Modern science has found out how color influences moods, emotions and mental states in general. The correlation has found out to be a strong one. Color psychology has also got a lot to do with branding and advertising. They can also change sleeping, eating habits and perceptions that weren’t understood before.
Psychologists say that these colors vary from person to person as one color might have a different affect on one person and none of the other but won’t be the opposite. This where factors like age, gender and childhood will come in. Therefore, it’s necessary to understand the relation of colors with human beings at an early age. How these different hues effect the child is what we are going to be discussing in detail here. We have seen that pink is for girls and blue is for boys, ever wondered why? Let’s find out.
Pink: It symbolizes femininity and creates a calming atmosphere. This color, loved by little girls mostly, can become irritating after some time. The initial calming effect can lead to anxiety and agitation. Try encouraging balance of colors in your little princess so as to avoid her from running away from pink and turning into a tomboy all of a sudden.
Blue: Little boys generally like blue but they are not as crazy about it as girls are about pink. It symbolizes coolness in boys. Kids brands have encouraged blue for boys initially but now the trend has changed. Generally, blue has a soothing effect and works for children who have trouble sleeping. Feeling of anxiety, restlessness, increased heartbeat and respiration can be controlled in hot and humid conditions.
Now that we have solved the greatest myth of all times, we can proceed to other colors.
Red: This very rich and emotive color increases heart beat and breathing. No wonder people whoare in love go crazy at the sight of red. Jokes apart, this is sharp color for kids and is loved by the ones who have athletic ability. Boys as grow up start to prefer red and black rooms.
Yellow: I remember my sister loving this color as a baby. It evokes happiness and cheery nature in a child. Child psychologists believe it enhances memory and increases metabolism of the child. Though, too much yellow can result in fussy babies and that’s what I think happened with my sister!