I was just curious… do you know how significant color can be in terms of affecting both you and your child’s focus, concentration, mood and overall ability and attitude? I’m guessing like most of us, it probably hasn’t dawned on you. After all, with all the things there are in life to be concerned with right now, color and your surroundings are generally not something that would be at the top of your list. That being said, I’ve a feeling you wouldn’t be at all surprised to know that everyone is dramatically and subliminally affected by color, particularly when different types of light enter into the equation – So, consider these few things and let me know what you think, especially if you relate to anything I’ve mentioned, I’d love your feedback!
When you enter a particular room in your home, ask yourself what the goal for that space is – whether it be for you, your family, or your guests, especially if it’s meant to be a multi-purpose space for all of the above. Then, see how you feel, what you’re drawn to and what makes you even a little uncomfortable. (but, pay attention and don’t “blow off” whatever feelings may un-nerve you) ask other family members as well.
Again, ask yourself some more questions (you’ll start creating a much more intimate relationship with yourself!) What do you consider you’re favorite color and why… and when you say, “i don’t know why” I’m promising you, you absolutely do! Ask yourself how this color makes you feel, (good, bad etc…) and really notice your immediate reactions. Your answers can be very telling and revealing in terms of how you’re affected by certain colors as well as particular shades of that color.
Once you have the answers to some of the aforementioned questions – I’d like you to consider a few more things… whether for you or your child, remember that just because you’ve now identified your favorite color, that doesn’t mean it should surround you on a grand scale or will work for you emotionally in any room. Rather, it helps you understand how and where it will work best. You should also be aware that just because you find a design that’s aesthetically appealing to you, that also doesn’t mean you don’t need to consider whether or not that design supports both you or your child’s individual mental, emotional and psychological needs within that space, not to mention the intended function of that space.
Hope this helps! Get back to me and let me know if it does…
Your Sensory Design & Color Expert!
Lauren S. Henry
Remember, “Color Creates Change!”
Posted on August 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm by Lauren, your Sensory Design Specialist