By Aranyu Soltesz. Coloring Worksheet. At Friday, December 13th 2019, 14:45:00 PM.
Certain colors have a greater impact on our memory than others, so it′s important for your child to choose the right colors when making revision notes. Studies have shown that colors such as orange, red and yellow are more attention‐grabbing compared with colors such as grey or brown. This means that information written or highlighted in these colors have a higher chance of being remembered. But what colors should be used, and when? According to basic color theory, red and yellow stimulate the mind. Red draws attention to something that is important and is good for memory retrieval, while yellow highlights points that need to be remembered and stimulates mental activity. Blue has been proven to be good for boosting the ability to think creatively, while both blue and green have both been found to be calming and to increase concentration.
It′s not just the choice of colors but the combination of colors which aids memory. Opting for shades that create an eye‐catching contrast is more visually stimulating and helps the brain to retain information. Generally speaking, the higher the level of contrast the more attention‐grabbing a piece of work will be. Just keep in mind that too many colors can be both chaotic and distracting, while too much of one color can have an adverse effect on memory recall too much yellow, for instance, is known to provoke headaches which is the last thing your child needs whilst revising.
Color context refers to how we perceive colors as they contrast with another color. Look at the pairs of circles in the example below to see what I mean. The middle of each of the circles is the same size, shape, and color. The only thing that changes is the background color. Yet, the middle circles appear softer or brighter depending on the contrasting color behind it. You may even notice movement or depth changes just based on one color change. This is because the way in which we use two colors together changes how we perceive it. So, when you're choosing colors for your graphic designs, think about how much contrast you want throughout the design.