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Nursery colors: paint ideas

If you don't want to be traditional, gender-neutral colors or nursery colors that better represent your personal style are also options.

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Nursery colors by anonymous to you on Flickr.You know all about the traditional pink and blue baby colors. But if you don't want to be traditional, gender-neutral colors or nursery colors that better represent your personal style are also options.

After all, by the time the baby knows the names of the paint colors in the nursery, you'll most likely change the design. The initial nursery design is really for you.

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If you are the type who likes to do your own decorating, there are quite a few paint brands to choose from that provide a variety of colors.

If you prefer to leave it to the professionals, the project estimate will depend on who does the work. The painting square foot cost will depend on the type of paint you choose and the amount of paint you need. To get the best deal, it is important that you get several estimates before you hire a contractor.

Painting the walls is generally the first step in decorating the nursery. The color scheme often sets the theme for the room. You might opt for a bold interior paint, such as a bright green or yellow, and use the furniture, toys and other accessories to provide contrast. Or you can choose a neutral color, such as white or sand, and place bolder accessories and fabrics with bright patterns in the room to add color.

You can also choose a theme and base your colors around it. For example, a nursery with a jungle-theme wall painting might provide a variety of nursery colors, from deep green and bright orange to reds, yellows, browns and blues.

Walls that have themes painted on them require multiple types of paint, usually a latex color for the base and an acrylic paint for the mural.

A more muted theme might incorporate light blue, pink, green and yellow. The combination of all of these colors gives the nursery a softer look, which could be more soothing.

Of course, nothing says you have to stick with the traditional baby themes of jungles, circuses or teddy bears. An infant isn't going to pay much attention to the colors of the nursery. It's you who will be staring at the walls. So choose nursery colors and patterns that you like and enjoy.

For instance, if you like zebra print, then include it in the nursery and add some red to make it pop. If you prefer paisley, incorporate it in a chair cover, a rug or curtains.

Decorating a nursery is a fun experience that should result in a room you enjoy. Your options are endless, so spending time searching for ideas is always a good way to get your ideas flowing. Once you have decided on nursery colors and a theme, you can begin to create a room for your new little bundle of joy. Hire a professional painter to get the job done fast, mess free, and with no errors.

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