Are you looking for the perfect nursery paint colors for your little one?
Does the amount of paint color options out there completely overwhelm you?
I’ve got THE best nursery paint colors by Benjamin Moore to help you with this important decision.
Not sure where a Benjamin Moore paint store is near you?
You can have these colors mixed up at any Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams etc.
Here are color suggestions for every type of nursery, with a REAL nursery in each paint color.
The Best Nursery Paint Colors for a Baby Boy’s Nursery by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray
Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray is a gorgeous alternative to a traditional blue color scheme for a little boy.
I LOVE it on this nursery accent wall (or feature wall) from Design Loves Detail, and honestly, its green undertones could work for a gender-neutral or baby girl’s nursery as well.
Personally I wouldn’t have thought to use a black crib, but it’s darker tones are the perfect contrast to an otherwise light room.
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Benjamin Moore First Snowfall
Benjamin Moore First Snowfall is the perfect paint color for a traditional baby boy’s nursery. Who doesn’t love baby blue? Courtney of Tuft & Trim incorporated blue with neutrals and white furniture to create a soft, sophisticated look.
Benjamin Moore Whitestone Gray
Benjamin Moore Whitestone Gray is a classic gray paint color with blue undertones.
Gray creates the perfect neutral background so that you can get creative with other accent colors, through your furniture and décor choices.
It’s a great choice for a baby boy’s nursery where you could incorporate a lot of fun, different shades of blue, like this designer from Apartment 34.
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The Best Nursery Paint Colors for a Gender-Neutral Nursery by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is one of those paint colors you could literally use anywhere, and it’s perfect in this white nursery.
It’s the optimal shade of crisp white, with no undertones, and Jillian Harris nailed using it here on her board and batten wall.
White walls are not for everyone, but you have to admit this color palette is calming!
Benjamin Moore Big Bend Beige
Benjamin Moore Big Bend Beige is the best beige to match with anything and everything.
It really shines in nurseries with a lot of natural light!
I still love it as much as the day we put it up! I know it will stand the test of time, even as my children grow older.
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Benjamin Moore Ashwood
Benjamin Moore Ashwood is a mix of white and beige, for those who can’t decide on either!
A lot of times I hear that white is too boring, but not this off-white neutral color option The Ivory Lane used in her nursery design.
This soft color may just give you the warmth you’re looking for.
The Best Nursery Paint Colors for a Baby Girl’s Nursery by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore Pink Bliss
If you’ve dreamt of having a baby girl your whole life, you can never get enough of soft pink.
Benjamin Moore Pink Bliss is the quintessential pretty pink color, and Megan of Sugar Color House couldn’t have made it look any better.
Benjamin Moore Gentle Butterfly
Benjamin Moore Gentle Butterfly is a slighter cooler shade of pink, shown here in this fun and girly nursery on The Glitter Guide.
Could that wall art be any more special? This little girl’s pink nursery couldn’t be any more charming.
Benjamin Moore Queen Anne Pink
Benjamin Moore Queen Anne Pink is not your typical pink.
Its peachy tone and colorful accents gives this nursery a splendid touch of southern charm, making it one of our favorite warm colors.
Frequently Asked Questions about Nursery Paint Colors
What paint is best for a nursery?
One of the most common questions is whether you need a special paint for a baby’s room. This article interviews 7 top experts on why choosing a baby safe paint for the nursery is so important.
What were some of their top paint line recommendations for a new baby?
- Harmony from Sherwin-Williams
- Lullaby Paints
- Benjamin Moore Eco Spec
- Natura Waterborne by Benjamin Moore
When should I paint my nursery?
According to ConsumerReports.org, you should paint the baby’s nursery at least two months before your baby arrives. That allows time for fumes to subside before your baby comes home. Use a paint that’s labeled low-VOC or zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are solvents that are released into the air as the paint dries and may be irritating to a baby–and some adults.