Best Baby Nursery Color Schemes and Combinations

We have some examples of the best baby nursery color schemes and color combinations to help you choose fabrics, wall paint and basically all of the decisions that come your way when decorating a baby's room.

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Professional decorators make it their business to know the theory behind various color combinations and how they affect a baby's mood and behavior but the DIY decorator just instinctively knows what we want or need for our decorating project.

On this page you will find the most popular nursery color combinations with pictures of nurseries decorated in these colors. These photos are sent in by parents who not only decorated the rooms but who have shared the names of the wall paint colors, resources for the fabric and bedding and step-by-step instructions for many DIY painting, sewing and craft projects.

Ideas for Attractive Nursery Color Schemes for a Baby Boy or Baby Girl's Room

Browse through our gallery of pictures and take note of your favorite nursery colors or themes that could hold the key to your nursery decorating project.

Here's a partial listing of some popular color schemes:


Yellow Duck Baby Nursery Gray Baby Nursery Green and Yellow Nursery Pink and Yellow Nursery Brown and Yellow Nursery Black and Yellow Nursery


Pink and Brown Nursery Pink and Brown Baby Bedding Pink and Black Nursery Pink and Green Nursery Ideas Pink and Yellow Nursery Pink Zebra Nursery Pink and Orange Nursery


Brown and Pink Nursery Ideas Green and Brown Nursery Forest Green and Brown Nursery Theme Brown and Sage Green Nursery Blue and Brown Nursery Chocolate Brown Nursery
Brown Baby Nursery


Yellow and Blue Baby Nursery Green and Blue Nursery Aqua Baby Nursery

Black and White Nursery Ideas Black and White Toile Nursery Pink and Black Nursery Red and Black Nursery Black and White Damask Nursery BLACK and Antique White Nursery
Black and White Modern Nursery Ideas Green and Black Nursery Elegant Black and White Baby Nursery Bedding and Decor


Blue and Green Nursery Yellow and Green Nursery Green and Pink Nursery Lime Green Nursery Green and White Nursery


Red Baby Nursery
Purple Nursery Ideas Purple Baby Nursery Ideas


Once you have a basic color palette in mind, start shopping for baby bedding. To choose a nursery paint color, you might take a pillow or only the crib quilt with your to the paint store to get a good color match.

With the wall paint color and nursery bedding set in hand, you now have a plan for colors to use in decorating the rest of the baby's nursery. It will now be easy to designate what colors to use in accent pieces that can be displayed throughout the baby's room.

Is the background of the fabric a neutral shade with an overlay or printed pattern of characters, flowers or other colorful prints? One piece of decorating advice that I hear professional decorators repeat time and time again is to repeat the color schemes from an inspiration piece of fabric which in this case would be your baby crib comforter or baby duvet cover.

There are lots of excellent decorating tips and suggestions for the very best nursery color schemes for a baby's first room and many good articles and recommendations for books that you can read on the subject. Choosing the best color schemes for your baby fabrics, baby nursery color schemes and patterns and combining them successfully with the other elements of the room and crib decorations for a baby boy's nursery or baby girl's room can be a process of trial and error, but it can also be fun! Let me know if there are bold and unusual combinations that work for you and please remember to share your pictures!

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