Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Paint Problems

We have yet to decide on a paint color for the nursery. So I need some help from some of my more design inclined friends, or really anyone.... It has been harder than we thought to find a shade of blue that we both like on the wall and that matches/coordinates with the blue in the bedding. The blue in the bedding is almost a denim blue, which looks like a gray blue on the wall and that looks a little depressing to Tommy. We are still considering blue at this point, but I decided to think outside the box today. Up to this point, I have been trying to avoid very dark or bold colors since our bedding is so colorful and bright, but I am willing to consider anything at this point. My friend Nikki and I picked up a stack of paint swatches tonight in a variety of colors and ideas. Tommy and I are both kind of liking the concept of painting red on the bottom and painting the top a creamish-tan. (We already have a chairrail in the room). I really feel like the red would grow with Zane as we go from baby room to toddler room in a few years. My only concern is that it might come across as too much with the bright bedding. I am rationalizing however that with the furniture and everything, much of the red will be covered so maybe it wouldn't be too much. Please tell me what you think!!

Let us know what you think. If you have additional suggestions, we will take them. We are trying to avoid green because we already have another bedroom in the house painted green as well as the bathroom. I am also stearing away from yellow because I don't think that would grow up with him very well. But, I am still open to suggestions!


  1. Go with a darker rusty red, which is a complimentary color for denim blue. Just paint one wall, or it will be too dark. Looks like you might already have a sample - can't tell from the photo. Dave G.

  2. I like your idea about the red on bottom and the creamy/beige color on top. I think you are probably right about the other more neutral furniture in the room balancing the bright bedding and paint. I would seriously consult Sarah. She is super good at this stuff. Fallon

  3. I like the red and the creamish-tan colors! You can put other colorful things on his walls to balance out the color at the bottom. I think it works well... : )

  4. Sarah (kniffen) millerJune 19, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    I think doing the cream/tan on top and red on bottom is great. I did a blue on top and green on bottom in my son's room. he's really in to anything that moves and we have airplanes in the air and cars driving on the top edge of the green since we don't have a chair rail. It worked really well and I love it. We also did something similar in the girls' room with pink & light green. If you want me to send you pics to give you an idea of what we did I can. good luck! Sounds like things are coming together slowly! :) Have fun!