Bedroom Colour Ideas: How To Pick The Right Colour For Your Kid’s Bedroom

Posted on 13/05/2021 by Room to Grow
Beds, Decoration, Fun

Kids will likely have their own bedroom colour ideas; 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.

Kids Bedroom Colour Ideas

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.

Kids Bedroom Colour Ideas

Another thing worth considering bedroom colour ideas when it comes to painting your kid’s room is the psychology of colour and how colour can impact things 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 bedroom colour 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 that 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.

Kids Blue Bedroom

Cerulean Blue

When looking for bedroom colour ideas for children who want a darker, richer shade of blue; cerulean can work really well. 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.

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.

Baby Blue Nursery

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.

Pink Kids Bedroom

Pastel Pink

Pastel pink is a lovely, comforting shade of pink and works great for young children. If you are struggling for ideas on what colour to pick for your kids bedroom, pastel pink is peaceful and restful which is great for helping little ones 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.

Pink Kids Bedroom


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.

Green Kids Bedroom

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.

Green Nursery


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.

Purple Kids Bedroom


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.

Purple Kids Bedroom

Pastel Pink

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.

How do you add colour to a bedroom without paint?

If you are struggling for bedroom colour ideas, you might not want to go all out and start painting the walls! You can add a pop of colour to any room without paint by adding some simple ornaments or furniture.

We know it can be daunting, as there is always a worry the shade will be overpowering, but if done right it can be just what the bedroom needs to give it a sharp, modern look. It will bring out the other subtle colours in the room and contrast with the background shades to give an overall professional finish. Here are a few simple tweaks you can make to a room without having to go crazy with paint:

Art work:

Adding artwork is potentially the easiest way to add a pop of colour to an already decorated bedroom. If the colours in the room are fairly subtle, such as white, or there just doesn’t seem to be enough of your dominant colour, then adding a piece or multiple pieces of artwork will help with this.

Sea Themed Bedroom

As you can see in this image, the pop of colour comes from the yellow in the painting, pairing with the white walls and complimenting the lighter pink bedspread. Overall it gives a professional finish and does not overpower the room, instead just giving it an eye-catching and simple pop! The image does not need to be large, you can also add a series of small pictures with the desired dominant colour within them to get a similar effect.


This one is potentially more difficult if your child’s bedroom has already been designed, but if you’re looking for new furniture or you are redoing their room entirely, then this is a great tip. Furniture can bring a room to life, or seriously complement other features in a room; what’s more your kids will love the fun designs. Depending on the size of the furniture it needs to either be the only item in the room with the colour or compliment lighter shades of the colour in other areas of the room.

Feature Wall:

A feature wall is another bold way to add colour to your child’s bedroom. For a big contrast, choose white and another colour such as the blue in this image. With it you can add more subtle shades of blue into the rest of the room to match it, such as artwork, cushions or in this case of the image below; nursery furniture.

Kids Bedroom With Mountain Feature Wall

This keeps the colour running throughout the room, and keeps it from being overpowering. It is usually best to only do one wall and to pick one which is mostly clear, with lots of space to let the colour show, giving the best effect. You could also add extra personality with funky wall stickers, perfect for a simplistic bedroom touch-up!

Bedding and cushions

As said above, cushions and bedding can be complementary to your dominant colour, but alternatively, they can provide that bold colour. Like artwork, this is easy to do if you have your child’s bedroom already set up, as you can choose a colour already subtly present in the room and grab some brighter items to spice things up.

The best thing about bedding and cushions is you can change them at any time if you no longer think the look works, or you’re after a change. After all – children do grow, and their tastes seem to change so quickly, so it’s a safe option! Again they’ll love the fun of having a funky bedspread and colourful cushions, and you’ll get the clean pop of colour to easily brighten up the room.


Like with kids bedspreads and cushions, rugs are an easy option and are easy to change when required. Most people have plain floorboards or carpets which suit a patterned or colourful rug. In the image for example you can see how the colour complements the bedding and the cushion.

As well as adding that desired pop of colour, a rug can make the room warmer and more homely, as well as make the floor look less bare. The size and shape of the rug depend on the size and shape of the room, for example, a rectangular rug works well in this rectangular room (like the image above).

Light fittings

From the ground, up to the ceiling: light fittings and lampshades can add that pop of colour too. Floating above everything, they can add a stabilising shade, reaching out and complimenting all colours in the rest of the room. Here the yellow from the lampshade matches the other yellow features in the room and contrasts with the walls in the bedroom.

Again it gives your child’s room that slick, modern look, and again it is easy enough to change. There are lots of different kids lamps with different shades and fittings available to suit the style and size of your room, and all in the colour of your choice so you can get that professional pop. Lots of companies do matching sets of bedspreads and lampshades, so you can even get the same design on both.

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