Ready or not, the school year is here.
Backpacks, pens (they still use those, right?), new clothes, and gadgets are flying off the shelves, all with the goal of making sure kids are as equipped as possible. After all, having the right gear can certainly give you a boost and lay the foundation for a great year.
As you plan, prep, and purchase, we also would suggest taking a long, hard look at your child’s study space at home. The desk and computer might be in place, but how is the paint color?
Wait a Second… Can Paint Color Impact Learning?
Just as paint color has been proven to impact mood and emotion, it also directly impacts focus, retention, creativity, energy, and the list goes on. With a little strategy and understanding of what each color offers and how it can interact with your student, this unique power can be harnessed for awesome results.
- Red – Reds have been shown to assist with detail-oriented tasks, but too much can be overstimulating. This might be a good choice for a vibrant accent wall.
- Blue – Blue is relaxing, and promotes calm idea generation and focus.
- Yellow – Soft yellow may be a relaxing option too, but it also sparks creativity. There’s a bit more energy here than blue offers.
- Green – Calling back to its roots in nature, earthy greens are very relaxing to surround yourself with. This could be a perfect option for a student who gets easily frustrated or overwhelmed.
We know that there are countless options under each of these broader color categories. For example, “green” can sometimes be extremely bright and electric, not exactly promoting that calm we mentioned above. Keep the level of intensity in mind as you choose the best option for your child, ensuring that the result lines up with your goals.
Let Your Kid Get Involved with the Color Selection Process
Kids of all ages like to make spaces their own. Drawing them into the process of color selection and research can be fun and educational in itself, and allow them to feel like they’re investing in their own study area. This might keep them motivated and engaged as the school year rolls along!