Saturday 3 December 2016

Experts reveal this is the best colour to paint your baby's nursery

Sasha Brady

Published 29/07/2016 | 10:35

Experts have revealed the best colour to decorate a newborn's nursery
Experts have revealed the best colour to decorate a newborn's nursery

Experts have revealed the best colour to paint newborn's nursery.

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Pink and blue or even yellow and cream are the colours you'd associate with a newborn's nursery.

However, experts have revealed that a baby's bedroom should be painted in monochrome colours until they're three-months-old.

Research has found that in the early stages of a baby’s life they can only see shades of black, grey and white so monochrome interiors will provide the best form of visual stimulation and assist in brain growth and development.

Baby's bedroom decorated in black and white. Photo: Drawhome.com
Baby's bedroom decorated in black and white. Photo: Drawhome.com

According to the Dr Sears Wellness Institute "visual stimulation is crucial" for newborns.

"If a baby is kept blindfolded the visual centre in his brain would never develop, the optic nerve would shrivel up, and baby would never develop vision. On the other hand, if you provide continuous visual input into baby’s eyes, the retina thrives, the optic nerve grows, and the visual part of baby’s brain thrives and develops by leaps and bounds."

Child's nursery decorated in monochrome with pops of colour. Photo: Drawhome.com
Child's nursery decorated in monochrome with pops of colour. Photo: Drawhome.com

Dr Sears advises that it's best to decorate your baby's bed in stripe patterns.

He also recommends introducing stripes into the play area, as well as black and white or dark and light contrasting toys to enhance visual stimulation.

Baby's nursery decorated in contrasting black and white. Photo: Forever Love
Baby's nursery decorated in contrasting black and white. Photo: Forever Love

"Place a black and white striped book, picture, or toy about eight to 12 inches from baby’s face. Watch your baby fix on this and stare almost glued to it," explained Dr Sears.

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