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Color as Unique as You

At Little Crown Interiors, we talk a lot about color. We live and breathe color every day and are inspired to incorporate new and unique color schemes into our nursery designs. After all, color stimulates us mentally, emotionally and sometimes even physically, so nailing down the right color palette in a baby’s room is an important decision.

Quite often, we have a nursery design client who wants something different. Gone are the days of the traditional pink or blue nursery. Now more than ever, we’re asked for nurseries that are unique, different and one-of-a-kind. One of the simplest ways to achieve a sense of originality is with an unconventional color scheme. We encourage our clients to go with color schemes that they would put in their own bedroom, and then “baby it up” if necessary.

Just last week, we met with a new client who wanted a color scheme that was serene, calming and modern at the same time. Her favorite color is aqua, so we went from there. A few minutes later, we had agreed on a standout color palette of aqua, coral, warm grey and antique white.

Serena and calming nursery color scheme

It can be intimidating to delve into unfamiliar color territory, but take it from us and one of our color heroes, Jonathan Adler, the risk is worth it.

“So many people shy away from using colour in their homes for fear of getting it wrong…But ignorance and fear are no reason to live in a bland box. Beige is a bummer!  Colourless is characterless!…Colour makes rooms memorable and gives them a mood like no other design element.”

– Jonathan Adler, designer, New York

About the author
Little Crown Interiors - the creative design duo of Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco - is SoCal’s “Go-To” interior design firm for elite nurseries and childrens’ rooms. With over 80 gorgeous projects under their designer belts, Naomi and Gerri have captured the imagination of parents and press alike, thanks to Naomi’s innovative, color-fabulous, and ultra efficient design skills combined with Gerri’s instinctive approach to each new Mom’s needs.
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  • Valentina@baby quilts

    Love the inclusion of grey – a color so rarely used in a nursery. And what a great advice ‘take any grown up color combination and baby it up'; after all babies are just little people, not dolls. Thank you for sharing!

  • Danielle

    These are the exact same colors I’m using for my little girl’s nursery so I’m even more excited about it now!

  • Melinda

    LOVE the aqua/coral combo. Beautiful and so fresh.

  • Agnes

    You are right. More and more parents are steering away from pink and blue. I am glad that parents are becoming more daring and more creative when it comes to choosing color schemes for their children’s nursery. I say let’s bring the colors on!

  • SeaBreeze

    I wonder how the aqua-coral-warm grey-and-antique white color combination gets executed. Do share us photos of the “finished product.”


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