We believe in celebrating the wonders of colour and in creating inspiring spaces that will grow with little ones.
We’re dedicated to creating kids’ art prints that are engaging yet stylish. By using different hues, shades and tone in an approachable way, our colourful and friendly prints are designed for growing little minds. Decorating for kids should be simple and smart. To help you easily curate, update or grow your child’s art collection according to the colours that are most beneficial and appropriate for their age, simply refer to our colour guide below and have fun decorating!
Newborn - 3 months (up to 8 months)
A newborn’s colour vision is not yet fully developed, so high contrast colours, shapes and patterns are most effective at this stage. Research has shown that black and white geometric shapes like circles and stripes send the strongest signals to a baby's brain, and repeated and continuous visual input of this kind can have an extraordinary effect on their brain growth and visual development. As they can’t see very far, it’s a good idea to bring high contrast objects closer to babies and vice versa. Most parents prefer to decorate with neutrals and pastels for the nursery. Whilst this is completely fine, it is worth noting that these soft colours appear blurry to babies and provide no visual stimulation. For this reason, it is most beneficial to include some high contrast pieces into your baby's space.
6 - 12 months
A baby’s colour vision is usually well developed by 8 months, and bright primary colours are often preferred. Visual stimulation using colour is important for their development, so have fun introducing and exposing babies to lots of new colours to keep them engaged and entertained!
1 - 2 years
During this time your toddler's oral language development will start to emerge. They will begin to differentiate between, learn and possibly identify colours. To support their cognitive development, continue to use lots of colours in their environment and create opportunities for them to engage in colour recognition activities.
2 - 4 years
Colours and shapes become the learning foundation to recognising the differences between letters and numerals. When children learn to discern the similarities and differences between colours and shapes, they also learn to categorise, classify and organise, the same skills that are essential in literacy and numeracy. Engaging children in activities that include colours, shapes, letters and numerals is important in preparation for school. In addition to this, you can also use colour to boost your child's creative thinking and language by encouraging them to notice many hues, shades and tone (like the soft mint green cushion or the bright lemon yellow rug).
4 years and beyond
By 4 years old, children usually develop preferences for certain colours. As part of their personal growth, colours become a creative way to express themselves and their personality so this is a great time to use colour to create a space that reflects their developing identity.