New babies are wonderful things but most will admit that there is an element of stress to them. Especially if it’s your first. From the very beginning, your lives become fraught with decision after decision. You need to a doctor or midwife, where your baby will be born, how it will be born and those are just the big personal decisions. You’ll do research on which carseat is best and whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. Not to mention all the parenting books that urge you towards different kinds of childcare tactics and discipline. At the end of the day, it’s easy to leave the nursery to the bare bones. But instead of giving your little one’s space the frayed decorating edges of your sanity, make things easy on yourself by going for a monochromatic design. Suddenly, pulling your new baby’s room together just became simple. Take a look at these 10 charming monochromatic nurseries to get you inspired to design your own.
Let’s start off by saying that there is absolutely nothing wrong with white. An all white nursery will feel fresh and clean, even during that 2am feeding. Plus it will give you great lighting for all those baby pictures you are bound to take.
White is such a great color because whether your home is sleek and modern or farmhouse rustic, a white nursery will definitely blend. Start with your base shade and build off of that depending on the rest of your home’s decor.
Of course if you’re considering white, you also have to consider black. Those deep inky shades will create a cave-like space for your little one to get a good rest. You might even want to nap in there yourself.
Looking for the perfect in between? You’ll find it in gray. There are so many shades of gray and they all match so while you’re filling the nursery with all your necessities, as long as it’s gray, it will work.
Your monochrome gray nursery doesn’t have to be all pale to be beautiful. Going for a mix of pastel grays along with some deeper grays can give you a really chic look. It also frees you to choose any shade of gray you want.
Not a fan of neutral shades? That’s okay. You can definitely have a monochrome pink nursery too. With all the lovely shades of blush, creating a pink room for your little princess will be the most fun thing you ever do.
Or if you know you’re having a boy, blue is another wonderful monochromatic option. The pastel shades are probably the classic choice but you’ll also have navy and dusty blue to choose from too.
Don’t know what gender you’re having? Yellow is the obvious in between. Such a happy color is sure to make you smile at any time of day or night. And you can go for a pale buttery shade or a deeper goldenrod so it isn’t so bright on baby’s eyes.
Since Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, it makes sense to consider purple for your monochrome nursery. You can find it in bright happy shades or deeper somber tones, whatever feeling you’re going for. Your nursery will be fit for royalty.
In the eclectic home, most are more worried about the variation of textures than variation of shades. In that case, you’d better go brown in your monochrome nursery. This opens up beige as your base with opportunity for wood and baskets to shake things up.