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9 BEST COLORS FOR THE NURSERY TO MATCH THE VIBE YOU’RE AFTER

When designing a nursery, choosing the nursery paint colors is where most parents feel unsure and sometimes conflicted, given the endless nursery paint color options. And one of the most common questions we have coming our way goes like this- What are the best colors for the nursery, or what colors should we use in a nursery design? Ahead, we'll look at the best colors for the nursery so you can design one that is relaxing and gorgeous with shades that are easygoing, versatile, and timeless. 

A nursery just like a bedroom, ought to be a relaxing and rejuvenating oasis. It is also an incredibly personal and cherished space where memories are made and the sweetest of moments celebrated with your baby. When choosing the best colors for the nursery, first determine the vibe you want to create in the nursery, and then pick the nursery paint colors that will help you achieve that vibe.

best colors for the nursery


Here's a question to ponder then-Do you want the nursery to be calm, energetic, or cozy? Below are the best colors for the nursery to help design a a space that you'll love with the vibe you desire.


BEST COLORS FOR A CALMING NURSERY

 

1. soft WHITE COLORS

If you want to create a calming nursery that inspires rest and rejuvenation-white is a fantastic choice. Look for white shades such as Benjamin Moore White Dove, Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee, or Benjamin Moore Simply White -all of which exude a sense of tranquility.

best colors for the nursery

via BM Simply White

best colors for the nursery

via BM White Dove


2. GRAY-GREEN COLORS

A gray-green nursery paint that's not too green or too gray, screams relaxation and is a wonderful choice for a nursery. Some gray greens we happen to gravitate towards are Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog, Sherwin Williams Sea Salt, and Behr Muted Sage.


best colors for the nursery

via SW Evergreen Fog


best colors for the nursery

via SW Sea Salt


3. BLUE GREEN COLORS

Opt for a blue-green hue to lend the baby's room a serene calming vibe that's almost spa-like. Benjamin Moore Rainwashed, Sherwin Williams Retreat, and Benjamin Moore Pale Smoke are all wonderful choices that evoke both the sea and sky.

best colors for the nursery

via  SW Retreat


best colors for the nursery

via BM Pale Smoke


BEST COLORS FOR AN ENERGETIC NURSERY


4. GREEN COLORS

If you are a regular reader of this blog you'll know that we always envy a green nursery design. Green is refreshing, elegant, and vibrant while evoking a sense of calm and tranquility. There's a huge array of lovely green shades but some of our favorites include Benjamin Moore Caldwell Green, Sherwin Williams Rockwood Dark Green, and Clark and Kensington Pine Grove.

best colors for the nursery

via SW Rockwood Dark Green

GREEN NURSERY IDEAS

via BM Caldwell Green


5. TERRA COTTA COLORS

Earthy, warm, and vibrant terra cotta can make your nursery goals a reality-helping you create a nursery that's effortless, and grounded. When choosing terra cotta paint colors look for reddish browns, rust, and even blush tones. Sherwin Williams Persimmon, Behr Terra Cotta Clay, and Sherwin Williams Cavern Clay are versatile and oh-so-pretty colors.

terra cotta color palette nursery
best colors for the nursery

via  Behr Terra Cotta Clay


6.PINK COLORS

If you are looking to boost the energy in the nursery go with a pink color that can look elegant, uplifting, and spark excitement in the space. Farrow and Ball Sulking Room Pink, Clare Pink Sky, and Sherwin Williams Dressy Rose are pretty shades that can lend the nursery an effortlessly energetic vibe.

best colors for the nursery

via Farrow and Ball Sulking Room Pink

best colors for the nursery

via Sherwin Williams Dressy Rose


BEST COLORS FOR A COZY NURSERY


7. TAUPE COLORS

Perhaps you are interested in designing a nursery with an inviting vibe that's so cozy and rich. One of our favorite color picks to help in that endeavor are the taupe shades with the perfect blend of grey and beige such as Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige, Farrow and Ball Elephants Breath, and Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe.

best colors for the nursery

via Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige

sw tony taupe

via Sherwin Willians Tony Taupe


8.CREAM COLORS

Another shade that can give the baby's nursery a cozy, serene vibe is cream. Use cream shades such as Benjamin Moore Natural Cream, Sherwin William Creamy, and Farrow and Ball Wimborne White to give the space warmth and a sophisticated appeal.

best colors for the nursery

via SW Creamy

best colors for the nursery

via  Farrow and Ball Wimborne White


9. GREY COLORS

Certain grey shades can be used to give the nursery a cocooning look that screams cozy. Opt for grey hues with brown undertones to give the nursery a cozy and comforting vibe. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore Rodeo, and Farrow and Ball Conforth White are favorites that provide a wonderful neutral backdrop.

best colors for the nursery

via  BM Revere Pewter

best colors for the nursery

via  BM Rodeo


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