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
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.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
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Bold Color Cribs
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).Continue to 3 of 9 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Southwestern Style Rooms
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.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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Beyond the Pale Colors
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.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
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Patterns for Rooms
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?Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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Vintage Yellow and Pink
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.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Wall Art Wonder
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.