Colour, it’s one of the most noticeable attributes of the world around us. Colour plays an important role in our lives. Colours can change moods, reduce or increase tensions, cause excitement, and sometimes have a soothing effect on a tired person. For babies and small children, understanding colour is an essential building block during their formative years. They will use this knowledge of colours in all areas of their life. So, when it comes to designing kid’s spaces, colour is one of the most important elements to consider.

Not only does colour play an important role in the overall aesthetic of a space, but it can also impact an individual’s mood, emotional wellbeing, productivity, learning, and behaviour. 

Colour can therefore be a very helpful tool in accessing children’s emotions instead of relying on them to tell us how they feel. Specific colours have specific meaning: red is for anger, blue is for sad, yellow is for happy, and green is for glad. Colour is used to organize life and bring order, like stop lights, yellow-white directional stripes on the road, or when some people use colour code to organize their work folders. 

Teaching colours and colour words to children helps them to visually identify colours and begin working with colours in different subjects such as math, literacy, and art.

Colouring and drawing both help kids to improve fine motor skills. They also help train the brain to focus.

All colours have their charm and beauty. They are a major part of one’s personality. They can send out a positive or negative message. We all have a special passion for colours. Colours are the best gift for every child.

Minakshi Jha