Want to bring the sunshine in during the gloomy dark days of winter? Let's be frank, grey might not be your first thought. But just take a look at these charcoal-inflected nurseries to see how other families have kept them bright and cheerful.

Of course, if you're looking to liven the spirit of a room, wall mounted pirate ships and loft beds do help. Oh, and the color yellow.

Row One:
1. Eric's Soothing Stripes: Nursery Tour
2. Maeve Rosalind's After the Rain Tour
3. A Baby Bachelor Pad With A Bit Of Blue
4. My Room: Ruby
5. Trio of Hanging Beds Room Tour

Row Two:
6. Another Nod to Grey
7. Barcelona Loft Bedroom
8. Pirate Ship Bedroom by Kuhl Design Build
9. My Room: Muller Grey
10. My Room: Zoe Ellen

(Images: 1. Luciana Misura 2. Michele/Screamy Mimi 3. Erin Williamson 4. Reader Marco 5. Marian Anderson 6. Martensen Jones Interiors 7. Micasa 8. Kuhl Design Build 9. k dimoff photography 10. Reader Molly)