When it comes to kids’ clothing, we believe that gendered colours and styles are old-fashioned. That’s why we create contemporary clothing that can be worn by both boys and girls, without compromising on style or comfort. Traditionally, blue signifies baby boys, and pink – baby girls. But it’s not carved in stone; the times have changed, and you can dress your little angel in whatever colours you like. Take this pink shirt, for instance – it looks incredible on both, boys and girls. But if you’re not comfortable with that, there are plenty of other colours to choose from. Gender-neutral colours like yellow, white, brown, green and orange are great choices for boys and girls alike. Even better, all of these colours can be paired with various shades of blue or pink if desired.
Yellow is a timeless gender-neutral baby colour. When expecting parents don’t know whether they’re having a boy a girl, gifts tend to come in various shades of ducky yellow. The colour works pairs well with other gender-neutral colours, like brown, green and white. If you opt for painting your nursery yellow, it should be kept soft and pale, especially since bright yellow is the most eye-fatiguing colour. Pale shades of yellow also pair well with pale pinks and pale blues.
Green, like yellow, is another traditionally neutral baby colour. Quite often, gender-neutral baby clothes pair light or pastel green with pale yellow and white. Most shades of green function as neutrals when paired with other colours. More than any other colour, various shades of green harmonize well together, possibly because it’s the most comfortable colour on the eyes. According to Jessica Strand, author of “Baby’s Room: Ideas and Projects for Nurseries,” green calms the nervous system and conveys a sense of balance.
Nearly all shades of orange work well for baby boys and baby girls. Orange is a warm, nurturing colour that stimulates the eyes without irritating the senses, especially when used with white or light grey. Orange pairs well with pink and blue. A medium orange is more gender-neutral than light orange hues like salmon or sherbet, which traditionally is considered more feminine.
Although white is technically the absence of all colour, its qualities—purity, cleanness and innocence–work equally as well for baby boys as they do for baby girls. The danger of using white in baby clothing is that it soils easily, however, most baby basics are available in white, and it pairs with any colour. In a nursery, white can be made warmer with ivory or cream, and any pop of colour will take it in a different direction. A colour scheme of white, turquoise and red makes use of two colours that are just shades beyond blue and pink, but still gender-neutral.
Chocolate brown is a popular gender-neutral colour because it’s regarded as sophisticated when paired with a rose pink or a sky blue. Even though its neutrality is often used to complement the gender-specific colours, it also works well with the right shades of yellow, green, white, grey, orange or even red. Moreover, chocolate brown is such a deep, rich base colour that it supports multiple additional colours in one design. For example, brown walls painted with randomly placed circles of red, grey, turquoise, and white represents a neutral multicolour scheme.