9 Fresh Takes on Yellow Nurseries

Photo by Bookstrucker Photography via Alykhan Velji Design.

Whether you need a gender-neutral nursery space or are simply looking for a bright and cheery color to brighten your little one’s day, yellow is a nursery do. This rich and energetic shade is making a serious comeback, ranging in hues from soft and subtle buttercreams to bold and delicious shades of sunny citrus and sumptuous mustard. And with so many new color pairings and surprising paint trends, you’re certain to find something to love!

Looking for a little inspiration? You’ll love these fresh and modern takes on yellow nurseries.

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    Light and Fun Colors

    Yellow, geometric accent wall created using a stencil
    michellezakko / Project Nursery

    This cheery little space by Michelle Zakko combines a perky pale yellow with a dramatic pattern, proving once and for all that a bit of texture goes a long way. 

    Working with a tight budget? This design trick won’t leave you broke. With an easy-to-use stencil, a can of Benjamin Moore's yellow raincoat 2020-40, and a little DIY know-how, you too can rock this look in your nursery for less than $75.

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    Bold Color Cribs

    Blush pink nursery with bold yellow accents
    Samantha Pierson / Style Me Pretty

    If you love the idea of introducing a bold burst of color into your nursery palette but prefer a more understated look, try adding a little sunshine to your little one’s space with a hand-painted statement piece, or an assortment of eye-catching accents.

    This sweet little girl’s room spotted on Style Me Pretty boosts a soft blush pallet with an energetic shade of yellow, that draws the eye directly to the baby's crib (as if that's not where you were looking anyway).

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  • 03 of 09

    Lemonade Days

    neutral aqua and yellow nursery
    Lay Baby Lay

    This beautiful, whimsical nursery room, created by Joni of Lay Baby Lay, pairs a cool aqua blue with a burst of bright and citrusy yellow for a look that’s as fresh and inviting as a tall glass of lemonade on a sunny day. The clean and simple design allows the room’s relaxing palette—not to mention the fun light fixture and ottoman accents—to shine.

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    Cheery Florals

    Yellow and green floral nursery
    Melisa Fluhr / Project Nursery

    Who says a nursery needs to be pink to be girly? With its soft accents and cheery floral accent wall, this sweet and flirty space from Melisa Fluhr is all girl.

    Dreaming of daffodils and daisies for your little lady? To have her living in full bloom, check out these charming floral nurseries in full bloom.

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    Southwestern Style Rooms

    Southwestern-themed nursery with bold yellow ceiling
    Design Indulgence

    A surprise pop of full-bodied yellow on the ceiling brings an unexpected jolt of energy to this neutral, Southwestern-themed space from Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence. It also highlights the unique architecture of the ceiling too.

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    Beyond the Pale Colors

    Soft white and gold nursery with rich textures
    tanyang / Project Nursery

    A soft and buttery shade of barely-there yellow adds richness to this soft and girly nursery room from tanyang on Project Nursery, complimenting the space’s shimmering gold accent.

    Love this look? Just remember, when it comes to color, a little goes a long way. Instead of opting for a pale pastel yellow, choose a creamy shade of white. It will look richer on the wall than you might expect, especially when paired with clean white accents. 

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    Patterns for Rooms

    Modern boho nursery with bold mustard yellow accent wall
    Bposh Photos / Project Nursery

    Rich and vibrant, mustard yellow is a bold and unexpected nursery pleasure. Designed by Brittany Porter, the style maven and photographer behind Bposh Photos, this modern nursery space is as unique as they come, layering in patterns and patterns in a way that works so well. We counted seven, how many do you see?

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    Vintage Yellow and Pink

    Vintage-inspired yellow and rose nursery room
    Ashley Farina Vaughan / Project Nursery

    Ashley Farina Vaughan shared this lovely nursery on Project Nursery. This adorable, faux-vintage girl’s room boasts a tag-team finish using traditional, pink decor finishes to bring the pale yellow walls to life in rosy hues. A handful of mint green accents help give the space a sweet, sherbert-inspired feel.

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    Wall Art Wonder

    Neutral yellow nursery
    Victoria Holly Designs / Houzz

    Want to create a gender-neutral space without skimping on color? Try setting neutral tones and natural textures against a deeper-colored background.

    A signature yellow hue makes a colorful statement in this sweet yet sophisticated space. By keeping the room’s interior entirely neutral, designer Victoria Holly creates contrast, allowing the room's defining color to pop right off the walls while simultaneously highlighting the space's more understated design elements.