Beechen & Dill Homes designs modern floor plans well suited to growing families. We build houses that are very versatile, so you can truly make it a home. One important aspect of this is choosing the color for your kids’ rooms. While older teens generally have a clear cut vision for their rooms, younger children will likely need you to decide for them. If you haven’t thought about color schemes yet, don’t worry. We have some tips.
General Advice for Choosing Colors
To choose a color for a child’s room, you first want to think of it as a positive foundation and place of growth for the child. Your child’s room needs to be a nurturing environment that can guide them into their tween, teen, and early adult years. One of the first decisions to make is what uses does this room have? Will this be both a place of rest and a place for play, or do you have another room in the house that will be a dedicated place for socializing?
The answer to that question is going to determine whether you go with a softer, calming palette or something bolder to inspire activity. You also want to keep in mind how often you want to redo your child’s room. They may not be happy with pink polka dot or puffy clouds for very long. Ideally you want to choose a palette that can transition into their tween and early teen years.
Picking the Right Color
Here are a few color options to consider for your child’s room. Hopefully these choices will get the creative juices flowing:
- : a blue pastel color works well either gender and can be paired well with other colors in the room. This color is relaxing and very intellectual.
- Bright Orange: a vivid orange kids’ room inspires fun, laughter, and joy. Great for kids’ rooms that double as playrooms.
- Purple: softer shades of purple can be both calming for nighttime rest and playful during the day.
- Stripes: using stripes of the same color palette create a striking and bold look in a kid’s room. For instance, different shades of blue stripes in a boy’s room.
- Black: while black in a kid’s room might only seem appropriate if you’re the Adams family or the Munsters, black can be used as a bold accent for artwork and colorful decorating pieces.