Research shows that newborns have difficulty distinguishing between colors, which makes their view of the outside world a blur. However, they clearly see in black and white. This classic color combination is a great choice for decorating a nursery. Not only do these high contrast colors—light and dark side by side—create a stimulating space, they provide a stylish departure from tried-and-true pink and blue baby rooms.
If you’re thinking, “What? Black and white in a nursery,” stick with me. I’m not going to tell you to paint the room in black and white stripes, unless that is the look you’re after. Start with neutral walls the color of rich caramel, misty silver or creamy lattes. You can then add bedding, artwork and other fun accessories to play up the contrast theme.
clockwise from top left:
black girls play fabric from jcaroline creative
white first number fabric from jcaroline creative
Knappa Klover pendant lamp from IKEA
black & white duck print from Grow Big Dreams, Dude by K. Barteski
visual stimulation developmental baby blocks from Cookie Dough
Dottie rug from PBteen
Tadpoles 4-pc crib bedding set from Target.com
Crane Cool Mist Humidifier from Amazon
How do you feel about black and white decorating? Would you use it in a baby's nursery?