The perfect calming, inviting, and subdued color? Dusty blue. You’re planning on designing your little one’s space around this sophisticated hue, and you’re looking for some guidance on how to bring all the pieces together. From recommended wood pairings to decorative details, here are five tips for creating the dusty blue nursery of your dreams. 


Photo credit: @oakgrovedesignco | Featuring: Scoot 3-in-1 Converible Crib

1. Choose your mood. A dusty blue nursery can go two ways: light and airy or dark and moody. Feel out your vibe, and go from there. If you want to settle on something in the middle, that works too. Different shades of dusty blue can all blend together beautifully, creating a dimensional palette that evokes the ambiance you’re looking for.


2. Mix in warm neutrals. Dusty blue has less white in it than your typical baby blue or ice blue, making it a slightly warmer shade. Because of this, it goes great with rich neutrals and warm wood tones. Rather than opting for stark white nursery pieces, consider cribs like the Yuzu 8-in-1 Crib in Natural or Natural Walnut, and the Sprout 3-Drawer Dresser in Washed Natural or Chestnut


The same goes for seating fabrics. Instead of cream or ivory, look for chairs that lean gray or brown like the Kiwi Recliner in Performance Grey Eco-Weave or the Nami Recliner in Rouge Teddy Loop. We love how the Naka Ottoman in Vegan Tan Leather ties in with this palette as well.


Photo credit: @kaitlynoelle | Featuring: Yuzu 8-in-1 Crib

3. Commit to the color. When it comes to designing your nursery around a specific color, don’t be afraid to drench your space. From ceiling and wall paint down to your area rugs, commit to the color and try to incorporate it into every corner of your room, whether it’s with a major design statement or a subtle accent piece.   


4. Don’t forget the details. Speaking of accent pieces, remember to get creative with the smaller design details to bring your full vision to life. Think: wall art and paintings, curtains and window treatments, bedding and crib skirts. Even items as small as dusty blue flower vases or bookends can help complete your nursery’s color story.  


5. Play with prints. One final thing to keep in mind? A dusty blue nursery doesn’t have to just be solid blue. Play with different prints and patterns to make your little one’s space more exciting. Whether it’s a printed rug, wall treatment, or just a cozy blanket, adding in some abstract or geometric patterns can offer visual variation while still staying true to your chosen palette.

Photo credit: @lilbit.of.lilbit | Featuring: Kiwi Electronic Recliner & Swivel Glider