Colors and Kids

Colors affecting our psychology as well as reflecting our tastes create different effects on us. Colors affect our psychology but differ from culture to culture. White evokes innocence and purity in the west but melancholy and grief in the east.

Our children know the colours of pink and blue that we select for them or even impose on them. The perception that girls wear pink and boys wear blue affects the subconscious of children in small ages. Thus, the reaction of boys against a pink color when they grow up can be explained in this regard. Girls not having a problem with blue is a special subject raising another discussion.

In summary, girls are led to colors like pink, lilac, purple and boys are led to dark colors like blue, dark blue and red. Researches show that color taste differs as to the age.

Children start learning color concept at the ages between 2 and 5. While the first color that a new born baby realizes is red; glossy and light colors attract his/her attention later on. You can stimulate the perceptions of your baby by using red tones in his/her room. It should be noted that red color has an appetizing characteristic.

If your child has hyperactivity disorder, do not use red. Instead of red, you can use blue which has a calming effect. Green and pink tones allow your child to calm down and sleep easily.

In the growing years, you can create a positive influence on your child by using light green dominantly.

Choose contrast colors such as red+green, blue+orange, yellow+purple which strengthen relations and give energy for the clothes and room of your child.

If you interfere in the color selection of your child, you will affect their selection substantially. Try not to affect them as much as possible and help them to give proper meanings to colors.