Having Trouble Choosing the Right Nursery Colors? Here Are 3 Tips to Help

ECOS 10/17/2018
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In many previous posts, we've discussed the importance of using eco-friendly and low VOC paints for all types of painting projects: According to Sweden’s Dampness in Buildings and Health study, among children with multiple allergic symptoms, PGE-exposure nearly doubled the likelihood of developing allergic sensitivities to other allergens. While it may be easy to avoid health effects from VOCs by buying eco-friendly paints, what's not always so easy is deciding which colors you want to use. This is especially true when picking out paint for the nursery, but with some helpful tips, you'll be ready to start your painting project in no time at all. Here are just a few tips to help you choose the right color nursery paints.

Assess the Lighting (And Other Existing Elements)

First, try to envision the layout you have in mind for the nursery. How much natural light is there to work within the room, and how does that compare to its overall size? Determining this helps to narrow down your options to the most suitable results. Take the advice of Kitty Lascurain from The Spruce:

"When choosing colors, it’s important to take your cues from the existing space. You may love deep, rich colors, but dark hues absorb light and can easily overwhelm a small room. Light colors, on the other hand, make a room appear bigger and brighter. Taking the room’s needs into consideration beforehand is the best way to make the most of your space," writes Kitty.

Consider Accents

In most cases, a bold accent color is perfect for brightening up the ambiance of a nursery. As long as it's not too flashy and it doesn't clash with the room's main color, there are virtually limitless possibilities. You can also use the accent color in the room's decor, like throw pillows and rugs.

Pick a Soothing Shade

Finally, don't forget that your nursery colors can actually affect the baby's mood according to color psychology. Instead of picking an exceedingly bright or bold shade, it's often best to pick a soothing shade that's both versatile and comforting.

Now that you know how to select nursery paint, you can start your project and finish preparing the nursery. For more information about Nursery Paint, contact Ecos Paints.