Post # 1
Hi Bee’s….. so DH was asking me if I would want to paint the room we’re going to use for the baby, the thing is we JUST built this house. We moved in in Dec and the whole house is obviously freshly painted with a (very expensive paint I might add) and its all neutral. We made the whole house very earthtoned so that we can change decos and accent colours easily without being stuck with a big job of painting when we want to change the look up. I think leaving the room as is would be fine and we can just “decorate” the boy/girl stuff when the time comes. I’ve actually seen a lot of really cool rooms done this way and you add all the colour in after! Plus it will help when they start to grow and their tastes come into play lol…. little girls grow out of pink etc….
Are you guys going to paint gender specific?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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 # 6
EXACTLY! I’m not too fussy on having a pink or blue room anyways. I was just pinteresting and there’s so many beautiful ideas for neutral walls
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
Go to project nursery and look up sample neutral rooms. You can always accent with wall decals, artwork, letters, etc. Personally I prefer a neutral room with color accents.
Post # 10
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 # 11
ExcitedScaredBee: I LOVE this. Wow, it’s beautiful! I love the dark wood with the green!
Post # 12
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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!