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Choosing The Right Paint For Your Baby's Nursery

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As you prepare for the arrival of your newborn baby, painting the nursery may be on your list of tasks to accomplish before the baby is born. From traditional blues and pinks, to neutral colors, there are plenty of ways to design a nursery to make it perfect for your baby. As you consider the type of paint you want to purchase, those that are VOC (volatile organic compound) free are best, as paints that contain VOC can emit harmful chemicals into the air. You can choose from flat, semi-gloss or glossy paint, depending on your needs. Semi-gloss is easier to wipe down after little dirty hands have touched the walls. 

Creating a Soothing Environment Using Paint Color

Color can make a big difference in any room. Various colors can be used to invoke a soothing environment, or a warm, cheerful place. Painting a room in hues of blue creates a soothing, cooling atmosphere, while using warmer colors such as orange and yellow make the room more cheerful. 

If you prefer to paint the nursery gender-specific, there are plenty of bright, bold ideas to choose from. Bright colors can be too stimulating for a baby, so you should be careful about toning down your decor with areas of neutrality. You can create a wide array of designs using paint, whether you decide to paint stripes on the walls or you have the talent to paint small animals. If you choose bright colors for your nursery, you can tone the room down some with the bedding that you purchase for the room.

Paint that is Safe for Babies

While most paints are now VOC free, it's important to make sure that the paint you pick for your baby's nursery does not contain these chemicals. Exposure to VOCs can lead to irritation of the nose and throat, headaches, nausea, liver, kidney or central nervous system damage. While you may have been exposed to VOCs as an adult, both the concentration of VOCs in a newly painted room and the fact that your baby is just an infant are a harmful combination. Make sure the paint is safe to use in a nursery, and paint the room long before the baby arrives.

As you think about how you want to decorate your nursery, have fun trying out different paint colors and patterns. As long as the paint is safe to use for a nursery, you can enjoy the color for years to come. Contact a company like Klenosky Paint for more details.