How Colour Affects the Classroom

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The Impact of colour within classrooms has changed the way we create learning spaces. Bevlan specialise in outfitting offices and education centres with new furniture to suit their requirements.

Primary school canteen furniture, colourful furniture for schools

Primary school canteen furniture – colourful furniture for schools

We have a variety of schools, colleges and universities as clients who specify to us exactly what they need and come back to us every time their education centre expands or needs a refreshing change for the students and teachers. Understanding the impact of colour within classrooms may change the way we create learning spaces. Education not only expands the mind but also requires expansion in schools so the need for a refreshing change for the students and teachers makes sense.

Why colour matters

The effects of colour on learning and behaviour in the learning environment matters greatly! A calm atmosphere derives from peaceful tones and colours that can engage students to live up to their potential. Thoughtfully planned out colours for the classroom, lunch area, playground, reception can enhance the psychological comfort of the most sensitive students identifying and eliminating detrimental sensory impact. Some students may be more sensitive to colour because of heightened sensory responses and strong visual processing abilities proof of the effect of colour that should not be ignored. The truth about colour in learning environments is quite complex. There is no what’s right or wrong answer the two most fundamental determinants of colour significance are culture and colour context. An array of colourful choices and education furniture with practical benefits can make a huge difference.

Cris Cross, Mood and The Galaxy Funky Seating Range. Seats for reception area, chairs for break rooms. Sofas in reception

Highlighting the Cris Cross, Mood and The Galaxy Funky Seating Range establishing a transcendent green and purple colour combination.

The right colour and study area:

Acoustic work pods can be implemented in many schools and we have installed various work pods in libraries and study areas into clients such as Runshaw College (picture above). The outcome showed an increased focus and concentration in students and they have excelled in exams beyond their potential. Some of the advantages for implementing work pods are:

  • They create calm environments within a busy wider space
  • Bespoke printed graphics for an illusion of dreams
  • Light and portable to work in any environment
  • Ultra-tough and sustainable to last a lifetime
  • Wide range of custom options to suit any environment

Thoughtfully planned out colours for the classroom, lunch area, playground, reception can enhance the psychological comfort of the most sensitive students identifying and eliminating detrimental sensory impact. Some students may be more sensitive to colour because of heightened sensory responses and strong visual processing abilities proof of the effect of colour that should not be ignored. The truth about colour in learning environments is quite complex. There is no what’s right or wrong answer the two most fundamental determinants of colour significance are culture and colour context. An array of colourful education furniture with practical benefits can make a huge difference.

how colours affect the classroom

The types of colours can have the following impact:

  • In Red – Physically engaging yet intimidating
  • In Orange – Perfect for restless students.
  • In Yellow – colour to wake you up. Yellow, on the other hand, bring bright cheeriness,
  • In Blue – comfortable for classrooms yet withstands the busiest educational environment with a sense of calmness

Colour meanings have been studied for their effect on school students. Overall results prove that lighter colours such as yellow and blue encourage positive feelings while darker colours such as deep blue, black or grey create negative emotions. The colour red has been known to cause anxiety in some children. The furniture in the classroom should also be a good colour match for the classroom.

We look forward to seeing how we can help your school with a bright future. Understanding the impact of colour within classrooms has changed the way we create learning spaces…ignores research and knowledge about the meaning of colour and the effect it has on students.“ ‘Colour and Light in Schools’. In their research they say that without any guidelines around colour principles, decisions become based on personal, fashionable or political tastes rather than on evidence or best practice. It’s a frustration we share. Having spent weeks working with teachers to ensure the furniture specification and layouts for their classrooms truly support teaching and learning.

Z2 reception,Cris Cross recption seating, Acoustic pods, giggle chairs, furniture for colleges and education centres, schools

We also venture into other areas in education such as libraries, training centres and lecture theatres. Creating Acoustic workpod environments, library creative hotspots, reception and breakout areas.

We supply furniture for:

  • Canteens
  • Libraries
  • Receptions
  • Break out areas
  • Classroom
  • Lecture theatres

We pride ourselves in listening to every client needs individually before making experienced suggestions for the furniture you require. Our experienced Sales Team can create a successful colour scheme that makes a positive contribution to your learning environments. In future posts we’ll share advice on what colours work best in which areas of a school. Contact us for more Information.