I’m opening up my blog again today to Catherine Raine who is is an adviser at the UK bed specialist, Children’s Bed Shop. I’m always eager to use my space not only to document my life and my experiences but also to bring you guys helpful information from specialists in the parenting field and Catherine is not only so lovely but extremely knowledgeable.
With an keen eye for interior design and a lover of children, Catherine loves to share her passion with others.
The importance of colour is becoming more and more apparent as studies develop. Colour influences us in more ways that we know, with the ability to sooth, agitate or even inspire us based on the hue we are presented with. Children are especially perceptible to these effects, so maybe it’s time to rethink the colour of your child’s bedroom.
Red has been shown to increase our heart rate and therefore our energy levels, making us feel excited and animated. It has also been linked to an inability to concentrate and in some cases even aggressive behaviour. With this in mind, red may not be the best idea when it comes to using a focus colour.
On the complete flip side to red, blue actually helps calm a child by lowering their heart rate and therefore any aggression or anxiety they may feel. This could be the ideal hue if your child experiences any behavioural problems due to its soothing effect.
Yellow is often viewed as a happy and bright colour, probably aided by the fact it’s closely related to the sunshine that we all crave so much! Softer yellows are shown to help focus and brighter ones aid memory, so it can be a great colour to promote study within your child.
Purple has been linked to helping to promote creativity if in a lighter shade and compassion if in a darker hue. Purple is often likened to sophistication and royalty, which perhaps could instil in your child some ambition.
Shown to be a calming and relaxing colour, probably due to feeling at one with nature. Green has also been proven to help a child’s literacy and comprehension skills. A great colour to drape your room in as it soothes your child while promoting concentration and study.
A very warm and bright hue to decorate a room in, orange can encourage confidence within your child which could lead to them being more extroverted. Although this is another colour that promotes excitement, so it maybe more suited to the like of your child’s playroom rather than their bedroom.
Usually seen a ‘girls colour’, but pink has actually been shown to give a calming effect to both of the sexes. Be wary splashing paint all around your child’s room, as they may grow out of it quicker than you think.
This colour promotes calm and peacefulness. White is a fantastic voice for creating a neutral bedroom environment, but be aware of being too plain. Splash some much needed colour in the bedroom to bring a little of life to it. For whatever colour you decide upon, the Julian Bowen Mid Sleeper comes in a range of different colours and styles to suit any child’s needs.
I’d never really considered the behavioural effects my boys bedroom colours could have on them; I always just went for what I loved on Pinterest so I have found this extremely interesting. Jasper and Rhys’s room has three white walls and one blue and I’m glad as this mama needs all the calming vibes she can with with her hyper boys! Jensons nursery is white but I’m definitely going to try and add more pops of colour to bring it to life a bit!
How did you decide on your childs bedroom colour? Was it based on the behavioural affects or purely on aesthetics?
Thanks for reading!