Originally Posted by Jax3303
I love babies in a nice, deep red. It's gender neutral, and not a 'typical' baby color.
I like things that aren't the typical pastels, either. There's nothing wrong with them per se, but I know for myself, after a few weeks of having a new baby--when you really get to start to see a little personality developing--the multi-colored, pastely stuff doesn't always seem to fit after a while.
I think bold primary colors would be cute. My favorite color is blue, and I'll tell you, I've knitted blue for people when they didn't know the gender--I don't think blue is "gender specific" (I'm a girl and I love blue!). Tan and grey are great
ideas that was mentioned--I would've never thought of them, and they're such a great thought! Maybe some more deeper but muted colors would be nice, too (so the colors are deep and not pastely, but a bit softer). As a mom, I personally prefer something that's a little deeper color. If it's a blanket, the baby can typically use it for a while (my toddler is using a couple of blankets that were crocheted for her that still fit her size) unless it's made for a newborn, and it's nice to be able to have something that's not so babyish for when they tend to outgrow it. I think
it's in this book
that shows a very beautiful, deep eggplant-colored baby blanket with a satin-trimmed border that's sewed on. Not something you typically think of for standard baby fare, and I think that's why it caught my eye. A very
elegant piece indeed. If you like, I can post this picture.