Better Home & Gardens
As spring is now in full swing and summer is fast approaching, it’s time to dig out those brushes and decorating skills to refresh your space! This week, we will be sharing some unique colour schemes that are ideal to make a room extra special for your little ones.
There is vast research that shows that children’s moods are easily affected by their environments, and that includes the colours in their rooms. Whether your children are playful and energetic, or calm and sweet, you can explore their personalities to discover the right colour scheme for their room. These are our picks for the top three most unique and trendy color schemes for children’s bedrooms. It’s time to decorate!
1. Pastel Colours: Subtle, Gentle, and Calming
If you are a new parent, you probably know that the sleepless nights that come with having a baby are frequent. But what if the colour of the room is playing a part in your child’s sleep schedule? The soothing feel of a pastel colour scheme is ideal for nurseries. It will give your little ones a rest from stimulating contrasts and make it easier for them to fall asleep. In colour psychology, soft pastels have also been shown to reduce anxiety and agitation, which makes them the perfect colour scheme for young children.
Some pastel colours that work perfectly for this style are the Soft Pink or Yellow Lotus by Benjamin Moore. Their artistic and nautical palettes have a great range of soft options that will work perfectly with this design scheme. Another great alternative are the pinks, yellows, and creamy greys by Sherwin Williams. You can use a few accents of these colours and utilize the matching pastels elsewhere in the room.
Pro Tip: To get the best results, we suggest using different shades of the same colour, or a maximum of two different colours to avoid overcrowding the space. Pastel colours are also ideal for mixing with patterns, so feel free to be creative!
2. Bold and Bright Colours: Fun, Creative, and Exciting
Children tend to love bright, bold, and uniquely coloured rooms. While sharp and vibrant colours may appear too strong for a kid’s room, they can work very well if you create the right balance. To avoid the cliché pink and blue, we suggest using a combination of your kid’s favourite colour,s and the most suitable shade for their personality.
When combining multiple colours, have in mind each one has a different impact on the way the room feels. For a bold option, red promotes energy, passion, and action, while yellow adds an upbeat vibe to the room and increases concentration and long-term memory. On the other hand, for a more toned down combination, blue is known to lower heart rates, blood pressure, and reduce anxiety, while green promotes calmness of thinking and concentration. Remember, you can use colour in large quantity, or in little pops throughout the room.
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When choosing colour alternatives, always consider that kids grow up quickly and their tastes change even quicker! When putting together a bedroom design concept, it’s important to select a colour scheme that has some longevity to it and allows for a seamless transition as your child grows up. Consider using bold colours for the décor and furniture while keeping the walls a pale, neutral hue that will remain tried and true, year after year.
3. Neutral Colours: Relaxing, Calming, and Timeless
Neutral colour schemes are extremely trendy in the world of interior design, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! This style evokes a sense of calm and is especially ideal for the minimal, modern parents who want their kid’s room to be both comfortable and stylish. Neutral shades, such as beige and brown, can help to create a cosy and relaxing atmosphere for your little one. There is a wide range of furniture and accessories available to match this colour scheme, from the Sutton wooden storage by Pottery Barn to the Groovy Swivel Chair by West Elm.
Children’s rooms can get messy very quickly - by designing the room with a neutral and minimal colour scheme, you won’t add to that clutter and will create a simple, sleek, bright atmosphere.
A kid’s room is a place where you can be creative while designing and decorating. At the end of the day, this is your child’s space, so it’s important to allow them to be a part of the process. Be inspired by their unlimited imagination! If you are ready to start redesigning your kid’s room, feel free to give us a call or send us a message if you need additional design advice. We are here to help and would love to be a part of designing your kid’s dream room!
White Dahlia Design Team