Choosing Nursery Paint Colors for Baby

Ideas for Choosing Nursery Paint Colors for Baby

Paint Colors for Baby’s Nursery

Do you need help choosing nursery paint colors for the new baby? Go through your paint chip collection! We have several tips for getting you from inspiration to paint selection to pull together a palette that you and your child will love for years to come. You can choose the right nursery colors easily using the following guidelines.

Take Your Canvas into Consideration When Choosing Nursery Paint Colors

Before you choose a shade of paint, take a minute to reflect on the room itself. How big is your baby’s room? Does it benefit from natural light or does it need some brightening?

During color selection, it is important to take cues from your existing space. You may love deep, rich colors, but dark hues absorb light and can easily overpower a small room. A dark color typically makes a room appear smaller. Light colors like Fusion’s Little Lamb Tones for Tots, on the other hand, give a room a feeling of spaciousness and brightness. Making the most of your space requires you to know in advance the room’s needs.

Bold, Colorful Accents

A fun and daring accent wall can add depth even in a small room, making it appear larger. You can also introduce a brightly colored color by opting for bright curtains or throw pillows.

Think Growth When It Comes To Nursery Paint Colors

The soon-to-be big kid might love pink now, but it won’t be long until he or she has a big change of heart.

If you want to create a timeless look, consider putting away the traditional primary colors for a more sophisticated color scheme.

Consider a contemporary color scheme such as navy and coral, a cool, minty green or a rich, neutral shade paired with a few easy-to-update accent colors.

Calming Colors Go A Long Way

The nursery paint colors you choose can have a big impact on much more than just how it looks. Based on color psychology, the nursery colors you choose can influence a child’s behavior, mood, and even physical well being.

What shade works best for a baby? Check out these soothing hues by our Fusion™ Paints, Tones for Tots™.

Theme or Style: Make a Decision

Instead of choosing colors, try choosing a style or theme instead.

A lot of decorating styles are associated with color schemes, making it easy to choose what you like. For instance, if you love rustic decor, you might want to incorporate warm, earthy colors influenced by nature. Feeling shabby chic? Add some pretty pastel colors.

What sailor theme can be called complete without an ocean-inspired blue chest or changing table treated with the Little Whale Fusion paint, and what princess theme be complete without a touch of iconic pink? Pick your favorite theme, and let your imagination be your guide!

Bedding Inspiration

If you still have some questions about where to start or what to buy, take a look at beautiful bedding sets, pillows, and rugs. Each of these things can inspire your entire design!

It is always a good idea to hit the shops before buying any paint, even if you have decided on your colors. Why spend hours searching for the right accessories in the exact right color when you can just buy paint and match?

Use the 60-30-10 Classic Decor Rule

To achieve a cohesive color scheme, limit your selections to a single primary shade and no more than one or two accent shades. Use each color multiple times throughout your space, striving for at least three uses per color. (This helps to ensure a harmonious flow of colour)

Use the 60-30-10 rule if you’re not sure how much of each color to use. There is a classic decor rule that helps create color palettes for spaces. It states that 60% of the space should be dominated by a primary color, 30% should have a secondary color or texture, and 10% should be a decorative accent color.

Choose Your Paint Carefully

Start small. Paint chips can be deceiving, and colors often turn out different once they’ve made it to the wall. Take home small samples and paint swatches. Wait until the paint has dried, and pay attention to how the color is affected by changing light.

Make sure you get VOC-free paint that is safe for painting, especially if you intend to paint the nursery yourself. Our Tones for TotsTM paint is zero VOC and requires little prep work and has a built-in topcoat. Finishing your DIY project from foundation to finish is a snap with this non-toxic paint.

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A certified Fusion Mineral Paint merchant… we carry the full Fusion line and love refinishing furniture and teaching customers how to “Paint It Beautiful”!

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