Post # 1
We are expecting our little girl in June and have not started on the nursery. We really like light green and light purple and know those are the colors for the room. However, it is tough picking out specifics. For example, green walls and purple accents like curtains and bedsheets or vice versa. I’m leaning toward green walls because when (God willing) we have another child, I’d like for them to share a room. Green would be more gender neutral if it’s a boy. The girl in me says it would be fun to have a purple room though. =-) My husband is open to either choice, but prefers the green wall look because it’s his favorite color. It’s a 10 by 12 room that gets alot of natural sunlight and has tall ceilings. I’m thinking of doing a stencil or decal of a tree branch or a flowering tree on one accent wall. We don’t have the furniture selected yet, but know that we want it to be medium/dark oak wood look. Does anyone have any insight or inspiration for me? I know the baby won’t care, but I do – interior design does not come naturally to me and I want the room to look nice.
Post # 3
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I would go with green. It’s more versatile. In 6 or 7 years, you may want a very different little girl’s room than you did nursery, and with green, you may avoid the need to repaint, etc. and simply be able to swtich out the decor and accents.
Post # 4
I think the green wall is the way to go so you can avoid repainting later! Love the idea of using a decal to make it a little more girly! What about something like these?
Also, since you said the room is bright, you could do curtains around the crib in a pretty purple chiffon or something so it’s still all princessy:
Post # 5
I think you will be happiest with the light green walls and light purple accents. I think that the purple will “pop” more against the green, vs. the other way around, and I think that the room will have a softer overall feel to it.
Post # 6
I think if you are going to do the walls green you will want to go with a richer hue of purple, or go with the purple walls. The last picture doesnt have green in it but you can see how the green from outside pops against the purple in the room
Post # 7
sorry here is the last photo
Post # 8
I think purple walls with green items will be cuter and more girly. But green walls would be more neutral for next kid or repurpose the room.
Post # 9
I am a bit biased because I LOVE purple.. and had a bright cheery purple room growing up 🙂 I voted purple. Kind of like the purple photogbee has in her first pic
It was a lot like this color.. I think. lol I’m recalling it from memory here
I had lots of white furniture and actually had a mostly light green and yellow quilt for my bed
like this color:
or this one
i also had light whispy white curtains
curtains like this could work nicely
Post # 10
light green walls and purple
Post # 11
I would definitely do pale green walls and bring in lots of purple accents, like bedding. We’re having a girl and chose light green for the walls, figuring we may end up with two babies sharing the room in a couple of years.
Post # 12
@ms lovestruck: Green walls as it’s a calm colour and brighten up with purple
Post # 13
Thank you to everyone for your advice and pictures! I’ve googled alot of images, but didn’t see quite a few of them that were posted – I’m grateful to people for sharing. We decided to go with green walls and purple accents. The green color is quiet mint from Valspar. Not sure about which curtains to get, but we have started!
Post # 14
I voted for purple walls with green accents. I know it isn’t as practical if you have another child but I think it will look amazing!