Nursery Vibes: Mint, gold and grey colour palette

Over the past few weeks I’ve been exploring a few different décor styles for a gender neutral nursery, from the base colour palettes of greys and whites, natural shades and monochrome, to some cute themes to bring a baby’s room to life, with my favourites being directional arrows (get it?) and whimsical hot air balloons for little adventurer-to-be.

Now, with the 20 weeks scan done and dusted and a pram on order, it’s time for me to stop dancing around the houses and to get to grips with what I want for Baby Lynch’s nursery. And I’m so excited, I’ve basically been thinking about this since day one but am still going round in circles over what I want and what will work in the small space that we have.

So I’m starting to get my thoughts in order by focusing on my colour palette, which I first got my inspiration for before I was even pregnant and stumbled across this Michael Miller fabric in my local fabric store.Michael Miller Triangle Fabric

I veer between bold, graphical styles and colours, and soft calming shades with subtle styling. So I’m hoping to go somewhere in between with a soft palette of grey and mint green, brought to life through shots of gold (or should I say lots of gold) and either navy blue or blush pink – dependant on whether it’s a boy or girl and an element I’ll have to add post-birth. And maybe substitute some of the glam gold for a more manly mustard!

Colour wheels
My colour wheels – I’m all about the triangles!

I’m not settling on anything yet but I am obsessed with triangles and arrows, so as much as my mind might change on a style, I’ll probably go with my gut and incorporate some of this more tribal style into the room.

Here are a few of my favourite colour and décor inspirations from the web which have led me to fall in love with this colour palette, and you can see much more of this on my Nursery Pinterest Board.

Mint Gold Pink Blue Colour Palette

I’ve also come across many fab nursery designs which have used the same colour palette, and this just goes to show how many different ways it can be styled to create the look we want and to suit either a boy or a girl.

C: Studio Matsalla
C: Studio Matsalla
C: Spearmint Nursery
C: Spearmint Nursery


C: Project Nursery
C: Project Nursery
C: Jack and Jill Boutique
C: Jack and Jill Boutique

And of course you could either go easy on the colours or print, and inject some of it into the accessories for a more subtle approach. Go can’t go wrong with bunting in the nursery!

C: Etsy
C: Etsy
C: Little Fox Designs
C: Little Fox Designs
C: Hello Bee
C: Hello Bee

And that’s just scratching the surface. The more I look at it, the more I fall in love with these shades, so now I have to just work out how to use them in our little box room to full effect while getting that balance of calming and bold just right!

What do you think to this colour scheme? What colour palette would you have, or have you got, in your nursery?

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0 thoughts on “Nursery Vibes: Mint, gold and grey colour palette

  1. Oh I love this scheme you have such a great eye. I love the pieces you pick. The fabric from the little fox company is just gorgeous and I love the wallpaper from project nursery. TY for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

  2. I love this!! What fab design! We are moving house next month and I am OBSESSED with doing Pinterest boards of how I will do the kids rooms and playroom! Loving your themes! #fortheloveofBLOG x

    1. Thanks so much! It’s so fun isn’t it, the hard part is actually deciding what to do and not just drooling over beautiful pictures!! 🙂

  3. I absolutely love these colours. I’m a huge fan of pastels in little ones rooms so we’re using these colours in our daughters room for her makeover! Our son is having a bright makeover with reds and blues so they’ll be quite different. Lovely pics #justanotherlinky

    1. Oh will you be sharing her room makeover on your blog? I’d love to see it! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 x

  4. Stunning colours and ideas!! Absolutely love them! We didnt find out if we were having a boy or girl so it was lovely to start off with a cream, neutral room and then add pinks when Mia arrived 🙂


    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! They’re pretty aren’t they, and I am liking the idea of it being neutral and then adding to it when the baby’s here, as though they’re going to have some input into it (which they obviously won’t, but you know what I mean!) x

  5. I’m not sure my comment registered so I’ll try again! I love the colour palette you have chosen and the geometric designs. You are going to have a tough job choosing, methinks! I like the picture shelf in one of your photo inspirations. I’m looking at that idea form the blank wall in out lounge. #HOMEETC

  6. Wow this is stunning – you’ve got some lovely ideas here. I love the triangle prints on the wall and love how you can tweak the colour scheme depending on whether you have a girl all boy. Such an exciting time! We have yellow, pink and grey in our nursery but I’m itching to update it 18 months on – I think once Taylor moves into a big bed we will have a revamp! #HomeEtc x

    1. Thanks, it is so exciting! Oo yes please share what you do when you eventually get to do a revamp! Thanks for reading! x

    1. Thanks! I agree, a bit of tweaking and updating and these colours could see you through life! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  7. Gorgeous colour scheme! I would never have thought of these colours for a nursery! We are decorating my youngests bedroom next and I think I might do it mint after seeing this! #sharingthebloglove

  8. I adore this colour scheme! In fact, I remember pinning lots of those shots on my nursery Pinterest board – and I even have those exact mint pencils! I ended up going with grey and yellow for ours, as I felt the mint and pink were a tad girly, but I love your suggestions for how you can tweak this for a boy or a girl. Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove – I really hope you’ll join us again next week.

    1. Ah grey and yellow is a lovely combo. Mint and pink is really girly so I’m trying not to get carried away in case it’s a boy and the pink has to go haha. I will certainly be back next week! x

  9. I love this colour scheme and the different options for boy or girl. I like the jack and jill one. We went neutral for our nursery and then used accessories to make it more girly, so that we could then do the same the second time around. But we ended up having 2 girls so it wouldn’t have mattered! Now the girls have pink rooms, their choice! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x

    1. Thanks Laura! Yes it’s all about the accessories when you don’t know what you’re having. I always find it funny how little girls always go for pink when they have the choice! x

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