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! (Read more about our color categories here.)
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.