The warmth of the summer sun has inspired us to pay homage to the color yellow. In our opinion, yellow’s beauty when painting a nursery comes from its versatility as a gender neutral shade that can stand alone or accent both cool or warm colors.
If you go warm, you can accent with pinks, oranges, and greens. If you choose a cool pale yellow, white, blues, and lavender accents are delightful options.
For your quintessential pale yellow paint, try Benjamin Moore’s pale yellow called “Moonlight”. See how beautiful this cool shade of yellow looks paired with other cool colors like this pale blue for Pottery Barn Kids? This yellow is the perfect shade for an accent and would also work as an accent for a lavender, pale green, or pale pink nursery.
For a warmer shade of yellow paint for your baby’s room, try Land of Nod’s Mythic line of paint. They have a lovely, warm shade of yellow called “Hay is for Horses”. It does a nice job evoking warmth with its buttery yellow accented with red, oranges, and hot pinks.
We also like Behr’s “Pale Daffodil” yellow paint shown here in this Rate My Space-er’s hot pink and yellow painted nursery. The bright pink adds warmth and the pale yellow paint tones down the pink. The ceiling and floor moldings painted in a decorator’s white add the classic detail we love.
For ideas on other shades of yellow, consider these:
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