Color can inspire kids to be more playful and imaginative, make a playground look more modern/more natural, or pop in the surrounding landscape. When choosing a color scheme, consider the following factors:
Your Audience: Young children, especially in the 2-5 age range, love bright colors. At this age, kids learn about primary colors, the rainbow, and how to mix colors using paint. Color schemes that involve primary colors; Red, Blue, and Yellow, tend to be the most attractive and inspiring. Bright colors are known to stimulate the brain, increase energy, and creativity. Children in the 5-12 age group can be attracted to a wider array of colors as well as higher contrast color schemes, such as green, tan, and yellow, or red, tan, and green.
Location: If your playground is being installed at a local preschool, primary colors are a great choice; nestled into a quiet park, maybe you want something more natural, using colors such as green and tan. Installing next to a brick building, red and tan can tie your playground into the color scheme of the surrounding buildings. Consider your surroundings when deciding on a color scheme.
Your Inspiration: Are you looking for a modern hybrid design, a naturally flowing design to fit into the landscape, or a colorful burst that calls kids to come and play? Do you have company or school colors that you want to stay true to? Consider your inspiration when choosing a color scheme.
Eagle Play Structures offers a wide array of standard colors as well as the option to custom order colors. Get in touch with us today to explore your options and start planning your new playground.
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