5 Hottest Nursery Colors You’ll See This Year

You’ve been pinning nursery paint colors trying to figure out which hues will look fabulous in baby’s room. But have you thought of these yet? Probably not! These are the hottest colors for baby’s space, from calm and cool to bold and beautiful.


Punchy Purple

Why we love it: Since radiant orchid was named Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, purple hues have been popping up all over the place — especially as a shade for nursery walls. Purple is vivid and bold but still relaxing enough for a sleep space. Since the color is so stand-out, stick to neutrals in the furniture and accessories.

Get the hue: Wild Orchid from Benjamin Moore or Allen + Roth Satin Symphony from Lowe’s.

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Tasteful Mint

Why we love it: Mint is perfect for parents who are keeping baby’s gender a surprise, since it works for a boy or a girl. In summer, it’s cool and refreshing and in winter, it’s totally serene. Complement mint with natural beige or white — or go bold with orange or black accents.

Get the hue: Eggshell Tranquility by Lowe’s or Mountain View by Benjamin Moore.

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Nautical Navy

Why we love it: If you’re having a boy, you’ve probably considered baby blue, but don’t discount a welcoming navy. It adds a touch of sophistication to baby’s room (so you may not have to repaint as baby grows up) and can lend a clean, nautical vibe. Contrast this blue with metallic gold or yellow accents that really pop.

Get the hue: Frank Blue from Sherwin-Williams or Navy Blue from BEHR.

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Retro Emerald

Why we love it: Rich jewel tones like jade and emerald are a huge style do this year. We first spotted them in fashion, then on baby gear and now, they’re hitting walls in a big way. The shade, since it works for baby boys or girls, is a peppy way to glam up a nursery. It’s high-end and retro. Add lots of funky accessories, like vintage lamps and faux-fur rugs.

Get the hue: Poseidon from Sherwin-Williams or Allen + Roth Matte Stilettos.

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Gorgeous Gray

Why we love it: Gray has been around as an accent hue for a few years but now we’re starting to see it as the main nursery color. Instead of going for gray-and-pink bedding or gray accent pillows, consider starting with a gray wall. Then, add accessories in just about any color — get creative!

Get the hue: Cathedral Gray from BEHR or Uncertain Gray from Sherwin-Williams.

Photo Courtesy of Erin Gates Design

What shade did you choose for your nursery?

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