How to Choose Color for a Girl's Nursery
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Choose Color for a Girl's Nursery

When you're designing a nursery for a baby girl, pink is always a beautiful choice, but there are countless options beyond pink, too. From yellows to oranges and even shades of blue, anything goes when it comes to selecting colors for your baby girl's nursery.

Inspiration for your color palette can be found everywhere – a favorite painting, a family quilt, a beautiful tree in your garden. If you're planning a mural or have chosen a theme for your nursery, the colors may follow naturally from that.

Look at patterns as a source for your color scheme. It might be your crib bedding, a blanket that you've fallen in love with or fabric window panels. It's easier to pull a color from a pattern than to find a pattern to match your selected color.

Deep, saturated wall colors tend to create a feeling of warmth and enclosure. If you're drawn to a strong color, consider painting just one or two walls with it to add depth and distinct style to the room. You could also paint trim with it for a bold contrast. An all-white palette in tones of ivory and cream becomes an airy oasis of calm – and a neutral backdrop for mixing and matching accessories. Add some vivid accents – pillows, an area rug, wall art, a painted bookcase – for a splash of energy.

Remember that color tends to look softer on paint chips than it does on the wall, so whenever possible test large swatches of paint on the wall before committing. If you've chosen light fixtures and lamps, look at how those – as well as the room's natural light – change the way the color looks throughout the day.