14 Beautiful Gray and Yellow Nurseries

Eclectic grey and yellow woodland fairytale nursery

Project Nursery

Whether you’re waiting for a delivery-day surprise or creating a shared space for a mixed-gender duo, gray and yellow is the perfect color combo for a gender-neutral space. It even has science on its side. According to color psychologists, this popular paring has much more to offer than meets the eye.

Calm and contemplative, the color gray has many soothing elements. That said, it can also create a sense of dreariness in large doses. Yellow, by contrast, is usually associated with happiness and motivation, but overdo it and you may have a fussy, over-stimulated baby on your hands. The magic happens when you combine the two, creating a balance that is as beneficial as it is beautiful.

Need another reason to love this chic combo? How about 15? These pin-worthy yellow and gray nurseries may be all the convincing you need.

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    Minimalist Nurseries

    Neutral nursery with grey and mustard yellow accents
    Jillian Harris

    Sweet and sophisticated, this beautiful space designed by Jillian Harris adds definition to a clean white contemporary space with a subtle gray polkadot print and rich mustard yellow accents.

    Want the same look for less? Skip the wallpaper or pricy decals and give this fabulous painting technique from A Beautiful Mess a try.

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    Modern Nurseries

    Gray and yellow mountain scene mural.
    Le Clair Decor

    A stunning mountain mural sets the scene for this contemporary gray and yellow woodland nursery room from Le Clair Decor.

    Creating a mountain mural of your own is easier than you might think. All you need is a pencil, a ruler, a roll of painter’s tape and a little patience. Need some inspiration? Here’s a round-up of our favorite mountain murals.

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    Rustically Chic Nurseries

    Eclectic gray and yellow woodland fairytale nursery
    Project Nursery

    A single, unifying shade of bold yellow ties an eclectic assortment of vintage furniture finds together, giving this imaginative gray and yellow “woodland fairytale” space from Project Nursery a boost of energy and a rich, cohesive feel.

    Love the mix-and-match look? Put our five simple guidelines for coordinating mismatched furniture to the test!

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    Sun Shower

    Gray and yellow "sun-shower" themed nursery
    Our Little Life

    A dark and stormy gray paired with bursts of bright yellow provide the perfect backdrop for this sweet “sun shower” themed space from Our Little Life.

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    Rugs For Rugrats

    Gray nursery with yellow accent rug
    Project Nursery

    A bold patterned area rug in an even bolder shade of yellow makes a dramatic statement in this gray and yellow nursery space spotted on Project Nursery.

    Need help finding the right rug for your little one’s space? We’ve got you covered with these three simple tips.

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    Sharpie DIY

    Gray and Yellow Nursery with Sharpie Chevron Accent Wall
    Preparing for Peanut.

    With its rich and moody gray, energizing pops of citrusy yellow and orange, and one-of-a-kind hand-drawn Sharpie chevron accent wall, this small but mighty space from Preparing for Peanut is a DIY designers dream!

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    Color Boost

    gray and yellow nursery
    Bookstrucker Photography / Alykhan Velji Design

    A subtle blue-tint boosts the psychological power of this beautiful gray nursery space from Alyvelji Designs by lending the anxiety-fighting properties of blue to the soothing elements of gray, creating a sense of calm that balances nicely against the room’s energetic yellow accents. 

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    Creative Color Blocking

    Sunny yellow and gray nursery room
    Photo: Design Dazzle

    Prefer something a little bolder? Look no further than this chic and modern, yellow and gray nursery space spotted on Pinterest.

    This inspiring space sets patterned accents against solid blocks of color, creating a rich, multi-dimensional space that allows both design elements to shine. 

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    Navy, Gray, and Yellow

    Neutral gray nursery room with bold navy and yellow accents.
    The Spruce/Pinterest

    Rich navy and sunny yellow set against a light and neutral gray gives this stylish Pinterest find a sweet and preppy palette with lots of pop! 

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    Chevron Nurseries

    Gray and yellow chevron nursery
    House 36

    Soft textures and pale yellow accents meet bold pattern in this sweet, gray and yellow nursery room from House 36.  The result? A totally chic, easy-to-recreate look that won’t break the bank! 

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    Striped Accent Wall

    Gray and yellow nursery with striped accent wall and yellow paper pom-pom mobile

    This budget-friendly space, spotted on Deavita, offers yet another show-stopping accent wall conjured by the undeniable magic of painter’s tape! An inexpensive paper pom-pom focal piece only adds to the room’s wow factor.

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    Muted Gold

    Yellow nursery with mustard gold and gray
    Le monde de Sioux

    For a fresh and sophisticated take on the gray-and-yellow trend, try pairing gray with a rich shade of mustard gold as shown here in these simple yet stylish designs spotted on Le monde de Sioux.

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    Nordic Nursery

    Black, white, and gray twin nursery with pops of yellow and nordic style
    Photo: Idealista

    Simple black-and-white patterned elements, like those used in this cheery Nordic-inspired nursery from Design Dazzle, are the perfect, no-fail way to punctuate a gray and yellow space without making the design look too busy.

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    Sunny Nursery

    Gray and Yellow "You are my sunshine" nursery
    Audrey Hinson / Pinterest

    From the handcrafted baby mobile and colorful song-inspired wall prints to the gray chevron accent wall featuring a single yellow stripe representing the one and only light of your life, this adorable “You are my Sunshine” themed nursery, spotted on Pinterest, couldn’t be cuter if it tried!