How To Choose The Right Colors For Your Child’s Room?

When it comes to designing a kids’ room, picking the right colors is the first and the most important step to be taken. Children are particularly sensitive to colors - that’s one of the reasons you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of this detail. There is a whole science behind the effects of colors on people’s mood and behavior. One color can trigger excitement and inspiration, while a different one can make you calmer and more relaxed.

We put together a few tips to make choosing the right color for your child’s room a smooth process. Keep reading!

Get them involved (if they are old enough for it).

If your child is above the age of 7, discuss with them what their preferences are. Ask them questions about how different colors make them feel. According to studies, younger children prefer warmer colors, while their parents would pick a cool palette. Think about this difference when choosing colors for a nursery or a toddler room.

 

Get creative!

When working on this project - don’t forget the main rule: this is a kids’ space and should be as fun as possible. Unleash your creativity and bring the space to life! Covering one of the walls with a bright and colorful wallpaper is one of the best decorating ideas to follow. It will add individuality to the room and give your little one something to be excited about. Check out our wallpapers for a modern and stylish yet fun room addition.


Consider neutral colors, too.

Neutral colors are becoming more and more popular in recent years. Scandinavian style-trend has earned many loyal followers. If you are a minimalist and prefer clean lines, chances are that you want to add a Nordic note to your children’s room too. The Lily and the Wall 2019 collection is inspired by Scandinavia and comes in six trendy and subtle colors. What makes it extremely special is the combination of trendiness and fun motifs. It can satisfy both parents (who want clean design) and kids (who want to play!). Moreover, neutral colors would work perfectly for you if the kids’ space in your house is shared by a brother and a sister.


What does the color psychology say?

Scientists have long been exploring the ways different colors influence us. Here are some of the most popular colors and their effect on children’s mood and feelings.

  • Red is considered to be energizing and exciting. It could be used as an accent in a kids’ room but we wouldn’t recommend painting the whole space in red.
  • Blue has a soothing and calming effect. It stimulates a good sleep. Those factors make it the perfect color for a nursery or a toddler’s room.
  • Beige inspires coziness and comfort. It also makes a small space looks bigger.
  • Purple is usually associated with imagination and creativity - that makes it extremely suitable for a playroom!


We assume you already know which color will be the main in your young one’s room. If so, consider picking a theme that will make it even more special. Check out our theme ideas for a girl’s room or a boy’s room.