WHAT COLOUR? Already newly painted

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

We just bought a house and painted everything before we moved in. I painted the smaller guest room a mint color because I just love that color. Well, it will be used as the nursery when we eventually have kids and since the paint was expensive and we will be having kids within the next 5 years, I’m leaving it the same. If it’s a girl, we’ll add pink and have a pink/mint room. If it’s a boy, we’ll add navy and have a navy/mint room.

Long story short, just keep it the color it is and all the decor/bedding will add enough color accents.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m thinking about doing this as well. Our nursery is a cream color, and while I really like the look of grey walls with accent colors, I’m having a hard time convincing myself to go from one neutral tone to another.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

When we moved in I only wanted to paint once, so I painted our 2nd bedroom grey.  I much prefer a gender neutral room to one that is overtly girl or boy.  We are currently TTC.  After I painted I had misgivings about the colors choose, so I might be painting two walls once we have to make the room into a nursery.  

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would do a neutral.  I had no desire to have baby pink or blue walls.  You’ll have to re-paint it anyway once they’re old enough to make the request.

If you already like the color, just leave it as it is.  Baby certainly doesn’t care anyway!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

IzzyBear:  This is what we did! Painted the room mint when we moved in 4 years ago (painted teh family room the same color and had leftover), decorated it as a gender neutral nursery when we got pregnant last year (we were team green). I think it’s a beautiful room for my little boy!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I would keep the neutral, and buy one roll of wallpaper ($30 =/-) then either 1-stretch the wallpaper over large blank canvases and hang up as art, or 2 – get a large thin frame to frame large sections! Voila!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 I’d keep walls gender neutral esp if you are planning on more kids. 

I’m having a similar issue as we are building too. Need to pick paint colors soon and want to TTC shortly after move-in.  we’d do a gender neutral nursery, but were planning on painting to match a gender neutral crib bedding set/theme. Ive contemplated buying one I like now to match paint before we even TTC to avoid your same problem, but that feels weird lol!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

MissLibra:  ‘s idea can also be done with fabric, which can be less expensive and comes in wider pieces, if you want larger frames. I like this idea a lot!

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