The tradition for cots has always been white, or natural wood. I’m not sure why this is really – I guess it’s something about keeping nurseries bright and light.
Indeed, we chose a beech and white cot for Daphne’s room – mostly because we wanted to be able to use accessories to add colour and interest. But I’ve seen a few coloured cots lately that have really got me thinking – and wishing I could go back in time and be a bit braver…
So, if you’re about to choose a cot for your expected arrival (congrats!) here are a few colourful options to get you thinking… let me know if you’re going to go bold!
The Flexa cot, available from Nubie, comes in four different colours, including Mint, Rose and White, but I think you’ll agree this gorgeous orangey-yellow is the winner. I adore the 60s vibe and the design – and the fact you can get matching furniture (the storage bench in the picture at the top is simple perfection). It’s also nice and compact at 120cm long, so would work well in smaller nurseries.
Admittedly a pricey option (the US designers describe it as ‘heirloom friendly’), the Kalon Studios Caravan Crib, available from Lullabuy, comes in a range of different colours, but this striking blue/green is probably the most unusual cot colour I’ve ever come across. It can be used as a cot, a cot bed, and then as a proper kids’ bed, once you’ve bought a conversion kit. It’s made from sustainable maple wood, and is finished in non-toxic paints. so it hits the eco-friendly criteria too.
This is my least favourite of the three design wise, but the colours available on the Laurette Kiss Curl cot bed are just amazing – including this pinky-red shade, called Bubblegum Candy Pink, believe it or not… There’s also Turquoise, Vintage Dusty Pink and a Dark Grey on offer. The base has three different heights and it can be converted into a bed, meaning it can be used up to the age of 5. Available from Smallable in the UK.