The most common question I get lately - “are you going to find out the sex?” And my response is always “Oh, definitely!” One of the reasons for this is I am a planner, so I want to get the nursery done and over with before Baby C gets here, with only having to add a few personal touches after the birth. I think we have about another month or so until we can find out Baby C’s gender, since everyone tells me they found out at their 18-22 week ultrasound. I’d like to start designing the nursery ASAP once we know, so I started researching color palettes that would work for either gender. I’ve found a lot more that are feminine and girly so it’s going to be a challenge if my mommy instinct is right in me thinking Baby C is a boy!
The color palettes I found are from Design Seeds – if you are researching color palettes for any sort of party or event, or for decorating a space, I highly recommend this site. So you know, our spare bedroom that will be transformed into the nursery is painted a light, vibrant green. I like to call it “celery”. I searched for palettes using a light green hue as one of the colors so this way we can keep the paint the same and then just add accent colors in the bedding, curtains, decorations, etc.
First up – the girl palettes:
I like this because of the pink hues and other dark greens added in. I always wanted to use “watermelon” accents so it looks like this could be a good color combo.
I love this palette because of the bright blue. The green is a little darker than our room color, but it would still work. I’ve looked at other nursery inspiration pictures with butterfly and flower themes, so this color set would go well if I went in that direction.
This one is different with the purples added in, but follows the same theme if I went with butterflies and flowers. I’m not sure how I feel about purple but I do like how it’s more unique.
This goes along with the purple hues like the previous palette, but is much more feminine and a lot softer. The green is too dark here, but I really love the ultra light blue and lavender.
Mmmm those strawberries look good – I like this palette because of the pinkish hues, and it’s nice how the other colors added in are more muted and beige.
Another berry inspiration pic :) The blues and coral hue in this palette are gorgeous and I never thought a color combo like this could work.
I again love this because of the watermelon accents. This may be my favorite so far. The light green is a few shades lighter than our our actual room color but it should be okay.
And the boys’ palettes:
I was immediately drawn to this because of the tealish blue color. I think the brown is a little too dark but if lightened up could work as a good neutral accent.
The green hue is off but I still think this combo would work – I like the browns better in this palette.
There’s a lot of neutrals in this one so I’m not sure how “fun” it would end up being for a nursery. I do love the deeper green, though, and it could work with a forest theme.
This is probably my favorite of the boys’ palettes since it’s so tropical (big surprise if you know me). The teals give it some more punch, though I’m not sure how I feel about the second top color.
The green in this palette is more yellow than our room color but I think the rest of the palette could work. And this would be perfect if we did an ocean/underwater theme.
And this is the last one I liked…it’s more gender neutral, though. I think if it was going to be for a boy’s room, the red would need to be changed and maybe the bottom blue would have to be darkened a bit.
So much fun looking through all these palettes…can’t wait until we can narrow down the list!