Good Questions:Pick a Color. Any Color!

Good Questions:Pick a Color. Any Color!

Aug 10, 2007

Geoff and Amy are trying to paint their nursery, but cannot decide on a color. Amy says, I thought we would be on the same page when we both decided to use Ralph Lauren paint. But I really love the 'Aged Mint' (far left), while Geoff thinks we should paint the nursery something neutral, like the Raffia (middle). Now I think maybe we are going too neutral with either color, and should try something daring, like the Key West Green (far right). What color should we paint the nursery? We won't know the baby's gender until s/he arrives, in November.

We have some ideas....check them out below the jump.

This is what we think, and hopefully some Nursery readers will jump in with either solutions, or their own tales of color-picking woe.

'Aged Mint' and 'Raffia', when you look at them side-by-side, are great together. So if these are the colors you are both getting stuck on, why not use both? What about painting the walls in Aged Mint, and all the trim in Raffia - just ask Martha Stewart, who pointed out in a recent issue of her magazine - white trim is out, and using colors on trim is in. Or, paint the walls Raffia and the trim in Aged Mint. Either way, you are looking at a pretty low-key color palette, kind of beach-y and calming, but the unexpectedness of non-white trim gives you a 'not so-neutral after all-ness' to your room.

What we thought was interesting is what the Key West Green looked like next to the Raffia. A lot of people use white trim when choosing bold wall colors, but if you painted a wall or two in the bright green, and did the trim in Raffia, the more subdued Raffia would tone the green down a bit. And bright colors can be really fun in a kid's room.

AT readers, which of these three colors would you use, and how would you use it? Or should Geoff and Amy scrap all three and pick another color together?

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