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Creative and Colorful Nursery Ideas
If you’ve never worked with color, the nursery is the perfect place to start!
There’s a good reason why kid’s rooms and color go hand in hand. Color can play an important role in your baby’s development, stimulating the brain and creating important nerve cell connections. Your nursery palette can also have a profound psychological effect on your little one. Bright colors, like yellow and orange, elicit feelings of happiness and wellbeing. They can even enhance communication skills and encourage more productive play by inspiring your child’s natural curiosity. In other words, color is more than beautiful; it’s beneficial too!
Want to bring a little color into your little one’s life? Whether you’re considering a bold accent hue or dreaming in all-out, Oz-inspired Technicolor, these colorful nurseries may offer just the inspiration you need.Continue to 2 of 24 below.
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Want to amp up the drama? Introduce a dark neutral, like black or navy blue.
As with white and other light neutrals, black, or near black, provides a clean contrast, making colors look richer and brighter. Use a matte finish to add a contrasting textural dimension, or opt for chalkboard paint, and let your kiddos create there own colorful work of art.
This “sun shower” inspired baby room, featured on Chic and Cheap Nursery, makes a bold statement with its dark charcoal walls and rainbow bright accessories.Continue to 4 of 24 below.
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Yellow, orange and red accessories pop off the walls in this pale aqua nursery spotted on Make Bake Love, creating a bright and sunny effect. The pairing is playful and unexpected and provides a softer contrast than stark black or white.Continue to 5 of 24 below.
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A vibrant pattern or print, like the bold animal print at the center of this a charming twin nursery featured on Project Nursery, is an excellent way to inject color into your design.
Once you’ve found a print you love, pull two or three shades from the piece to use as your primary accent colors throughout the room. You can still boast a rainbow of color, but your design will feel more balanced and cohesive.
Need help choosing the perfect pattern for your space? Try this.Continue to 6 of 24 below.
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This sweet crib, lovingly painted a bright and cheery yellow by Caroline of Armelle, brings an explosion of color into a pastel nursery. Painting your nursery furniture a single, unifying shade is also a great way to tie mixed and matched pieces together.
Ready to get your paint on? Create your own show-stopping accent piece with your favorite colorful shade and this step-by-step, painting tutorial.Continue to 7 of 24 below.
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A rich, orange ceiling gives this otherwise neutral space, featured on My Domain, a warm glow. It’s a beautiful option for bold color, bringing life and energy to the design without overpowering it.Continue to 8 of 24 below.
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For lots of color with an understated effect, sherbet-toned pastels can’t be beat.
This sweet girl’s room, spotted on Pinterest, offers a rainbow of color without overpowering this small, rustic space.Continue to 10 of 24 below.
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A single yellow accent wall, set against a subtle grey backdrop, brings a sunburst of color to this cheery gender-neutral space featured on Design Dazzle. The clean and understated design allows the room's defining feature wall to really shine.Continue to 11 of 24 below.
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Bold Shapes, Bright ColorsContinue to 13 of 24 below.
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Black, White and Bold
A shock of bright Kelly green adds a dramatic pop of color in this graphic black and white nursery space designed by Oakley of Nothing Down About It.Continue to 15 of 24 below.
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A cloud of confetti-like decals bring a burst of color to this sweet and simple nursery designed by Elizabeth Doo-Dah, giving this gender-neutral space a playful, party-time vibe.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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With its hot pink paint job and candy-striped accent wall, this bright and beautiful girl’s room, featured on Project Nursery, is a color lover’s dream!Continue to 18 of 24 below.
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A Beautiful Balance
Clean, white wainscoting creates the perfect balance in this dramatic space from Project Nursery, preventing the room’s bright colors and bold patterns from overpowering the space.Continue to 19 of 24 below.
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A large and colorful piece of nursery art, like this beautiful painting created by Nicole Carothers of Niki Eve Art, makes for a terrific statement piece and can even serve as the inspiration for an entire nursery design.Continue to 20 of 24 below.
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Bold and Earthy
Natural, rustic-flavored décor and bright and sunny color do not have to be mutually exclusive! Bold, primary-colored accents bring life to this rich and rustic nursery space, featured on Rock My Family.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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This pretty-in-pink girl’s room by Duan Curry Interiors puts modern color blocking to work in a classic space, putting a fresh and colorful twist on the traditional pink and white nursery.Continue to 22 of 24 below.
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The quickest way to add color to any room is to amp up your textiles. Bright bedding and curtains, like those featured in this beautiful nursery created by Jenna of Colordrunk Designs, can completely transform a neutral space, infusing it with vibrant energy.Continue to 24 of 24 below.
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Color My World
Want to give your little one’s space a quick color boost? Try one of these fun and easy spray paint DIYs. Update an old chandelier with a bright hue, or turn a cheap set of frames into a wall of color. The possibilities are endless!
For more help creating a colorful nursery space, check out these 9 Tips for Creating Bold and Beautiful Nurseries.