What Color Should I Paint the Nursery?
February 10, 2021
Is 2021 the year you are expecting a new little addition to your family? If you are anxiously awaiting the birth or adoption of your wee one, chances are setting up the nursery is front and center on your mind. Wondering what you should paint the nursery is often one of the first questions asked before the design and theme can be established.
At Jerry Enos Painting, we have handled many paint projects involving nurseries, children’s rooms, and playrooms. The color choice is often the most difficult part for parents. We have a few suggestions that may help you make the choice a bit easier.
Decorate According to Gender or Go Gender Neutral?
One of the first questions that parents may want to ask before choosing a color palette is whether they plan to find out the gender of the baby or will they be surprised at the birth?
Many young couples enjoy knowing in advance so they can plan all the paraphernalia and design the room in a certain color or theme according to gender. Some young families also like the excitement of the gender reveal party that keeps family members guessing.
Some couples, however, take an entirely different route when it comes to designing a nursery. More and more parents are choosing paint colors and designs that are gender neutral. The Bump, a pregnancy and baby registry site has rounded up the most stylish gender-neutral nurseries to get your creative juices going.
Will Your Nursery Have a Theme?
Many parents choose to create a theme for their infants’ nursery that helps focus the design and color palette. From nursery rhymes to woodland creatures, nurseries could take on all sorts of themed designs. That design may determine the color palette and color choices for items such as bedding, window coverings, and even art on the walls.
Nursery themes can range from: going on a safari to woodland critters, or perhaps highlighting literary characters or even an adventure into outer space! Whatever you choose for your theme (if you plan to use one) you will want the color palette to bring out the design and main idea.
Do You Want A Room That Can Grow With Your Child?
One question that parents often overlook is the idea that their baby will quickly outgrow a nursery theme, color, or decor and will transition into a toddler style room that may incorporate their favorite things at that age. You may be looking at redesigning a nursery into a more grown-up room just a year or two after you initially paint and decorate.
Due to this, many parents choose to decorate in a fashion that allows transition from infancy to toddlerhood seamlessly. For example, choose neutral colors and allow for furnishings and decor to be easily switched out for something the growing child may like. Many cribs can be transitioned into toddler beds and then eventually into a single bed later on.
Our color specialists can work with you and your design team as you start to create the perfect nursery for your little one.