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Having teenagers is tough work, especially if they are right in the middle of exams and study. Maybe your teenagers don’t seem to be able to focus on their study? Maybe they get easily distracted when they go into their rooms to break out the books and write an essay? The good news is that color theory has discovered that some colors are better than others for encouraging focus and concentration.
Help Your Teens Get Better Grades
Ideally, your teenagers would be studious and do their homework every night without fuss. Of course, this only happens in some kind of parental utopia! The truth is that distractions are all around teenagers and their impressionable brains are prone to doing anything but studying a lot of the time.
What is interesting is that science can help. By applying some basic color theory to your teenagers’ room of study, you can actually help them to get their work done. Here are some of the best colors to create a better environment for study:
- Cool Blues
There’s nothing quite the same as a nice blue to soothe and calm the mind. We’ve long known that the color blue is associated with peace and calm. In fact, many businesses use it to express a sense of stability and professionalism.
Color theory proposes that nice cool blues are great for studying because they not only help to calm a busy mind but also help a person to focus and be more productive. Some of the best blue colors for this are bolder, such as turquoise and cerulean. Pastel blues are not so good at encouraging productivity, it would seem.
- Stimulating Red
It may seem an odd choice since red is often associated with danger and anger but red is also a stimulating color. The right shade of red, such as a maroon or wine red, is ideal for creating a sense of warmth without overstimulating the teenage mind.
These more muted red colors are a great way to keep the mind active and keep your teenagers focused on the task at hand rather than having them fall asleep. Just be careful not to overdo it and paint everything in red. Even a single accent wall in a nice brick red tone with a dimmer light to change the hue can be a great tool for study.
Closely related to blue, green has long been associated with nature and tranquility. You ideally want to avoid these relaxing greens. Instead, try something brighter and bolder, such as lime green or kelly green. As with red, this can stimulate the mind and keep them focused.
Yellow is a great choice because it comes in such a wide variety of shades. The brighter colors, such as banana yellow, are great for stimulating a tired student brain. If you want to keep it a bit more muted but retain all the warmth of yellow and its energetic qualities, try out a butter yellow on two or more walls instead.