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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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.Continue to 2 of 14 below.
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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.Continue to 3 of 14 below.
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Rustically Chic Nurseries
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!Continue to 4 of 14 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Rugs For Rugrats
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.Continue to 6 of 14 below.
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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!Continue to 7 of 14 below.
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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.Continue to 8 of 14 below.
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Creative Color Blocking
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.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Navy, Gray, and Yellow
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!Continue to 10 of 14 below.
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Striped Accent Wall
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.Continue to 12 of 14 below.
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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.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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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.Continue to 14 of 14 below.
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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!