Since I’m expecting Baby No. 3 in April, I figured it was high time to give some serious thought to the nursery. Our current guest room is slated for the makeover into a room fit for a new baby girl. It is right across the hall from the bedroom my two daughter’s share, which is decked out with a bit of pink overload, so I was pretty sure I wanted to steer clear of pink. It has been a bit of a challenge to come up with ideas for a room has the mellow, peaceful feel I want for baby, but still belongs with the rowdier room across the hall.
I kept being drawn to color schemes with a lot of blues and greens (and I swear it’s not just because I had been hoping for a boy). I also kept feeling like I wanted the room to have a more grown-up, pretty feel. After struggling for a few months to pick a wall color, I finally found a warm gray tone that immediately seemed right. I think it is fitting that since I’m meeting Martha while pregnant with this little one (YIPPEE!), that the paint color I picked for the nursery is a Martha Stewart Living paint from Home Depot called “Sharkey Gray.” This gray coordinates well with the girl’s room across the hall, but will give the nursery a much quieter, calm feeling. We’re planning to keep the baseboards and other trim white, and are even considering adding some rectangles of decorative molding to the wall that could be painted white to give some sophistication and contrast.
As you can see I’m working with a color palette of warm gray and white, brightened by hits of robin’s egg blue and chartreuse. Not really traditional girly colors, but the decor still has a definite feminine feel. For a full run down of what's going in the room read this post.