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In our last post we covered how active colours have an impact on your emotions. In this post we will be looking at the impact passive colours have and how they alter your emotions
As we now realize how colour has specific impact, and how certain colours can actually trigger stress in an atmosphere or situation. The times of the day which is known as active times of the day (when you are awake) and times of the day where we need to start slowing down (before bed time and sleeping).
We now know:
That active colours (red, orange and yellow) support the brain to be active in learning, expressing emotions, releasing frustration and the importance of where the colour is at the time of learning.
It is very easy to assume that the passive colours would calm a child down. This is not always the case as they can actually trigger more irritability and mood swings. Lets look at the colours below:
Green - I would say that this colour is the safest colour if you are trying to get any child to calm down, relax, sleep, breathe and release frustration. This colour can be both in a bedroom and in your active rooms. Think of nature. You are bringing the outdoors into your home. Green helps to detach, disconnect and release. This colour is great if you want your child to calm down quickly. You can combine this colour with any of the active or passive colours. If you are wanting your child to openly speak about their emotions with orange colour - introducing green will support the detaching from and disconnecting hurt feelings.
Blue/indigo - This colour is a bit of a tricky one. If you or your child are down or moody, blue can actually enhance this emotion. I don't recommend blue in the room either because if your room is your safe place, you want to feel safe and release pain or hurt, not be taken deeper into the emotion. Blue is great to have around when you want your child to slowly learn how to put their words together. It is a great colour to support learning of symbols, words, messages, reading. The only recommendation is to ensure that this colour is around when your child is in a peaceful state.
Purple - This colour is also a safe colour in your childs room. If you are going to have this colour in your room, you need to make sure it is in a place where you child can safely feel vulnerable. P