Compensate for bolder primary colors in a girl's room by thinking in delicate detailing. The embroidered look of these elephants adds a perfect balance and subtle touch to beautiful white; and adding one meaningful animal rather than a slew of stuff in the crib keeps it simple.
In an older girl's room, incorporating touches of color surrounded by much white can create a delicate and unique look. Mixing prints, especially lighter ones, can create an interesting and more "girly" aesthetic.
This green room could easily accommodate a boy or girl baby. Touches of blue complement the green. Make this room work for you by incorporating green or blue toiles or florals in the linens and window dressings, adding scalloped edging to the bookshelves, hanging feminine art such as vintage flower bouquet prints. This nursery, while it can become incredibly girly, also offers versatility: change out the above-mentioned details for bolder stripes and plaids, for instance, and the nursery is ready for little boy blue.
This shelving area in a child's space gives a shout out to pink in the top shelf color, but keeps a Swedish playfulness and simplicity to incorporating a mix of colors. Kept in a controlled area of a bookshelf, the bold colors are kept from overpowering the area. The whimsical white polka-dot chandelier is a great touch to the simplicity.
Yes, yes, this room has pink in it, and adorably so. A pleasant alternative would be to replace the pink with red chambray and other muted reds or fabrics with delicate patterns incorporating red. The actual effect with balancing the blue walls and whites would be very similar as here.
Brighter colors, especially shades of orange and melon that border on pink shades, can be a spunky and fun alternative.
Pink can even be smoothly incorporated but not stand out as a major player in the look of the room.
Through the plush details, this room is obviously for a girl, but uses a fun mix of bolder colors of blue, white, and black.
Once again, delicate details (such as the desk's legs et cetera) suggest feminine touch without needing to do so through color.
If you're not wanting to inundate your life with pink, but do want to suggest through the nursery design the baby's gender, touches of pink like this mod ducduc rocker strike a great balance.
This intricate room in no way relies on pink for its French-inspired femininity, yet there is no question that this is a girl's room, n'est-ce pas?