Anyone who has taken a simple art or psychology class at some point in their life has probably learned that colors can have a most definite effect on one’s mood. Typically, people recognize that red indicates passion, anger, sex, and love. Blue indicated peace, sadness, and calmness, depending on the hue. Green represents envy, nature, and knowledge.
Artists typically utilize the physiology behind certain colors to invoke subconscious emotions in their audience’s responses to their paintings, sketches, drawings, and sculptures. But, if you’re not an artist and want to utilize color to best impact those around you, consider looking at repainting the color of your baby or toddler’s bedroom, as some popular colors may have some hidden psychological influences that you were unaware of previously.
Orange is associated with joy and sunshine. Humans perceive orange as a hot color, however, it is not as blatantly aggressive as red. Orange indicates enthusiasm and happiness and has also been shown to be a stimulator of creativity. Hello, of course, is known as a bright and happy color. It also inspires cheerfulness and energy. Be careful with yellow, however, as it has also been connected with food and over-consumption.
With the color, green comes different meanings as well. Stray from painting your child’s room a yellowish or dark green, as those stimulate greed and sickness. Light greens and aquas are colors of peace, healing, and protection, though, and are perfect to paint your child’s bedroom.
Other popular colors include purples, pinks, grays, and more. If your child is old enough to express an opinion of which color they prefer, work with them to choose the shade of that color that has the most positive psychological impact.