Gender Neutral Nurseries

 

 

Last week, a client asked me to come up with a gender-neutral color scheme for her baby-to-be.

 

 

Colors that work in gender neutral nurseries include greens, blues, and yellows.  Browns and grays accented with an unexpected vibrant color works, too.  Orange is becoming a more popular choice, as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe you start with a neutral wallcolor and add in some citrusy punches of color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Don’t forget:  a coat of paint makes everything more fun.  Painted wood furniture adds personality and spunk to a nursery.

 

 

 

 

I’m really loving the turquoise with the lemon yellow – so fresh and happy!

 

 

 

 

 

Another client brought this picture to me a couple of months ago as inspiration for the nursery in the new home she and her husband are currently working on.  Ultimately, we chose a less vivid version of this color combo.  I can’t wait to see it all come together!

 

 

 


Photo Credits:  Custom Nursery Art (1,7), Decor Pad(2,6), St. Houzz, Apartment Therapy, Hatched Prints. Young House Love.

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Dianne Tant
Dianne Tant
11 years ago

I love the tourquoise and yellow of course.

Lezlie
Lezlie
11 years ago

Love the last picture. Not so sure my ultimate color choice is any less vivid now that it is on the walls! I’m looking forward to seeing it all come together, too, as well as the rest of the house! Thanks for all your help.

Lezlie

kristiebarnett
11 years ago

dianne – i knew you would!

Linda Moran
Linda Moran
11 years ago

We chose a color similar to the green in the third picture (big giraffe), sort of a mint color with white trim and were very pleased with it though two girls and a boy. On a side note, we sold the house and the new owner, who has no children, kept the color. It was perfect for a smallish room.

Misty
Misty
11 years ago

I love the touches of turquoise and if the time ever comes for me to have a nursery, I like a turquoise and orange or turquoise and lemon. Fresh and zesty! Cute post.

Amy
Amy
11 years ago

This gives me something to think about. I tend to be so traditional but it would be fun to think outside the box. At least a little bit, anyway!

ehalvey
11 years ago

I love these!! And I don’t plan on needing a nursery for a very long time 🙂

Especially the taupe and celery and the turquoise and yellow. They’re colors that can grow with the child instead of re-doing the room every 3 years because they’re over pink/purple/whatever.

kristiebarnett
11 years ago

good point – it saves time and effort in the long run if the colors chosen for a nursery can last into the future – past the baby stage. afterall, time flies and they don’t stay babies forever . . .

Kelly, Arte Styling
Kelly, Arte Styling
11 years ago

Sounds like a fun project! Be sure and let us know how it all turns out.

YHL Fan
YHL Fan
11 years ago

That last photo is from Young House Love – you should probably site them. 🙂

Hope
Hope
10 years ago

I really like the circle/dot design in the 5 picture, but I am having problems finding any like that. Any suggestions?

Katy
Katy
9 years ago
Reply to  Hope

Hope –

Did you ever have any luck finding the bedding in photo #5?

Lauren McKenzie
Lauren McKenzie
10 years ago

Hi Kristie,
Just found out I’m expecting….starting to brainstorm some ideas for our nursery. Wandered onto your website and fell in love with the third photo (one with the giraffe) Was hoping you could give me some insight into what color was used on the walls? Also, where the rug and wall hangings came from….love them! Thanks!

Paula
Paula
9 years ago

Hi kristie,

I love your gender neutral paint color suggestions. Please tell me what the two paint colors are in the first photo, as well as the photo further down with the tan wall with the citrusy punches of color?

Thanks so much,
Paula

Sara Eichhorn
Sara Eichhorn
9 years ago

Hello—–
I LOVE the nursery in the fifth picture down with the putty walls and white bedding with the polka dots and circles. Can you tell me where the bedding and accessories are from? It is the only bedding my hubby and I agree on. Thanks so much!

Mary
Mary
9 years ago

Love the second photo down….we want to do ours green and I love the rug and the cute wall art above the crib. Where are they from, and what color is on the wall? Thanks!

Jill Leary
Jill Leary
9 years ago

Hi Kristie!
I have been searching for the polka dot/circle baby bedding. Where is it from? Thanks

Adrianna
Adrianna
9 years ago

The link to the first photo isn’t working… do you by chance know where the picture is from? I’m wanting to do the beige chair rail in our Master, which is currently ALL ivory, but heavily accented in blue.

Kristina
Kristina
9 years ago

Has anyone found the polka dot bedding in photo 5? I have been searching and searching. It is not a Dwell Stuido line either. I want this so bad.

Laura
Laura
9 years ago

Did anyone have anyone luck finding where the circle polka dot nursery is sold? It is the only bedding I have truly loved and I am 24 weeks along so I am beginning to get desperate!! Any help would be great!

Susan
Susan
9 years ago

I love love everything in pic 1. I can’t seem to find where you bought everything. Do you mind providing me with the websites? THank you

MamieVlin
MamieVlin
8 years ago

Very useful article, I used some pictures for my own blog, hope you can read French !

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