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How to choose a baby capsule wardrobe color palette


(and not a color expert?)

Capsule wardrobes are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Having a small number of versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks is not only stylish, but it's also practical--saving you valuable time, money, and SPACE.

If you're like me, you probably spend way too much time on Pinterest looking at pictures of perfectly curated capsules and feeling completely overwhelmed and clueless about how to start. In this post, we'll share our favorite color combinations to build a solid but flexible base for your child's capsule. So whether you're looking for something classic or modern, we've got you covered. Keep reading to get inspired!


Palettes are the building blocks of your baby or toddler's capsule wardrobe. Each color in your palette should compliment the others, giving you countless options to combine pieces into adorable outfits with little to no effort.


Stick to a limited number of colors - three or four is ideal

photo of neutral colored baby pants stacked on a white background

Start by choosing a main color and two accent colors. The main color will be the one that dominates their wardrobe and sets the tone for the entire capsule.

Your main color should be a neutral on the darker side of the spectrum--think navy, grey or brown. The base color is going to serve as an anchor, so it should be bolder than the others.

circular swatch of navy linen
circular swatch of grey linen
circular swatch of brown linen

Once you've decided on the main color, it's time to choose 2-3 accent colors. These should be complementary neutral colors that will help to round out the capsule--ivory and beige are always safe, but more vibrant colors pink and turquoise will also do nicely, as they work harmoniously with other colors.

 With these three colors in mind, you'll be well on your way to creating a stylish and cohesive capsule wardrobe for your little one.

circular swatch of ivory linen
circular swatch of light pink linen
circular swatch of turqouise linen



photo of neutral colored baby onesies hanging on garment rack

bodysuits from Colored Organics

Once your base colors are established, add visual interest in the form of prints and patterns. Colorful dots and stripes add interest, but still coordinate within the framework of your base colors.

And...we're going to let you in on a little industry secret. Both camouflage and leopard/cheetah are neutral enough that they can match literally any other colors. Don't believe me? Just try it and see.



photo of leather baby shoes in a pile on the floor

shoes from Mon Petit Shoes

Colors (especially bright ones) are best introduced to your capsule by way of accessories. So don't shy away from colorful socks, shoes, jackets, hair accessories, hats, etc. Have fun! Your neutral base is flexible enough to complement these brights, we promise!

So there you have it! Everything you need to know about choosing a color palette for your baby’s capsule wardrobe. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Beya Made offers done-for-you capsule wardrobes that take the guesswork out of putting together a stylish and functional wardrobe for your little one. With our help, you can easily create a cohesive look that will make dressing your child a breeze.

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