Six of 2023's Hottest Colors to Incorporate Into Baby’s Nursery

From Pantone’s bold Viva Magenta to Sherwin Williams’ subdued Redend Point, consider these trending tones when designing your perfect space.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Updated December 7, 2022
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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 2023’s hottest color predictions below from color authorities like Pantone and Sherwin Williams. Whether you feel invigorated and inspired by Backdrop’s Yellow-Orange Rubberband or prefer the soft and subdued tones of Behr’s Blank Canvas, we encourage you to explore a color palette that rings true to you and your little one.

Pantone: Viva Magenta

Industry-leading expert Pantone has once again surprised us with a bold and breathtaking Color of the Year. According to Pantone, “Viva Magenta, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.”

Viva Magenta is a great match for parents who…

  • Hope to inspire “bravery and fearlessness” in their children
  • Are looking for a daily dose of optimism
  • Want to make a bold statement

Browse the complete complimentary color palette at

Behr: Blank Canvas

White paint is one of the trusted classics of the interior design world. Blank Canvas functions as warm and welcoming white that “sets the tone for relaxation in the bedroom,” Behr’s website states.

Blank Canvas is a great match for parents who…

  • Want to set the tone for a relaxing spa-like space
  • Prefer to swap out pops of color and décor regularly
  • Appreciate the classics

Buy It: $60 per gallon,

Backdrop: Yellow-Orange Rubberband

Backdrop’s sunny Yellow-Orange Rubberband has been awarded by the prestigious National Color Committee as the Color of The Year. “​​This yellow-orange color is inspired by Bottega Veneta boots and rubber bands. In a world where balls of rubber bands are disappearing, it’s time we start honoring them,” Backdrop said of their inspiration.

Yellow-Orange Rubberband is a great match for parents who…

  • Are looking for eco-friendly, low VOC, low odor options
  • Want a punchy pop of color
  • Hope to foster a bright and sunny atmosphere

Buy It: Starting at $49, Order a sample for just $3 at

Sherwin-Williams: Redend Point

Described by Sherwin-Williams as a soulful yet subtle hue, Redend Point is “minimal yet cozy; a color that creates a comforting backdrop for the everyday moments that matter.” Typically paired with other warm, earthy tones, Sherwin-Williams’ Color of The Year offers a grounding experience in a chaotic world.

Redend Point is a great match for parents who…

  • Are inspired by earthy, bohemian designs
  • Want to provide a cool and comforting vibe
  • Like to make a subtle yet strong statement

Buy It: Starting at $10 for a quart,

Better Homes & Gardens: Canyon Ridge

“A subtle spin on terra-cotta, it skews more sunbaked clay than cayenne pepper for a near-neutral ideal on walls,” Better Homes & Gardens describes its Color of the Year Canyon Ridge. Like many of the other 2023 picks for color of the year, Canyon Ridge is inspired by nature. But instead of the lush greens, think sunsets over sweeping desert landscapes, like the red rock spires of Zion National Park.

Canyon Ridge is a great match for parents who…

  • Are looking for an exciting accent wall
  • Take their inspiration from nature
  • Want to add energy into their space

Buy It: $31 per gallon,

Glidden: Vining Ivy

Glidden’s Vining Ivy is a lesson on seeing something from all sides. “This ‘bluish-greenish-something-in-betweenish’ color serves up versatile vibes, making it an on-trend addition to any room. No matter if you think it looks more blue or more green, either way, it’s a vibe,” Glidden adds.

Vining Ivy is a great match for parents who…

  • Want to encourage open discussion with their kiddos
  • Enjoy versatile color palletes
  • Prefer coastal tones

Buy It: $30 per gallon,

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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