A Nuggety Styling Guide: Koala Edition
Ever since we introduced Koala back in 2017, it’s been clear that our calm, cool gray is a color likely to hang around for a while. In fact, Koala is one of our Classics, colors that are so foundational that we’ll likely keep them in the Nugget Shop for years!
One of the many koala-ties that we love about this color: it’s easy to style with a multitude of themes, color palettes and rooms. The only requirement for its habitat? Growing imaginations and lots of playtime!
Create A Calm, Modern Palette
Pair Koala with Sandcastle, Rodeo, and Daybreak for a modern, minimalist vibe. We often get questions about the difference between Koala and Daybreak – Koala is a true gray, while Daybreak is a misty agave that pulls blue-toned, especially when paired with these other neutrals.
Draw Inspiration from Nature
For a sophisticated combination inspired by nature, place Koala with Bamboo, a comforting, mossy sage, or other greenery in your home.For a slight variation on the green-gray combination, try incorporating Atlantis, which will pull in more blue tones and make Koala pop as a light neutral!Or, draw inspiration from the Great Barrier Reef’s blue waters and pink corals, like we see in this ocean-themed room.
Keep It Classic
For a simple but classic color palette, pair Koala with Harbor and our retired Blackbeard. Gray and black mature with your child – you can easily change out blankets, throw pillows, or rugs to reflect your child’s favorite themes or colors at different ages!Koala loves a calm, neutral space, whether it’s a traditional style or modern minimalist.
Go For A More Unique Koala-ty
For an ultra-mod pairing, pick one or two unique brights and anchor the collection with Koala. We love how Lolly and Neptune pair with Koala; their cool undertones all combine into a palette that is, well, undeniably cool!Koala can also act as the anchoring color in a space; pair it with a bright accent wall or a piece of art that ties the color palette together. Now that we’ve explored some of the styling possibilities for this beary versatile color – which will you try? Or if you already have one at home, share your own Koala style with us on Instagram @nuggetcomfort! Check out more Nugget style guides to find inspiration for your perfect color, or Nugget builds to find the perfect configuration for playtime.