The pink baby room is a classic choice for baby girls, obvious shorthand for age-old notions of femininity and rosy-cheeked innocence. While gender-neutral nursery design has been on the rise in recent years, the ubiquity of pink in grown-up interiors—currently found everywhere from the kitchen to the bathroom and primary bedroom—has proven that pink is a feel-good color that appeals to people of all ages and genders to the point that it has become something of a neutral. There is nothing wrong with a girly pink baby room that celebrates classic definitions of femininity, but there are plenty of ways to design a nursery using pink in a fresh, modern way that doesn’t lean too far into gender norms or princessy clichés.
"The important thing is to create a space that doesn’t feel too precious by layering in different tones of pink,” says interior designer Rebecca Simon of Maison Ellie, who specializes in kids spaces. “Don’t match every pink perfectly! Mix a soft blush pink rug with deeper pink bedding. Play up different patterns and textures as well, to create more interest for your eye. And always mix in neutrals and wood tones to balance out the pink. You want the pink elements to feel complementary to the overall design."
Check out these pink baby rooms for ideas and inspiration on how to create a rose-colored nursery that ranges in style from classic to contemporary.
01 of 42
Brooklyn-based interior design firm Chango & Co. combined pink watermelon motif wallpaper, a fluffy pink area rug, and a candy pink crib to create a playful, cheerful nursery filled with feel-good vibes.Continue to 2 of 42 below.
02 of 42
This Danish baby room from Christina Dueholm has warm textured pink walls, a simple white crib, a pale gray vintage armoire, and a Beni Ourain rug to create a calming, charming space with understated Scandi-style vibes. A strand of fairy lights draped nonchalantly down the side of the armoire and a cloud light mounted off-center over the crib add a touch of whimsy.Continue to 3 of 42 below.
03 of 42
This nursery from Dina Bandman Interiors has bold abstract pink splotch wallpaper, a lucite crib, and a dramatic canopy that creates a focal point, blending old and new for a fun and theatrical take on a pink baby room.Continue to 4 of 42 below.
04 of 42Continue to 5 of 42 below.
05 of 42
Interior designers Daniela Benloulou and Nicole Graff of Hamsa Home call the theme of this vibrant nursery "Moroccan princess," with its bright pinks, oranges, grays, and Moroccan design-inspired shapes. "This nursery was designed to use pink in the warmest way possible," the designers say, adding that the colors were inspired by a Saharan sunset. "This was a purposeful approach to a 'warm, happy' application of pink."
Continue to 6 of 42 below.
06 of 42
Sissy + Marley Interior Design added strategic streaks of pink—squiggly pink wallpaper, a raspberry pink throw blanket, a geometric patterned rug, pink paint detailing on a white crib—as an accent color in a mostly white nursery that keeps the overall design feeling modern, fresh, and not overly sweet.Continue to 7 of 42 below.
07 of 42
This nursery from Cake & Confetti mixes whimsical animal print wallpaper with a graphic patterned rug in shades of pink that add interest and color to the otherwise white room.Continue to 8 of 42 below.
08 of 42
Shock of Pink
In this nursery from Think Chic Interiors, a shock of assertive pink on the ceiling is an instant mood booster that adds personality to the otherwise neutral interior. Pink window shades carry the color onto the wall, while black edging on the twin cribs adds a graphic note, and a multi-colored striped teepee adds variation.Continue to 9 of 42 below.
09 of 42
This sophisticated nursery from interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel features a statement mauve pink credenza that is used to display objects and provide storage. Paired with a mustard-colored canopy, bold artwork, and a sculptural lamp, the design demonstrates that a baby room is as much for the parents as it is for the child, and can be as chic as any other room in the house.Continue to 10 of 42 below.
10 of 42
There's a psychedelic quality to this vibrant, flowing pink nursery accent wall above the crib from JLA Designs. A soft pink upholstered velvet rocking chair, a marbled throw pillow, and a gray leopard print rug have just the right amount of attitude to stand up to the trippy wall treatment that does baby room pink in an unexpected way.Continue to 11 of 42 below.
11 of 42
This striking nursery from Katie Martinez Design uses pink in a bold and contemporary way. Mixed shades of pink on a modern armchair, a geometric patterned carpet, and a floral floor-to-ceiling curtain are contrasted with a dramatic matte black wall that adds balance and sophistication and keeps the design from feeling saccharine.Continue to 12 of 42 below.
12 of 42
In this nursery from Kaitlin Madden, Japanese-style cherry blossom wallpaper in shades of pastel pink and white creates a zen feel, while an arched powder-coated metal crib in a soft bronze gold adds a vintage-inspired touch, and an elephant-head-shaped hamper adds a whimsical note.Continue to 13 of 42 below.
13 of 42
In this nursery from Maison Ellie, a millennial pink half wall adds color and a grounding element to the space that plays well against the pale wood tones and creamy whites throughout the space. A pale pink velvet pouf and a pretty rug in soft shades of pink ties it all together.Continue to 14 of 42 below.
14 of 42
Blogger McKenna Bleu created a sunny, coastal, unapologetic ode to bubble gum pink with this bright and cheerful nursery for her daughter. A mix of patterns and shades of pink that she describes as a "modern coastal feel with a playful, girly twist," the baby room was designed to match the aesthetic of the rest of her remodeled 1950's home.
Continue to 15 of 42 below.
15 of 42
Paired with Black
In this contemporary chic nursery from Australian interior designer Nicole Rosenberg of Liberty Interiors, large-scale rose wallpaper creates a mood that the designer carried throughout the space by pairing shades of pink with black, including an upholstered pink velvet armchair and room divider, and a vintage rose-colored rug.Continue to 16 of 42 below.
16 of 42
In this baby room from Melissa Grace Designs, shades of soft pink and vintage rose are given a boost with a sunny accent wall featuring lemon print wallpaper in bright yellow and shades of green.Continue to 17 of 42 below.
17 of 42
The pink mood starts from the top in this charming baby room from interior designer Christina Kim of Christina Kim Interior Design with a painted ceiling in a luminous salmon pink. A framed print of the Royal Budapest Hotel, coral accents on the chandelier, and a geometric patterned rug in a deeper coral add texture and spread the rosy glow throughout the room.Continue to 18 of 42 below.
18 of 42Continue to 19 of 42 below.
19 of 42
Wash of Pink
The palest of pink walls mixed with soft grays and whites and plenty of soft textures makes this nursery by Little Crown Interiors a calming and comfortable space.Continue to 20 of 42 below.
20 of 42
In this nursery from Sissy + Marley Interior Design, pale blush accents such as a sheepskin pillow and velvet pouf complement the whites and natural wood tones of the room and the printed heart wallpaper, while the bookshelf contains a selection of books in hotter shades of pink.
Continue to 21 of 42 below.
21 of 42
With plenty of soft white to keep the design from feeling too busy, this nursery from Chango & Co. layers pink dot wallpaper, pink-and-gray bedding, and a pink cloud rug to create a cheerful modern baby room with just the right dose of pink.Continue to 22 of 42 below.
22 of 42
This baby room from Monika Hibbs uses large-scale watercolor rose wallpaper on a white background to set the tone, adding pink and white accents throughout the room for an easy, classic take on a pink nursery.
Continue to 23 of 42 below.
23 of 42
A large pink statement rug gives this nursery from Maison Ellie a dose of bold color and pattern that sets the tone for the rest of the design, with its appealing mix of midcentury and boho design elements.Continue to 24 of 42 below.
24 of 42
This elegant baby room from Nicole Michael Designs features crisp white wainscotting on the lower half of the wall that is paired with embossed pink wallpaper on the upper half that adds polish to the space. The window seat picks up the pink and white color scheme with an upholstered pink seat and plenty of pink and white throw pillows.Continue to 25 of 42 below.
25 of 42
This calming nursery designed by Kristina Lynne has just the right dose of pink to make it feel cozy, warm, and inviting. The pink half wall that wraps around the room allows the top half of the wall to remain light, ensuring that the small room retains a light and airy feel.Continue to 26 of 42 below.
26 of 42
Tree motif wallpaper in a wash of soft pink creates a soft and sweet backdrop for this pretty nursery from Emily Henderson Design.Continue to 27 of 42 below.
27 of 42
In this charming, simple nursery from Kaitlin Madden, vertical shiplap runs 3/4 of the way up the wall for a cottage feel, while pale pink paint is used to define the upper portion of the wall and the ceiling, adding a subtle glow.Continue to 28 of 42 below.
28 of 42
The high ceilings and white brick walls of this loft nursery from Chango & Co. are softened with a pale pink and white wallpaper accent wall, pink accessories scattered throughout, and framed colorful wall art in vibrant shades of pink.Continue to 29 of 42 below.
29 of 42
Barely there pink on the walls, pink and gray accessories, and rose gold accents throughout make this nursery from Maison Ellie as cute as a bunny.Continue to 30 of 42 below.
30 of 42Continue to 31 of 42 below.
31 of 42
This spacious nursery from M Starr Design has plenty of white, wood, and natural tones, all sweetened up with a pastel pink patterned wallpaper on one wall to add softness and a touch of whimsy. A black wall-mounted reading light in the corner adds a graphic accent.Continue to 32 of 42 below.
32 of 42
In this glamorous nursery from Forbes + Masters, silvery mirrored furniture and gold-toned metallic accents add a bit of bling that works well together and with the room's pink tones.Continue to 33 of 42 below.
33 of 42
This romantic nursery from Maison Ellie features oversized pink rose wallpaper, with rose and peach accents on the canopy, bedding, and patterned vintage style rug, and touches of gray, and touches of gray carried throughout the room to add balance.Continue to 34 of 42 below.
34 of 42
In this fanciful nursery, wallpaper from Photowall creates the illusion that a canopy of flowers is hanging above the crib, as seen through rose-colored glasses that washes everything in otherworldly shades of pink.Continue to 35 of 42 below.
35 of 42
Hint of Pink
This baby room from Maison Ellie features wallpaper with a soft pink background and white, gray, and mustard yellow accents that adds just a hint of soft color to a room dominated by light wood, rattan, and natural tones.Continue to 36 of 42 below.
36 of 42
Paired with Gray
This nursery from Think Chic Interiors mixes pink curtains, bedding, accessories, and a trompe l'oeil marbled ceiling with a calming mid-toned gray wall color that creates a classic color pairing, all warmed up with gold accents for a touch of bling.Continue to 37 of 42 below.
37 of 42
The reading corner in this nursery from Maison Ellie features a faux shearling armchair in a salmony pink color that steals the show while complementing the pink accents spread throughout the room.Continue to 38 of 42 below.
38 of 42
Shades of blue on the changing table, pouf, and curtains and a multi-colored rug add a strong counterpoint to the soft candy pink walls of this nursery from JLDesign.Continue to 39 of 42 below.
39 of 42
In this nursery from Rebecca Rollins Interiors, the palest of pink walls adds a hint of warm color to the room without screaming pink at first glance.Continue to 40 of 42 below.
40 of 42
This whimsical nursery from Maison Ellie features a sweet woodland wallpaper accent wall in tones of pink and purple, a pale pink rug, and blush accents throughout the otherwise all-white space to create softness.Continue to 41 of 42 below.
41 of 42
Touch of Red
In this nursery designed by Sarah Cole Interiors, assertive pink walls are accented with a bright lipstick red wall trophy that underscores the vibrant tones of the room.Continue to 42 of 42 below.
42 of 42
Shades of Pink
In this nursery from interior designer Liz Goldberg of Carolynleona, pink accents like raspberry sherbet-colored floor-to-ceiling drapes, candy pink toys and bedding, and a pastel pink upholstered pouf are toned down with plenty of white, and a soft black-and-white floral accent wall.