Whether your child is partial to purple, blue, green, or yellow, it’s important to note the impact color has on young minds. Exposing your child or children to particular colors can improve mood, increase energy, foster creativity, and improve confidence. If you’ve got a child or children in tow, keep reading for our sweet and simple cheat sheet: the best hues for your kids’ bedroom. 

 

Organic Neutrals 

Nature-inspired colors have long since been known for their soothing effects. Shades of blue and green tend to evoke associations to things that are inherently calming, such as lush meadows, cloudless summer skies, and gently lapping ocean waves. In the setting of a child’s room, green and blue can help to reduce anxiety and aggression and lower blood pressure and heart rate. 

 

Soothing and Spiritual   

If your child is gunning for a pink or red room, purple might pose a good compromise. Purple is associated with stability and spirituality, and lighter versions of the color (such as lavender), can have calming effects, similar to blue. 

 

Warm and Friendly  

If you’ve got a shy child on your hands, consider orange or pale yellow for their bedroom. Orange is considered to be a social color, associated with confidence and energy. Similarly, yellow is energizing, lending a sense of cheerfulness and positivity to any setting in which it’s used.

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