After reading ♥ Nursery Color Psychology: Let Science Decide! ♥by Kitty Lascurain, I’ve started looking into the importance of colour in our wardrobe. There are days that you are about to head off into work and you simply are not “feeling it”. So you put on a pair of black trousers, a plain top, and look into the mirror which reflects your state of mind. Argh! Change of plan!
You want to get through the day with the pep and enthusiasm that will help you challenge yourself. So you take off the plain comfortable shirt. Then find a colourful or patterned top or blouse, dress yourself up a bit! Now you can start your day, looking great!
Psychological studies, first conducted by advertising firms, suggest that colors can influence mood and behavior, stimulate the brain and body and even affect your little one’s health.
The same principle works for your children. Colours and patterns greatly influence our emotions and state of mind. So Heritage Baby Crafts uses dashes of bold colours and patterns to help your child grow through the clothes, accessories, and toys they use in their everyday life.
Experienced parents, aunts, uncles, siblings and friends. We all know how excitable children can be, so be mindful not to over stimulate your child with too many bold colours in one. Kitty’s article is about decorating your nursery, but the same ideas apply to dressing your little one. As she discusses the influence of Warm and Cool colours on your child, balancing the positive and negative effects that colours can have.
In general, warm colors elicit happiness and comfort, creating intimacy by making large, open spaces feel a little cozier. Bold shades of red, orange and yellow can stimulate the mind and have an energizing effect on the body.
With my own preference for warm colours, I’ve gathered a few items from Heritage Baby Crafts that will help you and your child feel energised and ready for the day ahead.
Red: Bold & Energetic
A touch of red can help stimulate blood flow, energising the body and mind. What better way to start a post on the influence of colour on children than with this? A crochet ♥ Book of Colours ♥
“A delightful colourful book to enjoy with that special little person.”
– Heritage Baby Crafts
The different crochet books that we sell on etsy are popular with our customers. Despite the long hours that go into making these books, we love these too. We are currently in the process of making a few more, and have just recently produced a personalised book “Casper on Safari”. I have previously posted about this book, so for a peak inside and at the finished product, follow the link! We sell a range of toys as well as clothes and books, like the ♥ Footballer Bear ♥ that you can see below.
Pink: Femininity & Sensitivity
Pink is the culturally recognised symbol of girls and women in our culture. The floral colour evokes the qualities that we associate with women. Sensitivity, empathy, a gentle nature. Though, this colour is not just for girls! The qualities the colour inspires are found in both men and women and should help to promote these emotions and feelings in your special little person.
“You can really appreciate the cute and simplistic style…”
We often find that this colour is not liked by a large amount of adults, as while the colour is soft and pretty, it can be a little overwhelming. So the best way to dress in pink? Add splashes of white, black, or even pale yellow shades to add the energetic flare this colour needs. We like this colour combination if you cannot tell from simply searching pink or yellow in the search bar. The ♥ Sheep Beanie ♥ below is typical of the hats we sell on our etsy page.
Yellow: Happiness & Inspiration
We are quite fond of yellow, because it makes you think of everything you want for your little one. As Kitty pointed out in her article, too much yellow can over stimulate babies, and might help make up a fuss.
“Soft, subtle yellows promote concentration while brighter shades can stimulate the memory and increases metabolism.”
This ♥ Lace Trim Dress ♥ has been made from a pale yellow fabric, and a few touches of white lace. The dress is perfect for days at the beach or park. Light and airy for warm weather, and you can mix and match with one of our shawls or shoes to create a perfect little summer outfit. If you like anything on our site, but would like it in a different colour then simply make a request on etsy!
I was inspired by Kitty’s article on colours and the effects on children’s emotions. So this really deserves a read from those interested in psychological effect of colours and those looking to decorate not only nurseries but any room in their own house. I’ve already put a few links within this post, but…
As for links to Heritage Baby Crafts, the photos and names will take you to the products on our etsy page! So please take a look and let us know what you think.
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