Did you know that, babies cry more in yellow rooms? According to specialists and researchers who have done studies on color and its affect of people, couples fight more in yellow kitchens, divas throw tantrums in yellow dressing rooms, and babies cry more. It's not something you would think about really, we don't notice the color of a room most times we walk through the world. But our bodies do. Color plays a huge role in the attitudes your children will have in a room. It can do more than just be cheery. The color you choose for your child's bed room, for your toddler's bedding, is incredibly important, it can go so far as to affect their health and emotions.
The whole yellow effect discussed above actually has a flip side. Where healthy people find it energizing and stimulating, so much so that they experience outbursts of energy, leading to clashing interests sometimes. It is also true that children who are sickly, suffering from asthmatic problems will actually respond the best to yellow rooms, yellow stimulates the health of the chest, heart and lungs. When a child is born prematurely, or suffers from jaundice doctors may incubate them under blue lights. The blue is the key here, the color is energizing and affecting.
So when you are trying to pick out the blankets and pillows that you will put on your little one's bed. Consider the affects color may have on your child. Warm colors, those related to red. Communicate warmth and intimacy, this can have a wonderfully relaxing affect on you and your child. But if you choose intense warm colors, strong reds and oranges, they will have a stimulating exciting affect, which can make sleeping in a room of those colors a bit harder.
Cool colors, blues, purples, have a calming affect. But be careful to avoid extremely cool colors, or dark blues and purples, you will find they have a depressing affect on your child. Cool colors are receding colors they pull away from the viewer, this means that isolation of emotions can happen. But keep rooms full of light cool colors, lavenders or sky blues, and your child can feel relaxed, elegant even, and if your decorating a closet of a room, these colors can make the room feel bigger, and more spacious.
Finally consider earth tones. Color like grays, beige, muted yellows, ground you. They are awesome for hyper children. They are warm and simple, without being advancing colors, they are like the cool colors of the warm side of the color wheel, and they may be just what you are looking for. Especially if you want to use themes of nature, like forests or gardens. Once again, keep them light, and they can be encouraging. Too dark and they get depressing. And a note of caution, avoid using blacks at all, teens may love it, but there is nothing more discouraging or prone to cause emotional troubles for your child. If your teen really wants it, then use it as an accent color, and keep white, or other colors in the room to balance it out.
Color in your toddler's room is really important. As you prepare to decorate for a growing child consider their personality, health and attitude and choose colors that will be the most comfortable for them.