Like Pringles, nurseries are highly addictive: Once you Pin one, you just can't stop. Filled with soft cuddly linens and adorable pint-size furniture (that you wish was made for adults!), there are so many unique ways to deck out your little bundle of joy's very first bedroom. Forget the traditional pink, blue, and yellow clad walls, and opt for a cooler neutral hue instead. Whether your style is modern, boho, or Scandi-chic, here are 12 gray nurseries that will match your home's design and bring a delightful sense of calm and comfort to the apple of your eye.
1. Modern Day Princess Nursery
Ooh là là ... Talk about one lucky little girl! Baby Harper's mom and blogger Kailee Wright went with a neutral palette of pink, white, and gray for her tiny princess's nursery. Decked out with a few glam details like pink faux fur pillows, a gold leaf mirror, and abstract art, this room is as pretty as can be. You can pick up the same Benjamin Moore wall paint here.
2. All Aboard Nursery
Caitlin from Sacramento Street chose a warm gray wall paint from Farrow & Ball for her son's nursery. Pops of blue are woven throughout, complemented by subtle nautical details such as the white bins full of diapers that are covered with little anchors, a plush stuffed sailboat that sits on a floating shelf, and a chest of drawers resembling a steamer trunk that has been transformed into a changing table.
3. Floral-Inspired Nursery
Oksana from Foxy Oxie brought her nursery makeover A-game to this captivating One Room Challenge, also known as her little girl's bedroom. Feminine details like the accent wall with large scale gray floral wallpaper, round gold frame mirror, gold starburst chandelier, and pink drapery panels are complemented by light gray Metro wall paint by Farrell-Calhoun.
4. What a Zoo Nursery
In this wild kingdom, Between the Babes blogger Ashley's baby boy is the leader of the pack. Surrounded by lions, and tigers, and bears, every day is a visual adventure in this sweet monochromatic gray nursery.
5. Cute As a Button Nursery
This little boy's adorable nursery is a sight for sore eyes thanks to his mom Amanda's discerning sense of style. The light gray and white color palette with subtle hints of blue creates a calm and peaceful space that her son can call his own.
6. Scandi-Chic Nursery
7. Wild and Free Nursery
Kitty over at Kitty Cotten knows a thing or two about minimalist design. Her lucky little girl's pared-down nursery was inspired by a photo taken in Joshua Tree that's hanging above the crib. Desert hues like the earthy browns and rusty reds really stand out against the light gray backdrop decked out in Gray Owl paint from Benjamin Moore.
8. Sweet As Can Be Nursery
Steve and Jamie from Sinclair & Moore hit the nail on the head when designing their son Grey's sweet nursery. This little nature preserve filled with a white area rug, dark gray drapery panels, and light gray walls is a cozy dream come true for baby and parents. Get the look by picking up the same Glidden paint color here.
9. The Gray Outdoors Nursery
Bring the outdoors in like Brent and Courtney from Gray House Studio did in their son Connor's woodland-inspired nursery. A labor of love, this room's large mountainscape mural was created using chalkboard paint and you guessed it: chalk. The coordinating walls are painted in a warm shade of gray from Sherwin Williams.
10. Sweet Dreams Nursery
When your mom is the co-founder of jewelry brand Dannijo, it's not surprising that your nursery would be one of the prettiest around town. With the help of Homepolish, design savvy mommy Jodie Snyder Morel turned a beige guest room into a dreamy bedroom for baby Margaux.
11. Boho Flair Nursery
Photographer Sharon Montrose put her sharp eye and keen sense of style to work in more ways than one in this boho-chic nursery. The walls painted in a light gray shade from Valspar are the perfect backdrop for the vintage midcentury dresser, Moroccan area rug, rattan rocking horse, and of course her adorable baby rhino print hanging above the crib.
12. Glamour Girl Nursery
Can you believe this stunning nursery was once a closet?! Style and beauty blogger Jessi Malay gave up her elegant walk-in dressing area to make room for her mini-me. Luckily, she was able to incorporate a few existing pieces into the nursery such as the white shag area rug, tufted velvet ottoman, crystal chandelier, floor-to-ceiling mirror, and most importantly, the vanity table. Now Jessi can work on makeup tutorials while baby sleeps peacefully in her new digs.
Ariane Moore is Los Angeles-based writer and editor who covers architecture, design, home decor, and trends for Hunker. She has a B.S. in Interior Architecture and Design and previously worked as an interior designer at award-winning firms in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles.