Oh No! Her Nursery has Black and White Crib Bedding!
It started simple enough on a Sunday afternoon. Just my best friend Ellen, her sister, two more good friends, and my best friend’s mother-in-law, we’ll call her Pearl. She’s a nice woman that knows exactly what everyone should be doing at all times. We were planning a baby shower. We just got done planning the food, and then Ellen got up and ran (okay she was 8 months pregnant, she waddled), to the other room to show us her inspiration for her nursery. She came out with a chic black and white crib bedding set. It was a white background with a black random design scattered around the comforter. Then she had white crib sheets with black bands on them. It really looked sharp. Ellen said she was going to use these colors as the main colors in her nursery. Everyone liked it except for Pearl who made her disdain with this choice loud and clear. I started looking into the pros and cons of black and white crib bedding.
Black and White Crib Bedding is Easy to Match
There are no two ways about it. You can take a nursery anywhere with a black and white foundation. Bright primary colors pop next to black or white. If you want to use more pastels in your nursery, they will be set off in contrast to either black or white.
It is Easy to Find Coordinating Nursery Furniture
Let’s face it since black and white are such easy to colors to match. You can easily compliment or go with a contrast. Nearly all crib styles, changing tables, baby dressers and other furnishings for a nursery are available in black or white. You can also choose to use a secondary color for your furnishings that coordinates with your black and white focal color in the nursery.
Your Baby Won’t Grow Up “Goth”
Yes, this was an actual concern. One of the things Pearl was fearful of when she saw the black and white crib bedding was that the baby would be drawn to darker things, and later become “one of those Goths.” At this point, a few of us at the table were coughing and turning our heads to avoid bursting out into laughter.
Black and White Crib Bedding Will Show Fewer Stains
I think we can all agree, you get to know your washing machine on a more frequent basis after you become a parent. Babies will burp up lunch when you least expect it. I could see a big plus in the pattern. It would show fewer stains than say, the light purple sheets I used for my daughter, who would always manage to burp up some bottle no matter how many times I burped her during a feeding to lessen the gas in her tummy. It made me realize what a savvy choice black and white crib bedding could be.
It’s the Ultimate Unisex Nursery Color Scheme
Most of all, what is more unisex for a nursery than black and white crib bedding? More and more parents that I talk to are working on breaking the gender boundaries and it starts with colors in the nursery. You aren’t locked into pink for a girl or blue for a boy. I’m honestly excited about the next generation coming up growing up without those restrictions. Once I started thinking about it, and got over laughing at the baby being goth; I realized that the chic choice in her crib sheets and comforters was a really smart one.
I really couldn’t think of any “cons” for black and white crib bedding, other than perhaps the reactions of others. The choice will be easy to care for. Amazingly easy to coordinate into a very chic nursery. It won’t ever look dated. So, I’m curious, would you use black and white as the main colors in your nursery? Do you know anyone that has?