Nursery colours - which one should you choose?
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by Suzi Smith • @suziabi
Choosing the right colour for your baby’s nursery is something that many parents have trouble deciding on. Blue for boys and pink for girls was for a long time the go-to colour choice, but now anything goes, even black! Here, moKee reveals how a baby’s nursery colour could even influence their personality….
Red works perfect but only as an accent in the nursery. Look to use this passionate colour to add a splash of colour, perhaps as a statement wall or in the accessories you choose to dress the room. As a hot colour red can evoke emotion in people, so it could influence your baby to be more emotional, passionate and to stand out from the crowd.
Orange will help create a warm, cozy feel in your nursery. It promotes a feeling of wellness and can help develop friendly, calm babies. Orange is best used in accessories so soft furnishings work well in this colour.
Want a lively and cheerful baby? Then pick yellow. Sunshine yellow should be used with caution- perhaps use sparkingly in a mural whereas soft yellow can be used to help promote concentration, so statement walls and even yellow nursery furniture can work well.
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Nurseries are learning environments so green is the best colour to use to help promote and encourage learning. It’s a nurturing, soft, calming colour so baby can feel relaxed yet still engaged with their surroundings. Green is also abundant in nature so stick to Mother Nature green and you’ll be on the right track!
For calm babies pick blue. Blue promotes healing and calmness, however be careful with which shade you choose as a grey blue can promote sadness. Stick to warm and bright blues, avoiding darker shades and you’ll inspire your baby to be calm under pressure.
Purple can inspire serenity and a taste for luxury in baby. A strong purple has long been associated with royalty however pastel purples, like lavenders help create a serene baby.
White is an obvious choice for a nursery as babies are angelic and innocent. White will help evoke neutrality in a baby, being able to see both sides of the argument in future life as they keep a cool head. Ensure that you have colour accents throughout the room and remember that baby stains do show up more on white than other colours.
Pink offers up loving feelings in baby as well as calmness, so it’s the perfect colour for babies who like to throw a tantrum! Pastel pinks can be used throughout the nursery however stick to vibrant pinks for accents in the room. If you want your baby to be a loving adult, pick pink.
Grey nurseries are popular as it’s a great neutral colour to match with stronger colours. Grey evokes intuition and introspection so you might choose grey for budding writers and poets.
Black nurseries were once a big no, no, however black can be used in larger nurseries with a lot of natural light. Use sparingly, perhaps a black cot and black furniture mixed with lighter tones. Black immediately inspires power, so if you want to develop a little leader, go with black.
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And what do you think? Share your opinion in comments - let us know which colour you chose for your baby's nursery and why!