What Colour Should You Paint Your Child’s Bedroom?

Posted on 13/05/2020 by Room to Grow
Beds, Decoration, Fun

Children will likely have their own ideas about what colour they would like their bedroom; therefore, your easiest bet is to go with their favourite colour. However, this could change constantly. Some of the best colours for a child’s bedroom include blue as it is calming, yellow as it aids concentration and green as it reflects nature.

When considering the question ‘what colour should I paint my bedroom?’ we may immediately think of colours we like, colours which go with the other rooms in our home and colours which lift our mood. For children, the main concern is likely to be whether they like the colour. If your child hates the colour pink, it is probably not a good idea to paint their room pink; so, this is an important consideration. Another thing worth considering when it comes to painting your kid’s room is the psychology of colour and how colour can impact thing such as mood, concentration and sleep.

Start by asking your little one what colours they would like in their bedroom, having an emphasis on multiple colours as this gives you more to work with! Fortunately, we have a variety of children’s furniture for sale to match any colour scheme they may choose. When they have shared a few ideas with you, next you can start to consider how you can make this work and the impact these colours may have. Let’s take a look at some of the best colours for a child’s bedroom.


Blue is a calming and soothing colour which is thought to promote thought and even prevent nightmares. Some people prefer to avoid cool toned colours however choosing a blue with a slightly warmer undertone can help avoid any cold feelings associated with this colour. The shade of blue is personal preference however lighter shades tend to be more calming than darker shades.

Baby Blue

Baby blue works well in a number of kids bedrooms, especially nurseries or toddler bedrooms but also in older children’s rooms as blue is particularly soothing, especially in pastel shades. Great alternatives to baby blue include pale grey or duck egg blue to keep that cool feeling.

Cerulean Blue

For children who want a darker, richer shade of blue cerulean can work great. It’s a nice middle ground between pastel shades and brighter shades or darker shades such as navy. This colour is great for teenagers who may feel they have outgrown paler shades.

Royal Blue

Royal blue really packs a punch. As the name would suggest it has associations with royalty and luxury so can work really well in interiors when done right. Make sure to not over do it; maybe pair with another colour or use as an accent colour.


Pink has associations with love, meaning it can be extremely comforting, peaceful and restful. Again, the shade is your choice however pastel pinks are much more soothing and not as overwhelming as some brighter shades such as fuchsia. If your child feels pink is too ‘girlie’, pair it with cooler tones of grey to break it up.

Pastel Pink

Pastel pink is a lovely, comforting shade of pink and works great for young children. It is peaceful and restful which is great for helping little one’s drift off to sleep.

Dusky Rose

Dusky pink and rose shades are great for teenagers and older children, it is still muted like pastel shades and comes in a range of different shades, but it is a little more grown up than the typical ‘baby’ pink.


As mentioned, bright shades of pink can be a little overwhelming, but they can also look great when paired with other colours. Fuchsia works well with shades of grey as well as white or neutrals. If your child wants a fuchsia room, consider painting only one feature wall or adding small accents rather than painting the entire room.


Green is associated with nature and energy. It is a calming and restful colour which promotes balance and security. The peaceful aura of the colour green makes it a great choice for bedrooms; if you feel green is a little overwhelming you can break it up by only using it on a ‘feature’ wall.

Sage Green

Sage green is extremely peaceful and represents nature quite well due to its associations. It promotes serenity and happiness meaning it is a great shade of green to use in bedrooms. It is becoming a rather popular shade of green, especially in fashion so expect to see more of this colour.

Mint Green

Mint green is a bit more fun and livelier without being too much; it is still a pastel shade of green but is a little brighter. This is great for both boys’ and girls’ bedrooms and would suit any age range. It also works well with other shades such as pale pink or peach as well as metallics such as gold.


Purple is very popular for bedrooms and interiors in general due to its associations with luxury and royalty. It is a very plush and luxurious colour to use in a variety of shades. Pairing elements of darker purple with lilac can give a nice multi-tonal effect; you could opt for lilac walls with purple bedding and accessories, for example.


Where purple can be overpowering in a bedroom, lilac is much more spiritual and therefore calming. It is a great colour for bedrooms as it promotes a stress-free environment.


The darker colours of purple are preferable to some and they can still work in a bedroom; darker purples promote creativity and joy.

In general, pastel shades work great in children’s bedrooms as they tend to have soothing properties which aren’t overpowering and overwhelming. Colours which are bright or dark may be too distracting when it comes to bedtime however can be added in using accessories, such as from our range of children’s accessories for sale. Whatever colour you choose, it is essential you do so with the help of your child as they will be more comforted and secure in a room they enjoy.

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