Looking for the perfect neutral color for your little one’s nursery? Why settle for beige or even grey when you can have the best of both worlds?
This beautifully blended hue combines the elegance of grey with the earthiness of brown, creating a rich, organic super-neutral. Its superpowers include: extreme versatility, amazing staying power, and the ability to lull unsuspecting babies into quiet contemplation with a single glance.
Not convinced? Here are the three best reasons to go... greige in your nursery.
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Greige Looks Great with Everything
Greige boasts the perfect combination of warm and cool tones, making it a comfortable match for almost anything.
Warm accents, like orange, bring out the color’s warmer tones. Prefer cooler accents? Opt for pastels. (Don’t worry. Greige can totally play it cool.) This versatile color’s ability to blend both ways gives you added flexibility. Not sure if you’re having a boy or a girl? Play it safe with greige, and add your accent color later. Whatever you end up choosing, it’s practically guaranteed to match!
Unlike grey, which typically pairs best with high-contrast, white or black furnishings, greige also works well with rich or natural woods, which pick up the color’s warm, brown tones. Whether you’re sticking to a single tone, or mixing and matching your furniture pieces, greige has got you covered. You really can’t go wrong.
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It’s Soothing and Serene
Want to create a soothing sanctuary for your little one? A neutral greige backdrop is a great way to start.
According to color psychologists, light grey is a calming, contemplative color that promotes thought and emotion. While grey can sometimes cause feelings of sadness, the brown tones found in greige naturally combat this tendency, adding warmth and coziness.
Greige is also pretty easy on the eyes - literally. This non-stimulating neutral will give baby’s developing peepers a much-needed rest, encouraging your little dreamer to relax and drift off to sleep.
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It’s Chic AND Sensible
Pro Tip: How to Pick the Perfect Greige
The trick to choosing the perfect shade of greige is to look for a grey with a lot of brown in it. Use gradient style paint chips to help you make your selection. When you first start looking at color, concentrate on the deeper shades where the color influences are more obvious. When you find a blend you like, opt for a color from the same chip that is several shades lighter. You should have a winner!
For more tips on decorating with grey, check out our guide to creating gorgeous grey nurseries.