Monday, 11 March 2013


Research shows that colours have a significant influence in your life. Know your colours, because the colour of your child's room, have the potential to influence the child.  .

When a child is a toddler, the favourite colour is inevitably, the colour red. ‘I want a red ball, red shoes, red car’ etc. And then comes the awareness of other colours from primary to secondary and then to a mix and match and sometimes conjuring up their own colours. Colours are something that we take for granted in the environment but if used well can help you get the best out of our moods.

Colours have an impact on our moods and emotions; this is a known fact of colour therapy. Children bring colour to our life, so let’s add more colour to their life.
Did you know that colours impact your health? Well here are a few interesting facts about colour

v  Red is a warming and stimulating colour and excessive amounts can lead to anger, irritability or hyperactivity, naturally because it is a stimulating colour. Too much of it avoidable in a bedroom

v  Orange is an anti depressant colour, which means it can make you joyous; no wonder some communities tie colourful orange flowers on their doors!  Maybe a little in the room

v  Yellow is calming, promotes well being and happiness and in children it is associated as a happy colour- happy sun, happy sunflowers….. yes definitely will help

v  Green is again calming and relaxing and imparts a feeling of energy. Try walking on green grass or going to a green garden, you automatically feel calm, relaxed and rejuvenated. Hmmm this too is good for the room

v  Blue is a soothing colour and induces calm and restful sleep without nightmares! Lots of it in the room.

v  And brain research says that colours that enhance brain function are- yellow, beige and off white for optimal learning and red, orange and yellow spark energy and creativity. Maybe in the child’s study corner.

(I think the above answers your next question about decor of a child’s room and behaviour)

Spatial arrangements-
The room should be demarcated into three zones, the sleep zone, the study zone and the play zone. The sleep zone can have more softer colours and focus is on sleeping so the lighting etc should match. The study zone should have additional lights that can be switched on and the study table should have utility and health based furniture, the height of the table, the chair all need to be designed as per the age of the child. The play zone should be a small area maybe for books, or general toys that child can sit and play. This helps the child in understanding that bed is not for playing or studying and also helps cultivate healthy habits. A bed is uncluttered and means better hygiene for sleep.

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