Choosing Colors for Your Dream Nursery

May 25, 2012

When you’re expecting a new bundle of joy – Especially your first: one of the most important things to get right is the nursery!  Creating the Dream Nursery can put mom and baby at ease, and can be totally therapeutic!

I’ve had the awesome opportunity to create TWO dream nurseries for my babies.  One before Andrew was born: And the other – three months after Ethan was born – when we moved into our new home!


Funny story about these rooms:  I’ve *loathed* blue for most of my life.  Really.  I grew up in a house where EVERYTHING (yes, everything.) was blue.  My mom was obsessed.

Either way, it took MUCH convincing from a friend – and almost 8 years of not living with blue – before I could put blue into my house again.  Serious.

But – Now I don’t mind it…  In {extreme} moderation.


Choosing Colors for Your Nursery:

It’s SO hard to choose colors for your little ones.  But I’ve got to say that it is really good to step out of your boundaries a little bit, to create a beautiful – but impressive room.  This is where My Colortopia comes in!

Discover the nursery color that you and your baby will love with the Baby Room Colors from Glidden® Paint, as seen in What to Expect When You’re Expecting (only in theaters).  They’ve come up with a great ‘match-making’ sort of tool to help you out:

You can fill out your answers to the five simple questions below, and see what colors your room should be!

Each answer to the five questions associates with some colors, and at the end you can see the color schemes they have shown you – to help you achieve the look and feel that you are going for.

Surprisingly, after filling out the form –  I got similar colors to what my boys’ rooms actually are!


It’s really fun to see all the different color schemes, and almost makes me want to do some more decorating!! I’d love to incorporate another color into each of my boys’ rooms to make them really stand out.


In honor of the movie ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ (only in theaters) – Glidden Paint has put together a great contest for all of you moms and dads out there to enter to win a $2500 Walmart Gift Card  to create your dream nursery!  Imagine the possibilities!!

The giveaway is hosted on Circle of Moms and runs from 5/17/12 to 6/7/12.

To enter:  Simply log-in to Circle of Moms and comment on their post indicating which of the three Colortopia team nursery mood boards is your favorite.

You can check out the mood boards that were created and learn more about the contest by clicking here.

The winner will be announced on on or after June 18th!

Good Luck!!

I have been sponsored by Glidden brand paint to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Wow! Ethan is a lucky Boy! I LOVE the room! My mom too was obsessed with blue, she had blue carpet, curtains, you name it. But, I do love the color blue so…I can relate to how you felt. It looks awesome!

  2. MommaMary says:

    Beautiful room!

  3. Luv the room and my never again babies room will be so cool looking with the selected colors! I really, really like the way it helps…
    Gladys P

  4. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    Very neat, I don’t have to worry about putting together a nursery, but I have to say this is great for someone like me that can’t decorate.

  5. I love the variation of stripe width on Ethan’s walls! I never had much for nurseries for any of my kids. Didn’t have the funding for much when I was a new mom, and then after having a large family and kids sharing rooms, I could never do much. One thing I noticed was the rocking chairs in the rooms. THAT in my opinion, is the single most important thing besides having a bed for baby. I do love blue but overused it in past years. So no more blue here for a while!

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