Expecting a New Baby? Here are Our Favorite Nursery Paint Colour Ideas

So you’re expecting a new baby. Congratulations! Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or just a close friend of the parents-to-be, this is very exciting. For one thing, it’s time to start shopping for onesies and baby bottles. You will also want to start thinking about ways to make your home safer. And don’t forget, you will need to create a special space for this child to live, grow, and learn.

Your nursery is a reflection of the love you have for this new baby. It will be one of their first experiences. Your nursery should be a place of safety, comfort, love, and stimulation. You may wonder how to create such a special place for your baby. The first step is picking a paint colour.

Selecting the Best Paint Colours for Your Nursery

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Did you know that, according to child development experts, children don’t see colour until about three months? After three months, children start to see more than black and white and are very attracted to primary colours like red, green, yellow, and blue.

This does not mean you should limit your paint choices to red, green, yellow, and blue. It’s just useful information to keep in mind when decorating your nursery. For example, if you want a sky blue nursery, you can add accents of royal blue and turquoise with toys, crib sheets, and wall art.

. There are no wrong choices. All that matters is that you provide a safe, loving environment for your child to learn and grow.

It’s possible that you are feeling overwhelmed. There are so many decisions to make that you may want to ask for help. CertaPro Painters of South Calgary is here to help.We have compiled some of the best colour choices for you to review. Whether you are a traditional household, or you want something a little more modern, there’s something for everyone.

Classic and Traditional

Do you like a more traditional style décor? Will you know the gender of the new baby before the birth? If so, you can choose from the traditional, or gendered, colours of blue and pink. Some people think it’s old fashioned, but it’s truly a classic. And many still feel that creating a space that speaks to the specific child they are bringing home helps them mentally and emotionally prepare for the journey they are about to embark on.

You can also choose to put a modern spin on traditional nursery paint colours. Try an accent wall of pink or blue. Or create blue/pink and white stripes. Don’t be afraid to get creative – because when it comes to paint colours you have the freedom to be anything but traditional.

Try a Neutral Pallet

Are you a trend setter? Or maybe you like a more modern décor. Why not try a neutral colour for your nursery? It’s very trendy. Look in any parenting magazine and you will likely see a celebrity boasting about a feather grey or a sea glass green nursery. When selection a neutral colour, try choosing softer greys, whites, or tans. This can help to create an inviting space that is cohesive with the rest of your home.

Here are some trendy options:

  • Sunset Beige
  • Toasted Almond
  • Eggshell
  • Coconut Milk
  • Sheepskin Rug
  • Feather Grey

The other benefit of choose a neutral colour for your nursery is it will allow you to create a gender-neutral space for your growing child. This is a popular choice for parents who do not wish to know the gender of their child prior to birth.

Here are some options:

  • Mint
  • Honeydew
  • Seashore Dream
  • Ocean View
  • Wildflower Honey
  • Chiffon
  • Pineapple Delight
  • Warm Sunshine

Warm Colours

If you want your nursery to have feelings of love, coziness, and comfort, try a warm color. Selecting a deeper, richer paint colour for the nursery will allow you to play with lighter accent pieces and furniture such as a crib and changing table made of cedar, pine, or birch. You can also use a warm colour to center the room by creating an accent wall.

Here are some options:

  • Pacific Pine
  • Olive
  • Hunter Green
  • Starry Night
  • Navy
  • Peony
  • Raspberry Truffle
  • Salted Caramel
  • Deep Rose
  • Ruby

Keep it Light and Bright with Pastels

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Pastels give you the ability to create a soft space with pops of colour. You can select a light pink for the walls and use pops of violet, magenta, or fuchsia around the room. Using pastels can also help you brighten up a dark room or make a small room appear bigger.

Here are some options:

  • Sunshine Yellow
  • Baby Blush
  • Powder Blush
  • Ballerina Pink
  • Lilac
  • Violet
  • Pale Purple
  • Blue Mist
  • Frosted Glass

What About a Theme?

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If there aren’t any certain colours that stick out to you, you may want to try another avenue for inspiration. What about a theme? A sailor or beach theme with different tones of blue would be adorable. Do you want to pass your love of dance onto your daughter? If so, you can use tones of pastel pink with magenta accents to create a ballerina’s dream space. You may want your child to know that they are the sunshine of your life. You can always combine variations of yellow to show them they’re the bright spot in your day.

Create a Space You Love

Your baby will be the center of your world, and you will be spending a lot of time in the nursery – so make it a space you enjoy. If you would like an experts opinion or to schedule a colour consultation, contact CertaPro Painters® of South Calgary.