Pantone announced Greenery as it’s 2017 Color of the Year. Designers and event planners love to take cues from the COTY for inspiration. You can too, and incorporate the color into your new baby’s nursery – it’s a great gender neutral option – with these ideas.

For the Wall

Wall paint is the biggest way to make a statement with this color. Greenery evokes thoughts of nature and peace, perfect for the place where your baby will rest. You can even incorporate it into a playful jungle or garden theme for the entire room. This one by Behr perfectly captures the hue. Another option is a cheeky wallpaper in a trendy cactus or banana leaf print. Choose wallpapers that are adhesive so you can easily remove them later if you want to redecorate. You can even just do one wall (with paint or paper) as a color blocking accent. Perhaps the most noncommittal way to add greenery to a wall is via wall art, like this one or this set. Downloading a printable version from an Etsy designer is an inexpensive way to get the look.

A Statement Piece

One piece of furniture is less of a commitment but still packs a punch. This comfortable reading chair & ottoman set is perfect for relaxing near the crib with a book, ands plenty of room to read with your child as they grow. The chair has endless options, as you can move it to another room if you can redecorate or reupholster it altogether. Other ideas for a statement piece are a rocking chair, light fixture, rug, dresser, or the crib itself.

Decorative Accessories

Small accent pieces can bring the color of the year to a room in a  subtle way. You can implement this in the things that you know will be a part of your baby’s room – displayed stuffed animals or a music box – or something a little different, like a poster or shelf.

Actual Greenery 

Real flora brings life into a room and also helps clean the air – an especially useful quality as we round out the end of winter. While it’s not recommended to keep a large potted plant in a nursery (too risky with dirt and choking hazards), some flowers in a vase on a high shelf are still pretty without sacrificing imperative baby safety. Using greenery in wall decor is a great DIY craft. This monogram laurel is a lovely accent, as are these wreaths. You can even make a mobile out of (faux) greenery for over the crib.

Whether you’re having a boy or a girl, you want to make sure your baby’s first room facilitates the perfect environment for rest, growth, and happiness. Creating the perfect space for your baby is easy with greenery and the endless options and ideas it provides. Hopefully these ideas help you to prepare your nursery with ease so that you can focus on preparing for your baby’s very important imminent arrival.

Camille Barron
Camille Barron
Camille is a New York native living in Nashville, Tennessee. She loves yoga, running, nutrition, and fashion, and is grateful for the opportunity to share important information with parents. You can check out more of her writing on her personal blog at