Effects of Color on Children

Colors have emotional and mental effects on children in all aspects of life. Studies have shown that colors develop the brain’s creativity, productivity and capacity to learn.

The effects of color varies, from causing excitement, to stirring calmness, and producing inspiration. These are some of the effects of colors on kids because children are more sensitive to colors.

It is quite important to choose colors appropriate for children, for example, using the color red on or around an active child could make the child active all day long. It explains why it is advisable to use colors like blue, green and purple when it comes to energetic and restless children.

Let us identify some of the psychological effects of these colors on children:

  1. Red

Red brings a lot of energy and excitement to the children. Using the color red on or around an active child could make the child active all day long. Studies have shown that too much exposure to the color red encourages aggressive behavior and an inability to focus. Red is amazing, but might not be the best room color for a child that is restless.

2. Orange

The orange color is a happy color, also increases energy and excitement just like the red color. It is a warm and friendly color that stimulates confidence.

3. Yellow

A color that literally speaks happiness and laughter. It is a warm and cheery color that gives optimism but it can sometime bring out the frustration or anger inside.

4. Green

This is a natural and cool color. It is so calming and also signifies growth and good health. Scientists have also attributed the color green to improving a child’s reading speed and understanding.

5. Blue

The color of calmness and serenity. Studies have shown that the blue color aids focus and decreases feelings of anxiety and aggression, and also lowers blood pressure and heart rates.

6. Purple

Mostly seen as royalty, purple speaks ambition and self assurance. A sophisticated color that is also the color of passion, creativity, wisdom and spirituality. This wealthy color is great for inspiring sensitivity and compassion in children.

7. Brown

A very reliable and stable color, it encourages friendship and gives some sort of security to the mind. This is a natural and warm color that helps the children to open up more.

8. Pink

A color identified with love, it is very gentle and calming. Though mostly seen as a girly color but the color pink brings brightness and lights up the mood.

Check out our WizitUp K12 Learning app. We would like to hear from you if you think the colors in the cartoons, kindergarten songs and rhymes, and games bring out the best in your child.