For a little while now, you’d have been hard pressed to pick up an interiors magazine and not find pages of Scandinavian inspired room designs.
Greys, whites and natural woods are bang on trend for home decor right now. From accessories to furniture, grey colour palettes are used as a sophisticated and cool backdrop through the whole home.
Unsurprisingly, when it comes to baby’s room, a grey nursery base colour is a popular choice.
Grey nursery decor
It might seem to go against the ‘cutesy’ traditional decor themes for newborns, but a grey baby nursery is what parents are opting for in 2020.
Families are turning their backs on the old-fashioned ‘pink for a girl’ and ‘blue for a boy’ idea, preferring more versatile muted tones for baby’s room. Why is that?
Well, maybe because for a while now, grey Scandi design has been so hot. As the middle ground between light and dark, it’s the perfect modern neutral. Offering classy and calming contrasts to colourful tones, it creates cool yet comforting scenery for a baby’s nursery decor.
Grey pretty much matches anything too. For example, a grey crib will fit into the parent’s bedroom, and can be used by either gender. In shared rooms, grey and pastel toys can seamlessly work for more than one child. A grey theme can also be adapted for a new sibling if they come along, rather than having to strip everything back and start again when tastes change. It’s all simply a case of changing the accent colour.
Grey on the road
It’s not only decor where grey is a popular choice either. Grey travel systems are the new kid on the block, adopting new fabrics and materials to offer a premium feel to parents with an eye for design.
The colour is also a new favourite with parents who are moving away from the traditional black, choosing a grey car seat which typically fits in with more car interiors too.
With slings and carriers, softer greys are coming through in fabrics, and can easily coordinate with a wider choice of clothing colours.
Adding a splash of colour
Grey and white nurseries may not be for everyone however. Equally en vogue at the moment, is adding a colour pop to balance the neutral greys. Teals, blush pink, corals, yellows and mint greens as well as the new earthy tones can all stop a grey nursery from feeling flat and bland.
Grey and yellow nurseries add a burst of sunshine and are particularly trendy for a gender neutral room. Yellow accessories and soft furnishings are widely available for a range of budgets, and can really lift the greys with a modern edge.
Or for a new take on the traditional colours of baby rooms, blues or teals can add coolness, whereas a pink and grey nursery gives a subtle and softer feel. By adding baby blankets with coloured trims, wall art, rugs, and toys, or for the more adventurous, a feature wall, grey rooms can be transformed with a simple injection of colour. We love the range on offer from Natural Baby Shower.
Grey Nursery Products
We have picked some of our favourite grey products for you to choose from to complement your grey nursery colour scheme:
Reusable natural cotton washcloths from Amawrap which also come in a grey colour
Reusable Wash Cloths (Large, Pack of 5)
The Shnuggle Air Crib to Cot
Combines all the key features of baby’s first bed to provide a safe, close and cosy sleep space from birth, but is uniquely designed to grow with baby;
Rosa and Bo Nesting babies – these cute Russian Doll inspired toys are suitable from birth and look lovely in the nursery.
Hippychick Cellular Blanket
Nattou Tembo Rocker – £109.95
Mama Designs Babasac cloud sleeping bag
Train toy from Nordi Baby which looks great on the nursery shelf too!
The Gaia Baby Rocking Chair and Footstool