DEVELOPMENT OF A NEWBORN
Newborns can hear, feel, touch, and smell. But one of the least developed senses in a baby is the vision. Even though vision is the least improved of a baby’s senses, it plays a crucial role in an infant’s nervous system and its development. Colors are an essential part of the development of babies and young children. Color is a major component that they will need to learn and help through areas of their life. It is important to pay close attention when designing a child’s bedroom as the color is an important element. Color is also known to cause an impact on an individual's mood, learning behavior, and emotional state.
HOW COLORS STIMULATE A BABY’S BRAIN?
The nerve cells in a newborn are disorganized and not completely connected. Even though their brain perceives all five senses, it still needs stimulation to develop and grow. Monochrome colors and patterns are necessary to stimulate a baby’s brain. The best colors that help stimulate a baby’s vision are black and white. Research has repeatedly shown that black and white send the strongest visual signals to a baby’s brain. The stronger a signal is, the more the brain grows and develops. If you surround a baby with black and white colors, you can see the baby’s eyes light up. Color distinction is used to sort and organize mathematical equations. Also, as children learn to recognize colors and use them to communicate and describe, it strengthens the ability to connect with others effectively.
HOW CAN YOU STIMULATE YOUR BABY’S BRAIN?
As mentioned above monochrome colors and patterns help an infant’s brain develop at a faster rate with black and white colors and with black and white patterns. You can buy crib bumpers, blankets, and sheets with dark and light patterned stripes. You can also surround your baby with stripes in their playing area. You will see how your baby will fixate on that certain area as if they are glued to it. Black and white rattles, teddy bears, dolls, and such will appeal to your baby more than any other color.
CREATING A STIMULATING NURSERY
As black and white are the best visual simulators for babies, here are some ideas to combine styles and patterns.
- All black and white highlights. You can try black chalk paint with some white polka dots
- Bold black and white stripes
- Dalmatian spotted walls are the perfect mixture of fun with accent