Colour psychology

Child’s mind and heart is carte blanche. We are the ones who grab a pen and have influence on the first line of this sheet. Let’s make them to be colourful, stimulating and most of all… safe.

When a baby appears it’s a beginning of a beautiful and full of adventures journey to the world of colours. The main purpose of the route is a happy childhood, full of colours and inspiring experiences which shape sensitivity of our baby, stimulate its development and make it sensitive to beauty. Let’s invite colour to our baby’s room and allow it to grow up in a world where different shades give happiness.

Colour likes changes

Colours have influence on our lives, they impact everybody and become an element which build up our mood. Properly selected colour is especially important when it comes to the youngest children – they are fully dependent on their parents and cannot independently escape from the influence of negative colour. Parents themselves become guides on that journey in the world of colours, thus they have to learn to eliminate colours which seemingly look friendly and deceitfully, which like monsters from nightmares violate the child’s peace. Fast development of the child is a great and unbelievable to describe joy and pride for its parents. It’s worth taking into consideration that along with its development, the child has different needs. Colours picked for newborn babies become invalid after a certain period of time, they no longer fulfil the baby’s needs, the power of their positive influence declines – children grow up and colour becomes older and requires to implement well-thought changes. Children’s room should be associated with joy and peace. It’s essential so that it differs from the rest of the house. Children – depending on their age – need a feeling of stability or constant stimulation. It’s necessary to arrange the room so as to create a unique kingdom, where the child will feel as at home. Forget about the colour clash, in comparison with the rest of the house, the thing that really matters is a happy childhood of our kid

Toddler likes peace

A baby is able to see clearly at the age of the second month, then it is able to see surrounding objects and focus its attention on them. We know how much attention they pay to lamps and other elements of interiors. Therefore, we can install a large geometrical pattern on the wall, which will draw the baby’s attention. This motif on the wall will become one of the elements of the baby’s surroundings and just like a gentle touch and look of its relatives, will build up a feeling of safety and peace. Gentle patterns and inscriptions on the walls which can often be spotted in children’s rooms, won’t be noticed by the baby, it’s rather a solution for those who visit the baby. We immediately find out that we enter the gates of other land – we approach a world of our kid, where there is peace and safety. When we select colours for our baby’s room, we have to show how sensitive and imaginative we are since they have an enormous impact on developing personality of our baby. The most important thing in its development is peace. Thus, white pastel colours, based on light blue, yellow or pink will be perfectly useful.

These colours indicate gentleness and their influence on the surroundings is balanced and subtle – this is exactly what the baby needs. Intense colours which haven’t been softened by white are not recommended in baby’s room – the colour concentration is too high and may contribute to anxiety and stress. There are no obstacles to combine many colours within one room, however. A gentle colour combination used on particular surfaces will allow us to add life to the interior, make it deeper and emphasise its shape. It’s worth taking into account, that the baby’s room is not a suitable place to use aggressive contrasts. Very often applied rule 3 + 1 – using a strong colour upon one selected surface, also in this case will be too heavy solution for gentle eyes of the baby.

Nursery school pupil has also a taste

Children at nursery school age have a fully developed awareness of surrounding colours. They can point out their favourite colours and it’s worth treating their preferences seriously. It’s the right moment to allow the child to participate in colour selection of its room. A child at nursery school age will perfectly handle a very intense colour – such colours belong to its favourite ones. The parents have only one responsibility to withhold it by selecting an extreme palette of colours. Intense red or neon pink are still too strong for the child. Favourite fable-like characters – flowers, butterflies, cars or bears – all attributes of happy childhood can be found on the walls of the nursery school goer – joint painting will give the child a lot of joy and allow it to add life to its kingdom. This is also the right moment to begin education via fun. Painting a measurement scale by the door or child’s name, attracts its attention to mysterious world of letters and numbers.

Adolescent individualism

Teenagers feel a perceptible need to express themselves. They can do it in their own room – thanks to its arrangement, they can show their interests and confirm a sense of style. Colour selection, combination of colours, creating patterns and independent painting can become for them a way to express their individuality. Sometimes their choices are amazing but we should allow them to express themselves, blood red or black are also colours and if a child feels proportions, the effect can be really exciting. The walls of teenager’s room can be a declaration of his interests and passions – music, fashion or motor vehicles – the child can independently create a pattern, select a colour and apply it onto the wall.

Justyna Borcz

Safety is a standard

Every product, which the child comes into touch with, must be safe. At present there are many restrictive rules which must be met by toys, furniture as well as other products making painting coatings. Products of Sniezka company - SUPERMAL® Acrylic Enamel and  Acrylic Vidaron Varnish – meet the most restrictive requirements, PN EN 71.3 standard, called, ‘Toy Safety Standard’ – they do not contain heavy metals and while drying, they do not emit life hazardous substances, which make them perfect products for both children and people suffering from allergies.

Full colour products

All described solutions can be performed independently thanks to Sniezka products. Drawings on furniture and metal can be performed thanks to use of acrylic enamel SUPERMAL®, whose incredibly wide spectrum of operations, enables to perform work on materials made of wood, metal elements, cement surfaces and plasters. Silky gloss or satin matt which can be obtained after applying SUPERMAL®, create within interiors smooth and first of all, safe painting coatings.

Wood has always been fashionable. It’s a material which is natural and friendly, valued for its properties. Wooden elements used within interiors require a special protection. Furniture, panelling, wooden toys are the objects which we have contact every day. Acrylic Varnish of VIDARON is a ecological product without hazardous chemical substances, which is particularly recommended for wooden objects inside of premises. It meets tough requirements of the European Toy Safety Standard (PN EN 71.3). Thanks to that, it can be used without hesitation in children’s rooms and nursery schools.

Small artist

Nursery school period is a time when a child tries to transfer its artistic ambitions to every surrounding surfaces. Nowadays, when there is a scratch on the wall, it’s no longer a problem.

Paints made by Sniezka company, thanks to technology of TeflonR surface protector, make a washable coating on the walls – a wet cloth is enough to refresh the room.

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