In this week's Ask the Designer post were talking about color in the nursery. Our designer, Katy Mimari, answers questions about how to use it in your own nursery. Color is one of the fun parts of nursery design, so we hope you find this fun and insightful! Color plays a big role in nursery design. What are some of your favorite ways to bring in color in the nursery? You should never be afraid of color, especially in the nursery! It's the one room in the house where anything goes, and the combination of colors which would otherwise look awkward in the kitchen can be gorgeous in a nursery or child's room. One of my favorite ways to bring color into the nursery is to start with the textiles, especially the bedding. The colors in the fabrics can help set the tone and style of the room design. floral crib sets have a wide variety of color in their prints, and it's the perfect example of how you can pull your favorite color from the textile and use that as the color on the walls. Don't be afraid to make it your own style! And sometimes the most unexpected color combinations are the best. linen and lace bedding, I love the blush pink accents and vintage appeal.... and then in the same day I can drool over a bright and bold print in pink, turquoise, and gold! My inspiration and style changes almost by the minute! How much color is too much color? Too much color, nah.... not possible. What basic rules should you follow when bringing in colors to a nursery? Start with the bedding! We always recommend keeping fabric swatches of your crib set in your purse or car so that you have a sample of the colors while you're out shopping! You never know when you might need to color match something! So, maybe that isn't really a rule on how to bring colors into the nursery, but I promise you'll know when you find your dream baby bedding, and the rest will just come naturally! Colors included! What colors would you never pair together in your opinion? Hmmmmm. I'm not crazy about an all white nursery. It seems so impractical to me. Then again, white isn't actually a color - it's the absence of all color! So maybe that's why I think it's missing something! Are you strict about sticking to a color pallet? If you find an accessory that you fall in love with that’s an “off” color after you’re already gotten pretty far into the design can you normally find a way to work it in? Absolutely! Just because your favorite color isn't in the bedding, it doesn't mean you can't incorporate it elsewhere! Gold accents seem to be huge in nursery design right now, and it's hard to find cute gold baby bedding (except from us)! So, think about adding a gold lamp, gold picture frames, and maybe a few gold decorative accents to tie it all together. You'll know when it doesn't look right; it's a mother’s instinct! Is there anything else we should think about regarding color in the nursery? It's good to start with a general idea of what your main color will be, and then let the design process inspire you! Keep an open mind, you may think you want one thing and fall in love with another - either way, I promise you'll know your dream nursery bedding when you see it. Happy decorating! Do you have any questions for our designer? If so leave them in the comments below and we might include them in a future Ask the Designer post. And if you missed the first post in this series about how to get started wtih your nursery design, you can find it here.