(Closed) Did you go gender neutral?

posted 9 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
7605 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Sorry I’m not too much help since we’re not even TTC yet….but I know that I plan to break out the either pink or blue paint as soon as we find out from the ultrasound!

I have seen some beautifully decorated gender neutral rooms, though.  My friend did a green/cream/brown room for her son and it looks great. 

ETA: They decorated before they knew the baby’s gender. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We don’t know what we’re having and we’re going neutral. I almost would want to anyway even if we knew. We are halfway done with the nursery now or I’d post pics, but we are doing gray and white painted stripes and a chair rail with bright teal/aqua on the bottom. Should be fun πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are team green, and have designed the nursery, though we won’t take apart the guest room and put together the nursery until after Christmas. Here is our inspiration board:

Post # 6
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m going with gender neutral as well.  We’re not finding out what we’re having but even if we were, we’d go gender neutral.  I have a SIL whose daughter’s room looks as though the colour pink threw up in it – definitely not my taste.

We won’t be able to decorate our initial nursery as we’ll be moving countries shortly after our baby is born, but once we’re in our new house we plan on doing tan walls with white trim and either a Peter Rabbit theme or a classic Winnie the Pooh theme (not the cartoony Winnie the Pooh, but the original illustrations).  I’ve had my eye on the Peter Rabbit theme for as long as I can remember – I just love it. 

Post # 7
5117 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re far from TTC yet, but I plan to do a gender neutral nursery out of practicality, whether or not we go ahead and find out the sex. We’ll likely do green accents, swap them out for red or yellow, and then for orange (and so on, however many kids we have). Saves on having to change a lot, paint a lot, or replace a lot. Babies don’t really know the difference anyway (and I really dislike pink) πŸ™‚

Post # 8
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m 30 weeks, and we’re having a boy. We live in a country where nursery decorating isn’t really done, so that isn’t really an issue, but anything we’ve purchased has been a bit more on the gender neutral side (as possible as that is…even newborn stuff is often very gendered). I’ve tried to buy/ask for a lot of animal related things (clothes, blankets, burp cloths etc). He does have some blue, which is fine, but I want him to be surrounded by other colours too.

Post # 9
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We plan to go gender neutral for the big things, walls, crib, decals etc. then add pink/blue in with bedding and toys. We want to use the same nursery for all our future children, so its more practical to decorate gender neutrally. Once they are ready to move out of the nursery into their ‘big kid’ room, we will let them have a say in paint colour and be more gender specific if they want.

Post # 10
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Yup. We knew we were having a girl for our first and I did NOT want all pink. I love pink, but with babies it can be overload to look at every day. Her nursery was beautiful, I painted and decorated in soft spring green and lavender, so still pretty but not over the top girly. There were no ruffles or bows, most of her furniture was dark natural wood, her crib was circus animal print, I think her carseat was the only thing that ended up being pink.

This is extremely similar to what we did other than the lighting, butterflies and big stuffed animals. Her bedding was sage green printed with little elephants and lions. So pretty.

Post # 11
7774 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We know we’re having a girl. We’re doing mostly white with shades of pink and aqua blue. I’m pretty girly, so her nursery will be girly too. I want it to be very light and airy and feminine. We rent and have pale sand-colored walls and light beige carpet with white trim, so we can’t change that.

BUT, for her other things such as stroller, car seat, swing, bouncer and pack n play, we went totally gender neutral on everything so it can be used again. I didn’t care about the nursery being neutral because I’d want to totally redecorate if we have another baby anyway.

I did consider this set from Skip Hop and it’s really neutral, I think.

Post # 12
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love girly gril stuff but I want to go gender neutral for practical reasons (stuff will be good for #2 if other sex).  For these reasons I am registering now and going to try to get started buying the main things BEFORE finding out.  We will find out and I’m sure many pink/blue things will come our way, but at least the basics (furniture, bedding, cloth diapers) will be neutral. 

Post # 13
2140 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Same here!

I’ve always known it would be yellow & white because I wanted something cheerful. My husband requested splashes of blue. πŸ™‚ But probably just a really light blue. If it’s a boy I’ll put more blue if not blue will be purely an accent.

Post # 14
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i’m with you! we knew we were having a boy but gravitated towards gender neutral clothing, gear, and nursery decor. i’m not a huge fan of all the heavy gender specific baby stuff out there…it gets to be waaay too much! everything we have can definitely work for a girl, so if we have another baby and it’s a girl, we will certainly be recycling as much as we can!

Post # 15
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would never do all blue or all pink either. I’m not fond of either color.

I would probably go with greens or yellows. Maybe red.


Post # 16
2747 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hi there, I am not TTCing but I know we will not be gender neutral BUT we won’t be pink/blue extremists either LOL

We’ll likely choose feminine/masculine colour combinations.  I personally like:

gray/navy or brown/light blue or brown/sage for boy

cream/light pink, white/ivory/brown, white/lavender/sage for girl


This is because we believe in lettering gender identity guide our child’s growth but acknowledging that it is NOT to disctate their developement. 

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