Friday, June 10, 2011

What Color Should I Paint the Nursery?

NOTE: I’ve received a lot of emails from many of you that you’ve been unable to leave comments for the past week or so. I’m not sure if this is a Blogger or Internet Explorer problem, but I hope it gets resolved soon.

I’ve also been experiencing this problem. I go to leave a comment and it takes me to login again (even though I’m already logged in). I’ve ended up having to open Google Chrome to be able to leave comments.

I apologize for this, but REALLY, REALLY appreciate that you guys have been trying to leave me comments. I was kind of wondering (and a tidbit sad) why my comments have been so few lately. THANK YOU SO MUCH for those who have been able to leave comments as well as those who have tried!!!
 
 
Ok so back to the topic at hand today – painting the nursery. You guys gave such great input the other day with my rug (BTW I’m going to take your advice and leave it the way it is), that I thought I would ask for your opinion once again.
 
 
I’m down to just a couple of weeks left and we are FINALLY getting to the nursery. Woohoo! I’m going to start making the crib bedding in the next few days. Here’s the fabric I’ll be using:
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It’s called “Wild Friends” by Robert Kaufman and if any of you know where I can get more of the brown with cream dots, I would be extremely grateful to know. I need more for the window treatments and can’t seem to find it anywhere.
 
 
I’m painting the furniture Ivy Leaf by Krylon.
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So now I need help with what color to paint the walls. They are currently lavender, so we definitely have to paint.
 
 
The husband wants to do Valspar Faint Maple.
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That is an actual picture of one of my walls. It’s what the majority of our house is painted and we already have it on hand.
 
 
What do you guys think? Should we just go with the Faint Maple or do you have another color suggestions? I could really use all of your advice right now.



20 comments:

  1. *Not at all related to this post*

    I did read that google are trying to phase out use of IE6 if that helps? Maybe people just need to upgrade. x

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  2. My son's room would match that perfect! We did that brown color on the bottom, measured up about 4 feet or so, did a 4 inch strip of white and orange/yellow on top (I say its orange, my husband says yellow). Its kind of like the color of the face of the lion. Its been nice because it was easy to baby it up and now that he's a toddler, Lightning McQueen decor matches as well. I can send a pic if you want more of a visual. So excited to see what you come up with!

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  3. I agree with the idea of a two-tone paint scheme...dark on the bottom and cream on top?

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  5. I love the fabrics you picked out!
    Two tone is awesome. I would do a brown and a faint baby blue on top :-)
    Be sure to posts pics!

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  6. I'm loving the two-tone idea, too, Tam! We have a jungle-themed baby room, too. Its currently pale yellow (which I am sooo over - its been that color for both of our baby boys), and I would love nothing better than to add a second color on half of the walls!

    Incidentally, I read somewhere that if you have a hard time leaving comments in Internet Explorer (which I use) that when you are sent to the sign in page DO NOT click the "keep me signed in" box. That will allow you to leave your comment when you sign in. Also, Firefox doesn't seem to have any problems leaving comments.

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  7. I was having problems leaving comments or editing my blog even through chrome the other day, but I restarted my computer and/or 24 hours had passed, and it worked again. I wish google would fire off an email to be like "oh, hey, the blogs are going down, do not panic." "comment issues... do not panic" instead of just leaving us in the dark, you know?

    The faint maple would be cute, but if you feel like you've got enough of it already, the more muted orange from the fabric would also be a nice color. Orange and green look quite nice together, and if the orange is muted then it won't look too halloween (especially with your fabrics)

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  8. Since it is a kids room I like to all out, I would actually paint it a pretty aqua color that Would match well with the furniture and in the fabrics. Cant wait to see what you pick!

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  9. This comment thing is an issue that I had a little while ago. Apparently it's an ongoing google issue. If you switch your comments away from embed below the post it should fix it. I switched mine to the pop up comment form and it fixed it. Hope that helps. --connie, measuredbytheheart.com

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  10. I had the same problem Tam-- what Connie said will help, and Michele, too. Unclick "keep me signed in". I don't know why this helps but it does.

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  11. I feel like SUCH a nerd for having to ask, but do you know if this is a boy or a girl?

    If you're looking to save money, that brownish color that you already have does look nice. But my favorite from your fabrics (especially to match the green that will be on the furniture) would be an orange. I agree with the earlier comment, not a bright/Halloween orange, but something almost halfway to the brown that you pictured. I think that would be playful and different, but also nicely compliment all the other colors you'll have there.

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  12. I think the brown looks great with the green! If you wanted it to look different, you could try a lighter shade of brown. But mostly I like the brown and green. It's going to be so cute!

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  13. I think using the brown that is the background of the brown w/cream dots, then to lighten it a bit, various sizes of circles in the other colors you have in the fabrics, and for those you could just buy the little sample sizes of paint, depending on how many circles, and their sizes.

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  14. I agree with the comments about orange. If you're doing that brown for window treatments, it would be nice to have a pop of color to contrast them. It seems like that Faint Maple might be too similar with the brown tones?

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  15. I think a nice light tan that coordinates with the maple you have would be really nice. It's a good neutral that lets your fabric colors really pop out at you. The two-tone idea is nice too; why not use the brown on the bottom and a tan or cream on top. Your fabrics are adorable; not at all the babyish pinks and blues that are traditional.

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  16. My first thought was that orange would coordinate really well with the green furniture. I see from other comments that several others had the same thought. But 4 orange walls might get a little overwhelming. I love the Faint Maple shade and think that would really ground the room. You could do one feature wall in orange or paint a few horizontal stripes in diff. widths about 2/3 of the way up the wall.

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  17. If your husband is set on using the brown, add white to it so that is is more the color that is in the alphabet material. That way, if you are not done having kids and the next one is a girl, you can do a brown/lavender/pink/cream color scheme [or whatever other girly colors:)] without having to repaint.

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  18. I like the thought of the orange.. but i have to be different and say I am kind of partial to the bright blue and cream color in the fabric. one blue wall and 3 cream walls would be amazing. But if you are trying to save money, Faint Maple is very beautiful.

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  19. Before I scrolled down I totally thought 'oh some sort of brownish colour' and then there it was. If you're not too sick of it from being all around your house I'd go with the Faint Maple. Might help baby feel happier all around the house!

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  20. We just painted our kids' room green and it is to die for!!! We have a girl (3 years) and a boy (7 months) and they have to share. There is a bright, limey green in both of their bedding sets, so it coordinates perfectly. We painted one wide stripe around the entire room, starting about two feet from the carpet and three feet down from the ceiling. It was great to not have to deal with painting floor to ceiling, and made sure the paint wasn't too bold because some of the white was still showing. It works so well! Good luck with painting!

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