The Best Colours for Childrens’ Bedrooms

21 October 2014 | Construction

Colours can have a big impact upon your mood, so choose wisely when determining what paint colours will go up on the walls of the rooms throughout your home. When it comes to children’s bedrooms, in particular, you definitely want to opt for colours that will promote your child’s well-being and contentment. You want the right balance between energising your child while also giving him or her a space to retreat to and relax.

So what colours should you use in your children’s bedrooms, and what colour combinations work best together? Continue reading for some helpful tips.

Choose Colours That Will Grow with Your Child

The last thing you want to do is choose a paint colour for your child’s bedroom when he or she is very young and then have to repaint the bedroom again when your child gets older and has outgrown that colour. To avoid this unnecessary hassle and expense, opt for colours that will grow with your child.

Great options include a pale lilac or lavender colour for a girl’s room, as it’s attractive to both young girls and teens, as well as a marine blue for a boy’s room, as it will pair perfectly with white when he’s young and green when he’s older.

The Best Colour Combinations

The right combinations of colour can give any room a unique feel. See which combination you prefer for your child’s bedroom based on his or her personality.

One option is a combination of bright colours in the citrus family, which can work for both boys and girls. A modern energising space can be achieved with a combination of pale blue, orange, and yellow, especially when combined with the right furniture, such as vintage industrial furniture.

If you want to bring the great outdoors inside and create a more tranquil space, you can instead opt for colours in the yellow, green, and brown families.

Red, white, and blue are a perfect combination for any boy’s room, as is orange and green. And if you want your little girl to love her space when she’s young and when she gets older, opt for creamy beige hues that are highlighted by delicate lavender. But if you want your little girl to have a more brightly coloured space, you can instead opt for a combination of yellow and pink.

Feng Shui Colours for Kids

If you’re a fan of feng shui, there are certain colours that are recommended for children’s bedrooms. Earthy hues bring about stability and nourishment, as well as growth and vitality; grey and white bring about preciseness and clarity; and blue and black are associated with abundance and ease.

This post has originally been featured in UK Home Improvement Blog.