Monday, January 30, 2012

In the Nursery: Choosing a Color Palette

This weekend I assembled key items from Gates nursery that represented the color palette I had in mind for her nursery. I snapped a photo, manipulated true black and the midtones, and then generated a palette using the Color Palette Generator by Jeff Minard.

Color Palette for Gates' Nursery

One color that's noticeably absent from a little girl's nursery is pink. While I love pink and pink was a secondary color in our wedding palette, I don't want Gates enveloped in a pink cocoon. Note that pink wasn't always reserved just for girls, in 1918, the trade recommended pink for boys and blue for girls:

The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls.
The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color,
is more suitable for the boy,
while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

How did you chose the colors for your child's nursery?

Ciao Bella!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.