If you’d prefer to keep your baby’s gender a surprise up until the very last minute, or plan to use the same nursery for more than one baby over the course of just a few years, you’ll want to stick with a gender-neutral color scheme.
Yellow and spring green are typical choices, but there’s a whole world of nursery ideas out there that don’t involve either one in large quantities.
The image above shows just how creative you can get, veering off the traditional pastel or muted colors path in favor of bold red and charcoal gray with bright white accents.
It’s a gender neutral room that could carry a child far beyond the baby stage, something pale pink, blue, or even yellow may not be able to do as well, as an older child may deem those color schemes “babyish.”
With neutral wall trim, the color scheme will be easier to change over time.
If the baby moves from the nursery into his or her “big kid” room and the nursery is then reserved for another baby, no changes will need to be made regardless of gender, making for a slightly less stressful pregnancy the second (or third or more) time around.
The next color scheme will also be able to carry a child from the baby stage through teenage years because of the minimalist approach—a simple white and wood backdrop will carry any color scheme necessary, whether the baby is male or female.
The cream and tan blankets with tiny rust-colored accents are suitable for a baby boy or girl, so they can be purchased before the parents know the gender of the child and then used again and again.