When it comes to little girls’ rooms, color is everything. But picking the perfect paint color can be a tricky process. Show up at your local home improvement store unprepared, and you’ll quickly find yourself drowning in a sea of paper paint chips. Even when you’ve done your homework and collected your inspiration images, finding a paint color that matches your photo can be a real uphill battle. One thing’s for sure, girls’ rooms aren’t just pink anymore.
- Color Family: Colors preferences reflect nearly every hue from pastel pinks, blues, greens, purples; rich, deep shades, including navy, berry, and teal; and neutrals like greige, ivory, and silver
- Complementary Colors: Depending on the color you select, there are usually a couple of colors that can make your color stand out
- Pairs Well With: If you select a muted or bright color for the wall, pair it with a light, neutral-colored trim
- Mood: Youthful and clean
- Where to Use: These colors are cheerful choices for a child’s bedroom, nursery, or playroom
Here are the top 15 paint colors that’ll make your little girl’s bedroom the prettiest on the block.
- 01of 15Blush Pink: Intimate White by Sherwin-Williams The SpruceAlthough this paint hue is called “Intimate White,” it is a far cry from white. This subtle shade of rosy blush gives this beautiful nursery space from Maison de Pax a touch of sophistication, creating a classic look. “I knew I wanted mostly neutrals with lots of texture,” says room designer Rachel Paxton. The perfect combination of sweet and chic, this understated beauty can take your daughter from her nursery days well into her teens, able to effortlessly support a boho style, French provincial, or contemporary feel. Copper accents bring the refinement level up a notch.
- 02of 15Lilac: New Age by Benjamin Moore The SprucePurple can be a real soul-soother, but it is also a notoriously difficult color to work with. Choose the right shade, and you end up with a sweet space like this lovely room spotted on Recently. However, it is easy to go wrong with purple, turning your daughter’s into a room that’s gloomy. “New Age” by Benjamin Moore is a light and airy shade of lilac that boasts all the soothing powers of blue with just enough pink to keep things feeling cheerful.
- 03of 15Aqua: Embellished Blue by Sherwin-Williams The SpruceAqua walls and bold yellow accents give this bright and sunny nursery room from Lay Baby Lay a fresh and energetic feel. “We painted the walls Embellished Blue by Sherwin Williams, which is a great shade for a neutral nursery, and added pops of yellow. The crisp white of the crib also looks so great against that perfect blue hue,” says home designer Joni Lay. Create your own sunny days in your child’s room with this light-colored hue that’s saturated with color, bringing the space to life.
- 04of 15Muted Aqua: Rainwashed by Sherwin-Williams The SpruceLooking for something a little more understated? Tone things down with this more subtle shade like that featured in this lovely room design from Homes by Heidi. A touch more green than blue, “Rainwashed” by Sherwin-Williams is a calming neutral that pairs well with almost any accent. “I decided to keep the purple and turquoise theme. I was able to save a lot of money by reusing most everything I originally bought for the nursery, but still ended up with a room that feels new as well as elegant and magical.”TipInstalling easy-to-clean wainscotting with a glossy paint finish is a smart idea for the lower half of a child’s room, where scuffs, spills, and crayon marks are an inevitability.
- 05of 15Mint: Benjamin Moore’s Lido Green The SpruceWith its soft minty walls and rich navy accents, this adorably eclectic space spotted on Lay Baby Lay is a refreshing mint green paired with other pastel accents. Cool, soothing, and fairly neutral, it’s a versatile color with plenty of staying power. This hue freshens up any room instantly and can work well with light or dark flooring and dark wood or white-colored furniture.
- 06of 15Turquoise: Spa by Sherwin-Williams The SpruceThis bright and clean girls’ room by Lil’ Luna boasts beautiful turquoise walls and a rainbow of colorful accents. Incredibly versatile, you really can’t go wrong with this popular color. It looks as beautiful with bold shades of red and yellow as it does with soft pastel hues.TipKids want to love their rooms, too, so get their input when planning. If they’re old enough, present them with a few options; they can help pick the colors they will live with for a while.
- 07of 15Navy: Naval by Sherwin-Williams The SpruceA bold shade of navy is another excellent way to amp up the drama in your little one’s space. “I’m an artist, and I love high contrast—that’s why I paired the navy with the pale shades of pink,” says home designer Jackie Konczol. “I’m calling the theme “midnight garden.” This adorable girl’s room, featured on Project Nursery, pairs Sherwin William’s dramatic Naval with pale pink accents and clean white furnishings, providing plenty of contrast to emphasize the room’s rich hue.
- 08of 15Coral: Pink Canopy by Benjamin Moore The SpruceVivacious coral brings life and energy to any space, combining pink with the refreshing vitality of orange. This playful girl’s room by Charlotte Love Interiors features minimalist mountain peaks in Benjamin Moore’s sunset-inspired shade Pink Canopy with an explosive collage of pastels.
- 09of 15Beige: Malted Milk by Behr The SpruceMilk-chocolate walls, creamy white, and strawberry pink accents, evokes Neopolitan ice cream in this twin girl’s room. Copper or brass cribs fit fabulously in this color scheme with dark wood or white accents. This beige, a muted light brown shade, can work almost anywhere,
- 10of 15Ivory: Crisp Linen by Benjamin Moore The SpruceYellow is a cheery color for a little girl’s room, but a touch of this sunny shade can go a long way. Instead of choosing a pastel yellow, opt for soft, butter-colored ivory, like the shade featured in this sweet room from Project Nursery. Pair it with clean white accents to bring out this subtle shade’s creamy goodness.”I love to mix styles! I mixed in some modern pieces with classic, french and vintage pieces,” says interior designer Tanya Ng. “My inspiration was creating a light and airy dreamland” for this white, gold, and pink room.
- 11of 15Berry: Razzle Dazzle by Benjamin Moore The SpruceA deliciously bold berry-stain pink makes this otherwise neutral space stand out on One Kings Lane. “Pink makes everything pop,” says Katie Tarses, who landed on Benjamin Moore’s Razzle Dazzle for the back of the shelves in her 4-year-old daughter’s room. “Now everything we put up there—whether it’s one of her art projects, a doll, or a tea set—stands out so much.”
- 12of 15Greige: Benjamin Moore’s Rodeo The SpruceGreige—a subtle combination of brown and grey—may not seem like the most obvious color choice for a child’s bedroom, but this versatile neutral offers the perfect backdrop for colorful accents. Pink is the star of this Project Nursery room with Benjamin Moore’s Rodeo as a backdrop. In a few years, if the young girl wants a color change, it’s quicker and easier to swap out curtains and bedding for a new color than it is to repaint all the walls.
- 13of 15Peach: Soft Shell by Benjamin Moore The SpruceWith its soft peach walls, sherbet-inspired accents, and clean white furnishings, this charming vintage girl’s room from Arielle Elise is a nursery dream! Often overlooked, peach is one of the most flattering and versatile shades of pink. It can pair with white, cream, aqua, lavender, or other pastels. Warm and comforting, this pretty hue never fails to create a cozy space.
- 14of 15Silver: Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore The SpruceSoft peach accents and silver-gray walls make for a lovely palette in this beautiful yet straightforward nursery from 12th & White. Pair a clean, neutral shade like Benjamin Moore’s “Stonington Gray” with almost any pastel accent for a look that’s easy to upgrade as your little lady grows.
- 15of 15Rose: Cool Lava by Benjamin Moore The SpruceThe rich and rosy shade of pink featured in this gorgeous, vintage-inspired girl’s room from 100 Layer Cake-Let is perfect if you want to inject a little color. It’s a bold shade with subtle muted overtones that keep it from overpowering the space. It plays well with creamy white accents.
Color Scheme For Baby Girl Room
Decorating a baby nursery can be one of the more enjoyable tasks when you’re pregnant. Not only is it (very adorable) physical evidence of what’s to come, but kids’ rooms are just fun to design. Unlike with master bedrooms and living rooms, there’s a little more leeway to be playful and out-of-the-box when decorating a baby’s room. But of course, before you do anything, you need to decide the color scheme.
From fun twists on the familiar color combos you know and love to pairings of shades you probably wouldn’t think of on your own, here are 16 super cool color schemes to consider for the nursery. Your baby — and your eyes — will thank you.
Mint Green, Pink & Blue
Blue and pink we’ve all seen. But mint, pink, and blue all together? Nice mix!
Black, White & Everything Else
If you can’t decide on a color — or colors — this sweet room is proof that if you do it right, you can use every color under the sun.
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Blue on Blue
If you’ve got a hankering for multiple patterns, make like this stylish nursery and stay within the same color family. Who doesn’t love dark and light blue together?
Blue & Gray
Again, these contrasting patterns work so well, because the colors — blue and gray — complement each other perfectly. How relaxing is this palette?
Gray & Gold
How calming is this white-wall-with-pops-of-gray-and-gold combo? Love!
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Varying Shades of Tan
If you aren’t sure whether you’re having a boy or a girl, going with varying shades of brown and tan (and of course pops of white) is a perfect choice. What babe wouldn’t want to sleep here?
Burgundy, Pink & White
This colorful world map is a statement in and of itself, but the colors that really stand out and work beautifully together are the burgundy and pink against the white wall. So pretty!
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Pink, Yellow & White
This room is better suited for a toddler, but we’re loving the color comb of pink, mustard yellow, and white. It could work for a baby too. Very chic!
Red, Yellow & Gray
Few people would think to put red, yellow, and gray together — but what do you know? It really works!
Forest Green, Pink & Gray
Most people would have opted to put a white or wooden dresser here, but the forest green works perfectly!
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Pink, Black, White & Wood
Welp, it doesn’t get much more perfect than this pink, black, white, and wooden nursery. Everything fits to a T.
Gray, Light Pink, & Dark Pink
While gray and pink are not earth-shatteringly original, it’s hard not to love the gray with pops of different-toned pinks. It brightens it right up. Also, loving the pattern play here!
Gray & Tan
The cool shades of gray mixed with varying tones of tan are perfect for parents who don’t want to have an overly frilly, “babyish” room.
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Gray, Greens & Blues
Gray obviously is a great neutral for a nursery, and these shades of green (mint, forest) with a few pops of blue show that you can combine almost any shade with it.
Green, Black, White & Gray
On paper, you might think these colors wouldn’t work together, but this shot is photographic evidence that when everything is well-placed, you can almost combine any color. Also, how cute is that wallpaper?!
Lavender & Yellow
Another combo most people wouldn’t think to use, but this pic makes it official: Lavender and mustard yellow are meant for each other.
Best Paint Color For Baby Girl Room
One of the easiest ways to furnish your baby’s nursery is to paint it. And yes, it’s not just choosing a specific color and painting everything in that color. You can actually be more creative with how you paint your baby’s nursery.
Always choose non-toxic paint for a baby nursery. A water based paint that does not contain any volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) is a good idea as your new one will like to explore walls with their little hands and mouth. Look for zero VOC paint choices to protect your baby from possible foul odors and air toxins. Check these picks below for their VOC content to ensure they are safe for use.
Here are some painting ideas you may be able to apply to the nursery.
Monochromatic means only using one color but this doesn’t have to be boring. Using one color, you can mix and match different shades of that same color and paint the nursery with these different shades.
Paint An Accent Wall
You can try out a classic nursery or even a preppy and sophisticated one! And yes, it could be done using simple accent wall ideas.
Paint A Pattern On The Wall
If you want to install wallpaper instead of paint but just have paint on hand, one clever thing you can do is to paint a pattern on the wall instead.
The best course is to use a stencil to get the design just right. On the other hand, you simply can dig deep into your creativity and artistic soul and be free with your patterns and design.
Baby Girl Nursery Paint Colors
Pink is an obvious choice for a baby girl’s nursery and this is not surprising. Your baby girl is guaranteed to feel warm and comfortable in her room, allowing her to relax and have better sleep. You can go for pale pink or pastel pink, whatever pink you prefer.
To further help you, here are some pink pain colors you can consider:
If you don’t want to go for straight-up pink but still want to choose a feminine color close to it, you might want to go for soft peach. You can pair the color with neutral and cool colors to create a serene vibe for your baby girl.
Another color you can try for your baby girl’s nursery is yellow. From soft yellow to dandelion yellow, it is a soft yet bright color that can be perfect for your baby. Plus, there are a handful of colors that match with yellow to make your nursery room stand out.
Choose a soft and mellower tone to provide a warm vibe but not a harsh and bright feel. Here are some yellow paint colors you can check out.
If you want to integrate this in your baby girl’s nursery, choose pale and serene shades like lilac and lavender.
Baby Boy Nursery Paint Colors
Blue is another classic color that automatically points towards baby boys. Blue is a color that’s naturally calming and relaxing that scientifically, the color is believed to cool the body down, lower blood pressure, and simply put the body in sleep mode.
It is also believed to help lessen anxiety and aggression. So, physically and mentally, blue can help you feel at ease and make your sleep more comfortable. This is the same effect your baby boy can benefit from when you choose the color blue.
Choose soft blue shades, including aqua and powdered blue to be on the safe side. To be specific, Benjamin Moore First Snowfall is a good option if you want a baby blue hue for your little one’s nursery.
Green is another color you can try out for your baby boy’s nursery. The color is known for its earthy and nurturing appeal, offering somehow a sense of security. This is the perfect vibe you will want to have for your baby’s nursery.
Green also has that healing and thriving appeal perfect for growing up babies. Like blue, it reduces anxiety and improves concentration. Choose light to medium earthy shades like moss green or sage green.
Nursery Safe Paint
Another option you can have for your nursery is to choose safe colors. These safe colors may either be for a baby boy or a baby girl. If you want a color that’s somewhat in between, here are some colors you can try out:
Another safe color you can choose for your nursery is gray, and yes this color has many shades and hues to choose from. To help you with your decision if you somehow choose this color, here are some gray paint colors to check out:
For those looking for lighter tones, a gray and beige color known as greige paint may be a happy medium between a stylish gray and a lighter shade.
Warm and Earthy Neutrals
Warm and earthy neutral colors can also be considered for your baby’s nursery. Warm colors offer a welcoming appeal to the room while earthy neutral colors create a grounding and cozy atmosphere. Here are some of the paint colors to consider:
Best Paint for Nursery
1. Serene Teal
Sherwin Williams Harmony
2. Soothing Greens
Benjamin Moore Eco Spec
Benjamin Moore Natura Waterborne
3. Neutral Colors
With the help of these options, you can find a paint color for your nursery room that goes well with your preferences.