Great Ideas for Using Green in a Nursery or Kid's Room

Lullaby 04/20/2015

Whether it’s used on the walls or as a pop of color throughout the room, green is a refreshing and invigorating color that we’ve been crushing on all month (because it’s Earth Month!). It’s also a great gender neutral color, so that makes it an awesome option for those of you who want to design the nursery before finding out your baby’s gender. Like a good little toddler, green also plays well with others. Think of the combos - green and purple (bold and festive), green and brown (wonderfully woodsy),  green and pink (a little bit retro),  green and blue (totally classic),  green and white (crisp and preppy). Green hues are gorgeous in so many different ways! Check out all of these ideas for using green in a nursery or kid’s room.

April Color of the Month- Green

Here’s our green inspiration Pinboard:

Follow Lullaby Paints's board Nursery Design: GREEN on Pinterest.

Check out a few of Lullaby Paints  shades of green (we also color match to any hue you choose!) -


From left to right: QuartzCeladonFresh MintFresh KiwiCitron

Since green also implies eco-friendliness, we also wanted to share 5 tips for making your nursery or kid’s room the eco-friendliest in the house!

  1. When you buy new furnishings, buy eco-friendly, natural, non-toxic products whenever possible. People assume buying green costs a fortune, but that’s not always the case. With an increased demand for safe, eco-friendly products the marketplace is seeing new products come to light every day – which means competition – which means lower prices. Just as an example, check out our posts featuring eco-friendly cribs for every budget and eco-friendly rocking chairs for every budget.
  2. Reduce. Especially for first-time parents, it’s hard to know what you’ll need to care for your new little bundle. Inevitably, we all end up with piles of stuff we don’t. When you’re shopping for your child, stop and consider if you really need it.
  3. Reuse. When you do need something for your child or her nursery, consider if it’s something you can find gently used. Whether it’s clothes, toys, books, furnishings, almost anything – secondhand retailers are popping up on every corner these days and sites like eBay, Craigslist, Rocka-Buy Gear, Swap Baby Goods, and others make it easier than ever to reuse, reuse, reuse.
  4. Recycle. Keep waste out of landfills by recycling everything you can. Visit to find out how and where to recycle everything from shampoo bottles to car seats.
  5. Clean green. Conventional cleaners contain harmful chemicals that pollute indoor air and outdoor waterways. Use these easy DIY, super-safe solutions for any surface or wall woes.
  • All-Purpose Cleaner: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda into 1/2 gallon water. (Add a couple drops of lavender or grapefruit oil for a light scent.)
  • Mark and Smudge Eraser: With kids come crayons and markers and pencils and oftentimes they leave a little graffiti on your walls. Most marks can be cleaned off of painted surfaces by rubbing gently with a damp rag and some baking soda. Wipe, rinse, and breathe a sigh of relief.
  • Sticker Goo: To remove sticker goo, spray with vinegar, wait 15 minutes, then gently rub. Repeat if necessary.

Click through to learn 10 more tips for an easy, green & non-toxic nursery (tips that can really apply to your whole home!).

Giddy about green? Let us know why you love this color, how you’ve used it in the past, or how you plan to in the future!