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There might come a time when you have to decide what color you are going to paint your child’s nursery room. If you know the gender, it’s fairly simple. For boys, you could paint the walls blue. For girls, you could paint the walls pink. But maybe you don’t know the gender. Maybe you have twins on the way, one boy and one girl. Or maybe you just don’t want a gender specific nursery. So what color do you choose?
If you want the nursery to invoke energy and a sense of playfulness, you might want to paint with warm colors. On the color wheel, warm colors include yellow, red or orange. Depending on the tone, these colors can be bold. If you want to use red or orange, you might want to make it an accent color. For instance you could use a neutral color like gray as the main color, and accent with red stripes. Yellow is a warm color that exudes energy and cheerfulness. It’s best to go with a subtler shade of yellow for a baby room. Plus yellow can brighten up any room.
If you want the nursery to be calming and serene, you’ll want to paint with cool colors. These include greens and blues. However blue is a more gender specific color. Green, on the other hand, is appealing to boys and girls. Like yellow, you’ll want to choose a softer green. If it’s too bold, the room won’t be aesthetically pleasing. Choosing the right green paint for the room will make the nursery more calming and peaceful.
Maybe you don’t want the nursery to be overtaken by too much color. Or you want something that can be easily updated when converting the room from a nursery to a child’s bedroom. If this is you, you’ll want to paint the baby’s room with neutral colors. These colors include white, brown, ivory, cream, and beige. White on the walls can make the room appear larger by reflecting light. However white is easily susceptible to dirt. Beige or cream can give a room an earthy feel, as well as warmth.
Or if you do want color in the room, you can pair a neutral color with a bolder color. Some ideas include beige walls with a green accent wall, or white walls with orange as an accent color.
No matter what you choose in the end, Matthews Painting can help paint your baby’s room. Just contact us or call us at (574) 834-3575.