Get (P)inspired: Creating A Baby Shower Color Scheme

Conventional wisdom on picking baby shower colors has been, “If it’s a boy, go blue; if it’s a girl, think pink.” But today there are too many creative ideas for showers to limit ourselves to just those two colors in the rainbow. If you’re like  us at Graco, you find inspiration everywhere—from blog posts, window shopping, cute baby clothes and so much more. So let your inspiration define the color scheme for the next shower you host.

A great idea to get started planning a baby shower—either yours or one you’re planning for a friend—is to create a color inspiration board. A color inspiration board is a collection of images, prints and swatches that spark your creativity for a particular project (works great for a baby shower, wedding, home design − the possibilities are endless). The completed board serves as a visual guide for your project and reflects your own style. And if you’re on Pinterest, you can continue to add to your board with inspirations online as your idea or style evolves.

As you’re designing your color palette, keep an eye open for the sources of inspiration underneath your nose – like your shower registry. If you saw our post on fashions in September, you know that baby gear and maternity fashions are designed with the trendiest colors and designs in mind and can kick-start your creative thinking. The line of products from Graco has more than 100 new fashions that range from bright and bold to subtly chic and sweet. You can shop for items on by collection and see the color palettes used throughout the product line.

This week we took inspiration from our Ariel pattern and went to the Web to build out ideas for a shower with plenty of “flower power” stemming from a fuchsia and black color scheme.

Check out these ideas and follow us on Pinterest as we share more shower inspirations and more.

1)      Baby Bottle Cookie Mix Favor (from Hatter and Hare Events)

2)      Cluster balloon to fill the room with “blooms” on the cheap! (from Martha Stewart)

3)      Blooming Bath doubles as a gift and décor for the flower-power-inspired-shower (from

4)      Frame a onesie signed by shower guests for the mom to be as a memento from the party (from Life and Baby)

Happy planning…and “pinning”!

Ashley Mowrey

Ashley is the PR and Consumer Engagement Manager at Graco. She loves catching up with friends on Facebook, relaxing at the beach and playing baseball with her three boys, Evan, Chase & Connor.


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