Calming colors can create a perfectly balanced space for learning
Inspired by the tides, waves and natural rhythms of the earth, the Dulux Professional Colour of the Year 2023 Flow palette helps to create a feeling of calm and balance that is perfect for educational spaces. As well as being the ideal calm backdrop for learning, these seashore-inspired colors can also help students to feel in touch with nature – something that has been shown to improve wellbeing, giving young minds an increased sense of wonder and imagination, as well as encouraging sustainable thinking.
The mix of pastel blues with Dulux Professional Colour of the Year 2023, Wild WonderTM, brings the perfect combination of calm, creativity and playfulness to this nursery setting. Clouds on the ceiling painted in Bright SkiesTM – Dulux Professional Colour of the Year 2023 – create a ‘blue-sky thinking’ sense of optimism, while walls painted in Wild WonderTM add warmth and connection with nature.
A high-energy space calls for paint colors that the Dulux Professional Colour of the Year 2023 Flow palette offers tones that work well on their own or in combination. Here, a split wall creates an effective and balanced backdrop in a sports hall. To draw the eye up towards the windows, the lightest shade is used at the top of the wall, while a band of Wild WonderTM adds warmth and visual interest.
In an open-plan space with separate zones, you need a color scheme that feels cohesive. Here, different tones from the Flow palette give definition to each work area but, because they work well together, the whole gallery space feels unified. A central pop of Wild WonderTM breaks up the blue tones and makes a visual impact.
Color-blocking can bring creativity and personality to a learning space. Here, a combination of blue, Wild WonderTM, soft yellow and white extends on to the ceiling to create a wraparound dark-to-light effect that makes just the right amount of noise in a quiet library.