WALL COLOR FOR A NURSERY
CATCHING UP on answering readers' questions....
Hi Claudine, I think your blog is great. I need some advice on paint colors for our nursery. I'm trying to find a nice paint color that would go with these curtains. The furniture is cherry wood and the bedding is cream and ivory. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks so much.
I would try to match the colored stripe in your fabric for your walls. Most hardware stores have a paint matching machine, and they may be able to mix a color that is close, if you cannot find one premixed.
[This beige/blush color looks very much like your photo.]
This will allow you to bring in more soft hues (cream and ivory and the softest grays or pinks) to make the nursery dreamy. We aren't looking for hard contrasts here, but more of a soothing palette with the mood this fabric creates. (Soft, feminine, romantic).
Here are a couple of photos of nurseries with soft, low contrast palettes.
[I love the high wainscoating, beadboard in this nursery]
Accessories should mirror that soft palette.
You can add visual interest with wall art (above) or a mural (below) that picks up the pattern in the fabric.
Good luck on a beautiful nursery!