Blue and Green Should Never Be Seen…

Except in your mother’s washing machine. At least that’s what one of my grade school classmates used to say.

Blue and green have been on our minds quite a bit around here lately. We’ve been thinking blue or green for our nursery. The room in the house that is going to become  our nursery is currently already a bright lime green. Actually it’s Sherwin Williams’ “fusion”. Thanks former owners for leaving us all the paint!

I will admit that this particular green is a bit too bright for my taste and even husbandman thinks it makes people look sick when they’re in the room, but that hasn’t deterred us from considering a different shade of green.

Since we don’t know if we’re going to meet a little girl or a little boy we want to keep the room somewhat gender neutral. How is blue gender neutral? Well I think blue is a nice soothing calming colour and if we are about to welcome a little girl we’d add some pink or coral accents to the blue version of the room.

We’ve been humming and hawing about which colour scheme to choose. So I put together these mood boards to help us envision the space and inspire us into making a choice. We’ve even been having friends who visit us vote for the one they like the best.


Some pieces of the room are already determined as you can see them in both colour schemes. Our crib that we bought for $70 on Kijiji is a kind of honey oak colour – a little lighter than the one you see in the green scheme. The rocking chair is the “San Marco” made by Ashley Furniture. It is really comfortable and fully reclines. The chair is also upholstered in a synthetic fibre that looks like leather. Very wipeable! We also purchased the white rattan elephant laundry hamper from Home Decorator’s Collection. I’m not sure yet if we’ll use that for dirty clothes or for storing stuffed animals and baby toys. One item that’s not represented on the boards is our 2 by 4 white Expedit bookcase from Ikea, but it will also be in the room.

So what do you think? Blue or Green?


4 thoughts on “Blue and Green Should Never Be Seen…

  1. I am going to vote blue and orange. Almost every nursery I have seen recently has been green and brown and I like that blue/orange is a bit different.

    Will you paint the crib or just leave it honey coloured?

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