Teaching and learning has changed and will continue to change, and it is therefore important that the spaces within which we learn change accordingly to represent different pedagogies. For example Steiner, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and specialized schools to name a few, or schools who choose to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary or integrated approach).
Colour also plays a key role in creating an environment that fosters learning. According to Dr Robert Gerard, colour is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum which can affect neurological pathways in the brain, and a result can create a biochemical response. Therefore, using the right colour along with good placement choices can seriously affect the feelings, attention and behaviour of students when learning.
Creating a stimulating environment can be achieved through the effective use of design and colour, and forms an integral part of an environment conducive to learning, memory retention, and concentration.