One way you can choose a color or color scheme for your child's room is to take inspiration from the way color affects moods and perceptions. Here's an overview:
- Green. The color of nature, green is said to reinforce self-esteem and suggest hope, restfulness and calmness.
- Blue. Shades of blue, like the ocean and the sky, evoke feelings of calm, tranquility and spirituality, so they're good choices for restful bedroom.
- Red. Used as an accent to neutral colors, red can add some life to a kid's room.
- Yellow. Cheerful and dynamic, yellow is a great choice to brighten and warm any room. It's also said to be the color of intellectuals.
- White. White represents peace, faith, joy, cleanliness and purity. It reflects light, so it can make a room appear bright, cool and spacious.But it's also the hardest room color to keep clean with little ones around.
- Purple. Various shades of purple evoke different feelings. Children typically respond to the energy of bright purple.