When designing the rooms at First Learning Australia, we carefully selected the colours used on the walls and décor after researching the psychological effects that a colour has on a child.
The floors at First Learning Australia are a blonde timber colour, providing a neutral palette to start with.
We have chosen to use grey for the walls and elements of the décor, as gray has a calming and relaxing effect when used with warm tones and bright colours.
Each room has an accent colour that we believe will assist the children in feeling at home, welcomed and calm as well aiding their learning journey.
Our youngest room has been designed to include a black and white colour scheme. The best way to stimulate a baby’s vision is using black and white contrasting colours. Research has proven that black and white contrasts register powerfully on baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to baby’s brain. Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development.
Guragura and Garraway
Green is said to have a soothing effect on the body and mind and to reduce anxiety in children. Green also symbolizes nature, creating a calm and serene environment. Exposure to the color green may even increase reading ability and speech development.
Budgiwung and Badagarang
The colour blue decreases feelings of anxiety and aggression and lowers blood pressure and heart rates. Children who experience tantrums or other behavioral problems may appreciate the soothing effects of a blue room. We thought that this colour was perfect for the 2-3 year olds.
Orange is a warm, friendly and youthful color that is great for children since it’s said to encourage confidence, extroversion and independence. The social nature of this color also puts children and their friends at ease, inspiring communication and cooperation.
We have chosen green for the accent colour in our library. As well as the calming and soothing effect green has, there has been a study done that found that exposure to the color green may even increase reading ability.
Lounge Rooms and Wulaba
Most people associate yellow with feelings of happiness and cheerfulness. When used in small doses, this bright and cheery color is said to assist with motivation and increased memory, and softer yellows with aiding concentration.