Unisex Colors For Baby

This is the perfect unisex layette and gift for a baby shower. All of our clothes are made from high quality materials, such as 100% cotton jersey knit, and can be machine washed. This design is available in our signature bold gender neutral color choices with a gray zig zag stripe through the middle of the absorbent bodysuit. This unisex baby clothes set is sure to impress any new parent!

These long sleeved baby bodysuits are the perfect layette. In colors that match up with our gender neutral unisex baby clothes and gender neutral layette sets. This listing is for one (1) bodysuit as pictured. All fabrics are pre-washed, pre-shrunk and soft to the touch. I would be happy to personalize a custom order just for you! Please contact me directly at [email protected]

This unisex baby clothing is the perfect gift for anyone that isn’t sure if they are having a boy or girl. Available in a variety of beautiful color combinations, the bold gender neutral colors will go with any nursery decor.

Looking for gender neutral baby clothes? We carry a great selection of unisex baby clothes including layette sets and more. Shop our wide selection of color-blocked and solid color bodysuits, long sleeved tees, rompers and more baby clothes that are perfect for boys or girls!

Let your little one express themselves with our unisex baby clothes. Choose from a variety of gender neutral colors and patterns.

Looking for baby clothes that can be used for both boys and girls? Our gender-neutral layette sets come in a variety of colors to match any nursery decor. They make an unforgettable baby shower gift.

Unisex Colors For Baby Shower

This is a question we’re asked a lot at Pepa & Co; what colours are right for a newborn…is this knitted set unisex…I don’t know the gender of the baby, what should I buy? 

We all know the tradition that dictates blue is for boys and pink is for girls but in this present day, the truth is you can dress your baby in whatever you feel comfortable with! We offer plenty of neutral baby colours in our collections that are versatile, and there is no reason why you can’t buy pink for boys and blue for girls too. That’s not to say that if you have a boy, you have to go against the traditional if you simply like the colour blue – it’s 100% up to you what colours you’d like to dress your child in, whether you’re a traditionalist or a contemporary. 

There are some wonderful neutral colours for newborns and babies, and we also take a peek into why we have blue for boys and pink for girls, with a surprising outcome…

PERFECT NEUTRAL BABY COLOURS

The most popular gender-neutral colours for babies are yellow and green. These hues are  ideal if you do not know the gender of the newborn baby beforehand.

These fresh colours epitomise new life and look wonderful little bundles of joy! We have always tried to incorporate these two colours into every collection to offer more choices for new parents, and for their friends and family to help prepare for new arrivals.

Neutral Baby Colours - Baby in Green Knitted Set

Another “colour” you cannot go wrong with is white. Although technically not a “colour”, but the absence of all colours, white babygrows and bodysuits are the perfect combination of tradition whilst being completely neutral. Our Newborn First Outfits and Pima Cotton Clothes Collections include a range of beautiful pieces in white;  they are a classic staple for any newborn, and garments you can pass down from generation to generation. Not to mention super soft and perfect for sensitive newborn skin!

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Newborn in Pima Cotton Set

Muted and pastel shades of many colours are a great neutral option for babies. Colours that have been popular in recent years have been grey, navy, browns and creams.

Ivory is a popular colour for christenings and special occasions, but there’s no reason why you cannot incorporate these creams into your baby’s day-to-day wardrobe too. A huge advantage of cream and ivory is that it looks great mixed and matched with white staple pieces.

Baby in Grey Knitted Set

Whilst blue is stereotypically associated with boys, we like to think of it as a gender-neutral colour, and many of the Mums that come into the shop in Belgravia love the pale blues for both boys and girls. A lovely sky blue or teal looks just as wonderful on little girls as it does on little boys.

Baby in Blue Knitted Set

WHERE DID “BLUE FOR BOYS” AND “PINK FOR GIRLS” COME FROM?

Like any tradition, this particular way of thinking has been developed over decades and even centuries. 

Pre 20th Century, it was very typical for all babies to wear white, or other light colours, only. A risky strategy you may think for obvious reasons, however, it was much easier to bleach garments than it was to clean coloured clothing. As we came into the 20th Century, pastel colours became increasingly popular, and this caused the introduction of pink and blue, but with a different outcome to what you would expect. 

In fact, boys were often dressed in pink, and girls in blue. In an article of Ladies’ Home Journal in 1918, the reasoning was that blue was “more delicate and dainty” and therefore “prettier for the girl” whilst pink was a “stronger colour” more suited to boys. This is quite the opposite to what we know in present day! 

Colours for babies was also largely based on the complexion and hair colour of the child, with blondes suiting blues and greens, and brunettes suiting pinks. Something that still stands true today. This is a similar equation for eye colour; blue for blue-eyed babies, and pink for brown-eyed babies. 

By the 1940s, the colours had switched and this is purely down to manufacturers. It is interesting to look through the following decades, as a shift in baby clothes trends does correlate with economic and cultural climates at the time. 

For example, unisex styles began to emerge during the 60s and 70s as did female liberation, free love and flower power. If we fast-forward to the 70-80s, blue for boys and pink for girls became popular again. Why? Because this was the emergence of prenatal testing; for the first time ever, parents were able to find out beforehand what gender the child was, and therefore sought out these specifically coloured products in the midst of their excitement.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE?

Whether you’re a traditionalist or enjoy throwing the rulebook out, dressing your baby is an exciting time. As a general rule of thumb, muted or pastel shades for newborns and babies creates a classic look. A pop of colour is great, but can be overpowering on such a little human. Beyond this, the most important factor is dressing your little Pepa in comfortable and durable clothing that you love. Clothing that will also stand the test of time so you can not only use again but you can treasure in years to come. 

Gender Neutral Colour Tone For Baby Means

When it comes to kids’ clothing, we believe that gendered colours and styles are old-fashioned. That’s why we create contemporary clothing that can be worn by both boys and girls, without compromising on style or comfort. Traditionally, blue signifies baby boys, and pink – baby girls. But it’s not carved in stone; the times have changed, and you can dress your little angel in whatever colours you like. Take this pink shirt, for instance – it looks incredible on both, boys and girls. But if you’re not comfortable with that, there are plenty of other colours to choose from. Gender-neutral colours like yellow, white, brown, green and orange are great choices for boys and girls alike. Even better, all of these colours can be paired with various shades of blue or pink if desired.

Yellow

Yellow ochre hareem dungs

Yellow is a timeless gender-neutral baby colour. When expecting parents don’t know whether they’re having a boy a girl, gifts tend to come in various shades of ducky yellow. The colour works pairs well with other gender-neutral colours, like brown, green and white. If you opt for painting your nursery yellow, it should be kept soft and pale, especially since bright yellow is the most eye-fatiguing colour. Pale shades of yellow also pair well with pale pinks and pale blues.

Green

Turquoise organic cotton polo dress – turquoise also is a gender-neutral shade of green

Green, like yellow, is another traditionally neutral baby colour. Quite often, gender-neutral baby clothes pair light or pastel green with pale yellow and white. Most shades of green function as neutrals when paired with other colours. More than any other colour, various shades of green harmonize well together, possibly because it’s the most comfortable colour on the eyes. According to Jessica Strand, author of “Baby’s Room: Ideas and Projects for Nurseries,” green calms the nervous system and conveys a sense of balance.

Orange

Rusty orange dress with butterfly sleeves

Nearly all shades of orange work well for baby boys and baby girls. Orange is a warm, nurturing colour that stimulates the eyes without irritating the senses, especially when used with white or light grey. Orange pairs well with pink and blue. A medium orange is more gender-neutral than light orange hues like salmon or sherbet, which traditionally is considered more feminine. 

White

Eggshell white unisex tee

Although white is technically the absence of all colour, its qualities—purity, cleanness and innocence–work equally as well for baby boys as they do for baby girls. The danger of using white in baby clothing is that it soils easily, however, most baby basics are available in white, and it pairs with any colour. In a nursery, white can be made warmer with ivory or cream, and any pop of colour will take it in a different direction. A colour scheme of white, turquoise and red makes use of two colours that are just shades beyond blue and pink, but still gender-neutral.

Brown

Chestnut brown shorts – great for girls and boys

Chocolate brown is a popular gender-neutral colour because it’s regarded as sophisticated when paired with a rose pink or a sky blue. Even though its neutrality is often used to complement the gender-specific colours, it also works well with the right shades of yellow, green, white, grey, orange or even red. Moreover, chocolate brown is such a deep, rich base colour that it supports multiple additional colours in one design. For example, brown walls painted with randomly placed circles of red, grey, turquoise, and white represents a neutral multicolour scheme.

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