Oh baby, congratulations on the bundle of joy on the way! Aside from picking out the perfect name (no pressure), choosing how to paint your newborn’s nursery is one of the biggest decisions to be made before their arrival.
As the two of you will be spending a lot of time together in the nursery, you’ll want to choose gentle colours that work like a lullaby: they should evoke cozy feelings of comfort and calm and will cradle them right to sleep.
Interestingly, infants don’t see in colour at first – their lens on the world is a monochromatic blur. As they develop, they focus on contrasting colours (which is why they’re so fascinated by patterns) and by six months, their vision is close to 20/20. Although no baby has ever confirmed this in babble-speak, experts believe little ones prefer pastels as well as highly-saturated colours.
Uh, we probably won’t be able to make it to the baby shower, so consider the following list of our favourite Benjamin Moore colours our gift for your nursery:
AF-95 Hush - Soothing beige with the slightest yellow undertone warms up a room like a smile and a snuggle.
2124-50 Bunny Gray - This adorable neutral’s cool undertones play well in spaces bathed in natural light.
OC-72 Pink Damask - Cream with the sweetest whisper of blush, this neutral is sure to send them off to dreamland.
OC-15 Baby Fawn - Like its forest-dwelling namesake, this dear color pairs perfectly with natural wood furniture and trim.
2070-60 Lavender Mist - The perfect blend of pretty pinks and cool blues, subdued purples are an adorable choice for a gender-neutral palette.
2037-70 Fresh Mint - Green symbolizes growth, good health and harmony – what more could you want for your sleepy sweet pea?