Creating the Perfect Nursery Colour Scheme – Trends for 2019

Hi new mums and mums-to-be. Thank you for reading my blog. I’m here to help you to create a calming, beautiful colour scheme for your nursery.

It’s not always easy knowing where to start when you’re faced with a blank canvas. There are so many options, and so many practical things to consider too.

Bringing together my past career working in design and my absolute love of newborns, I’ve put this guide together to show you the very best way to combine colours and choose accessories for your baby’s nursery.


The colour trends have been split into 4 groups. Greens, monochrome, pinks, and multi-pastel.

Depending on how they’re accessorised all the groups, apart from the pinks perhaps are perfect for both boys and girls, therefore making it nice and easy if you’re not finding out the sex of your baby.

The New Greens

Soft, often chalky and toned down. It’s a beautiful alternative for boys, and beautiful for girls mixed with pink.

Soft Monochrome

Grey and white is very on trend, and creates an easy base to add accessories to. It also makes a great transition style as your baby goes from newborn to an active toddler.

Coral Pink

A beautiful update on the classic Baby Pink. It’s soft and pretty and looks amazing mixed with white/pale grey/light pistachio green.


What’s not to love about this. It works beautifully for both boys and girls. It’s soft, pretty, very up-to-date, and easy to accessorise. As long as you don’t go too bright you can’t go wrong.

Choosing Frames and Prints for your Nursery

It’s such a beautiful idea to incorporate some images from your newborn session into the nursery.

When we meet in your home on the morning of your newborn photoshoot, we discuss where you might like images to go in your home. I can work colours together to make sure that they sit perfectly with the colour schemes for your rooms, including the nursery.

If your planning your nursery before baby arrives it’s a good idea to leave a wall blank with this in mind.

Here are a few examples of how your newborn photography could be displayed in your baby’s nursery

(all photographic images by Helen Rowan Photography).

Where to Shop to get the look

There are so many options it can be difficult to know where to start.

I would recommend that you decide on your colour theme before you start and shop around it. All of the best baby specialist stores are stocking the looks above – John Lewis, Mamas and Papas, M&S, Maison Du Monde, Next, Debenhams.

When choosing accessories don’t feel like they need to be from a baby shop. If they’re purely decorative for the walls branch out to more general homewear shops to create a unique look.  Soft furnishings and toys should always be made specially for children for safety reasons.

I’ve trawled the best of the shops and online retailers to bring you the top few places to get the look.

Shop the look at Mamas and Papas here

Shop Mamas and Papas

Shop the look at Maison Du Monde here

Shop the look at Not On the Highstreet here

Be kind to yourself

I just wanted to finish off by saying that you shouldn’t feel pressured to create the perfect nursery before baby arrives.

I often do newborn sessions in family homes and the nursery isn’t finished. It’s not a problem. As baby will most likely sleep in your room for the first few months at least you’ve got plenty of time.

Be kind to yourself and don’t pile on the pressure xx

Thinking of booking a relaxed Newborn Photoshoot?

Feel free to take a look around my website and social media and please get in touch any time for more info.

I create really natural, beautiful images of newborn babies in their home for parents who love good quality images and want a beautiful set of of images to treasure forever.

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