I had already painted stripes in my daughter's room, so I didn't want to replicate that. But squares, no one I knew had squares in their nursery. So, I did a little math and started taping. I considered the height and width of the walls in the space and arrived at 16" squares (you could do any size you want, but this size worked best for the look I was going for). I carefully measured and taped the room:
Note: I made sure that one of the squares fell in the corner seem of the room to create a little extra drama!
Be sure to measure twice, tape once, and be sure that the tape is sealed well to prevent paints leaks.
You can work with any number of colors you wish. I chose six because I loved the color palette and came up with (and wouldn't settle on getting rid of any) the colors I selected. You'll notice that I chose one light and one dark color from three different color families (gold, blue and green). I purchased mini rollers and mini paint trays to make working easier and less fuss.
Once all the prepping was done, I decided that the paint job would look best if it was random, meaning I didn't pre-select where colors would go or try to maintain any pattern. I wanted the eye to wander, and quite frankly I wanted guests to try to make sense of something that didn't and never would. More than anything I wanted a "unique" nursery.