I've been researching schoolroom colors. Do you know there are studies to support just about ANY color you want to use?
First, there's the mood-color concept. Bright colors are energizing and inspiring, soft colors are calming and studious, that sort of thing. That seems pretty straightforward - now I just have to decide what type of atmosphere we really want.
But when international studies were done, it was found that this mood association is learned, not universal. Hmmmm... That would explain why schools look different around the world.
And then there are the feng shui color concepts...
And you've got to consider the weather, too. Orange in a warm sunny location will be agitating, while it will be cheerful in a location that rains much of the year.
One study is adamant that almond is the absolute best color. Others suggest that you use different colors in different areas to correspond to the activities there.
(By the way, I did appreciate this article at DesignShare. It supports the concept that "All colors are good." Kids love color - a variety of color.)
What to do?!
So I decided to call in the REAL expert. "Esmé, what color do you want YOUR schoolhouse to be?"
So pink it is. Though I'm using my mommy executive powers a little. I want bright white walls (design faux pas according to some, design genius according to others), with bright pink and spring green as theme colors. Nothing is set in stone yet, but that's where we're heading.
And that's what I love about this homeschool space - it is Esmé's! I want it to be a room she is drawn to, so her input is extremely important...
As much as reasonable, I want the choices to be hers.
Meet Fuzzle, a recent acquisition to our house... and the personal choice of Miss Esmé.
Fuzzle is part of a collection of unique Corner Art wooden wall decor designed to sit on corner molding without hooks, hangers, or nails! Each one has a unique child's rhyme on the back.
Faith was another favorite of Esmé's - isn't she sweet?
And wouldn't you love to have this verse hidden on your little girl's door frame?
With our African background, I was excited to learn that Corner Art began at a girls' home in South Africa. It stemmed out of a mission to teach the girls a craft they could sell at the tourist market. And now the Corner Art business donates 5% of all profits to help children have homes.
Esmé has fallen in love with Fuzzle... Take a look around at Corner Art's catalog and let your child choose his or her favorite to fall in love with!
Corner Art is giving away corner art critters to three lucky readers! To enter to win one of three:
- Visit Corner Art. Then comment here with which design the child in your life would choose if you won.
- If you're a follower or subscriber here, leave a second comment for a second entry.
- For a third entry, leave a comment telling me what color YOU would paint a learning space, and why.
Thanks to Corner Art for providing the review and giveaway products.