Mix it up with Pink and Blue in the Nursery

Pink is for girls, and blue is for boys… right? Well, actually, no! In fact, as recently as the 18th century, pink was considered a ‘masculine’ colour. Isn’t it crazy how society dictates our perceptions?

These days, parents are increasingly rejecting stereotypes in favour of gender-neutral nurseries. Whether you’re not finding out the sex of your baby, or you want to avoid following social ‘norms’, the binary days of ‘pink vs. blue’ are seemingly behind us.

However, there’s no need to rule out these traditional shades completely. Pink and blue work well together, so why not combine them to create a stylish, gender-neutral nursery? Take a look at some of our favourite examples below and get ready to feel inspired!

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1. Rose Gold & Blue-Grey

Snuzkot Skandi 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

Not convinced by bold colours or baby blues and pinks?

Adopt a subtler look and bring this colour combination up-to-date by mixing rose gold and silver-blue instead, as seen here.

The copper bars, feet and handles on the Snuzkot Skandi 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set are perfectly accentuated by a cool grey background and monochrome accessories. We think this metallic combo is ideal for a modern, gender-neutral nursery.

2. Indigo & Plaster

Vox Milenne Baby Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Set

For a bolder (yet still classy!) look, why not consider a deep blue nursery furniture set?

This stylish Vox Milenne 2 Piece Nursery Set in Indigo will add gorgeous Parisian chic to any baby’s bedroom.

Accentuate the dark blue colour with pale pink accessories, such as a plaster-pink blanket or botanical-patterned wallpaper. Any little boy or girl would be lucky to call this room their own!

3. Duck Egg & Blush Pink

Obaby Maya Mini Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

For a softer approach, check out this beautiful, Scandi-style nursery.

Pastel shades are key to achieving this look. The white and oak cot is perfectly complimented by the duck egg blue walls and blush pink furnishings.

This Maya Mini Cot Bed by Obaby can be converted from a cot to a toddler bed as your little one grows – so their gender-neutral nursery can become a gender-neutral kids’ room too!

4. Turquoise & Rose

Vox Maxim Wardrobe in White

Not only is this Vox Maxim Wardrobe a lifesaver when it comes to storage, but it also showcases another stunning example of pink and blue nursery décor.

The soothing turquoise blue of the walls combines with the subtle pink accents on the wardrobe’s shelves to create a calming effect – just what you want in a baby’s room.

Using classic white nursery furniture means you can easily update your décor as your child grows (and starts demanding a dinosaur-themed bedroom!)

5. Copper & Periwinkle Blue

Incy Interiors Ellie Metal Cot

Choose to add a modern, industrial look to your bundle of joy’s bedroom with this Incy Interiors Ellie Metal Cot.

The luxurious finish of the cot is achieved with non-toxic, water-based chrome-plating on the aluminium metal.

Highlight the sparkling pink colouring of the metal with blush pink walls and a periwinkle blue swaddling blanket – the perfect place to wrap up your little one.

6. Teal & Octopus Pink (yes, that’s what we’re going with!)

Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed

‘Under the sea’ has to be one of the best themes for a pink and blue nursery!

To achieve this look, paint the walls in a deep teal blue to represent the ocean. Then, add pale pink sea creature toys and accessories – such as octopus, shells and starfish – for a sand-tastic finish.

This Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed in Greywash will make the perfect rocky sea bed for your oceanic nursery. Its transitional design will take your mini mermaid/merman from baby to toddler.

7. Beach House Blue & Salmon Pink

Casami Beach House Cupboard

Sticking with the sea theme, these Casami Beach House Cupboards are a great choice for any nursery, providing essential storage whilst looking fabulous.

Multiple colours are available, and they look great placed in a row to create a traditional seaside feel.

Choose the blue and pink options for a stylish contrasting look that would work in a boy’s or girl’s bedroom – and be perfect for siblings!

8. Mint & Dusty Pink

Vox Tuli Bookcase & Toy Storage

We’re in love with this mint-coloured Tuli Bookcase by Vox – it’s so useful for organising your nursery and keeping toys and books tidy!

Add a few pink accessories to compliment the base colour of this stylish storage unit and keep the look fresh.

The effect is ideal for spring babies!

9. Vintage Pink & Blue

Vox Vintage Tall Chest of Drawers in Oak or 5 Pastel Colours
Vox Vintage Tall Chest of Drawers in Oak or 5 Pastel Colours

Throw it back to simpler times with the Vox Vintage Nursery Furniture range.

This Vintage Tall Chest of Drawers is available in a range of pastel colours, including pink and blue, and finished in a retro oak effect with oak legs.

Spacious, push-open drawers make this storage furniture practical as well as stylish, and the slimline style is ideal for smaller rooms.

10. Denim & Sunset Coral

Gaia Baby Tweed Serena Rocking Chair

Lastly, if you want to create a gender-neutral nursing area, you could look at combining a denim blue nursing chair with pink and orange furnishings, as seen here.

The Gaia Baby Tweed Serena Rocking Chair is the perfect place to feed your baby, read them bedtime stories and lull them to sleep.

Accessorise the chair with a pink cushion to create a sunset aesthetic that would look sun-sational in any little one’s room.

Have we Convinced you of the Benefits of Pink and Blue?

We adore this colour combo for gender-neutral nurseries. There are so many options, and you can still focus more on one colour if you fancy! Want to natter about nursery furniture? Give us a call on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email customerservice@cuckooland.com – we’re always happy to help.


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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