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Color: Red in daycares

Red, the color of passion and love, is also synonym of power, excitement, and energy. Red is a color that, at first glance, may seem to be the perfect color for a daycare, but this isn't really the case. We must beware of the impact of this color that is also often associated with anger and aggressiveness. Among other things, studies have shown that red increases blood pressure.

 

In daycare settings


Red should be used sparingly when it comes to decorating your daycare. I recommend using it only for accessories or furniture. Painting walls red should be avoided. At the very least, all four walls should never be painted red. Of course, if your daycare is very big and benefits from plenty of natural light, painting one wall with this color is acceptable. Nonetheless, be sure to "dress" your wall with posters, frames, etc. Otherwise, consider using red on a wall that boasts a window or a door. The sight of a bare red wall can swallow the rest of a room whole. Red is the color that visually takes up the most space.

 

What can you pair red with?


Red can harmoniously be paired with green, its complimentary color. Contrary to many other colors, red can be paired with many bright greens: lime green, olive green, apple green, etc. I do not recommend using other warm colors (next to red on the chromatic circle) with red since doing so would either create a "suffocating" decor or a decor that is too visually stimulating. Because of this, the area would be tiring for the eyes. However, using red along with very light shades of yellow can be another option.

What must you avoid?


Light blues should not be mixed with red. This is also true for pastel colors in general: light purple, lilac, light green, light orange (peach), and other similar colors.


Annick Dufresne
Interior designer, Créations Addap


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