The perfect start, for
whoever you’re expecting.

Colour can help create an environment for your baby to thrive. Whether it’s a warm yellow,
a calming green, or neutral canvas for bright highlights, Dulux have colours covered.

Explore and click on the A-Z colour alphabet freeze to see the walls of the nursery change colour
  • AaApple
    Slice
  • BbBunny
    Soft
  • CcCoral
    Blossom
  • DdDewpoint
  • EeEmbroidered
    Silk
  • FfFairy Wings
  • GgGentle
    Touch
  • HhHappy
  • IiIce Pack
  • JjJodhpurs
  • KkKnapsack
  • LlLemon
    Delicious
  • MmMonastic
  • NnNursery
  • OoOtto Ice
  • PpPastry
  • QqQuilt
  • RrRaw Cotton
  • SsShutterbug
  • TtTea Party
  • UuUnbleached
    Calico
  • VvVision
  • WwWiggle
  • YyYardbird
  • ZzZenith
    Heights

six rooms of Design inspirationCreate the ideal nursery for your little one

ROOM ONE

Dreamy baby

A nursery that is calm and soothing, with a little something special making the room unique. Using neutral tones and lots of white, a room is created that is relaxing and almost ethereal.

The scallop effect on the chimney breast uses Dulux Design Pearl™ as a highlight for a dreamy quality.

Dreamy baby

Colour psychology

Soft whites and warm, subtle shades can promote a relaxing, soothing environment, perfect for a Dreamy Baby.

Dreamy baby

tips & techniques:Scallop feature wall

Create your own scallop pattern on a feature wall in a few simple steps.

You will need: Three paint colours, paint brushes, stiff paper or card, a ruler, spirit level, and a pencil.

Download instructions

ROOM TWO

Vintage baby

Classic vintage style is timeless, this space has a quirky edge using lots of DIY imagination with the easy to create world map bunting and the painted “vintage find” side table.

Green is a colour that can be used for boys and girls, it symbolises nature and works perfectly with mid timber tones so often found in mid-century styles.

Vintage baby

Colour psychology

Green can promote health and well being, it has a calming effect while being the perfect background for a retro style nursery.

Vintage baby

tips & techniques:Revitalise a piece of old furniture

Vintage furniture pieces such as this small side table that was an op-shop find can be easily updated for nurseries.

Step 1: Remove the knobs and drawers and give the piece either light sand, or a wash with warm soapy water.

Step 2: Apply two coats of paint – we used the leftover Dulux’s Green Spruce wall paint or you can use a gloss sheen for a shiny finish.

Step 3: Once dry, replace the drawers and the original knobs to create a charming and affordable vintage feature for your nursery.

tips & techniques:Create a vintage
map bunting

Step 1: Remove the pages from an old school atlas (or childrens book, or wrapping paper).

Step 2: Fold one of the pages in half lengthways to create a light seam. Cut diagonally from the point of the seam out to the edge of the page – this gives you a template to use on the rest of the pages – simply cut around the triangle.

Step 3: Either hand or machine sew the pages to a length of ribbon then use tacks to hang it on the nursery wall.

Dreamy baby

ROOM THREE

Bright baby

A fresh white space is the perfect start, add bright pops of vivid colour to create a one-of-a-kind look.

A painted chair, a dip dyed curtain and a colourful blanket all tie into the diamond pattern feature on the wall, just enough interest to attract babies’ attention and adding an element of joy to the room.

Bright baby

Colour psychology

Small amounts of bright colour are a gorgeous way to introduce a happy and attention grabbing feature for baby to look at. Bright colours promote happiness and stimulate the imagination.

Bright baby

tips & techniques:Fun feature pattern

Step 1: Create a grid on your wall to represent the size of your diamonds

Step 2: Using a stencil mark out where you want each diamond to appear using the grid as a guide.

Step 3: Select 3-5 Dulux Paint colours and either mask each diamond or using the stencil, paint each diamond in the selected colour, repeat coat to ensure coverage

Download stencil

ROOM FOUR

Creative babies

A soft buttery yellow is perfect for a twin’s nursery. Diagonal stripes create a fun, graphic effect while splashes of other bright colours create a space to exercise their imagination.

Use bright graphic prints and fabrics to accessorise the room, alongside simple white furniture pieces.

Creative babies

Colour psychology

Yellow can promote concentration which is great as baby grows and learns, the colour is happy and cheerful and creates an inviting playful room, perfect for the Creative Baby.

Creative babies

tips & techniques:Striped feature wall

Create your own diagonal striped pattern on a feature wall in a few simple steps.

You will need: Two paint colours, paint brushes, paint roller, a ruler, a pencil, and masking tape.

Download instructions

ROOM FIVE

Sugar baby

Soft pink is grounded with a pale neutral creating a pastel tinted space that is delicately sweet. The oh-so-cute washing line feature adds an element of whimsy using babies’ petit clothes as a design element.

A soft sweet space, Sugar Baby will be relaxed and comforted while she sleeps and plays.

Sugar baby

Colour psychology

Softer Pinks have a comforting effect, being both warm and inviting. Pink can promote empathy, helping to create a peaceful environment.

Sugar baby

tips & techniques:Washing line wall design

Create your own washing line on a feature wall in a few simple steps.

You will need: Paint, paint brushes, a pencil, stiff paper or card, some small items of clothing, and some pegs (optional).

Download instructions

ROOM SIX

Nature baby

A neutral space is transformed into an urban forest, created with a feature of trees painted with shades in the same colour family.

Straight lines modernise the tree motive that uses stormy green-blue hues layered to give the motive depth. And no tree is complete without a watchful owl.

Nature baby

Colour psychology

Cool blues and greens have a restful effect, calming the body and mind and assisting to promote sleep.

Nature baby

tips & techniques:Tree with owl

Create your own tree feature in a few simple steps

You will need: Paint, paint brushes, a tape measure, chalk line, a large ruler, a pencil or chalk, masking tape, and wall stickers (optional).

Download instructions

And introducingDULUX WASH & WEAR® +PLUS

Wash & Wear® Plus is designed to withstand all that young families and pets can throw at it. This high performance paint has been specially designed to resist the growth of bacteria and mould on walls. Based on Wash & Wear® Barrier Technology™, it creates a super tough finish that allows most common marks, scuffs and stains to be easily wiped away with a damp cloth. Dulux Wash & Wear® Plus is a low odour, low VOC* product, and is recommended for use in all living areas.

Available in low sheen, in 4L, 10L and 15L sizes.

* This paint contains less than 16g per litre (untinted and tinted) of VOCs. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) contribute to atmospheric pollution, so this paint is better for the environment compared to paints with higher VOCs.

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DULUX WASH & WEAR®

Dulux Wash & Wear® comes with harder wearing, stain and scuff resistant Barrier Technology™. It's not only the most washable paint available, it's specially formulated to not leave shiny marks after wiping, so your walls will always look their best. Wash & Wear® is available in a range of sheen levels from matt to low sheen to semi gloss or gloss.

It is available in the following sizes: 1L, 2L, 4L, 10L, 15L

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Stylist credits

Room one

Dream baby

Room two

Vintage baby

Room three

Bright baby

Room four

Creative babies

Room five

Sugar baby

Room six

Nature baby
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