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Choosing a Baby's Room Color Scheme
Colors play a big role in determining the mood of your nursery. When deciding on a palette for your baby’s first bedroom, you’ll want colors that are playful but also pleasant for grownups, since you’ll probably be spending many hours in the nursery.
We scouted around for popular nursery color palettes and noticed a trend toward warm colors that favor serenity and sophistication over cuteness or glamour. Saturated hues like marigold, burgundy and mauve are especially big, like in this nursery from Yond Interiors, where the rich burgundies and caramels are a nice contrast to the neutral grays. “Creating a cozy, calming space for those endless diaper changes and night feeding sessions is so essential, and I’ve found that comfort in a nursery is key,” says Julia Miller of Yond Interiors.
Many designers are also using color to infuse life and personality into the nursery, whether this means pops of happy colors or delightfully unconventional color choices. Traditional nursery colors like blues, purples and grays are also still popular, but designers are finding ways to break convention with even the most traditional or muted color palettes. Check out our gallery to get inspired by the latest nursery color trends.