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Six of 2024's Hottest Colors to Incorporate Into Baby’s Nursery

From Pantone’s tender Peach Fuzz to Glidden's bold and bright Limitless, consider these trending tones when designing your perfect space.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Updated January 2, 2024
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Planning and designing a nursery can be overwhelming. If perfection has you procrastinating or you’re finding it difficult to wrangle ideas together, picking a color palette can be a great place to begin. Once you’ve established your color palette, you can build your décor, furniture and almost everything else around it.

To help you get started, we’ve outlined some of 2024’s hottest color predictions below from color authorities like Pantone and Sherwin Williams. Whether you feel invigorated and inspired by Glidden’s Limitless or prefer the soft and subdued tones of Benjamin Moore’s Blue Nova, we encourage you to explore a color palette that rings true to you and your little one.

Pantone: Peach Fuzz

Industry-leading expert Pantone wows once again with its 2024 Color of the Year. Perfect for a warm and comforting nursery space, Peach Fuzz “captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others,” notes the color trendsetter. “It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.” From washable rugs to bright wallpapers, there are easy ways to incorporate Peach Fuzz into baby’s first abode.

Peach Fuzz is a great match for parents who…

  • Hope to establish a warm and nurturing feel
  • Like to venture a little outside the usual
  • Love bright, energizing colors

Learn more about Pantone’s 2024 Color of The Year Peach Fuzz at Pantone.com.

Sherwin-Williams: Upward

Described by Sherwin-Williams as a “breezy, blissful blue,” Upward is “A sunny-day shade for spaces brimming with positive energy, creative thinking, and total contentment.” The Sherwin Williams 2024 Color of The Year pairs well with crisp white and wooden accents, offering a peaceful experience in the occasionally chaotic world of baby’s bedroom.

Upward is a great match for parents who…

  • Lean toward more traditional tones
  • Want to provide a cool and comforting setting for night nursing and diaper changes
  • Like to keep things light and positive

Buy It: Starting at $45 a gallon, Sherwin-Williams.com.

Behr: Cracked Pepper

Black might be a bold choice amid the typically tender tones that dominate nurseries, but this trusted classic of the interior design world can give a grounded and sophisticated look to any space. Cracked Pepper “instantly elevates your sense,” trusted paint provider Behr notes, adding that the “versatile soft black accentuates the spaces you create life moments in.”

Cracked Pepper is a great match for parents who…

  • Want to set the tone for a grounded, elevated space
  • Prefer to swap out pops of color and décor regularly
  • Appreciate the classics

Buy It: Starting at $60 per gallon, Behr.com.

Benjamin Moore: Blue Nova

Benjamin Moore’s 2024 Color of the Year, Blue Nova, is described as a “sumptuous mix of violet and blue.” A part of the Benjamin Moore Classics Collection, Blue Nova, is a deep blue hue that takes on a range of shades and emotions throughout the day, appearing almost grey in evening light, and more of a charming navy in sunny spaces.

Blue Nova is a great match for parents who…

  • Are looking for a gender-neutral classic
  • Want a serene escape
  • Hope to incoporate accent items in deep, dark hues

Buy It: Starting at $54 a gallon at BenjaminMoore.com.

Glidden: Limitless

“Call it anything but yellow,” Glidden asks of its 2024 Color of The Year Limitless. The soft, yet energizing hue “contains both the power of a primary color and the essence of a neutral to support both cool and warm tones. It even has the power to stand on its own. The possibilities are truly Limitless,” the paint creator notes. Glidden’s 2024 outlook includes a whole suite of bright trending colors from Limitless to Cajun Spice. Discover what trending color suits you best with the brand’s color quiz.

Limitless is a great match for parents who…

  • Want to incorporate sunny hues that skew softer
  • Enjoy energizing color palates
  • Prefer coastal tones

Buy It: Starting at $20 per gallon, HomeDepot.com

Valspar: Renew Blue

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Valspar describes its 2024 Color of The Year as “a nourishing, green-influenced blue that creates a sense of peace wherever you place it.” A natural choice for a nursery, Renew Blue seeks to “end that overwhelmed feeling” that can come with the day-to-day hustle. “Here, we can slow down and create the peaceful place we seek.”

Renew Blue is a great match for parents who…

  • Seek to craft a peaceful space
  • Are looking for an exciting accent wall
  • Want to add something a little out of the box

Buy It: Starting at $26 per gallon, Lowes.com

For more help pulling together your nursery, check out this checklist of everything you’ll need from a crib to a diaper caddy.

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