Before we moved into our current loft, I drafted a mood board for our baby daughter. Today I’m exploring paint colours for her new nursery.
My original design plans got interrupted because, when she was three months old, we had to move unexpectedly. Fortunately, it was to another condo in the same building – just down the hall, in fact. Still, the upheaval meant that even though baby girl is seven months old, I still haven’t finished the nursery. But that changes now!
Because it’s been a while since I originally put the mood board together, I revisited the nursery design again and made some tweaks. The room holds some pieces we already owned, with a few budget-friendly additions. I’m not sure if the mirror will stay, but it hangs over the changing table currently and E loves it. She also loves eating design magazines.
First thing on the to-do list is picking a nursery paint colour, and that’s where I’m undecided. So get ready for a whole load of options!
Option #1: Benjamin Moore Pale Oak
Pale Oak was the existing nursery paint colour in our previous loft. I don’t hate it, and could have lived with it if it meant not having to paint!
Option #2: Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin
I’m not opposed to keeping a neutral paint colour and letting the more vibrant design accents take center stage. Slipper Satin has warm peachy undertones that would work well in a nursery lacking natural light.
It’s a little hard to see, but behind the dresser is a paint stencil. I’d use it with whichever nursery paint colour I go with.
Option #3: Sherwin Williams Comical Coral
Moving away from neutrals, I’ve toyed with going all-out girly pink. Pink’s a hard one to get right. I do love a light coral, but I don’t want it to read salmon in real life.
Option #4: Sherwin Williams Diminutive Pink
Shying away from salmon, Diminutive Pink has more dusty tones.
But maybe not dusty enough?
Option #5: Benjamin Moore Proposal
Still with me? Next up, I thought about something with lilac undertones. Fun fact: Proposal is the same paint colour Young House Love used in their daughter’s nursery.
Option #6: Benjamin Moore Peace & Happiness
If I’m going to go with lilac undertones, why not go all out lilac?
I’d like to explore a more muted, subtle shade, but I am definitely liking the idea of lilac. Although if I was going to pick a nursery paint colour solely based on the name, Peace and Happiness might be it!
Option #7: Sherwin Williams Rainwashed
Finally, there’s always Rainwashed. I’ve used the gorgeous shade of blue/green (or green/blue depending on who you ask) before and it never disappoints.
Find out which one I went with in Eleanor’s loft nursery reveal!