Secret's Out: These Calming Colors Will Turn Any Nursery Idea Into a Peaceful Oasis

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No matter which nursery idea you're currently considering, there's a universal theme that has been sweeping the nation: peaceful and calming. And rightfully so! Prospective parents deserve a soothing, relaxing space to spend those long, sleepless nights and wee hours of the morning tending to their little ones.

It wasn't so long ago that the default for most nurseries was reduced to two simple options: candy pink or baby blue. While these two colors certainly still hold stake in modern-day baby room trends, they're no longer the only contenders. In fact, there are more options than ever for an elevated, peaceful oasis for baby and parents. Intrigued? Ahead, we're, sharing seven of the best color palettes to bring calm to a nursery.

1. Blush + Hunter Green + White

Pink feels re-imagined in a blush tone paired with hunter green and crisp white thanks to this removable floral wallpaper. Accent with gauzy drapery to create a dream-like sanctuary with an airy vibe.

Get the look: ModifiedTot Floral Removable Wallpaper, from $18.00 - $112.50

2. White + Warm Brown + Pink

The addition of warm brown accents in Shea McGee's nursery lends a grounding, cozy vibe against a sea of white walls and pink accessories. Style with a slipcovered wing-back rocker and vintage rug for a traditional touch.

Get the look: Sherwin-Williams White Flour

3. Dark Green + Brown + White

This nursery idea from Bre of Brepurposed pairs a deep, earthy green with warm woods to create a space that feels serene and sophisticated, but still playful. Accent with brass details and a cool-toned gray rocking chair for balance.

Get the look: Sherwin-Williams Woodland Lichen

4. Mint Green + Beige + White

This mint green herringbone wallpaper from a nursery designed by Shea of Studio McGee lends the perfect touch of whimsy while remaining understated and relaxed. To recreate, add a long white wall shelf with leaning art (be sure to anchor everything to protect baby!) and books to play up the youthful vibe.

Get the look: BCMagic Herringbone Wallpaper in Mint, $40.10 - $71

5. Creamy Tan + Slate Blue

This cloud wallpaper from Chris Loves Julia's nursery is so gorgeous that it's hard to believe it's in a kids' room. Bring this nursery idea to life in your own home with slate blue accents for a casual, relaxed vibe.

Get the look: Cole & Son Fornasetti II Nuvolette

6.  Camel + Ivory

Samantha Warren shows us how to do a boho kids' room right with this baby nursery idea. Sticking to a totally neutral color palette, add interest with a simple, patterned wallpaper and plenty of texture, like a rattan light fixture and camel leather rocking chair.

Get the look: Urban Walls Mini Ombre Rainbows, $79

7. Slate Gray + White + Blue

Not only did Crystal Palecek manage to transform her former walk-in closet into a chic and stylish nursery, she also skillfully paired deep grays and crisp whites for a clean and streamlined effect. You can recreate this look, sure to bring calm and order even in the most stressful moments of parenthood, with striped accents and slate gray details against neutral white walls.

Get the look: Benjamin Moore Simply White


Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.

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