Choosing the perfect nursery colour
Pastel pinks, muted greens, or subdued blues? Finding the right colour can depend on the size and space of your baby’s room or your overall desired theme.
As a general rule of thumb:
See how Three Birds Renovations choose their nursery colours to achieve their preferred look.
Popular nursery colours
Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and A4 Colour Swatches.
Add a nursery feature wall
If you have limited space in your baby’s room, a feature wall is a great way to open up the area. It also adds a bit of fun and personality to the room.
When choosing your wall, consider your space as a whole to find the best focal point. Avoid choosing a wall with windows that give the room it’s natural light, as these two focal points may clash.
For more colour ideas and feature wall inspiration, check our page on feature walls.
If you’re still undecided, you can also try using the Dulux Colour App. It’s an easy way to sample Dulux colours in real time without having to lift a brush. Get started by downloading the app on Android or iOS.
Refresh your windows and ceiling
The lighting in your baby’s room is another important thing to consider. A refresh of your windows and trims can give the room some depth and dimension. Some colours can change in different lighting conditions, which is why we recommend testing them first using Dulux sample pots.
As well as refreshing your windows, the ceiling is also an often overlooked aspect of a nursery. It’s important to give your ceiling some thought — if your nursery has a low ceiling, try painting it white or a light neutral shade like beige, cream or ivory. This helps give your ceiling the illusion of height.
What you will need
- Dulux Design Effects or Dulux Wash&Wear in your chosen sheen and colour
- Dulux 1Step Prep or a precision stain blocker if you have unprimed walls
- A high quality synthetic brush for cutting-in
- A medium nap (10 -18mm) synthetic roller and roller extension pole
- A paint pot for cutting-in
- A roller tray
- Drop sheets
- Painter’s tape
- Any other accessories you might need to achieve your desired design effect. (e.g. roller, large brush, sea sponge, muslin rag)
Time to paint
For a smooth finish, lay-off your wall with an unloaded roller and roll it from top to bottom of the wall in a straight line. Then slightly go over the same spot and repeat across the wall to remove any streaks.