Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nursery Color Scheme

I debated about what colors to use in the nursery for months. I asked for opinions from my friends and family but in the end I just went with my gut.

Over the years I have realized that the easiest way for me to come up with a color pallet for a room is to find coordinating fabrics that I love and use them as a jumping off point. I finalized the color scheme for the nursery after I came across a beautiful fabric collection called Kumari Garden from Dena Fishbein. I absolutely loved the varying shades of turquoise and green and it even had a little purple which made it the PERFECT fit.

For the curtain panels I used Kumari Garden, Teja Blue.

KumariGarden Teja   

For the crib skirt I used Kumari Garden Sanjay Blue and I used a solid turquoise fabric as an accent.

KumariGarden Sanjay      turquiose

I used the  Sofia fabric ($7.99/yd) from Ikea to cover two Ikea stools and also to cover a vinyl shade for a small window in the room.

IkeaGreenSofiaFabric

My best friend, Jenn, used Kumari Garden Sashi Blue to make an adorable nightlight and also to mat a picture for the room.

KumariGarden Sashi

The wall color was by far the hardest color for me to pick for the room. I wanted a color that could easily work for a girl or boy and could easily transition into a “big girl/boy room.” I decided to go with Geyser by Olympic because it has grey, blue, and green undertones and simply because it’s beautiful.

Gyser

In the beginning no one seemed to think that shades of turquoise, blue, and green could be gender neutral and when the room was completed a lot of people thought I achieved my goal, while others thought it was either too girly or too boyish. As far as the fabrics and accents in the room are concerned, I always planned on adding more green if I had a boy and more purple if I had a girl (there is purple in my inspiration illustrations from the Peter Pan book).  In the end, I think I achieved my goal and found a color pallet that was versatile enough to work for a girl or a boy.

What do you think? What color schemes do you like best for a gender neutral nursery?

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