Choosing Paint Colors for Classrooms

  February 23, 2010

If you're tasked with choosing paint colors in a classroom during a renovation project, there are a few simple rules to keep in mind in order to facilitate a productive learning environment.

In classrooms for young children, from kindergarten up to grades three or four, consider bold, saturated colors. Younger children can handle intense color and it helps energize the space and make children more excited about being in school.

In classrooms for older children, grades four and up, colors need to be more muted and less saturated. The tone should also get cooler, meaning use more greens, blues and grayed-out colors. This will give the classrooms a less juvenile feeling and help children stay calm and focus on their schoolwork.


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