Deciding what color to paint the walls has always been one of the most difficult aspects of creating the perfect living space for me. I think it has something to do with the feeling of being “permanent” but in all actuality it is not that difficult to change. Nothing that a little primer and new paint won’t fix, right? While this may be true, it is still a bit challenging to find the perfect color combination to compliment one another. In our case, we used our Caden Lane boy and girl bedding selections as inspiration for the selected color palette. Thank goodness we had the help of Naomi and Gerri of Little Crown Interiors to help us select the best color combo for Alissa’s nursery. Here is what they had to say:
When creating a mixed gender room, there’s almost no limit to the options for your color palette. Little Crown Interiors design tip: Pick one color to be the unifying factor in the room. Be sure that you use this color throughout the room – in both the boy and girl items – to make the design look truly polished.
Color Palette 1 (Alissa’s): Little Crown Interiors chose this bright, fun and eclectic color palette for A’s room based on her bedding sets from Caden Lane. Throughout the room, A will be using shades of green – which is perfect for a boy and for a girl – as her cohesive color. With lots of bright colors and multiple patterns, this color scheme is perfect for an eclectic room the children will love!
Color Palette 2: Sophisticated Siblings! Here’s a fun color scheme for a shared room. Imagine pops of bright pink for the girl, and bright orange for the boy. Any of the other shades could be used throughout the room to create a uniform look. Strive for sophisticated elements throughout the design to go with this elegant color palette.
Color Palette 3: Fresh and Clean. These airy colors evoke images of clean lines and refined taste. Create a coherent look using white or grey throughout the room, and then add breezy accents of the brighter colors.
Read more tips on designing a mixed-gender nursery…
It’s so important to pick the important and color-defining items first, and then create the design around those things. For A’s room, the beautiful Caden Lane
bedding sets were the important factors for the design. We used their style, patterns and colors to make suggestions for the rest of the room.
Want to read more on room design/decor and see some of their amazing nursery creations? Check out the Little Crown Interiors blog and website!
Naomi + Gerri of Little Crown Interiors
As partners and best friends, Naomi & Gerri are the co-creators of Little Crown Interiors, a Southern-California based interior design firm specializing in nurseries and children’s rooms. The two share a deep love for children, a collective excitement for innovation in design, and the feeling that a nursery is more than just beautiful bedding and artwork. Having designed close to 60 nurseries and children’s rooms, and with hands-on motherhood experience, the pair have become experts in nursery and children’s design, and their services are available nationwide.