Nursery Paint Colors: What Always Looks Right

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Peter Ardito
Having trouble choosing from the gazillion shades? Don't turn Santa Fe Red with frustration. We asked design pros to share their favorite baby-room picks. If you're concerned about fumes, you can get the shade color-matched to a zero-VOC paint formula, such as Harmony by Sherwin-Williams.
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

"This gorgeous watery green complements just about any shade of blue. I used it for my son's room." PAIGE REIN, HGTV's Hidden Potential

Benjamin Moore, Appalachian Green (852)

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

"It changes color depending upon a room's light. A new neutral!" AMANDA MOORE, Baby Green design; Long Beach, New York

Serena & Lily, Air

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

"It's so versatile! I use it on walls to play off coral fabric or to paint a bookcase in a cream room." SARAH STACEY, Ecologique Design; Austin

Harmony by Sherwin-Williams, Rainwashed

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

"The serene and relaxing presence of blue, but the red undertone makes it uplifting too." AMY BETHUNE, The B-Line Etsy shop

Behr, Periwinkle Dusk

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

"Not your typical bubble-gum pink! It works for babies' and older girls' rooms." SHERRI BLUM, Jack and Jill Interiors; Gardners, Pennsylvania

Benjamin Moore, Pink Buff (1285)

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

"This rich, yolky yellow makes a happy statement for a boy's or girl's room." CARRIE MCBRIDE, baby-design blog OhDeeDoh.com

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