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Choosing Paint Colors Strategically for Your Classroom

 Choosing Paint Colors Strategically for Your Classroom

We are firm believ­ers that choos­ing inte­ri­or paint for any envi­ron­ment can be a fun and reward­ing process. After all, it’s a real oppor­tu­ni­ty to pick a prod­uct that will work for you in the sense of pro­tect­ing and pre­serv­ing your prop­er­ty, but it also offers the ben­e­fit of improv­ing moods and ele­vat­ing an envi­ron­ment. For an exam­ple of this in an office set­ting, take a look back at anoth­er post we recent­ly shared.

Paint­ing in a school also holds huge poten­tial for con­tribut­ing to a fun, ener­getic, cre­ative atmos­phere. And, isn’t that what edu­ca­tion is all about? We under­stand, though, that being tasked with actu­al­ly select­ing spe­cif­ic col­ors can feel a lit­tle overwhelming.

With all of this in mind, we have put togeth­er some food for inte­ri­or paint­ing thought. And, as always, if you have spe­cif­ic ques­tions or could use a hand with your project, please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us.

What Are the Best Col­ors for the Classroom?

The right col­or for class­rooms depends on sev­er­al fac­tors. You want it to keep stu­dents alert, but not over­whelm or exhaust the eye. You’ll also want to con­sid­er if you have car­pet­ing or con­crete floor coat­ings. Since floor coat­ings, such as epoxy, reflect light, you’ll want to tai­lor your wall col­ors so that the room isn’t too bright but still light enough to engage students.

Here are some col­ors that we find tend to work well in most classrooms:

  • Mut­ed blues

  • Light grays

  • Neu­tral greens

  • Mut­ed yellows

  • Off whites

Choos­ing Paint Col­ors for Dif­fer­ent Grades

Do you remem­ber what your kinder­garten class­room looked like? The chances are strong that it was bright, bold, and invit­ing. Fun is good, espe­cial­ly when you are estab­lish­ing the fact that school should be seen as an enjoy­able oppor­tu­ni­ty. So go ahead and play with the colors!

For old­er grades, avoid a stark look, but choos­ing a more sub­dued palette is a good way to respect the fact the stu­dents are old­er and more mature. Lighter, earthy tones cre­ate a pleas­ant and unique tone.

Con­trol Ener­gy Lev­el With Col­or (Yes, it’s possible!)

Col­or psy­chol­o­gy tells us that dif­fer­ent col­ors inter­act with the brain in cer­tain ways and trig­ger spe­cif­ic respons­es. Bright, active tones like red and orange have even been shown to increase heart rates! Blue, grey, and soft greens, on the oth­er hand, have a calm­ing effect. Take these facts into con­sid­er­a­tion as you strate­gi­cal­ly choose col­ors for spe­cif­ic sub­ject areas. Bright and ener­getic might work just fine for a hands-on learn­ing sta­tion, but calm might be key for a study hall environment.

Ask Your Painter About Low and Zero-VOC Paint

These are envi­ron­men­tal­ly-friend­ly, low-odor paint options. They lack the Volatile Organ­ic Com­pounds (VOC’s) that evap­o­rate as the paint dries, caus­ing an odor that can some­times be less than desir­able. This is a good route to take in order to be able to paint with­out dis­rupt­ing your sched­ule or stu­dent flow.

Do You Need a Pro­fes­sion­al Paint­ing Company?

As you may have gath­ered, we are pas­sion­ate about paint­ing and find­ing just the right prod­ucts to meet our clients’ needs. Why not reach out to us with your ques­tions? We would love to help how­ev­er we can.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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