Imagery can help to create a desired mood through colour
Colour theory tells us a lot about how to encourage particular moods within interior settings. Imagery is a great way to introduce colour into a space.
Look at the energy bursting from this wall. The image brings life to the room through the use of vibrant, invigorating colours designed to stimulate and energize the room’s occupants. When it comes to colour, it’s well known that younger students prefer brighter colours in their environment. When comfortable with their surroundings, they are more likely to learn. Here are a few of the most common colours and how they can affect mood:
ORANGE = energy & innovation
RED = power & passion
YELLOW = happiness, creation & creativity
BLUE = calmness & freshness
GREEN = soothing
GREY = relaxation & serenity
PURPLE = royalty & luxury
Imagery can promote learning
Education spaces have evolved alongside our understanding of how humans learn. Interior design now provides much greater consideration for the student.
Optimizing the learning space involves looking beyond our traditional notions of what educational environments have always been, to instead consider what they could be.
Imagery can promote learning…..
…BY ENCOURAGING THE STUDENT TO PAY ATTENTION. (tapping into the alerting and orienting neural networks through novelty and sensory stimulation can help to capture and maintain attention levels).
…BY HELPING THE STUDENT TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT (how we feel affects our ability to learn).
…BY PROMOTING COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION (which are fundamentals that lie at the core of human learning).
…BY ENCOURAGING POSITIVE EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS (positive emotions support students’ ability to learn).
Imagery can help to create an illusion of extra space
A sense of enclosure can be detrimental to learning. Studies have shown that enclosed spaces can increase the stress hormone cortisol in some people.
Compare the images below. Observe how the clever use of perspective adds a much greater sense of depth and space to the room.
Imagery can help to create an illusion of natural light
Psychological research aside, most people would agree that natural light benefits our mental well-being and ability to concentrate.
Carefully selected images can brighten learning areas, helping to lift students’ moods and levels of alertness. Several of the images chosen for ‘Confident Kids Daycare’ have sky scenes that add to the sense of space and light in their respective zones.
Imagery can help to reinforce cultural identity
What a great way to teach kids about Australian flora, fauna and landscapes.
The imagery chosen for this project not only brightens and enlivens interior walls, it also promotes a sense of cultural identity. Compare the images below. The large, bare wall has been brought to life by one of the most iconic natural landscapes in Australia.
Imagery can help with social edification by promoting interaction and discussion.
Imagine the discussions and interactions that will take place in front of this wall.
Children will point, search, analyse then compare findings with their peers and carers. There are so many elements of interest to encourage incidental interaction and discussion.
Imagery can create a sense of proximity to natural elements
Research has demonstrated the positive effects that natural elements can have on office workers. The same positive outcomes are just as likely for students and teachers in a classroom environment.
Natural elements can have a positive effect on mood and productivity. Proximity to nature can make us feel calm but engaged, while fostering positive emotional connections to our surrounds. Compare the images below. What a difference the natural scene makes to this room!
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