Children and adults experiencing sensory sensitivity can experience many accompanying diagnosis, a common one is autism. In any case, sensory sensitivity can cause the individual to have a hard time to process the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes when there is too much going on. Colors can trigger sensory overload. When you or your child have sensory sensitivity, painting the interior of your home is a helpful tool. Typically, warm greens and blues are found to be pleasing colors. Neutral tones, such grays and tan, and pastels are recommended for people to paint their environments that have sensory issues and to avoid fluorescent lighting and bright colors. Today, we at Ciarlanti Painting would like to continue to elaborate on painting the interior of your home for those with sensory sensitivity in mind.
Blue & Green Paint Colors for Sensory Processing Disorders
According to the research conducting by leading experts, children with sensory issues typically like muted tones of blue and green. These colors do not create as much stimulation in the brain because they have shorter wavelengths than brighter colors. Children that have sensory issues are often soothed by the softer hues and it helps them avoid the chaos that can be created inside them. Experts go on to say that visual processing aids in recognizing physical features, places and events. Helping kids with sensory sensitivity to process the rest of their environment is done by avoiding the bright colors that give them overstimulated feelings.
Neutral Hues for Autism Color Sensitivity
More often than not, many children with sensory sensitivity are attracted to artistic exploration. In a muted, neutral environment, children can easily paint, draw, and craft without having any overstimulating the sensory-sensitive side. Demonstrating their artistic exploration without the agitation of the influence of the room’s environment, the sensory sensitive child can grow with little to no sensory overload.
Pastel Room Colors for Autism
There are several organizations that consists of occupational therapists that are devoted to helping parents of sensory-sensitive children create a thriving home environment. These experts often recommend using dark shades on the windows and painting the child’s room pastel colors. These groups advise parents that children need a safe place they know they can retreat to when they do become overstimulated. For better sleep habits and an inner peace for children, a sensory-friendly room of pastel colors is created.
Paint Colors to Avoid for Sensory Overload
Children with sensory disorders need to avoid bright and fluorescent lighting as well in addition to bright color paints. Children without sensory sensitivity can experience headaches and eye issues, and those that do have sensory sensitivity exposed to fluorescent lighting are likely to become overwhelmed and disoriented; leading to the inability to focus and pay attention. Natural light is recommended for sensory-sensitive children as it helps provide calmer environments.
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Avoid the really bright and clashing colors when selecting the color schemes and stick with neutrals, pastels, or the muted blues and greens to help the sensory sensitive people in your home. When you need help ensuring the painting project is done with a high quality and in a timely matter, call in the professionals at Ciarlanti Painting and let our specialists take care of you.