24 Inspiring Black and White Nurseries
Black and white nurseries have never been more popular—and with good reason! This incredibly versatile gender-neutral pairing lends itself to all styles and aesthetics, resulting in a chic and easy-to-update nursery that can take your kiddo from cradle to college. Opt for a bright, white contemporary space with dramatic contrast, or swing to the rich and moody side by upending the black-white balance. A simple monochrome palette also allows for visually stimulating pattern play, allowing you to mix and match traditional patterns with whimsical graphics and motifs. Craving a little color? A single punchy accent hue delivers satisfying results with far less commitment than a wall-to-wall paint job. The options are practically limitless!
Need a little inspiration? Whether your style is rustic and vintage, modern and playful, or Boho and glam, you’re certain to find something you’ll love among these beautiful black and white nursery rooms.
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This modern gender-neutral space for two keeps things roomy and chic with a well-executed monochrome palette. By limiting dark and weighty accents, such as the paint treatment and patterned rug, to the lower half of the room; the design maintains a bright and open feel, making space feel larger.
2-Modern and Moody
A black accent wall gives this cozy, texture-filled nursery a rich and moody vibe, anchoring the space and pulling the room’s neutral accents together into one cohesive Boho-inspired design.
Nothing adds zing to a black and white palette like a big, bold accent color. Pops of bright and cheery Kelly Green give the eye a place to rest in this graphic-rich black and white space.
4-Black, White, and Boho
Black and white can definitely bring the drama, but this neutral duo also boasts a softer side. Natural woods and layers of texture give this beautifully Boho nursery a bright and airy feel.
5-Chic and Girly
A dramatic black and white flower-print mural gives this chic and sophisticated nursery a distinctly feminine flair. Metallic gold and subtle blush accents only add to space’s glam-girl charm.
6-Board and “Blacken”
A traditional board and batten wall treatment gets a bold new look in this black and white nursery space.
Love the shiplap trend? A dark wash completely transforms the traditional farmhouse look, giving this gorgeous a clean, modern appeal.
8-Mix and Match
The pattern takes the lead in this charming and visually interesting nursery space. By limiting the room’s palette to black and white, the designer was able to mix and match an eclectic assortment of whimsical graphic patterns, using the common tie of color to unify the space.
This adorable Nordic-inspired space used the same unifying principle to mix and match playful patterns. Notice that large-scale patterns are limited to one or two uses, allowing them to pull focus from the assortment of smaller patterned elements in the room.
Inexpensive and easy to install, vinyl decals can add pizazz to any design. These individually placed triangle decals make for a simple yet eye-catching feature wall in this chic gender-neutral nursery.
Decals aren’t just for walls! Simple, affordable decals add graphic charm to a budget-friendly IKEA dresser in this beautiful, pattern-filled black and white space.
12-Washi Tape Wall Decor
Need an even more budget-friendly option? This darling graphic accent wall cost less than $10 to make using just two rolls of matte black washi tape. The simple cross design stays well enough but can also be easily removed, making it a perfect choice for renters or anyone with a decorating itch.
13-A Pop of Pattern
Bold black and white striped wallpaper create a ceiling that pops, setting off the more subtle black accents in this soft white nursery.
14-Modern Farmhouse Nursery
Whimsical patterns, rustic furnishings, and vintage accessories come together beautifully in this modern farmhouse nursery. The little-known secret behind this eclectic yet seemingly effortless design is element grouping. Notice that each element, from the buffalo check pattern to the leather and rustic wood accents, is used at least two to three times. The simplicity of the space and the adherence to a simple monochromatic color scheme is also key, allowing the viewer’s subconscious to recognize the subtleties between space’s carefully curated elements.
Dramatic black and white striped accents and a lux, black-paneled wall treatment make a glamorous statement in this beautiful black, white, and gold.
16-Monochromatic Man Cave
What little boy wouldn’t love this amazing tree fort-inspired nursery room? This childhood paradise combines rustic accents with a modern black and white color scheme full of bold graphic patterns. The playfully painted accent wall provides the perfect setting for boyhood adventure.
17-Shades of Gray
For a softer take on the neutral black and white nursery look, try introducing black’s more subdued cousins, gray or charcoal. In this sweet and rustic nursery shades of gray and white create a light and airy space, while weighty black elements, such as the beautiful wrought-iron crib, black and white patterned rug, and swoon-worthy word art, draw focus to the center of the space, anchoring the entire design.
18-Black, White, and Woodsy
Rustic charm meets graphic whimsy in this one-of-a-kind, gender-neutral space creating a modern yet decidedly cozy space with a welcoming Nordic aesthetic.
A dynamic wallpaper print brings an energetic whimsy to this beautiful black and white. Gray accents and blonde woods soften the pattern-heavy design, allowing the starry walls to shine.
20-Half and Half
A simple block-color wall treatment adds weight and definition to this modern minimalist nursery, giving the room’s minimal accessories a healthy dose of pop.
Graphic pattern and geometric shapes both come into play in this modern, black and white nursery design; creating plenty of visual interest without using any colored elements at all.
A beautiful, black and white chalkboard mural sets the scene for adventure in this contemporary woodland-themed nursery.
Layer upon layer of richly textured accessories—including a positively swoon-worthy wall hanging—make this black, white, and beautifully boho nursery as cozy and inviting as it is stylish!
24-Day and Night
Setting black against white, night against the day, and boldly hued accents against an absence of color; this clean-cut, modern playroom creates compelling visual interest through stark contrast.