How The Color of Your Nursery Affects Your Baby

Blue for boys and pink for girls, right? These may be the traditional colors parents paint the nursery, but there is no reason you have to feel stuck with only these two choices.

Color therapy experts believe the colors which surround us have a strong influence on the way we feel and behave. Why not try to incorporate some of the theories of color therapy into your decision of what to paint your baby’s nursery?

Understanding The Influence of Five Colors

Yellow is a bright and cheery color. It is hard to feel bad in a room the same color as the sun. Color therapists suggest softer shades of yellow promote concentration and emotional well-being. You may want to stay away from bright shades of yellow because they can overstimulate and increase the frequency of insomnia.

Green represents the natural world. It is a very calming color and can to help settle a fussy baby as well as soothe a stressed-out parent. Green promotes sleep and relaxation. It is also a great color to increase the ability for people to study, so keep it around even after your baby enters school.

Orange is an extremely warm color. This cheerful choice makes people feel instantly better and gives them a strong sense of safety. Some color experts claim orange promotes communication between people; this may help parents and children bond. Stay away from brighter shades of orange which can make it harder for babies to fall asleep.

Purple may be a regal color, but it is also a good choice for your baby’s nursery. Shades of dark purple are calming and promote sleep.  This color is also perfect for helping to free a child’s imagination and creativity. Lighter shades of purple, like lilac and violet, encourages selflessness and compassion for others.

Brown is not the first choice for many people to use for a nursery, but it has a few advantages over more lively options. It reflexes a strong familial bond and a sense of responsibility. It can help instill in your child values of honesty, dependability and a love of nature.  Dark furniture and light brown walls offer a rich, classy look.

Color can really alter the way you feel. Maybe it is time for a change? Charleston Realty Painting serves Charleston home owners and rental properties throughout the Charleston lowcountry. They provide a wide range of quality painting services. Call the experts at Charleston Realty Painting (843) 640-5892 to arrange a free in-home consultation.

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