Updated: Dec 11, 2022
As a parent, you want nothing more than to provide your kids with the appropriate environment and setting that is needed in order to nurture them, facilitate their growth, and keep them as happy and cheerful as they possibly can be.
Considering just how perceptive and observant children are, the way you style and decorate their bedroom- the place they will arguably spend a majority of their time in- plays a big role in shaping their minds and moods.
The most fun and yet the most difficult part of designing and decorating your kid’s bedroom is choosing the color scheme.
There are so many options- you do not have to stick with the traditional and outdated pink or blue room based on the gender of your child- but so many opinions that end up leaving you confused and undecided- how do you decide between a bright or a pastel color palette?!
Not only do you have to make sure that the color scheme is thematic and aesthetically pleasing, but you also have to keep in mind that your child appreciates the color combinations and enjoys spending time in his room.
We will take a look at some of the many ways you can go when trying to decide a color scheme for your kid’s bedroom and why it may be the perfect solution for your decorating dilemma. Use these designer approved ideas to get some inspiration for your own kid’s fun house.
1. PASTEL NURSERIES
If you have a tiny little angel on the way, then you should know that the best way to go for your baby’s nursery is to opt for a subtle palette composed primarily of pastel colors.
You want the environment to be warm, welcoming, and nurturing for the baby as well as yourself since you will be spending a lot of time in the nursery caring for your little one.
Hence, the place should feel like a soft, comforting embrace and should serve to relax you.
2. LEAVE ROOM FOR CHANGE
When painting the walls in your kid’s room, you will want to leave space for growth and change. Your child is going to grow very quickly and their tastes and likes will grow with them.
As such, you do not want them to be stuck with a color they do not like or be forced to completely overhaul the paint job after just a year or two.
One technique that designers recommend to deal with this issue is to choose subtle, light colors for three walls and keep one as the statement wall. This wall can be painted a bright, bold color that can be easily changed based on what your child wants as they grow older. It is also a great way to shake things up once in a while without having to spend too much.
If you want to be bold and simultaneously give your child all the freedom in the world to express their creativity, turn the available walls into expansive chalkboards by painting it with the chalkboard material or fixing large, flat chalkboards on the walls.
It will keep your kids occupied for hours on end and their drawings will make for colorful embellishments.
4. BOLD COLORS
If your child has a bright and cheery personality, let their room reflect it by investing in bright and bold colors. Pair the bold colors with darker shades like black and rich brown to create clearly defined zones and shapes in the room.
Make your kid’s room stand out in the best way by making the bold choice of going for a bright red paint job. While not always easy to pull off, when done in moderation and paired with warmer tones, a red based color scheme can really pay off in the most inspired way.
Blue is always a safe choice when it comes to house paint, but you can shake things up by opting for a bold, electric blue that is piercing and attention grabbing. It pairs well with neutral colors or families of orange and red.
Let your little girl live in her fantasy Barbie dream world with a unique shocking pink color that gives the room a lot of pop and personality. Pair the hot pink shade with a clean white to create neat shapes and lines.
5. WARMER PALETTE
If you are going for sophistication and class, and want your kid’s room to be a source of comfort, relaxation, and peaceful downtime for them, then opt for warmer tones.
A subtle, light lavender or lilac color adorning the walls looks super delicate and sophisticated, and it works for kids of all ages, even teens and young adults.
A pale green color is ideal for rooms that have ample sunlight filtering in as it gives a shining, golden hue to the setting and makes the space appear larger than it is.
Contemporary interior design is all about finding new colors and inspired ideas, and gray is the new shade in town. Instead of feeling gloomy, a tinge of gray adds a lot of sophistication and coolness factor to a child’s room when paired with a brighter color.
6. GOING NEUTRAL
Another option you have is to go for neutral shades instead of fruity colors as they are simply timeless. The warm beige and brown tones feel incredibly warm and pair well with wooden accessories as well as colorful accents that add pops of color and personality to the bedroom.
7. FLORAL WALLPAPER
You also have the option to move away from paint and go for wallpaper or wall decals which can be replaced more frequently based on changing trends and opinions.
On the other hand, you can create contrast in a boldly colored room with a lighter, patterned wallpaper or by pairing a bold, prominent wallpaper covering one wall with a pastel shade to compliment it.
ASK YOUR KID!
This is a great opportunity for you to bond with your kid and teach them a thing or two in the process while having bucket loads of fun.
If your child is old enough, ask them for their opinion and involve them in the selection process to see what they like. For example, ask them for their favorite color and use that as a foundation to start plotting the rest of your paint job and room design.
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About the Author:
Ben Miller, an expert in professional interior design and home decor which something he is passionate about.