of small accessories or accent features or mixed in with a bunch of other colors.

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Pink is the color we all go for in the case of a little girl’s room. But, as it turns out, it’s not that great to use it excessively. If you paint the whole room pink the color can become irritating, leading to agitation and anxiety. So use it in moderation. Try to avoid painting the walls pink. Use it on the furniture, the rug or the wall décor.

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Orange and yellow are positive and cheerful colors. They’re associated with happiness and promote concentration. However, too much yellow or orange can be over-stimulating so use them as accent colors. You can use these two colors in lots of interesting ways, including in the form of furniture such as chairs or headboards.

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Blue is a calming shade, usually associated with clear skies and waves. It calms the body and the mind and it’s a great color options for children who have trouble sleeping or who are hyperactive. A good strategy can be to paint the walls light blue and to combine the color with white to create a refreshing oasis.

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Green is another calming shade. It symbolized nature and is associated with healing so it has a soothing effect on the body and mind, reducing anxiety. It is, however, a cool color so consider using it in combination with a warm shade.

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Purple is associated with royalty and is a color better suited for other parts of the house. It can still be a nice option for the child’s room if you use it as an accent tone or in combination with other colors. Consider small purple accents such as decorative pillows or artwork.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 14, 2010

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