If you have a new little bundle of joy on the way, congratulations! Having a baby is exciting in so many ways and designing and preparing a nursery can be so much fun. But choosing a color scheme and theme for a nursery can be a little bit stressful for some new parents. Let’s look at some tips for picking the best color for your nursery, as well as some popular colors and why they are a safe choice.
A baby’s crib in a neutral-colored room
Why Does Color Matter?
The color of the walls in a baby’s room can help create a certain environment for both parents and baby. Dark colors and bright hues can be overwhelming and add to the chaos of bringing a baby home.
For newborns the color may matter very little, as their eyesight won’t develop properly and they sleep the majority of the time. However, as new parents, you’ll be spending a significant amount of time in baby’s new room so you’ll want to choose a color that you find calming and enjoyable.
Pastels are a great option for a baby’s room because they add some color without being too hard on the eyes. Pink and blue have traditionally been popular options for parents who know the sex of their baby ahead of time, but sunny yellow and soft green have grown in popularity over the years. When choosing a pastel it is important to pick a color that you really like, so you aren’t tempted to have it repainted it in a year or two.
If colors intimidate you, an accent wall can be a great option. By keeping the nursery walls neutral and adding a single pastel accent wall you can add a pop of color without as much of a commitment. Additionally an accent wall is a great option if you want to incorporate some wallpaper.
If you aren’t sure about putting pastel colors on the walls, neutral colors are also a great option. By keeping the walls white, gray, beige, or tan you can shift the focus of the room to the bedding, art, and furniture. By keeping the walls neutral you’ll also have more options when you decide to update the nursery as your baby grows into a toddler, preschooler, and beyond.