A nursery is a very personal space: you want your little one to have a cosy nurturing environment that helps them rest and play and supports their healthy growth any every way. But with all the options out there, it can be hard to decide on the look and feel of the loving space you want to create for them. Let’s dive into how you can go about setting up the perfect nursery.

Selecting the perfect palette

The sheer choice of colours out there can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The first thing you need to do is narrow down your choices to make things a little easier. Choosing a palette and deciding on a general look and feel for the space are the first steps. It is not only important that you pick a colour you love, but one your baby will love as well. Children love colours and find them fascinating, so remember to steer away from hues that might over-stimulate your new born and interfere with their sleeping habits. Rich colours like reds, oranges and bright yellows can be overwhelming, so it’s wiser to stick with more mellow shades to create a comforting atmosphere. We suggest whites, soft greys, gentle stones or calming pastels to create the best environment for your child.

Picking the right shade

Once you have picked the palette, it’s time to narrow down to the exact shades you want. The best way to do this is to pick up some colour chips from our Taubmans Colour Wall in store, or browse our palette selection online. Once you’ve shortlisted your favourites, you need to make sure the colours match up with your expectations. This is the time to purchase a Taubmans Sample pot and compare how the colours fit in the walls of your nursery. It’s important not to rush into the paintjob: take your time and live with the colours for a few days to see how they look under different natural and artificial lighting conditions, and see which one stands out as your favourite.

Check out our top nursery colours

To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top colours that are ideal for a home nursery. Feel free to browse and explore the different shades and explore which ones feel right for you.


To see how some of these colours look in a nursery and for more inspiration, check out our Taubmans Instagram page or upload an image to our Paint Visualiser tool.