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Katy’s 2015 Nursery Color Trend Predictions

It’s no secret that I LOVE color, especially in the nursery, and I always enjoy watching color trends unfold and expand outside the nursery too! I give full credit to nursery design for starting the coral painted furniture trend that seems to be everywhere nowadays.

When I started Caden Lane in 2005, pink or blue paired with brown was a huge color combination for the baby’s room. Brown had never been incorporated into the nursery before (everything was pastel), and I love how we’ve incorporated new colors into the nursery design spectrum every year since then!

I have a gut feeling that this year is going to be filled with color! We can say goodbye to the monochromatic all-white and all-gray nurseries and expect rooms with colorful accents, and I think we’re going to see hues that have always been around but never really trended before. Here are my top five picks for 2015 nursery color trends.

Bright pastels. Think sweet, soft pastels, and turn them up a notch! Don’t be intimidated by this mix because there’s no limit when you’re combining colors! Pinks, corals, aquas, mints and golds all have a feminine feel and can work for so many different design styles. I love the bright, whimsical feel of these colors—they’re making me wish for warmer weather and the sweet smell of flowers!

Bright Pastel Baby Bedding and Nursery ArtButtercup Baby Bedding | Welcome Spring Embroidery Hoop Art

Shades of purple. Pantone recently announced that the 2015 color of the year is Marsala, a rich burgundy hue resembling my favorite beverage of choice (wine). The folks at Pantone probably don’t have baby on the mind when they are picking their featured shade, but this gorgeous, rich hue belongs to the purple color family, and that is one of my top picks for 2015! Purple has always been the “other choice” for girls’ nursery designs, but for someone who doesn’t want too much pink or is looking for a sweet accent color, purple is the perfect complement for a variety of other colors and styles!

Pantone Marsala Color of the Year 2015

I love this purple and gray nursery from our gallery—the entire feel of the nursery is calm and refreshing, and the different shades of lilac, lavender and dark purple all work so wonderfully together.

Shades of Purple Nursery - Project NurseryBrooke’s Purple and Gray Nursery

Coral and gold. Coral made its debut in 2014, but I predict it to hold strong through all of 2015! This is one of my favorite recent coral and gold nursery designs in the gallery—it’s like these colors were destined to be together. *sigh*

White Girls Nursery with Coral Accents - Project NurseryCoral and Gold Nursery

Coral and Gold Baby Bedding and Accent PillowCoral and Gold Dot Baby Bedding | Coral and Gold Heart Pillow

Mint is the new neutral. Designing a gender-neutral nursery? Well, you’re in luck! This gender-neutral friendly shade of green looks gorgeous with navy or pink, and it goes gorgeously with my favorite metallic color trend—GOLD! I love how this beautiful mint nursery is paired with dark brown furniture, a color and style that I also think will start to make a comeback in the next calendar year!

Whimsical Mint Nurseryimage by Melissa Audrey Photography on 100 Layer Cakelet

Move over silver, GOLD is here to stay! Gray nurseries have been all over the gallery for years, and then there was this PERFECT gold nursery. And my heart stopped. It’s the new neutral, and gold goes with EVERYTHING.

Modern Gold and Gray Nurseryimage from Building Blocks by Pottery Barn Kids

What colors are you using in your nursery? Are you the next trend-setter in nursery design?

Do You Know What Color You Should You Paint Your Nursery? - Project Nursery

Monday 29th of June 2015

[…] that we hear questions about color A LOT when it comes to nurseries. While there will always be trendy color combinations and the latest color of the year, picking the right color for your nursery comes down to the […]


Friday 20th of March 2015

I am in love the new Pantone color Marsala and I do think the gold is quite fetching as well. Gold with coral, blues, mint all work well together.


Wednesday 18th of February 2015

looks like we have similar tastes and ideas right now! I did my wedding in 2013 in coral and mint, with antique finishes in an old New Orleans French Quarter courtyard. Now that I'm having a little girl, I wanted some of the keepsakes and decorations from the wedding to be repurposed into her bedroom. She is our love child, after all! I'm doing a coral, mint and gold nursery for my baby Coraline. I'm going with mint walls and the Caden Lane coral bedding with white and gold dot sheets. I had no idea this was "trending" for this year. I love these colors together so much, plus I was happy to steer clear of all the overdone pink rooms for little girls. I am going to be spending a lot of time in that nursery once she's here, so it's important that I am in an atmosphere that keeps me happy and at peace.

Leo's Lovely Treasures

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

wonderful color combinations! It gets me super inspired!