Sensory Room

by Danielle
(NC)

My 5 year old daughter has SPD and Epilepsy (mild). We are building a house and we made her playroom yellow, which I thought would be a "happy" color, and now I think that it is "too overstimulating" . I am trying to find suggestions on colors since we are going to paint with a more subtle color. Does anyone have any advice?? I thought about a sky blue, possibly with clouds? Her room is bright pink and I think that may need to be changed as well. She almost acts afraid and covers her ears when she walks in the house now, since she was so used to seeing it all white.

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Mar 03, 2012
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hope this helps some for variety
by: Anonymous

RELAXING COLORS

Green Nature’s color, calming and gently energizing at the same time. Green is a harmonizing and balancing color for those in need of refreshment. Think rolling meadows, grass, the freshness of spring and summer leaves, sage, pine, celery, lettuce. And always remember that fresh potted plants are a perfect way to bring green into any room.

Blue Soothing, meditative, restful, peaceful, spiritual. Lowers blood pressure. Think cloudless skies, deep waters, sapphire, lapis lazuli, azure, cerulean.

Purple Comfort, protection, spirituality, calm. Think royal purple velvet, wizard capes, plums, clusters of ripe grapes.

Lavender or Violet Healing, calming. Think fields of French lavender and sweet-scented violets.

Read more: Spirit, Green Home Decor, Self-Help

By Annie B. Bond

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/calming-with-color-how-to.html#ixzz1o7UhylId

Feb 07, 2012
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Sensory Room Colors
by: Danielle

OH thank you so much! Since my daughter cannot talk, I have no idea what bothers her, and what colors she likes/dislikes, so having your input is wonderful! We are in the process of changing the playroom to a light sky blue with white clouds, and her bedroom to a pale pink. I just read the other day that blues and greens were soothing with SPD...is this true? Thanks again!

Feb 07, 2012
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Not yellow
by: Anonymous

I've got an issue with bright colours as well. Don't paint the room yellow! My mum painted our living room yellow, drove me so mental that she had to re-paint it. My room is a light blue colour which nice and not too overstimulating.
Avoid Bright pink, yellow and orange i can't tell you how annoying those colours are.

Light blue and white are the best colours for me, so go with the sky and cloud idea :)

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