16 Perfect Paint Colors for Girls

Inspiring, No-Fail Paint Color Ideas for Your Little Girl’s Room

Glamorous vintage Purple Nursery

Project Nursery

When it comes to little girls’ rooms, color is everything. But picking the perfect paint color can be a tricky process. Show up at your local home improvement store unprepared and you’ll quickly find yourself drowning in a sea of paper paint chips. Even when you’ve done your homework and collected your inspiration images, finding a paint color that actually matches your photo can be a real uphill battle.

Looking for an easy win? You’ve come to the right place! These no-fail paint colors ideas for girls are guaranteed to inspire. See something you like? We’ll tell you exactly what color you need and where to get it. No paint chips required! So sit back, relax and prepare to meet the color of your dreams.

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    You're Blushing

    Blush pink nursery
     Photo: Mason de Pax

     A subtle shade of rosy blush gives this beautiful nursery space from Maison de Pax a touch of sophistication, creating a classically feminine look without being overly girly.

    If this pretty pink has you feeling a little flushed, pick up a can of Sherwin Williams “Intimate White.”  The perfect combination of sweet and chic, this understated beauty will take your daughter from her nursery days well into teen territory.

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    Lilac Love

    Lilac purple girl's room

    Purple can be a real soul-soother, but it is also a notoriously difficult color to work with. Choose the right shade and you end up with a sweet and feminine space like this lovely girl’s room spotted on Recently. Get it wrong and your daughter’s room could end up looking gloomy or even... gulp... crass. 

    Need a no-fail solution? Try “New Age” by Benjamin Moore.  This light and airy shade of lilac boasts all the soothing powers of blue with just enough pink to keep things feeling cheerful. 

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    Aqua Fresh

    neutral aqua and yellow nursery
    Lay Baby Lay

    Aqua walls and bold yellow accents give this bright and sunny nursery room from Lay Baby Lay a fresh and energetic feel.

    Love the look? Create your own sunny days with “Morning Sky” by Benjamin Moore.

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    Muted Aqua

    Paper flower wall decor for girl's room
    Home By Heidi

    Looking for something a little more understated? Tone things down with this more subtle shade like that featured in this lovely girl’s room design from Homes by Heidi.

    A touch more green than blue, “Rainwashed” by Sherwin Williams is a calming neutral that pairs well with almost any accent.

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    Minty Goodness

    Navy & Mint Nursery
    Lay Baby Lay 

    With its soft minty walls and rich navy accents, this adorably eclectic space spotted on Lay Baby Lay couldn’t be more refreshing!

    Mint green is the perfect choice for a little girl’s room, especially when paired with other pastel accents. Cool, soothing, and fairly neutral, it’s a versatile color with plenty of staying power.

    Digging the minty goodness? Why not freshen up your little one’s space with a few coats of Benjamin Moore’s “Spring Mint.”

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    Teal Girls Love Pink

    Teal and hot pink nursery
    The Little Umbrella

    Pastels not your thing? Why not go bold with a rich shade of teal?

    This striking girl’s room, featured on The Little Umbrella, pairs an energizing shade of bright pink and shimmering metallic gold accents with Sherwin Williams dynamic “Georgian Bay” for a look that’s all girl without the pretty pastel trimmings.

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    Turquoise Gem

    Turquoise girls' room with pastel accents
    Lil’ Luna 

    This bright and clean girls’ room by Lil’ Luna boasts beautiful turquoise walls and a rainbow of colorful accents. Incredibly versatile, this popular color looks as beautiful with bold shades of red and yellow as it does with soft pastel hues. You really can’t go wrong.

    Feeling a little color envy? Snag this look for yourself with Sherwin William’s “Spa Blue.”

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    Navy Gal

    Pink and navy nursery
    Project Nursery

    A bold shade of navy is another excellent way to amp up the drama in your little one’s space.

    This adorable girl’s room, featured on Project Nursery, pairs Sherwin William’s dramatic “Naval” with pale pink accents and clean white furnishings, providing plenty of contrast to emphasize the room’s rich hue.

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    Coral Peaks

    Simple silhouette mountain mural
    Charlotte Love Interiors

    Vivacious coral brings life and energy to any space, combining the femininity of pink with the refreshing vitality of orange.

    This playful girl’s room by Charlotte Love Interiors features minimalist mountain peaks in Benjamin Moore’s sunset-inspired shade, “Pink Canopy.”

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    Neapolitan Flavor

    Vintage, Pink and Gold Twin Room
    Emilee Stucky/Instagram

    Your favorite flavor of ice cream can inspire more than a rumbling tummy. With its milk-chocolate walls and creamy white and strawberry pink accents, this one-of-a-kind Instagram find is just too sweet!

    Craving a sweet combo of your own? Scoop up some BEHR’s “Malted Milk” from the local hardware store.

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    Sweet Butter Cream

    White and ivory nursery with vintage theme
    Project Nursery 

    Yellow is a cheery color for a little girl’s room, but a touch of this sunny shade can go a long way. Instead of choosing a pastel yellow, opt for a soft, butter-colored ivory, like the shade featured in this sweet, girly room from Project Nursery.

    Love the look? Try Benjamin Moore’s “Crisp Linen” and pair it with clean white accents to bring out this subtle shade’s creamy goodness.

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    A Pink with Pizazz

    Boho girl's room with hot pink accents
    One Kings Lane

    A deliciously bold berry-stain pink makes this otherwise neutral space spotted on One Kings Lane really pop.

    Want to add a touch of pizazz to your daughter’s room? Give her the old “Razzle Dazzle” by Benjamin Moore. 

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    All the Greige

    Vintage Girl's Nursery
    Project Nursery

    Greige - a subtle combination of brown and grey - may not seem like the girliest of colors, but this versatile neutral offers the perfect backdrop for a space full of candy-colored sweetness.

    Don’t believe it? Check out this sweet, girly space from Project Nursery dressed in Benjamin Moore’s popular greige, “Rodeo.”

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    Just Peachy

    Peachy pink nursery with coral and mint accents
     Arielle Elise

    With its soft peach walls, sherbet-inspired accents and clean white furnishings, this charming vintage girl’s room from Arielle Elise is a nursery dream!

    Often overlooked, peach is one of the most flattering and versatile shades of pink. Looking for the perfect shade? Try “Soft Shell” by Benjamin Moore. Warm and comforting, this pretty hue never fails to create a cozy space.

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    Silver Lining

    Grey, white, and pink nursery space
    12th and White

    Soft peach accents and silver grey walls make for a lovely palette in this simple yet beautiful nursery from 12th & White.

    Pair a clean, neutral shade like Benjamin Moore’s “Stonington Grey” with almost any pastel accent for a feminine-look that’s easy to upgrade as your little lady grows.

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    Vintage Rose

    Vintage rose pink nursery
    100 Layer Cake-Let 

    The rich and rosy shade of pink featured in this gorgeous, vintage-inspired girl’s room from 100 Layer Cake-Let is perfect for anyone who is craving a little color in their lives. It’s a bold shade, but its subtle muted overtones keep it from overpowering the space.

    Want to play copycat? Try Benjamin Moore’s “Cool Lava,” and be sure to pair it with plenty of creamy white accents.