Education: Color in the Classroom

Are the pupils gloomy, nervous, inattentive? Does the teacher complain of eyestrain? It may be the classroom's "schoolhouse-brown" paint. Last week New York's public school system, which adopted pastel shades in 1943, announced a sixth tested classroom color combination: peach and rose.*

Throughout the country more & more schools are applying what paint ads flossily call "the principles of color dynamics." According to one paint publicist, Joseph C. Thompson of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., "colored surfaces [in] flat, satin, or eggshell finishes . . . medium to light in value [will eliminate the] excessive brightness of the white,...

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