The story behind - Childhood Dreams

With color psychology and basic pedagogical mindset as foundation for the Childhood Dreams collection we are happy to present belarteKIDS. Creating designs that opens up for conversation, sparks the imagination, and invites to play are key point we have worked with as we brought this collection to life. We have created designs from a child's perspective suitable for nurseries, kids playrooms and public spaces such as schools and libraries to mention a few. Welcome to discover a new world of belarteSTUDIO, belarteKIDS.

Pedagogical approach

With mindful color choices this collection fits many different types of environments and stimulates different kinds of feelings. The designs of the Childhood Dreams collection opens up for conversation and tells stories. It helps you challenge and educate your child in a pedagogical way. What is hiding in the jungle and who is swimming in the deep blue ocean, how many legs does an octopus have and why is the grass green?

Lingering roads trough the little colorful park surrounded by ponds and fruit bearing trees, might it lead to the big old Pippi Long stocking villa
and, if so, who lives there? Where are the monkeys going and what is that fruit in the big old tree? These are only some of the questions to be answered. The collection is inspired by nature and the world around children so that every child can get a sense of recognition in one way or another.

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”Color is light and light is energy”

Johannes Itten, painter, designer, writer and teacher at the Bauhaus School.

Color Psychology

Did you know there are many studies around how colors effect our mind and emotions. With this in mind we have focused on colors such as dark blue and dark green providing feelings of safety, ideal for a kids bedroom, nursery or calm reading corner. Yellow, giving optimism and energy, hues of pink arousing imagination are great for a kids playroom. Earthy tones such as light blue and pale green creates focus and calmness suitable for a kids bedroom and reading corner. Black standing for mystery and white standing for hope.

There are in fact many colors that young children aren’t able to see and the full capacity of seeing color isn’t properly developed until a child is about 4 years old. Red, pink, orange and yellow are warm colors that children see earlier than cold colors such as purple and blue. Red details are therefore something a very young child can see. Multi colored patterns stimulates children and encourages for play and creativity.
So what color is your favorite?

”Color in architecture - a means as powerful as the ground plan and section”

- Le Corbusier one of 20th centuries most influential architects and furniture designer.

Interested to learn more about color psychology?

Read the books by Johannes Itten or Josef Albers- two of the color masters from the 1960 ́s. Or check out the contemporary work of Koi Colorstudio or Sarah Garanty.