The best colors for a baby nursery

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The best colors for a baby nursery
Create a special nursery for your baby (baby"s bedroom image by Paul Hill from

Decorating a nursery for your baby is an exciting task. One of the key issues to consider before you start is choosing a colour. Besides aesthetics, colours do have different affects on mood, with some colours creating a calm mood and others stimulating. If you're unsure of which colour to use for your baby's nursery, here are some ideas for the best nursery colours.

True Blue

Create a calming effect in a nursery by painting the walls a soft or pale shade of blue. Renowned for helping to create a feeling of relaxation, pale blue doesn't have to be just a colour that is used for boy's nurseries. Team blue painted walls with pale green or pink curtains and bedding to make the colour blue work for a girl's nursery. Finish the design by adding a border of pink elephants or rabbits around the room, or on one wall for a special feature.

Pure White

Make a small nursery feel bigger by painting the walls white. This versatile colour, which is suitable for use in boy or girl nurseries, reflects light so it can give the impression that a room is larger than it really is. Add extra colour and interest by choosing an accent colour for curtains, bedding and accessories, such as lilac, green or red. Red on its own can be too stimulating, but a dash of red alongside white can add a splash of colour and interest to a nursery.

Fresh Green

Pick a shade of pale green, as it works effectively in nursery decor for boys and girls. Paint the walls in pale green paint or choose a pale green wallpaper. Team with green and white gingham curtains, a pale green carpet and white painted furniture for a fresh look. Add a matching green mobile for your baby to watch as he goes to sleep.

Traditional Pink

Create a traditional baby girl's nursery by using a classic pale pink theme. Use an appropriate shade of pale pink paint on the walls and couple it with matching pale pink curtains and carpet. Too much pink can be overpowering, so break it up a bit by using white accessories, such as bedding, lamp shades and painted white shelves for your baby's toys and books.

Cream Nursery Scheme

Add a feeling of warmth into a room, by using a rich cream shade as the primary colour for a nursery decor theme. Many people use yellow, but it can be too stimulating. Cream is a better alternative. Paint the walls cream, then add an alphabet border in primary colours. Use wood finish laminate flooring to enhance the colour scheme and choose curtains and accessories in a colour that matches the alphabet border.

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