If you’re just starting to think of decorating the nursery, color is a good place to start. Selecting the colors that will go into the room will spark ideas for themes, what kind of furniture you want, and the overall mood you want to create. From soft pastels to bright jewel tones, the options are numerous. So where do you start?
One place to begin is the Sherwin Williams 2022 Color of the Year – Evergreen Fog SW 9130. Part of the Colormix forecast featuring 40 colors, Evergreen Fog is a soothing and subtle shade you can use throughout the nursery. If you want a room that is relaxing and calm, this color is a perfect fit.
Color forecast 2022
With the reveal of Evergreen Fog, the direction of interior decor is moving away from years of cool neutrals and minimalism. After a year spent at home, it’s time to welcome the new trend towards nostalgic mid-tones. Bright jewel tones are also a thing of the past, especially as people are looking for ways to make their home warm and inviting.
The 2022 Color of the Year speaks to the urge prompting families to redecorate their homes for comfort, rather than just looks. Evergreen Fog is a nourishing and sophisticated gray-green that will work well for a nursery. It can also serve as a good backdrop for a toddler’s room, negating the need to re-paint after a few years.
Pair it with Earth Tones
One advantage to using this mid-tone is that it complements other shades quite well. You can use this color to create a statement wall (or two). You can even use it to separate parts of a room that are used for different purposes, like a home office in a corner of the dining room. It works equally well with neutrals and warm colors.
Another reason to use Evergreen Fog is that it is a great palette to use earth tones with. The growing popularity of earth tones also underscores the recent trend towards comfort, warmth, and inviting spaces. Evergreen Fog can work with vibrant earth shades like turmeric or terracotta. You can also create a more subtle color palette by pairing it with shades like taupe, mustard, or chocolate brown.
Earth tones are making a comeback, thanks to their versatility and ability to ground any room. Earth tones are all shades you find in nature, so looking at these colors has a calming effect. For nurseries with large windows, earth tones are a good way to blur the distinction between the indoors and outside.
A nursery decorated in earth tones works in any season. It reflects calm and soothing vibes on a bright summer day and presents an inviting ambiance on a blustery fall or winter night. When your baby eventually grows into a toddler or teen, the color palette is still sophisticated enough to fit their changing tastes.
How to use Evergreen Fog in the nursery
One of the more obvious ways to use this shade is for painting the walls. If you really love the color, it’s a great tone to use on all the walls or even just one accent wall. Pair it with white curtains and furniture for a calming palette. A crib and dresser in the latte/taupe finish from the Bjorn collection will work well with gray-green walls. This color palette lets you utilize both earth tones and the 2022 color of the year in one go!
What if you don’t have the option to paint the walls? You can still use the color in the form of furniture, furnishings (rug, window treatments, pillows), and accent pieces. Check out the Tate collection in latte/sage finish for pieces that use the green shade. Choose a mattress cover in a darker green with a turmeric or ivory rug for a stunning nursery. If you want to bring nature inside the nursery, a few potted or hanging plants are just the ticket.
Supposed you’ve already painted the walls and bought all the furniture you need for the nursery. But you still want to include this color in the nursery. Take a look around the room and see where you can bring in the soft green shade. If you don’t have a comfortable chair in the nursery, then consider buying one that uses the Evergreen Fog color.
You can even repaint older furniture from other areas of the home and use it in the nursery. Picture frames, hand-painted signs with your baby’s name, and window treatments are other ways to include the color in the room. You just need to keep an eye out for hidden opportunities. You can also buy the Matty changer in sage green to use in the space, a clever way to incorporate this color!