The colour-neutral nursery.

This month at SbyD we have been busy helping a client design a nursery for her first child.  This has been such an exciting project with endless possibilities. So we thought for this week on the blog, we would share with you, details of our project and where you can find the right ingredients to create your own nursery.

Given our client does not know the sex of her baby and does not want to find out, she is keen to keep the colour palette of the room neutral.  This is a common request by many parents when designing a child's bedroom, and for many good reasons.

Neutral colour palette

+ Room to grow.  The nursery room can be passed down to all siblings in the family so keeping it neutral doesn't mean you have to change the design & colour every time you have another child.

+ Avoid stereotypes.  Not every girl's room has to be pink and boy's room blue. A combination of bright colours or just one fabulous neutral colour like green or yellow can help you avoid the more common colour palettes.

+ Be adventurous. A neutral palette can mean no colours, so you choose white and black.  To make things interesting? Experiment with texture and patterns, rather than colour.

Don't be fooled by a neutral colour palette, your options are endless and far from boring! Here's a few to consider:

For my client, she loved the idea of a pastel palette of light grey, lemon, mint and white. So here are some inspirational images I shared with her. What do you think?

What I am loving about this project is the freedom and creativity that stems from designing a child's bedroom. I find that many people may not be prepared to experiment as much with their own bedroom, but for their child or baby-to-be, its a different story.  So the opportunity to push the boundaries with my client is exciting and something I absolutely love.

Over the following months, we will share with you the progress of this nursery, including where we shopped and what products we purchased for the room.  So stay tuned for this.

SbyD x

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