Can you feel the skies if they weren’t the hues of blue or could you celebrate the rainbow if it was just black and white. The sunset wouldn't be as beautiful without the mix of purples, orange and red, while the grass would lack the charm if not for the green. Colors are the most promising attributes of the world in our life and are essential building blocks for our child’s development.
Colors are not just aesthetic but can also impact one’s mood, wellbeing, productivity, learning and behavior. Every color has meaning and what’s more important is that our age affects our perception and affinity towards a particular color.
This is the most exciting stage in a parents life because they are all set to set up their child’s nursery and while they want to go all in with colors, learned’s suggest that newborns can recognise shades of black, gray and white initially.
It’s for this reason that the early nursery set-up must be in monochrome (or shades of black and white). This helps in child growth without overwhelming the toddler without a lot of schabang. It also helps in boosting your child’s attention span, curiosity, memory and nervous system development.
Three to Eight Months
This is the age bracket when parents must start introducing some color in the baby’s nursery. The transition must happen gradually though and can be simply done by adding it via the baby’s current toys, books and some wall art.
One good color to add at this time could be tones of green, something that soothes the eye and is not very over stimulating.
One to Two years
This is the right age for your child to start differentiating between colors, some good choices to add in their life would be
Orange - One that’s lighter and more subtle than a red, it radiates warmth and is known to overcome tiredness.
Purple - It stimulates the part of the brain that stimulates creativity, its different shades are muses for elegance and wealth.
Brown - Just like black, it is thought to be warm and earthy, one that inspires the feeling of confidence.
Three to Four years
Your kid now starts to identify the names of basic colors. At this stage every color is important in one way or another. The colors start to excite your child and your tot starts to pick colors on their own now. Addition of colored items in your child’s room helps strengthen and reinforce color recognition skills.
Studies tell us that colors affect the entire central nervous system and not just the outer layer of the brain. Depending on the situation, colors can have a great impact in your child’s life, use them wisely.
P.s. Have a colorful day and a florid life with your little one :)