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Can’t imagine a black nursery? These photos just might change your mind.
When we think of a nursery, black is probably the last color to come to mind. But black walls don’t have to be depressing or dreary. When used well, this chic and defining neutral can make a bold and beautiful statement… even in a baby’s room.
Black walls make colors pop and ground neutral spaces. They can look rich and rustic, moody and glamorous or thoroughly modern. Believe it or not, black walls can even be, well, cheery. They are more versatile than you might imagine, and can be found in... almost every décor style.
Not sure black belongs in the nursery? You don’t have to take our word for it! These gorgeous black nurseries speak for themselves. Click though and see what this unexpected nursery color could do for your little one’s space!Continue to 2 of 20 below.
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Black and Bold
This bright and beautiful twin nursery may have black walls, but the effect is anything but depressing! As with white, neutral black can really give color a boost, creating contrast and making bold hues look cleaner and brighter.Continue to 3 of 20 below.
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Black and Gold
A touch of gold adds to the natural glam of this beautiful black and white nursery room. Black walls amp up the drama, reversing the typical black on white approach and giving the space a richer, more luxurious feel.Continue to 4 of 20 below.
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Natural textures, like cane, fur and linen, really pop against a neutral black background in this sweet and eclectic nursery. Contrasting accents of white and gold create a sense of balance, preventing the space from seeming too drab.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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With its ornate architectural molding, bold color and luxurious wallpaper, this gorgeous Gothic-revival nursery offers a modern take on the Victorian era, where black walls and rich accents ruled the day. A generous sprinkling of gold adds to the room’s opulence.Continue to 6 of 20 below.
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Stark, black walls make a dramatic statement in this minimalist nursery space, offering a fresh take on the new Nordic aesthetic. The unexpected color choice lends graphic appeal to the design, allowing simple outlines and geometric shapes to pop.Continue to 7 of 20 below.
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A Graphic Design
This monochromatic nursery design may lack color, but its simple, black and white palette comes far from falling flat. The key is in the contrast. A bold, black accent wall makes clean, white furnishings pop, adding plenty of drama to the space.Continue to 8 of 20 below.
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Think a nursery with four black walls can’t be colorful? Think again! Much like a rainbow breaking through the clouds, this vibrant nursery’s multi-colored accents glow against a stormy black background, creating a positively cheery effect.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Black and Yellow
Clean, contemporary and just a little preppy, this neutral nursery makes a statement by setting sunny yellow patterns against a bold, black accent wall. A dramatic, black and white patterned rug helps tie the look together.Continue to 10 of 20 below.
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Black and Red
This Scandinavian-inspired design pairs simple, organic furnishings with intense black walls. Neutral accents and a splash of playful red keep the space feeling fresh and modern, rather than dark and dreary.Continue to 11 of 20 below.
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Black and Orange
This chic and modern nursery has a swanky, mid-century feel with retro furnishings and bright orange accents. A beautiful black accent wall brings focus to the room’s architectural strengths, playing with elements of shape and light.Continue to 12 of 20 below.
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Farm House Black
Black walls give this rustic, farm-themed nursery a rich, masculine appeal. Clean white furnishings and golden yellow accents provide plenty of visually stimulating contrast, keeping the walls from looking flat.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Modern and funky with just a touch of glam, this neutral, black and grey nursery offers bright color and graphic contrast with a healthy dose of mid-century style. A beautiful, abstract art piece in a chic, gold frame makes a dramatic statement on an otherwise empty, accent wall.Continue to 15 of 20 below.
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Warm woods and rich textures work together in perfect harmony in this sweet and earthy nursery. A neutral black accent wall dominates the space, giving the room a sense of drama and definition.Continue to 16 of 20 below.
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Black and Blue
Bright blue accents pop off the all-black walls in this rich and moody boy’s room. The color is intense, and yet neutral with earthy greens and browns giving the space a natural, woodsy charm.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Colorful accents abound in this beautiful, sun-shower-inspired nursery space, offering yet another example of the color-boosting properties of black or near-black walls. White furniture and neutral wood flooring keep the space looking light and bright.Continue to 18 of 20 below.
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Working with a small space? Dark colors can actually make a small room feel larger, especially when the entire space is painted in the same deep shade. Near-black walls give this cozy little nursery presence, making it feel more spacious. Clean white trim makes the neutral dark space recede, increasing the effect.Continue to 19 of 20 below.
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This adorable black and white space is full of graphic, comic-book-inspired style. A variety of bold, large-scale patterns stand out against the room’s solid black accent wall, maximizing contrast, while a mishmash of cute accessories create a sense of whimsy that’s perfectly on point for a child’s space.Continue to 20 of 20 below.
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Go to the Dark Side
Digging dark neutrals? If you like black but are craving a little more color, consider a navy nursery. This rich and royal color matches almost everything and is a great fit for girls or boys. Want to take the drama down a notch? A gorgeous grey or versatile greige may be the perfect fit for your nursery space.
For more tips on working with dark nursery colors, check out this helpful guide.