Can Colours Affect your Baby?
A child’s immediate environment in their early years can significantly affect a child’s learning and behaviour. The neighbourhood they live in, the number of people they live with, their parents’ relationship and the affection shown to them by their parents are all influences on their development. Can the effect on behaviour and learning also be attributed to surroundings like the colours of the walls in their room? Experts say it can affect a child’s behaviour and learning. While the colour of their nursery won’t be as influential as the relationships they have with immediate family members, experts say that certain colours provoke certain feelings and thought processes.
The Best Colour for Your Baby’s Nursery
The general findings are that green is the best colour for your child. Green has a calming, refreshing and nurturing effect. It promotes thinking and concentration and is the best colour for a learning environment. (Project Nursery)
Orange is also a good colour for your baby. This colour creates a warm and comfortable environment promoting interpersonal conversation.(Project Nursery)
Personally, my favourite colour for the nursery is a neutral-gender grey. The colour grey creates an introspective and emotional environment promoting thought and emotion. However, it is a colour that can bring feelings of loneliness and sadness. This is why grey needs to be offset by a colour that encourages warmth and happiness, like yellow or orange. (Project Nursery)
Top Five Green and Minimal Nurseries
If you’re convinced about creating that calming, refreshing and nurturing effect in your baby’s nursery, take a look at these top five green and minimal nurseries to inspire you.
- Light green gender-neutral nursery. Green is also a colour abundant in nature, so what better than to add a tree to the wall art? The crib and base boards in natural wood also add to the nature theme.
2. Light green minimalist unisex nursery with animal accents. The minimal feature in this room is the crib/storage/drawers/built-in-chair unit. It’s a great space saver, looks tidy and is multi-functional.
Scandinavian-Style Unisex Nursery – Fendhome.com
3. Black, White and Mint Green Nursery with accents of Gold. According to the experts, Black is a very authoritative and powerful colour and should be used sparingly. Allison Lalla balances it perfectly with mint green and white patterns.
4. This Tiffany Green Nursery features the perfect amount of Yellow accents. Yellow promotes happiness but if used too much, it can also agitate an infant since it is such a bright colour.
5. This Safari-Themed Nursery Room features more natural greens. The shades of brown also add to the nature theme. The use of grey definitely makes sense here and will be promoting deep thoughts and emotion without encouraging feelings of loneliness.