Never fear, Houzz is here with a dictionary of wall paint definitions so you can paint for affect, not just effect.
- Red. Too much will agitate an already restless child and it can encourage aggressive behaviour. Use it sparingly as an accent to energize but not over-excite.
- Orange. Encourages warmth, extroversion and independence, inspiring social confidence in you and your kids.
- Yellow. Splash too much sunshine and you’ll feel agitated and even angry. But use yellow wisely and you’ll feel cheery, increase memory and concentration.
- Green. Go green wherever you can. Much like veges, you can’t have too much of this good stuff. It reduces anxiety, calms and may even increase your child’s reading and comprehension.
- Pink. The biggest problem with pink is your child is likely to outgrow it and you’ll be painting that wall again before you know it. So use it sparingly for a calm effect.
- Purple. This will inspire passion, creativity, wisdom and spirituality so opt for this when pondering life’s existential questions, and tone it down if your cherub child is a sensitive one.