New Color Choices for a Baby’s Room
Although many people still like to use the traditional colors of pink and blue for baby’s rooms there are plenty of other attractive color combinations which can be used very effectively when decorating a baby’s bedroom.
Whether you choose soft pastels or neutrals, or go bold with brighter colors, there are plenty of exciting and stylish combinations that can make your baby’s bedroom really stand out.
When selecting colors for a baby’s bedroom, you want to keep in mind the effect that color can have on people. Soft pastel and neutral shades, especially those such as light blue and green, are considered to be tranquil and restful, which are good choices for a bedroom. Many people prefer these softer shades for a baby’s bedroom, to provide their baby with calm surroundings in which to rest and sleep. However, other parents prefer brighter and bolder colors, because these tend to provide a higher amount of stimulation to a baby. Either way, you will want to look for colors that look good together and that coordinate well with any theme you might have for the room.
One of the easiest ways to select a good color combination for a baby’s room is to take your cue from other decorating objects or bed linens that you plan to use within the room. By using these types of items for color inspiration, you are almost guaranteed to pick a color combination that works well together. Many paint stores offer color matching services, so if you take in a piece of fabric or a piece of art that you want to use as the inspiration for your baby’s room, they should be able to match the colors in paint.
Exciting New Color Combinations
When selecting color combinations for a baby’s room, there are a number of ways to use complimentary shades or tertiary shades to create a pleasing overall look. For example, for a baby girl’s room, a combination of either light green and light pink would be an attractive look, as would peach, yellow and lavender. A combination of pastel orange, yellow and green would be appropriate for either a boy or a girl, as would tertiary combinations such as yellow-green and yellow-orange. Combinations of light blue, light green and taupe often look good for a baby boy’s room, and combinations of the bold primary colors of red, blue and yellow, or secondary colors of orange, purple and green can also be used very effectively in a baby’s room.
Using Neutral Shades
Another approach to a baby’s room is to use primarily neutral shades for the walls and furnishings. Using this method can give you a clean canvas to add other colors to the room, through the use of baby accessories and toys. This can often be a good approach to keep a room from looking too “busy”, since so many baby toys and accessories have varying color combinations and designs. This type of approach can work especially well with light or white colored furniture.