9 Nursery Colour Schemes For A Cosy & Calming Space
Creating a safe and nurturing environment for your little one to sleep in is so important. And finding the right colours for their nursery is a great way to start!
You might not have considered the effects that colours can have, but the right palette can make your baby feel secure and calm in their own space. Every little detail matters in a nursery, and making sure you choose the right colour scheme is no exception.
At Snuz, we know the importance of having a peaceful and calming atmosphere which is why we’ve put together nine nursery colour schemes that will do just that.
These gender-neutral colour palettes will be sure to keep your little one relaxed and happy in their own space.
Why is it Important to Choose the Right Colours for Your Nursery?
Every parent wants their baby to sleep in a nurturing, safe and calming environment. Aside from making sure your baby is comfortable with cosy baby bedding from Snuz, a well-chosen colour palette can help to create the perfect atmosphere for rest and relaxation.
As well as being aesthetically pleasing, nursery colours can have an impact on your baby’s well-being and emotional development.
Certain colours are known to have calming properties, while others can be energising and stimulating. You'll want to make sure that you select a nursery colour scheme that is peaceful enough for your baby to drift off in, but still cheerful and welcoming.
Colours like mint green, pale pink and yellow are perfect for creating a tranquil atmosphere, while grey, white and soft blues gives a modern feel.
1. Soft Pink & Grey
A pale pink and grey nursery colour scheme creates a gentle, soothing atmosphere for your baby's room. The light colours create a calm and peaceful space, while the combination of pink and grey is simple but stylish.
You could choose to focus more on the soft pink with some grey accents, or vice versa.
It's important that the pink isn't too bright, as this could be too stimulating for a nursery. Choose calming shades of pink such as blush or mauve and combine them with light greys like dove grey to create the perfect restful atmosphere.
Adding in some white accents helps to create an airy and open feel, too, which is perfect for a nursery.
2. Neutral and Natural
A neutral and natural colour scheme is perfect for creating a calming space. Earthy tones like beige, tan and brown create a warm and inviting atmosphere while bringing nature into the nursery through organic shades.
This nursery colour scheme is perfect for creating a gender-neutral space, too. You can combine different shades of beige with subtle greens and blues for a soothing effect or use lots of white to keep things light and airy.
Adding in some natural textures such as linen, wood, or rattan will help to create the perfect calming atmosphere that your baby will love.
Snuz's Scandi-inspired nursery furniture is perfect for creating a natural and neutral nursery. We would recommend our SnuzKot Skandi 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set in Natural to really bring this colour scheme to life.
The 3-piece nursery set includes a SnuzKot cot bed, changing unit and wardrobe in a white and natural wood finish that is perfect for a gender-neutral nursery
3. White & Grey
A white and grey nursery colour scheme is the perfect choice for a modern, minimalist look. It's simple, timeless and can be easily adapted to suit any style.
Using shades of grey as the main focus with white accents helps to create a peaceful atmosphere. Choose calming mid-tones such as light or dark greys and combine them with white to create a bright and airy feel.
Adding in some texture with soft rugs, throws, or cushions is a great way to make the room feel cosier.
You can also add in some muted colours like blues, greens or pinks for a subtle splash of colour, but keep in mind that your baby's room should be calming and low-stimulation – so avoid bright colours.
We think our SnuzKot Skandi 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set in White is the perfect choice for this nursery colour scheme. The contemporary design of the cot, wardrobe and changing unit, all in a white finish, will help to create a modern, minimal and gender-neutral nursery space.
4. Pastel Greens & Blues
A pastel green and blue nursery colour scheme is another perfect way to create a calming environment for your baby. The combination of these two colours creates a beautiful, tranquil atmosphere that will help your baby drift off into a peaceful sleep.
Choose muted shades of greens and blues, such as turquoise and mint green, to keep things soft and soothing. You can also add in some white or grey accents to keep things light and airy.
These two colours really complement each other, so you can choose a patterned wallpaper or fabric to add some interest and texture to the room.
5. Sky Blue & White
Sky blue and white is a great combination for a baby's nursery. It has a calming, tranquil atmosphere that your baby will love.
Stick to soft shades of sky or pale blues, and combine them with crisp whites for an airy, peaceful feel. And if you want to get creative, you could paint a feature wall of fluffy clouds for a playful touch.
Letting in natural light will really help to bring this colour scheme to life. And adding in some wooden accents helps to add warmth to the room and create an inviting atmosphere, too.
6. Soft Neutrals
You can never go wrong with a soft gender-neutral colour scheme in a baby's room. This classic look is timeless and perfect for creating a calming atmosphere your baby will love.
Choose shades of beige, tan and brown to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Don't choose neutral tones that are too dark, though, as this will close the room off and make it feel small and uninviting.
Adding in some subtle white accents helps to open up the room and keep things light and airy, too. You can also add in some muted pinks or blues for a splash of colour if you like.
Our SnuzFino 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set in White Natural is perfect for creating a soft and neutral nursery. The 3-piece set includes a SnuzFino cot bed, changing unit and wardrobe in white and natural wood finish. It's the perfect way to bring this classic colour scheme to life.
7. Yellow & Green
If you want to add a bit of colour and brightness to your baby's nursery, yellow and green are a great combination! This cheerful palette will give the room a sunny, vibrant atmosphere that your baby will love.
Choose bright shades of pale, bright yellow like lemon or canary and combine them with muted greens for an uplifting effect. You could also use sage green as an accent colour to add some depth and warmth.
Adding in plenty of white accents helps to keep the room feeling light and airy, too. And if you want to add a bit more playfulness, why not try adding in some colourful wall art or wallpaper?
8. Grey & Natural Wood
The combination of grey and natural wood is perfect for creating a modern, calming nursery for your baby. It's a timeless look!
Choose shades of light and dark grey to create the main focus, then add in some natural wood accents to warm up the room and create an inviting atmosphere.
A natural wood colour scheme is great for babies because it has a low-stimulation atmosphere that will help your baby drift off into a peaceful sleep.
Snuz's SnuzFino 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set in Dove is the perfect choice for a modern, calming nursery. The dove grey finish will add a beautiful touch of colour to the room, while the natural wood helps to create an inviting atmosphere.
With three pieces included in one set, it's perfect for creating your dream baby bedroom!
9. Navy & White
Navy and white is a classic combination that looks great in any nursery, and it also has calming properties that can help your baby drift off into a peaceful sleep.
Choose navy for the main colour and then combine it with crisp whites to keep things light and airy. You can also incorporate some grey accents to add some depth and texture.
Don't go too overboard with the navy, though – stick to lighter shades like navy blue or powder blue, so the room doesn’t become too dark and oppressive.
Adding in some white furniture pieces will help to brighten up the room, too!
Finishing Touches: Creating the Perfect Space for Your Little One
Creating a calming and cosy nursery for your baby is an exciting task. You have complete control over every design and colour choice you make, so take your time to create the perfect space for your little one.
Selecting the best colours for your baby's nursery might be more important than you first anticipated. We suggest sticking to gentle tones and colours that will create a peaceful atmosphere. And don't forget to add in personal touches like wall art or photos, too – the more unique it is, the better!
At Snuz, our Scandinavian-inspired nursery furniture is designed to create the perfect sleep environment for your baby. With our range of neutral colours and stylish nursery 3-piece sets, you can easily transform any nursery into a dreamy oasis.
Shop our 3-piece nursery furniture sets here!
Soothing colours like pastels and warm, muted tones are generally the best for creating a calming, happy atmosphere in your baby's nursery. Shades of blue, green, yellow and grey are all great options.
A neutral backdrop with muted tones like cream and pastel shades is great for creating a calming atmosphere in your baby's nursery. Shades of blue, green and yellow can also create a soothing environment for your baby to rest and relax.
You should aim to make your baby's room bright and airy with lots of natural light. Choosing lighter, neutral tones for the walls and furniture can help create a peaceful atmosphere in the room.
Adding personal touches like wall art, photos, or colourful accessories can help to make your nursery unique and inviting. You can also choose stylish nursery furniture that will fit with the overall look of the room. Soft furnishings like rugs and blankets will also add a cosy touch.