18 Reasons to Paint Your Nursery Walls Dark Colors

19 Reasons to Paint Your Nursery Walls Dark Colors

When we think of a nursery, black is probably the last color to come to mind. But black walls don’t have to be depressing or dreary. When used well, this chic and defining neutral can make a bold and beautiful statement… even in a baby’s room.

Black walls make colors pop and ground neutral spaces. They can look rich and rustic, moody and glamorous, or thoroughly modern. Believe it or not, black walls can even be, well, cheery. They are more versatile than you might imagine and can be found in almost every décor style.

If not sure black belongs in the nursery, then you don’t have to take our word for it! These gorgeous black nurseries speak for themselves. Click through and see what this unexpected nursery color could do for your little one’s space!

Paint Your Nursery Walls Black

1-Black and Bold Nursery Walls

Black and Bold Paint Your Nursery Walls Dark

This bright and beautiful twin nursery may have black walls, but the effect is anything but depressing! As with white, neutral black can really give the color a boost, creating contrast and making bold hues look cleaner and brighter.

2-Black and Gold Nursery Walls

Black and Gold

A touch of gold adds to the natural glam of this beautiful black and white nursery room. Black walls amp up the drama, reversing the typical black on white approach and giving the space a richer, more luxurious feel.

3-Bohemian Beauty Nursery Walls

Bohemian Beauty Nursery Walls

Natural textures, like cane, fur, and linen; really pop against a neutral black background in this sweet and eclectic nursery. Contrasting accents of white and gold create a sense of balance, preventing the space from seeming too drab.

4-Gothic Glamor Nursery Walls

Gothic Glamor

With its ornate architectural molding, bold color, and luxurious wallpaper; this gorgeous Gothic-revival nursery offers a modern take on the Victorian era, where black walls and rich accents ruled the day. A generous sprinkling of gold adds to the room’s opulence.

5-Simply Stated Nursery Walls

Simply Stated Nursery Walls

Stark, black walls make a dramatic statement in this minimalist nursery space, offering a fresh take on the new Nordic aesthetic. The unexpected color choice lends graphic appeal to the design, allowing simple outlines and geometric shapes to pop.

6-A Graphic Design Nursery Walls

A Graphic Design Nursery Walls

This monochromatic nursery design may lack color, but its simple, black and white palette comes far from falling flat. The key is in the contrast. A bold, black accent wall makes clean, white furnishings pop, adding plenty of drama to space.

7-Rainbow Bright Nursery Walls

Rainbow Bright Nursery Walls

Think a nursery with four black walls can’t be colorful? Think again! Much like a rainbow breaking through the clouds; this vibrant nursery’s multi-colored accents glow against a stormy black background, creating a positively cheery effect.

8-Black and Yellow Nursery Walls

Black and Yellow Nursery Walls

Clean, contemporary, and just a little preppy, this neutral nursery makes a statement by setting sunny yellow patterns against a bold, black accent wall. A dramatic, black and white patterned rug helps tie the look together.

9-Black and Red

Black and Red Nursery Walls

This Scandinavian-inspired design pairs simple, organic furnishings with intense black walls. Neutral accents and a splash of playful red keep the space feeling fresh and modern, rather than dark and dreary.

10-Black and Orange Nursery Walls

Black and Orange Nursery Walls

This chic and modern nursery has a swanky, mid-century feel with retro furnishings and bright orange accents. A beautiful black accent wall brings focus to the room’s architectural strengths, playing with elements of shape and light.

11-Farm House Black Nursery Walls

Farmhouse Black Nursery Walls

Black walls give this rustic, farm-themed nursery a rich, masculine appeal. Clean white furnishings and golden yellow accents provide plenty of visually stimulating contrast, keeping the walls from looking flat.

12-Rustic Neutrals Nursery Walls

Rustic Neutrals Nursery Walls

This stylish, Southwestern-themed nursery boasts warm neutrals and bold red accents – a color scheme made all the richer when set against an earthy, chalkboard feature wall decorated with hand-drawn mountains and trees. Black accent pieces punctuate the space, bringing the look together.

13-Modern Mix Nursery Walls

Modern Mix Nursery Walls

Modern and funky with just a touch of glam; this neutral, black, and grey nursery offers bright color and graphic contrast with a healthy dose of mid-century style. A beautiful, abstract art piece in a chic, gold frame makes a dramatic statement on an otherwise empty, accent wall.

14-Neutral Nirvana Nursery Walls

Neutral Nirvana Nursery Walls

Warm woods and rich textures work together in perfect harmony in this sweet and earthy nursery. A neutral black accent wall dominates the space, giving the room a sense of drama and definition.

15-Black and Blue Nursery Walls

Black and Blue Nursery Walls

Bright blue accents pop off the all-black walls in this rich and moody boy’s room. The color is intense, and yet neutral with earthy greens and browns giving the space a natural, woodsy charm.

16-Sun Shower Nursery Walls

Sun Shower Nursery Walls

Colorful accents abound in this beautiful, sun-shower-inspired nursery space, offering yet another example of the color-boosting properties of black or near-black walls. White furniture and neutral wood flooring keep the space looking light and bright.

17-Little Wonder

Little Wonder

Working with a small space? Dark colors can actually make a small room feel larger, especially when the entire space is painted in the same deep shade. Near-black walls give this cozy little nursery presence, making it feel more spacious. Clean white trim makes the neutral dark space recede, increasing the effect.

18-Comic Relief

Comic Relief

This adorable black and white space is full of graphic, comic-book-inspired style. A variety of bold, large-scale patterns stands out against the room’s solid black accent wall, maximizing contrast, while a mishmash of cute accessories creates a sense of whimsy that’s perfectly on point for a child’s space.

19-Go to the Dark Side

Go to the Dark Side

Digging dark neutrals? If you like black but are craving a little more color, consider a navy nursery. This rich and royal color matches almost everything and is a great fit for girls or boys. Want to take the drama down a notch? A gorgeous grey or versatile greige may be the perfect fit for your nursery space.

10 Amazing Navy Nurseries

Navy is back, and it’s not the nautical-themed, prep school staple you remember. The new navy blends old-world elegance with contemporary patterns and playful pops of color for a look that’s anything but traditional.

Whether you’re hunting for a fresh neutral for your yet-to-be-determined baby boy or girl or just hoping to trade in the typical pink or blue motif for something with a little more staying power, the navy may be just the color you’re looking for! Pair with pastels for a soft, sophisticated look, or go bold with bright orange, yellow or green accents. Whatever palette you choose, don’t forget to add a little sparkle. Nothing makes navy look richer than a touch of silver or gold!

Need a little inspiration? This collection of navy nurseries is sure to get your imagination rolling.

1-Navy, Blue & Gold

Navy, Blue & Gold

Contemporary pattern play and rich navy and gold accents make this galaxy-themed nursery shine.

2-Neutral Palette with Navy, Coral & Gold Accents

Neutral Palette with Navy, Coral & Gold Accents

A sophisticated accent combo of navy blue and coral, elegantly enhanced with a touch of gold.

3-Navy, Coral & Gold

Navy, Coral & Gold

Another take on the popular navy and coral palette; this color-saturated nursery balances its predominately navy palette with plenty of light and bright accents.

4-Navy, White & Yellow

Navy, White & Yellow

This bold nursery makes a statement by contrasting solid navy with sunny yellow patterns.

5-Navy, Blue & Orange

Navy, Blue & Orange

A pop of bright orange and a mix of well-coordinated patterns give this blue-on-blue palette some punch.

6-Navy & Green

Navy & Green

Navy is the perfect complement to a bold shade. This green and navy duo, tempered with clean, white paneling has a fun, fresh look.

7-Navy & Pink

 Navy & Pink

Navy adds a chic edge to a pink palette, creating a space your little girl can grow into.

8-Navy, Lime & Light Blue

Navy, Lime & Light Blue

Another bold pairing with white wood paneling and light blue accents.

9-Navy, Teal & Aqua

Navy, Teal & Aqua

This beautiful nursery combines rich navy and teal with fresh pastels for a soft, neutral effect.

10-Navy & Aqua

Navy & Aqua

A navy and pastel combo gives a classic nautical nursery theme a new look.

5 Tips for Creating a Gorgeous Gray Nursery

Gray is the perfect neutral. Clean, bright, and versatile, this popular nursery color is both chic and sensible. Whether you’re looking for a color scheme that will stand the test of time or just hoping for a fresh take on the traditional gender-neutral palette, gray is a great way to go. It’s also an ideal color to choose if you’re not quite ready for gender to reveal but can’t wait to get started on your baby’s nursery.

Still, for all its benefits, this sometimes-moody shade can be tricky to work with. Done well, a gray space can be sophisticated and serene. But if you’re not careful, your nursery could end up looking flat or dreary.

Wondering how to make your gray nursery shine? Polish your design plan with these five simple tips.

1-Choose the Right Shade

Choose the Right Shade

There are many shades of gray, and each evokes its own mood. Cool grays highlight blue tones and can look frosty in light shades. Warm grays highlight yellow tones. They may appear somewhat brown or even greenish and can look grim and dreary in darker hues.

To keep your nursery space looking bright and cheery, choose a soothing blue-gray in a light to medium shade, or opt for a pale shade of “greige.” This warm, beige-like neutral combines the etherealness of gray with the earthiness of brown, creating a beautiful, organic blend.

2-Add Color

Add Color

When it comes to picking the perfect accent palette, gray makes things simple. This versatile neutral plays well with almost any color.

To help narrow your options consider your tone. If you’ve chosen a blue-based gray for your nursery, you can’t go wrong with cool pastel accents, like mint, aqua, lavender, or pale pink. Metallic silver also looks fabulous with a steely blue-gray.

If you prefer a warmer gray, consider a bright and sunny color, like orange and yellow, or add a touch of glam with rich gold.

3-Create Contrast

Create Contrast

To keep your gray walls from looking flat, the secret is to create plenty of contrast.

Gray is best set against its parent colors: black and white. White accents keep grays looking clean and bright, while black accents provide the definition. Your goal is to create the perfect balance between light and dark. If you’ve chosen a medium to dark gray, you’ll need to break it up with large swaths of white. If you’ve chosen a lighter shade, black furniture and accessories may be a better fit.

4-Play With Pattern

Play With Pattern

A little pattern play can really make a space pop, bringing life and energy to your design. If your nursery needs a boost, a boldly patterned rug or accent wall might be just the ticket.

5-Focus on Texture

Focus on Texture

Incorporating a rich variety of textures is another excellent way to add visual interest to your design. This is especially true of neutral spaces, which demand greater attention to detail. Try layering sleek floors and furnishings with lush fabrics, and pair polished woods with rough, natural textures. You won’t believe what a difference the added textural dimension can make!

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