What is your favourite colour? How does that colour make you feel?
My favourite colour is red especially when a beautiful person is wearing it. According to one website they define red characteristics Energetic and Exciting, Powerful, Passionate and Bold. Believe it or not that reveals a lot about my personality. My second favourite colour is blue and according to another website suggest what colour to wear at the office. They say the colour blue represents truth and wisdom. The website claims also that the colour blue has a calming effect and is linked to intellect. It’s also the most stable color. Another coincidence a major part of my personality is a very chilled person and I’m very honest and love intellectual stimulation.
Some research has discovered a small effect of coloured light on heart rate and blood pressure: red light does seem to raise heart rate, while blue light lowers it. I’m sure you can agree the overwhelming effect has most individuals that sunshine has on a person mood. According to Forbes”The sun works through a number of receptors in the brain to affect our mental status and alertness,” the article goes on to mention “Moderate sunlight exposure helps improve your mood and focus by boosting serotonin levels in your body. Also known as the ‘happiness hormone’, it makes you calm and alert. Also, “sunlight decreases the risk of depression in those at risk of seasonal affective”.
A great website tackled this subject answered the question by saying “combination of orange, yellow combined with accents of red seems to be the best combination to improve your study efforts.”
Another source mentioned the emotional state effected in remembering the information. What emotion do you associate the colour Black with? I’m sure agree with the feeling of sadness, depression, fear, and anger. They mentioned in the research article that contrast of colours has impacted on the memory system and recall.
According to a study by the California Energy Commission, classrooms that receive a high level of daylight offer students a 20% better learning rate in maths and 26% in reading, compared with classrooms that received little natural light.
There’s a great website that defines colour for different age groups for children in thier learning experiences. Another factor to consider what type of learning will the room facilitate. From creativity to productivity from professional to public learning spaces. I thought this would be a simple choice but just through my short investigation there is many options. Finally the optimum choice of colour for learning is down to personal preferences.
Your history and experiences with colour during your life will have a subconscious effect on your learning.
“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.” Pablo Picasso