9 Modern Yet Soothing Colors for a Nursery

There are so many decisions to make when you’re expecting a baby. Settling on colors for the nursery shouldn’t keep you up all night.


Here are some BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Paintcolor options that will make baby and parents happy, and also make an adorable backdrop for your “introducing our little one” photo shoot! Plus this paint is low odor and contains zero VOC, making this the perfect choice for your project.

1. Orioles. This bright hue offers a beachy feel to baby’s room. Try pale greys or watery blues for your accents, and your sailor baby will be lulled to sleep like they’re drifting on the waves.

2. Weathered Moss. This rustic grey, paired with grassy yellows and rich browns, imparts an earthy, natural vibe to any room.

3. Watery and Soft Mint. Simple. Elegant. Light as a feather. These colors are perfect for the gender-neutral baby nursery and for parents who like to keep things clean.

4. Fiji. A perfect wall color to pair with dark hardwood floors, one teal wall can be offset by a deeper blue on the other walls for a nursery that Mom and Dad will never want to leave.

5. Toucan. It’s bold, but when you’re raising a happy, sunny baby, orange walls paired with medium hardwood floors or molding is just the thing to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

6. Placid Sea and Yellow Jubilee. Too much yellow can overwhelm, so pair it with turquoise for a melding of sunny and soothing for a baby’s room that’s right in the middle.

7. Unmellow Yellow and Ink Black. Another option to tone down the yellow, black should be used in moderation to avoid the “bumblebee” feel, but yellow can boost baby’s mood (and Mom and Dad’s too!). Try geometric patterns of one color against the other to break up the solids.

8. Fuzzy Peach. If you’re going for pink but don’t want to hit on a candy tone, peach brings in some orange for a sunshine-y feel that will have baby waking up grinning.

9. Chocolate Therapy. A richly colored accent wall can make baby’s room feel nice and cozy when paired with fresh green accents and light brown molding.

To see how these colors (or any others!) will look in your little one’s room, upload a pic and “paint” the walls using the Paint Your Place® by BEHR tool.  

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Paint is the perfect choice because of its best in class performance at a wallet-friendly price – starting at under $25 per gallon – an even better value. Plus, it’s Greenguard Gold Certified* and features low odor and zero VOC!*


What colors do you love in a baby’s nursery?


*UL GREENGUARD Certification is provided by UL, a third-party certifier. VOC less than 5g/L.

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