Nursery paint color

Nursery paint color

Baby Emerson was born on November 5, and we're hustling to get the nursery set up for him.

 Sweet Emerson, who came into the world with a roar!

Sweet Emerson, who came into the world with a roar!

The nursery is a bright room with big windows that let in sunlight throughout the day. It's an easy room to paint because of the favorable lighting conditions. I wanted a few things out of the wall color:

  • The room should follow our color story for the house as a whole.
  • I want the nursery to feel slightly warmer and cozier than the rest of the house.
  • As per our nursery inspiration, I liked the idea of doing an accent wall behind the crib -- but I wanted to keep an overall grownup vibe.

We chose Benjamin Moore's Pale Oak for the walls. It's a warm, soft gray that is light but still contrasts with the Simply White trim. For the accent wall, we're using Amber Interiors' Shibori wallpaper in indigo. 

We haven't hung the wallpaper yet, but the paint is up and dry. What do you think of the paint color?

 In progress: testing the wall color (the square on the left) with our furniture.

In progress: testing the wall color (the square on the left) with our furniture.

 The new wall color up on the walls!

The new wall color up on the walls!

(I owe a shoutout to our designer, Megan Bachmann, for helping us choose the paint color and wallpaper.)

Tiles and tribulations

Tiles and tribulations

A color story

A color story