2. Create impact with bold pink
Warm and passionate, strong pink and lilac are striking shades when teamed with cool neutrals, particularly when used together to create a vibrant stripe effect.
If decorating an entire room in this vivid hue makes you nervous, however, try adding a few splashes to a white and grey scheme, or go for a feature wall against a neutral backdrop.
Another clever way to incorporate hot pink into your nursery is to use it in small, unexpected places. Painting inside an alcove, shelves or inside cabinetry is a great way to add drama without committing the walls to colour.
Alternatively, nervous decorators can get their fuchsia fix by adding colourful accessories to a neutral space. Think shimmery pink curtains against a white wall, or a soft magenta rug atop a timber floor.
Don’t forget about illumination! How you light your baby’s nursery will have a big impact on how your colour scheme will look, and can have a big impact on the overall mood of the scheme.
Avoid harsh overhead pendant lights that can dazzle your baby, and go for a selection of pretty nightlights with a low-watt bulb for a gentle glow.