«I’m planning a nursery for my new baby and could do with some expert advice – especially on how to use colour. Can you help?»
Our colour experts know how important colour and pattern are to a baby’s development, so incorporating bright hues without overwhelming the space is their first priority.
Here, you can find easy and affordable tips, especially if you have limited space.
1. Sunshine-inspired colour scheme
The nursery’s colour scheme that we propose is white, ochre yellow and pinky-red. To create this scheme, chose a warm muted yellow to be the nursery’s focal point. The room may be small but the yellow ochre captures the sunlight every morning, giving the space a wonderful warm glow and a sunny feel.
Pair it with a muted pink that has just a touch of red in it – this helps the room feel modern, while still evoking a sweetness. The yellow and pink are both warm colours and look fabulous together.
2. The power of plants
Small, cute plants add a friendly, fresh and human feel to almost any room. When the nursery is quite small buy max two-three small plants and place them next to the ochre wall because green and yellow go so well together - they’re both nature colours and offset each other beautifully.
3. Pink nursery with floating shelves
Limited storage space means that you have to really make the space work hard. So fill the room with only the essentials. Go with a white cabinet and a set of floating shelves to stash all the nappies and other baby care items.
Paint the cabinet and shelves white and place them against one of the white walls. The white of the cabinet and the white of the walls blend together to trick the eye into thinking the room is more spacious than it is.
4. Enhance space with a mirror
If you buy a closet make sure that it has a mirror. A mirror is a clever way of creating the illusion of space, as it helps to reflect and bounce light around the room, making your space seem double the size. You’ll give the impression that the room is expanding and opening up at head height. Plus, babies tend to be fascinated by mirrors!
5. Accessorise your nursery
A great idea for fabrics is muted grey-turquoise fabric for both the cot and the chair to help offset the warm tones in the pink and yellow walls. The green and grey really pop against the ochre wall. When using two warm colours, such as yellow and pinky-red, add plenty of white to balance the space and give your accent hues room to shine.
6. Need more advice?
If you are having second thoughts on the colours of the nursery, download Vivechrom Visualizer app
, capture colours anywhere and apply them instantly to the nursery walls!
For more FREE advice on the nursery you can:
- Call 801 11 55600 from home or call 2105538700 from mobile for a free appointment with the interior designer.
- You can ask online the interior designer or book an appointment here
- Visit our Facebook page
and send us a private message with your questions.
Use ecological colours for the nursery such as Neopal Eco
, which is available in any colour you want your baby to see.