Published on November 20, 2020 | Last Updated on December 1, 2021
This post was sponsored by HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With baby girl number two arriving this week, I am SO excited to finally reveal her nursery! If you follow along on Instagram stories you know this room has been a labor of love. I have a few separate how-to posts coming with details on the wall mural and custom carpet but in the meantime, I’m sharing how I took my inspiration board and turned it into the finished room!
I went back and forth for a month or so on what to do with the walls. Originally I thought about wallpaper on all four walls but the room is small and it would’ve been a huge investment. Plus I didn’t want it to feel overly busy. I knew I wanted to make a statement in the space, so I decided to paint the walls one color and the ceiling another! I love the cont rast and how the wallpaper mural and decor accents around the room tie in both colors.
If you want to make a statement with two-tone paint in a room, here are a few things to keep in mind:
We added carpet with texture but it’s all the same color versus a patterned area rug. Even though the room is small, it doesn’t feel closed in with a painted ceiling because the floor is simple and neutral.
The color palette in the nursery I was inspired by the HGTV HOME by Sherwin- Williams Softer Side Color Collection available at Lowe’s. Each designer-curated collection takes the guesswork out of choosing multiple colors. I chose Charming Pink (HGSW2047) for the walls and Honest Blue (HGSW2386) for the ceiling.
The room will seem much smaller if the ceiling is too dark. This is one reason why white is the universal option for ceilings. It helps small spaces seem larger and brighter because light bounces off the white. Light blue seemed like the natural choice for the ceiling and reminds me of the sky.
Another amazing thing about the color collections is you can use them as a guide when choosing other decor and furniture for the space. The colors from the Softer Side Color Collection inspired me to choose this specific jungle wallpaper mural and the lion painting on the opposite wall. Normally I’d be concerned about this many colors tying together in a room but the Color Collection helped me visualize how everything flows together.
What do you think about painting the ceiling and walls two different colors? Tell me in the comments below!