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:
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.
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