When it comes to decorating the kids bedrooms it’s all about weighing up what looks good now and will still look cool in a couple of years.
Deciding on colour ideas for painting kids bedrooms can be a nightmare. After all, a 10-year-old princess could become a 13-year-old rock chic with no interest in baby pink walls and frilly bedding.
We’ve put together a few ideas that will give your kids an exciting bedroom makeover that the will love now and still be happy with as they get older.
Yellow is a cheery colour, emanating sunshine and energy. Stick with pure yellows or those with a bit of green, rather than shades with brown or gold tints for brightness. From babies to teens, the right shade of yellow can work well, especially when complimented with furnishings in warm colours.
Grey is such an ‘in’ colour at the moment. Years ago parents wouldn’t have dreamed of decorating a kid’s bedroom with grey paint. A well chosen shade of grey can look stunning and will be the perfect backdrop to furnishing, toys and artwork. Grey is a colour that will definitely grow with your child. The grey walls with red above the high rail look striking in this kid’s bedroom.
Blue is always an obvious choice for boys – it’s getting quite popular for girls too. Go for something strong like Cobalt Blue or Navy. They give a crisp classic look with whites and wood. Team up with striking colours like orange or magenta for vibrancy.
Pink doesn’t always have to be pastel and sugar sweet. For a pink with more staying power as your princess grows up try Fuchsia, a vivid pink that works really well with black, white or grey. The girls in your house will love the fun, glamour and sophistication of their bedroom makeover.
When it comes to looking at colour ideas for painting kids bedrooms it’s great to let them help.
Interaction from the kids is great, although sometimes their favourite colours may not make the transition to walls very well.
Purple, for example can be tricky. The best result here is to go bold and bright, and then mix with white and silver accessories for a good contrast.
Red is another colour that doesn’t always work well in the home. It can however add a great fun element to a kid’s bedroom. Painting an accent wall in fire-engine red will liven up a reading corner or homework area. A bold red is really warm and inviting when used with white or wood furniture and floors.