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Green: The New Power Neutral
Looking for the perfect nursery color? Look outside!
Whether you’re designing a gender-neutral nursery or simply craving a fresh, natural shade for your little one’s space, green is an increasingly popular choice. It has recently burst onto the nursery scene in shades across the spectrum.
Studies have long shown that exposure to this rich and versatile color can reduce anxiety and promote baby’s sense of health and well being. But green’s calming super powers are not limited to pastel shades of mint and sage. Darker shades of green have an almost magical ability to sooth the soul, combining the nurturing power of Mother Nature with the moody drama of a pigment-heavy color. Even deep shades of hunter and jade can make a delicious statement while remaining deceptively neutral, especially in more muted shades. The grayer the tone, the more neutral the color.
So move over navy—there’s a new power neutral in town, and it’s driving the locals green with envy.
Need a little inspiration? These beautiful green nurseries shown in a variety of shades and styles should do the trick.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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A black and white floral-inspired wallpaper print dotted with green dinosaurs brings a touch of childhood whimsy to this dramatic olive-hued nursery by Beebout Design. The simplicity of the space stands in clever contrast to the richness of the wall treatments, allowing the walls to pull focus while maintaining a comfortable sense of balance.Continue to 3 of 22 below.
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Green on Blue
An electric shade of kelly green creates a lovely contrast against the pale blue walls in this soft and serene nursery space from Lay Baby Lay.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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Sage and Peach Paradise
Soft, peachy accents fill this soothing sage-green nursery from Wit and Delight with girlish charm. This gorgeous neutral coats the room from top to bottom, somehow pulling even the trim into its luxurious grasp without over-powering the space. Gorgeous!Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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A show-stopping feature wall in a dark, muted green compliments the clean lines and natural textures of this cozy, yet sophisticated nursery from Instagram. The black and white rug, with its dramatic striped pattern, helps to ground the bold green hue in this otherwise bright and airy space.Continue to 7 of 22 below.
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Bold shades of burnt citrus and rich teal pop against muted teal walls and a bevy of natural tones and textures in this charmingly appointed nursery space spotted on Instagram.Continue to 8 of 22 below.
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Natural HuesContinue to 9 of 22 below.
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Hint of Green
Dark hues, even in decidedly neutral colors like green or navy, can be intimidating. Want to add a little drama to your nursery without overpowering your space? Try taking the one-third approach.
This beautiful nursery, spotted on Bre-Purposed, features an inexpensive and easy-to-recreate faux board and batten wall treatment crowned with a dark and moody green accent hue. Want to see how it’s done? Catch Bre’s full tutorial right here.Continue to 10 of 22 below.
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Rich, tropical greens and sunny yellows give this gender-neutral nursery room featured on Project Nursery a bright and cheery feel. Natural woods and organic textures complete the space, enhancing the theme.Continue to 11 of 22 below.
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Looking for a simpler approach? This toddler’s nursery, featured on Glitter Guide, uses a weighty green hue to ground the space with color while preserving its airy, neutral charm.Continue to 12 of 22 below.
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Cactus & Bloom Nursery
A whimsical cactus-print mural introduces shades of vibrant green, complimented with bloom-inspired pink accents, in this sweet baby girl nursery by Dwell Beautiful.Continue to 15 of 22 below.
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We adore the bold yellow bed frames, plush green accent rug, and colorful rainbow motif in this bright and airy toddler nursery. Spotted on Lay Baby Lay, this room brings sunshine and long play-filled summer afternoons to mind.Continue to 16 of 22 below.
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Gold, Green, and Glam
Multiple shades of green, ranging from mint to olive, offer a refreshing alternative to the traditional all-pink nursery palette while lux gold accessories, peachy pink accents, and a dramatic floral accent wall keep the space feeling chic and feminine.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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Fresh and Fabulous
Soft mint walls meet bold color in this fresh and funky navy blue and hot pink nursery space. Featured on Lay Baby Lay, this is a color-saturated space that doesn’t feel over-the-top.Continue to 18 of 22 below.
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Green and Earthy
A deep and earthy green paired with rich, Southwestern-inspired accents in burnt pink and orange hues creates the perfect backdrop for this cactus-themed nursery space discovered on Venture Into the Woods.Continue to 20 of 22 below.
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Shades of Citrus
A boldly patterned wallpaper print featuring flashy shades of green and yellow makes for a swoon-worthy space. The distinctly vintage feel in this charming girls’ room by Lulu and Georgia gets even more flavor thanks to the burnt pink accents and unexpected palette.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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With its lush green wallpaper and rich mustard yellow accents, this jungle-inspired nursery spotted on House Lust is enough to make a mama swoon! Dark woods ground the dramatic design, which compliments the weighty print. The ample white space ensures a bright, well-balanced design.