In the first weeks of life, babies don’t see in a lot of detail, only shades of gray. Black and white baby bedding creates high contrasts that babies find appealing. Contrast has a lot to do with the development of your newborn’s eyesight, and your baby’s interest in these high-contrast colors continues through six to nine months of age!
When it comes to baby bedding and nursery themes, black should be used in moderation. We like black and white as accent colors or, in crib bedding, combined with a mobile or an object or artwork. Research has repeatedly shown that newborns prefer to look at black and white geometric shapes rather than bright colors or pastels.
Don’t be afraid to accent a black and white nursery with bright, cheerful colors as well. Contrast black and white crib sheets and skirts with artwork and furnishings in contrasting colors and shapes.