We have almost completed painting the nursery and the bright colours look beautiful next to our clean white walls. I read a very interesting article this week by Dulux, all about paint colours for a child’s nursery and how the right paint shade could stimulate and aid a child’s cognitive development.
“I’ve read that some colours can help babies concentrate. Can you suggest any colour schemes or patterns that we can incorporate into the nursery give our baby the best possible start?”
According to research from AkzoNobel, around 40% of expectant parents believe a stimulating environment will have a positive impact on their baby’s cognitive development.
Now we’re not suggesting that painting the nursery in a certain colour will make your child grow up to be a genius, but a visually interesting environment can certainly aid the development of their attention span and spark their curiosity.
Tap into colour psychology
Colours at the warmer end of the spectrum are thought to stimulate the mind and body, so it’s worth putting some thought into selecting the right colour scheme for your baby’s nursery.
Bright orange, for instance, is thought to stimulate interaction and communication, while pale yellow hues can aid concentration. It’s thought that more intense shades of yellow can even stimulate the memory.
There is a drawback, however. Warm, bold colours have a tendency to agitate young babies which may pose a problem come nap time. Play around with different shades and intensities and balance warm colours with cooler hues to add a restful tone and enjoy the best of both worlds.
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